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Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate - Foothills Brewing Company

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Ratings: 804
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 1,245
Gots: 232 | 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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teamizm, Dec 01, 2011
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mikereaser, Nov 27, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev -1.1%

Reviewed from notes.
Shared by DSC at a tasting-- he had the 08, 09, 10, and 11of the regular, plus the 10 and 11 of the barrel aged version...

Pours a darker deeper color than the regular, but still has some reddish hues in the sides, legs, and edges. A nice dark wet sand colored head.

Great nose-- like bourbon soaked chocolate. Wow. Really nice nose. This is loads better than the regular-- the barrel aging helped tremendously here!
Out of the regular SC, I was loving the 08 and pretty unimpressed by the rest of them. But the barrel version brings the beer back up to 08 level.

The taste has some nice sweetness up front with chocolate, toffee, and caramel leading the charge. That becomes a nice sweet bourbon flavor that melds and meshes well. Then a nice dry boozy bite at the very end leads me to want another sip.

Feels better than the regular version for sure.

Overall-- very impressed. Don't waste your time on the non-barrel aged version-- only go for this one!

AleWatcher, Nov 27, 2011
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Joecaddie, Nov 24, 2011
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4.03/5  rDev -8%

brought to a tasting the night before FOBAB. Thanks for bring this beer Zach! Reviewed from notes taken on 11/11/2011.

Vintage 2011.

poured into snifter approximately 8 oz pour.

Appearance: Dark black bodied beer with a small dark brown head. leaves some nice lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell: Smells like black forest cake with some barrell notes of oak and vanilla. Well integrated together nothing overpowers the other smells from this beer.

Taste: Starts off with a dry cocoa flavor that becomes more of a fudgy / dark chocolate flavor as the beer warms. You can get a little bit of vanilla and some wood from the pappy barrels. Finishes with dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied beer with low carbonation. The beer is quite smooth, but it is a bit thin for my liking.

Overall: This is my first beer from Foothills Brewing Company and they can make a really nice beer.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.05/5  rDev -7.5%

2011 vintage split 3 ways Poured into a KBS snifter. I let this sit out for about 20 mins before I opened.

A. Typical black RIS color. Nice 2 finger mocha head. Nice head retention and lacing. for a barell aged RIS.

S. I'll start with the bourbon notes, not very strong but comes through nicely it doesn't drown out the big roasted and chocolate notes. Coffee takes a back seat in the nose.

T. I Get big chocolate,fudge,dark fruits and roastyness beneath the bourbon and oak. I also I get a touch of vanilla.

M. Weakest part of this beer. Kind of thin for a RIS. It's not terrible by any means but could be a little thicker. Leaves a roasted aftertaste.

Overall I am glad I have another bottle and will continue to trade for this the next release well worth seaking out and sharing with some friends.

Marty30, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

mecherd, Nov 20, 2011
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4.4/5  rDev +0.5%

Drank from a 1 pt. 6 fl. oz./650 ml bottle
2010 vintage
Served in a snifter
Acquired in a trade with Douglasjamjak

The beer poured noticeably thinner than your typical imperial stout. Deep, dark brown (bordering on black). What the beer lacked in the appearance of the liquid, however, it more than made up for in the head. A two-and-a-half finger tall crop of super tight, creamy and bubbly, saddle brown foam topped the liquid. The head slowly dissipated, leaving sheets of lacing along the sides of the glass. Remarkable, especially for a 9.75% ABV beer.

Tons of chocolate notes immediately came through in the nose. I could smell this beer when it was still a foot away from me. Lots of brown sugar goodness. Strong dark fruits. Rich and smooth, but not very bourbony initially. As the beer warmed, the nose further intensified. The sweet brown sugar notes became even stronger and the bourbon came out in full force. Lots of vanilla. Some chocolate fudge. Hint of toasted coconut. Outstanding.

The flavor profile was impressive but dramatically different from the nose. Roasty on the front end. Good amount of smoke. Day old espresso. Semi-sweet chocolate notes came through in the center. A bit of vanilla. The finish was moderately hoppy (piney) and super dry. Bitter notes of char and hops resonated on my palate long after the beer was finished. For a nearly 10% ABV beer, the alcohol was remarkably well buried.

The mouthfeel was thinner than your typical RIS but the creaminess of the body helped me overlook this shortcoming. The liquid contained a fine bubbled, moderate effervescence that accounted for the remarkably silky smooth nature of the beer. Because of the mouthfeel, and the intense char in the flavor profile, I was more inclined to compare this beer to an intensified foreign export stout than a typical Russian Imperial Stout.

When I sampled Sexual Chocolate a few years ago, I remembered not being very impressed. This barrel-aged version really won me over me however. Do not anticipate this beer to be the biggest, baddest imperial stout on the market, but do expect to be happily surprised.

Damian, Nov 19, 2011
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Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate from Foothills Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 804 ratings.