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Sexy Chaos - Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant

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Sexy Chaos
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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 33
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
We age Chaos Choas on vanilla beans and toasted oak chips to give the already sultry and complex Russian Imperial Stout a sexy twist. Very limited availablilty.

(Beer added by: deltatauhobbit on 12-12-2009)
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Reviews by ToasterChef:
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ToasterChef

Maine

4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Valentine's Day 2013 saw Marshall Wharf in a generous mood: offering for sale rare growlers of Sexy Chaos. This growler has been refrigerated since it was purchased, except for the long drive back from Belfast. I'm served myself in a tulip glass.

The beer is colored very dark brown. The head is a shade of light brown and about a finger or two in height. It settles down to a thin skim. Good lacing is left behind.

There are great vanilla notes coming off of this beer. I also smell a good amount of dark roasted malts. This makes it more roasty than sweet, although there is a bit of alcohol in the nose too.

The beer has a very smooth flavor with a good amount of vanilla and a touch of roasted malt. There are hints of chocolate and some alcohol in the finish. What is quite impressive is that this doesn't taste anywhere near as strong as a 11+% ABV beer.

Again, this beer doesn't feel as thick or sticky as other RISes of this strength. There is flavorful coat that has some roast and sweetness. Carbonation does tingle, but the overall level is a bit low (due to this being a growler pour, I assume).

Overall, this is a fine RIS. It is another great beer out of Marshall Wharf. If you get a chance to try it, don't pass up on the opportunity.

Serving type: growler

02-19-2013 00:42:14 | More by ToasterChef
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3.89/5  rDev -10.6%
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S: Dark and rich, sweetness is not overwhelming.

T: Very rich, great taste at first but finish is 'hot' from the alcohol

M: Good as it should be

O: I liked this beer but was disappointed based on the alcohol burn. I have had other similar abv stouts that are much more well done. I would drink this again but it wouldn't beat out an easier to find beer such as Ten Fidy

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Sexy Chaos from Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
95 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.