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Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate - Foothills Brewing Company

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985 Ratings
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Ratings: 985
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 1,319
Gots: 277 | FT: 27
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:
Beer added by: LilBeerDoctor on 07-14-2009

Barrel aged Russian Imperial Stout brewed with organic cocoa nibs.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of reto21
4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

had on tap a BASC day must say i really really enjoyed this beer
2012 vintage

A: Deep chocolate. barley and head looks like a standard RIS

S: Roasted malt, bourbon, dark chocolate, coco, oak and dark fruits

T: Much like the smell hints of booze come through but are covered quickly by the tasty chocolate and the well balanced bourbon

M: Medium body with gentle, smooth (just-right) carbonation.

O: I enjoyed this beer quite a bit i had it at brewvival last year i don't remember it being that good at all. very impressed with this years vintage

Photo of VncentLIFE
4.52/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks JD!

The smell has so much bourbon, holy shit. It looks like a good RIS. Pitch black with an off white head. The bourbon dominates the nose, with strong notes of honey, whole bean vanilla, and toasted wood. I love it.

The taste is solid. Strong vanilla heavy bourbon. Loads of full flavored wood heavy bourbon really dominates. vanilla is the main barrel flavor, and in a good way. Boozy in the middle as well, with a good bit of accentuating barrel flavors. I know this was aged in Pappy 20 barrels, and it shows. The bourbon ALMOST takes over the original beer, but it needed to. The base was SO bitter that it needed to mellow out, and it did beautifully. The base malty bitterness has turned into a beauty of a malt. It would be a 5.0 in terms of taste, but BA Blackout takes that. Its just not as sweet and balanced.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of ADTaber
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of thegodfather2701
4.07/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Pitch black with no head just a tan ring of foam. There was no lacing or cascading. One of the darkest beers I have ever had the privilege of drinking.

S-Bourbon, chocolate, coconut, coffee, and booze. It smells somewhat sweet.

T-Bourbon up front followed by chocolate, coffee, coconut and alcohol. The first few sips seemed very boozy. It is semi-sweet but not overly sweet. Also the bourbon is not overbearing which is a plus, as it just adds another layer of complexity to this beer.

M-Thin and syrupy.

D-Very drinkable, one could definitely drink a couple of these (12 ounce pours) in a sitting.

Overall, this is a very good beer and I am glad I had the privilege to try it. To me its not as good as Kentucky Breakfast Stout, but definitely worth drinking if you have not had it before and I will seek it out again.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of mechamifune
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of brystmar
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of claytong
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of skunk242
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of nicks6217
3.23/5  rDev -25.9%
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

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of orangesol
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of ncaudle
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of boonejag75
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of mrandypandy
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of DP34
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of whartontallboy
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of birchstick
4.27/5  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.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of beagle75
3.71/5  rDev -14.9%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate from Foothills Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 985 ratings.