Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
North Carolina, United States
foothillsbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Barrel aged Russian Imperial Stout brewed with organic cocoa nibs.

Added by LilBeerDoctor on 07-14-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#368
Reviews:
225
Ratings:
1,254
pDev:
8.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.52/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.05/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chadlossie
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.22/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 20 oz bottle into a tulip glass aged a year and a half. Appearance is deep dark brown with 1-2 finger thick tan head with good retention. Smell is great bourbon flavor and chocolate brownie/milk chocolate. Notes of caramel malt, slight roasted malt, and some oxidation are noticeable as well.

Taste is creamy chocolate and bourbon melding perfectly with less of the oxidation noticed in the aroma. There is some nice roasted malt and a little bit of heat on the finish. Mouthfeel is very soft and a creamy medium to full body up front with low to moderate carbonation.

Overall this is an excellent bourbon barrel aged stout with very good balance. The soft and smooth mouthfeel really stands out with a great combination of bourbon and chocolate flavor. It has aged really nicely after a year and a half as I heard it was a little hot fresh. Just a great beer.

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4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.13/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
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4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.87/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I did a side by side of this with the base--both 2016 vintages.

Black with a minimal bubbly tan film.

Much the same nose, but amped up. This in particular exhibits more wood, pine, and a touch of boozy bourbon. However, the bourbon is quite subdued. The notes from the base of molasses, salty-savory roasted malt, and baker's cocoa are still present.

The taste here has significantly more chocolate than the base, with woody bourbon, raisin, cocoa, and coconut. There's not really a lot of bourbon though, but it does have a more frothy, wet body which makes it more enjoyable.

I'm surprised by the reputation of this. It took a while for me to get my hands on these, but they are not living up to the hype for me. I've had more chocolatey beers than this, some of which actually did not use any flavor additives at all, just showcasing really well-roasted, high-quality chocolate malt.

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4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.04/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 1,254 ratings