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Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate - Foothills Brewing Company

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851 Ratings
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Ratings: 851
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 1,261
Gots: 255 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Barrel aged Russian Imperial Stout brewed with organic cocoa nibs.

(Beer added by: LilBeerDoctor on 07-14-2009)
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Photo of nicks6217
3.2/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

2011 vintage serve into a Bruery Tulip

A. Poured a dark cola like color with visible carbonation and mocha head

S. Vanilla, bourbon, baker chocolate and sweetness

T. This is were there was a major disappointment., The baker chocolate and char that I come to like from the base beer was not there and the barrel presence felt like a coke and jack that has been sitting over night.

M. Thin body and prickly cola like carbonation.

In my honest this opinion this was a notch above ba people porter which doesn't say much

nicks6217, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of eawolff99
4/5  rDev -8.5%

eawolff99, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of orangesol
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

orangesol, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of ncaudle
4.5/5  rDev +3%

ncaudle, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of boonejag75
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

boonejag75, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of mrandypandy
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

mrandypandy, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of DP34
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

DP34, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of whartontallboy
4/5  rDev -8.5%

whartontallboy, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of birchstick
4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2011 vintage; consumed in February 2012 alongside the regular version

A - pours black in color with small head

S - nose is bourbon that is overwhelmed by lots of chocolate notes

T - nice chocolate notes upfront fade to dark, dry bakers chocolate. These fade to a lot of vanilla and molasses. Ends with these flavors. The two flavors are really well balanced.

M - a little thin, but pretty decent

D - the bourbon is very well integrated into this beer. The BASC cuts out some of the monotony of the regular version. This is the epitome of a barrel enhancing a base beer.

birchstick, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of sammo
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

sammo, Jun 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

ms11781, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of stxSS07
4.5/5  rDev +3%

stxSS07, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of beagle75
3.75/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

A: Opaque black color with less than one finger of diminishing beige foam head. Scant lacing remains on the glass.

S: Oatmeal and raisins are identifiable. Qualities of the smell are familiar and endearing at first, but get repetitive. Slight coffee is also detected, but alcohol is not.

T: Begins off-dry, with dark chocolate, bourbon, and lesser dark fruit. Moderate acidity develops into the middle where dryness increases while spirit fades before much oak can emerge. The finish is moderately bitter, with lingering dark fruit.

M: Medium viscosity, slightly acidic and warm on the palate, with low carbonation.

D/O: Pleasant in its chocolate quality, but without much bourbon influence beyond the initial burst of flavor to distinguish it as the value-added version of this imperial stout. Not the most well-rounded representative of its style, but hardly a dessert beer.

beagle75, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of furthurgone
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

furthurgone, May 16, 2012
Photo of barleywinefiend
4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a dark brown with a small mocha head and some lacing

S: Lots of chocolate and subtle barrel notes of oak and some bourbon with alcohol

T: A big roastiness with cocoa and very easy going bourbon notes. Some caramel, vanilla, light wood, caramel and dark fruits

M: Medium to bog body, smooth and creamy with a bite from the alcohol

O: A good BA RIS

barleywinefiend, May 08, 2012
Photo of Halcyondays
3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

Halcyondays, May 07, 2012
Photo of jmarsh123
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a small tan head receding into a wisp.

Definite barrel in the nose. Lots of chocolate and licorice still, but toffee, bourbon, vanilla and wood come through strong.

The barrel is well integrated on the flavor. Starts off malty and chocolate with just a kiss of bourbon. Lush vanilla, oak and toffee round out the palate and it finishes with just a slight punch of boozy goodness. The smoky flavor that almost ruins the regular SC is kept in check by the bourbon and retreats to the background as a supporting character where it should be.

Rich and thick without every really being cloying. Low carbonation. Just a hint of alcohol and for the most part hidden well for its ABV.

Barrel treatment turns a good beer into a great beer. Wonderful complex flavors. We mixed the normal and BA versions as well and the result was pretty cool. If you are trying side by side try it.

jmarsh123, Apr 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

fo1ksguitar, Apr 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

theminutemen, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of ShanePB
4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Vintage 2011, bottled 6/26
Served into a tulip glass

A: Deep dark black body with a moderate tight bubbly tan head. A little retention ring sticks around but a few swirls resurfaces a good amount of bubbles. Minor lacing on the walls, too.

S: Roasted chalky malts, cocoa, chocolate, coffee beans, and some vanilla. There's something in the aroma that smells just a bit off in a way but it's rather hard to place. Not a bad smelling beer, lots of complexity but nothing superb.

T: Cappuccino, chocolate malt, roasted malts and a slight hint of bourbon comes in. Back of the palate is pretty dry with plenty of toasted elements and coffee beans. Very nicely complex and flavorful, much more than the regular Sexual Chocolate version.

M: Creamy, smooth with the right amount of carbonation for the style. A touch dry on the back end of the palate but overall this is good.

I much preferred this one to the regular Sexual Chocolate. The barrel and cocoa nibs definitely added another dimension that the base beer seriously needed, in my opinion. I'd seek this one out again for sure. Good stuff.

ShanePB, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of deapokid
4.5/5  rDev +3%

deapokid, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of Phelps
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by ejyoung at a Cooters tasting. Poured into a Russian River glass.

Dead black, with crimson at the edges. The cocoa-colored head quickly fades to a thin ring.

Not a strong aroma, but good. Rich chocolate syrup, maple, lots of vanilla, buttery bourbon-soaked oak. Maybe a bit of dark cherries.

Solid flavor, led by the barrels. Toffee, vanilla, chocolate sauce, bourbon, oak, dark sweet cherries. Sweet, though a little mild. Smooth blend.

Velvety medium body with light, massaging carbonation and just a little fizz. Alcohol appears at the swallow, and is just about what you’d expect from 10 percent.

A very tasty barrel-aged brew, but it’s absolutely not worth the hype. I’d rank it in the middle tier of BA stouts.

Phelps, Apr 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

Cane4Beer, Apr 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Tgmckinn, Mar 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

cosmonick, Mar 27, 2012
Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate from Foothills Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 851 ratings.