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Sexy Chaos - Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant

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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.4%


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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ToasterChef

Maine

4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
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
More User Reviews:
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Casey10

Maine

4.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow I cant believe this is canned. Found it at a small market store in Brunswick Maine. Really good.

If you like stouts this a must try, great look, great smell, great taste!!

Still can't believe this is canned but it is what it is so completely recommend!!!!

Serving type: can

04-19-2014 00:50:49 | More by Casey10
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Shandycan

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-07-2014 14:11:25 | More by Shandycan
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benclimbs

California

4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Excellent stout that is incredibly drinkable, balanced and complex.

Pours off-black with a light tan head, a bit of lacing.

Smell is oaky vanilla, coffee, cocoa and brandy.

Taste is nice, balanced light mouthfeel with an equal mix of dark malts, mocha and a little brandy or bourbon - finishes just off bitter.

Overall a terrific Imperial stout that is less sweet and sticky than most - goes down smooth.

Serving type: can

03-30-2014 01:38:05 | More by benclimbs
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KMcG

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-18-2014 10:42:24 | More by KMcG
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -8.3%

03-14-2014 01:36:03 | More by thegerm87
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jdickson34


4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

02-27-2014 10:23:29 | More by jdickson34
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CTJman

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

02-20-2014 16:59:58 | More by CTJman
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jbarletto

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

02-19-2014 01:50:06 | More by jbarletto
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RKing44

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

02-18-2014 19:48:01 | More by RKing44
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LostTraveler

Maine

5/5  rDev +14.7%

02-13-2014 03:13:47 | More by LostTraveler
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -25.5%

02-11-2014 23:40:23 | More by Thorpe429
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RayOhioFelton

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

01-31-2014 04:51:51 | More by RayOhioFelton
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jmsedgwick

Mississippi

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

01-24-2014 11:02:21 | More by jmsedgwick
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.48/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. can poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black with a big khaki head. Medium collar. A few wisps.

Smell - I guess it's got a little vanilla. Oak is strong. Chocolate.

Taste - Coffee. Chocolate. Nutty malts. A little vanilla. Strong oak in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Overcarbonated, even after sitting open for a while. Not too heavy.

Overall - I've really enjoyed Marshall Wharf beers in the past. I had really high expectations for this. Good, but didn't really live up to it.

Serving type: can

01-21-2014 02:47:05 | More by Alieniloquium
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tut2528

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

01-13-2014 02:21:30 | More by tut2528
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

01-09-2014 02:57:07 | More by SocalKicks
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CoolEthan

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

01-09-2014 02:56:22 | More by CoolEthan
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losethemittens

New York

5/5  rDev +14.7%

01-02-2014 17:04:40 | More by losethemittens
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alaimoa

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can from early December poured cold into a snifter
A: jet black with a vigorous pour leaving big creamy mocha head w coating dark lace
S: toasted nuts, coffee grinds, sweet chocolate
T: coffee upfront, bittersweet chocolate leads into a roasty blend of complex depth. Swings a bit toward the sweet side for me could use a bit of age
M: creamy, bit of chew, thick and almost feels like chocolate bar melting in mouth

Serving type: can

12-23-2013 01:29:52 | More by alaimoa
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -14%

12-22-2013 03:51:15 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev -8.3%

12-22-2013 03:49:17 | More by Texasfan549
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Cheld

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

12-18-2013 14:01:37 | More by Cheld
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4.51/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a pitch black color with 2+ fingers of sticky tan head that lasts forever. Takes about 10 minutes before it gets down to a fingers worth of cap that leaves sticky lacing down the glass

S: Roasted malts, vanilla, caramel, oak, molasses, dark and milk chocolate, coffee, and a hint of anise all come through. Extremely complex

T: Follows the nose. Very layered and extremely complex. Starts off with the roasted malts, caramel, and molasses. Oak, vanilla, coffee, and dark chocolate then come through along with a touch of alcohol. Finishes with a bit of bitterness and more roastiness

M: Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Almost motor oil-like, but the carbonation cuts the thickness

O: Quite pricey at almost $6 for a single can (or $20 for a 4-pack), but I'll be damned if this isn't one of the most complex RISs I've ever had. Not sure how it compares to on-tap at the restaurant, but I'm extremely glad that they canned it, even if it's only this once. If you can find it, it's worth a purchase

Serving type: can

12-17-2013 05:58:51 | More by BEERMILER12
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BobZ

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

12-12-2013 20:31:39 | More by BobZ
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Sexy Chaos from Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
95 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.