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Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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

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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1/5  rDev -77.1%

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3.06/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not huge on stouts but this was good. Got better as it warmed.

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3.06/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks for sharing... I can't remember exactly but I think it was Nils. Poured into a tasting snifter.

This is one beer I am not going to chase, ever! Looks lightweight, tastes weak, and feels thin. Perhaps it was the palate destruction but many seemed to agree that it was unremarkable in more than one way. Garnet-brown as opposed to black with some bubbles here and there (in its defense it was a small pour).

Contrary to expectations, the notes of chocolate/vanilla were weak. Taste was alright but what is the average barrel aged stout it should be compared to? I wouldn't even recall drinking this had I not taken notes, thoroughly ordinary.

4, 3, 3, 3, 3

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3.2/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From notes, on draft at BASC 2011. I'm don't like regular SC, loved BASC 2010 so was optimistic about trying BASC 2011 (PvW barrels! woo?)

Pours a near black with a thin cream head, minimal lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, toffee, caramel, tangy dark fruit, lots of booze, and roast malt. Generally very mild and bland. Flavor follows the nose, fruity and bourbon with charred and roast malt that isn't well blended with the barrel. Sorely disappointing after the 2010 sample I had, this reminded me more of some of DuClaw experiments at barrel aging stouts than a world class, refined example of the style.

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3.23/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle was from the September 2014 release.

A: Pitch-black pour. Tall, frothy medium brown head. Head dissipates pretty quickly.

S: Caramel and bourbon/oak aromas are there for sure.

T: VERY disappointed. I get none of the aroma in the flavor. Kind of bitter.

M: Med body. Wish it was thicker. Some alchohol.

O: SO disappointed with this. I expected alot of flavors that I didn't get. very underwhelmed by this.

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3.23/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

2011 vintage serve into a Bruery Tulip

A. Poured a dark cola like color with visible carbonation and mocha head

S. Vanilla, bourbon, baker chocolate and sweetness

T. This is were there was a major disappointment., The baker chocolate and char that I come to like from the base beer was not there and the barrel presence felt like a coke and jack that has been sitting over night.

M. Thin body and prickly cola like carbonation.

In my honest this opinion this was a notch above ba people porter which doesn't say much

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3.3/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

2010 vintage.

A - Pours a pitch black color with a brown head. Didn't stay for long, some minor spots left on the sides.

S - Nice smelling beer. Touch of bourbon, decent chocolate smell, a bit of roast, vanilla and oak. Smells nice.

T - Taste is not as nice, it's too light on the chocolate, has a carbonated/coffee taste, and too much wood. It's somewhat boring as well a

M - Mouthfeel is too thin, beer is overcarbonated, not a positive aspect for this beer.

O - Not a great beer at all. Maybe the 2011 PVW version is better, but this is an average RIS at best. Didn't care for it, and not interested in acquiring another bottle.

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3.3/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very excited to try this beer and just as excited to share it with my buddy irishcolonial, as he takes a break from his bar studies.

A: Poured aggressively into a snifter. A half finger tan brown head quickly fades to a quarter inch ring around the glass. Wow, this beer is dark. Inky black. Impenetrable. Brown lacing coats the glass. This brew looks thick and cloying and I have a hunch it will be delicious.

S: Sweet, sweet bourbon! I feel like I'm sitting in a Pappy barrel right now. Wave after wave of bourbon emanates from my snifter. Delving my nose in further, I pick up faint coffee and an assertive dark chocolate presence. Creamy vanilla oak from the aging provides a nice foundation for the other delicious scents.

T: The bourbon isn't nearly as strong as the nose indicated, and leaves me a little wanting. Baking chocolate, roasted coffee, and a ripe dark fruit. The fruitiness is definitely a standout from other BA stouts I've had, but not sure it adds much here. This beer is thick and chewy, coats the palate and lingers. There is an odd tang to the beer, a tannic quality that really stands out as the beer washes over the sides of the tongue. Not overly acidic, but definitely an odd presence for this one, and not from the bourbon.

M: A little flat. Carbonation could use a step up. The tannic qualities really overwhelm the bourbon and the chocolate, flavors are more readily apparent in the aftertaste than they are when it initially hits the palate. Not bad, but could be improved.

O: Honestly, I've had better. I've recently tasted Parabola, Boris Royale, and Great Lakes BA Blackout Stout, and all were significantly better than this one. By no means is this a bad beer, but it's not particularly memorable, except for the hype that went with it. Eric said it best when he said "it's good, but even if this were available at the Total Wine down the street, I'm not sure I'd go back to get another". A disappointment, both in hype and in style. Try it if you can, but nowhere near worth what people are asking for it. I'm not one to judge other people's opinion, but the A rating this carries surprised me. "Tasting the rare", indeed.

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3.32/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled at Sexual Chocolate 2011.
Pours a deep brown color almost black with a thin brownish white head and a little lacing. Smells of dark cocoa and coffee and roasted malts. Tastes like regular Sexual Chocolate with a little wood added in. Like big coffee and roasted flavors with hints of bitter chocolate and dark fruits with oak or some wood. Mouthfeel is oily and a little odd. Drinkability is okay. No better than regular Sexual Chocolate and not anywhere close to being as good as its hype.

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