Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

Barrel Aged Sexual ChocolateBarrel Aged Sexual Chocolate
BA SCORE
95.5%
Liked This Beer
4.36 w/ 1,237 ratings
Barrel Aged Sexual ChocolateBarrel Aged Sexual Chocolate
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:
#360
Reviews:
224
Ratings:
1,237
Liked:
1,181
Avg:
4.36/5
pDev:
8.94%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,360
Gots:
340
Trade:
45
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Photo of Fantific
4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of pezhead_79
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
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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Photo of Jlang2012
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of tbryan5
4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Zonian1
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattreitz49
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerbom
4.09/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SierraFlight
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

By far one of my most favorite beers on the planet. Beautiful black pour with a crisp head. Nothing short of fine quality!

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4.56/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RichH55
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dizzy242
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xtonytx
4.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Casey3236
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a thick, dense black with 1 finger tan head. Smell is amazing! Chocolate, booze, char. Taste is tons of chocolate and loads of barrel. Great beer, glad I was finally able to try it!

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4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bigdoc91
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 95.5% out of 100 with 1,237 ratings
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