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Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate - Foothills Brewing Company

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934 Ratings
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Ratings: 934
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 1,276
Gots: 271 | FT: 28
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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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

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.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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.

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of DCon
4.58/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Shared a 1 PT 6 FL.OZ. - 650ML. Bottle of this w/ friends from the Royale in St. Louis, MO. Poured from the Orange/Brown Labeled bottle / Mrs. Aphrodisiac loving the taste of this beer & taking in the aroma into a 12oz Pint Glass. Has 6/26 on the side of the label and is from the 2011 release.

Aroma- This aroma is full of darkness. Bourbon, booze, and a distinct barrel note hits very strongly.

Appearance- Pours a .5 finger head that dies quick. Also pours very viscous and has legs when I swirl it in my glass. Has a deep brown colored bod and leaves suds behind.

Flavor- The beginning

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of jegross2
4.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing the Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate from Foothills Brewing Company.
Score: 96

2010 vintage bottle served in a Surly Darkness snifter and enjoyed on 03/04/12.

Appearance: Pours a black coffee color. Totally opaque save for a thin layer of brown caramel highlight atop the glass. One finger of creamy, chocolate colored head at pour settles into a thin layer around the glass and patch of foggy head in the middle of the glass. Average head, below average retention. 4/5

Smell: Dark chocolate, fudge, vanilla, caramel malt, oak, bourbon and molasses/brown sugar. Sweet waffle syrup and dried fig too. 4.5/5

Taste: Chocolate, cocoa, fudge, sweet vanilla and bourbon upfront and on the midpalate. Super rich, syrupy flavors throughout. Chewy raisin, toffee and sticky molasses towards the finish. There is a sweet maple syrup backbone. Super balanced and flavorful, with the perfect level of sweetness for a bourbon barrel aged imperial stout. A little charred chocolate and leathery oak as the beer layers. Just a hint of booze. Dare I say there is a hint of coconut? Super chocolatey with a strong bourbon-y vanilla twist. The barrel characteristics here are near perfect. Super drinkable, but this one should be sipped and savored. 5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, minimal carbonation. Syrupy mouthfeel. Dry, sweet and sticky finish. 4/5

Overall: I need to get another bottle of this beer. Absolutely divine. I wonder what the 2011 vintage, aged in Pappy Van Winkle barrels, tastes like...

Recommendation: Seek this beer out.

Pairings: Chocolate chip pancakes.

Cost: $15 for a 22 oz beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of jerz
4.5/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of UNCCTDawg
4.93/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Macky20 for the bottle
2011 Vintage Enjoyed in a Stone 15th Anniversary Snifter

A~ Black in color with a hint of dark brown head. Slight amounts of dark brown glow at the top of the beer. Good looking one finger light mocha colored head that had really good body to it. Great head retention and bits of spotty lacing.

S~ Bourbon Vanilla on the nose with oak and molasses finish. Lots of bourbon and sweet up front.

T~ Is this Sexual Chocolate? Completely different beer than the regular beer, which is not terrible. Much like the smell but a lot more vanilla, bourbon and molasses.

M~ Low carbonation and light body for the style. Very velvety through drinking.

O~ Great BA treatment to an already solid beer. The BA version is right up there with the big boys of BBA beer.

Photo of Ohsaycanyoubeer
4.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, very distinct bourbon aroma. Very roasty, strong bourbon, and a slight hint of roasty chocolate on the backend. Completely different than the regular version, much more vanilla imparted from the bourbon and very little of the subtle chocolate of the regular version. This ain’t too bad at all. The rarity of this makes it hard to get a ton of, but its worth trying and IMO right up there with the rest of the BA Impys.

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4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Nicks6217 for the bottle
2010 version

A-- Poured a dark cola color and settled black in the glass. Slight amounts of ruby at the top of the beer. Good looking one finger light mocha colored head that had really good body to it. Finally settled to a good collar. Great head retention and bits of spotty lacing.

S-- Vanilla, oak, bourbon, coco powder, and molasses. Good nose to this and took a few minutes to want to drink this.

T-- Lots of barrel notes and not much of the base beer. Not that that is a bad thing. Much like the smell but a lot more vanilla, bourbon and molasses.

M-- Low carbonation and light body for the style. Very velvety through drinking.

O-- Very good BA treatment to a very average beer. Was not a big fan of the regular version but this was quite good. Good to knock off one of my top wants.

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of GregSVT
4.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a dark brown, black in the glass, with slightly ruby highlights and a darker brown head with no lacing. This has legs like a fine whiskey.

S: The nose has big aromas of vanilla, bourbon, molasses, graham cracker, and a hint of chocolate/cocoa.

T: The taste is a bit more balanced than the nose lead on. Nice aroms of vanilla, chocolate, hops, and a hint of barrel char. The hops are actually a bit more forward than I was expecting but it cut some of the sweetness which is nice.

M: The feel is a bit thin for the style with slightly more big bubbles than you would expect. Could be a bit thicker and creamier.

O: Very nice aromas and a complex taste. The feel is disappointing but I'd still recommend it if you can find one. Big thanks to advent for sending this one to me.

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate from Foothills Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 934 ratings.