Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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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

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Ranking:
#582
Reviews:
228
Ratings:
1,265
pDev:
8.94%
 
 
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Photo of KMcGrath
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of mntlover
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Decided finally to pick this up, sadly haven't found the bottle regular sexual chocolate to come close to it on draft but eh my curiosity got the better of my 25 bucks.

Pours a dark black no light getting thru with a small coco head that leaves some spotty lace behind.

Aroma is roasted malts lots of chocolate notes light coffee like the regular. Some light bourbon barrel notes, wood and vanilla some light charred notes as well. Definitely big on chocolate just as you would assume from the name.

Taste is roasted malts lots of chocolate smooth roasted malts that linger for a while. Carbonation kind of spikes and brings the bourbon barrel, vanilla and some spiciness from the alcohol and char to the finish that lingers on top of lingering chocolate malt notes.

Mouthfeel is big almost full, carbonation doesn't seem to big but it does provide some zip and tingle towards the finish end of the beer.

Overall a good stout if it wasn't outrageously priced could see having it more often. But for the price can get two cans of a kick ass barrel aged stout so eh worth trying once, unless I can try it on draft in which case it is probably much better.

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Photo of Uconnelmo
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beertunes
3.67/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to nc41 for this one from NBS BIF #8. 2018 bottling. 22oz bottle poured into 12oz tulip. Poured the expected solid black color with about 1/2 inch of tan head that had low retention and no lacing.

Lots of chocolate upfront in the nose, with some bourbon aspects behind that. Those were built upon a solid malt base that had a touch of roast. The same on the tongue, chocolate and bourbon dominate, with a very good base beer as the foundation.

The body was fairly typical for the style, perhaps a touch on the light side, but not significantly so. Drinkability was very good, a couple friends and I had the bottle gone in no time. Overall, a very nice beer, one I would happily drink again. Worth having if you see it.

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

Photo of buzzy
4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

2018 release. Poured from 22 oz. bottle into tulip glass. It pours almost black with deep cola hues at the stem of the glass. It sports a half finger of creamy, mocha-colored head and a long-lasting sheen of lacing. The nose is bourbon-forward with lots of milk chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, earthy char, and a whiff of dark fruit. While the barrel is evident in the first sip, it complements and doesn't overwhelm the other tastes, particularly the chocolate and coffee. There are also notes of char, nuts, and black cherry. All of the tastes blend well and produce a singular rich, decadent flavor. There is a bit of hop bitterness throughout which accounts for its substantial 75 IBU. This Stout is nicely thick and creamy with moderate carbonation, and the 9.6% ABV is warming but not distracting. Overall, the best attribute of the barrel-aged variant of Sexual Chocolate is that the bourbon is so delicate. It makes for a superb after dinner sipper.

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

Photo of cmukid87
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lebriarjr
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of cd34
4.52/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of heddar33
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of chefduff2
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of teamwiggum
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

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

Photo of thatche2
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

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

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

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

Photo of warrendietrich2001
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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Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 1,265 ratings