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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,234
Reviews:
223
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
9.03%
 
 
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1,360
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342
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Photo of Sabtos
3.87/5  rDev -10.4%
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 +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tbryan5
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zonian1
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattreitz49
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leroybrown10
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerbom
4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SierraFlight
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brandon_Bass
5/5  rDev +15.7%
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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Photo of Jamison85
4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RichH55
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dizzy242
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xtonytx
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Casey3236
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
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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Photo of Sebas
4.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bigdoc91
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beer_guy_nc
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of connecticutpoet
4.82/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Wow, what an amazing beer. I am glad I decided to dive in tonight rather than keep it in the cellar for years and become so attached I don't want to drink it. August 2015 bottling, 9.75% ABV.

Look was very good. Very dark brown and clear, with a one and a half finger in my Beer Ship snifter. The head subsided to a thin layer and as I drank it disappeared.

Small was almost indescribable. The berfect blend of bitter dark chocolate, roasted malts, and bourbon. I was amazed at how strong it was.

Taste... nearly perfect. Bourbon, dark chocolate, and roasted malts, with the malts starting and finishing. The only thing against it is that it was much milder than the aroma hinted at. It could have been a bit bolder. Darker fruits came out as it warmed.

Mouthfeel was smooth and silky. It went down so easily. Nothing clamoring for attention, no blast of alcohol.

Overall this may be the best RIS I have had to date. I'd have to check but as a stout overall it rivals Black Tuesday. Hard to compare side by side, though, because they are so very very different.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
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