Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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4.36/5
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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:
#371
Reviews:
225
Ratings:
1,254
pDev:
8.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1,366
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Ratings: 1,254 |  Reviews: 225
Photo of kiki3drt292
3.78/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Griffin2
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a dark brown/ black with minimal tan head. Smells of bourbon and chocolate. The taste was nothing short of awesomeness, lots of chocolate and bourbon. This beer hid the alcohol well. I will be searching this out.

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Photo of brpendergast85
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Carb-Overlord
4.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

All I can say is ... wow. Definitely try to get your hands on this beer. I traded a Parabola for this guys and was initially thinking I probably gave more than I got. Not in the slightest. The pour and smell are fabulous. It was like smelling a chocolate covered bourbon ball at Christmas time and the orange "oil change" residue really made the appearance enticing for me. This beer was very well melded; not too boozy (less booze than a BCBS) but also not overly sweet (like a Darklord). Just a super well balanced imperial stout. The feel was just right too; thick and chewy. Well done! Definitely wish to get my hands on a second bottle. This will hold it's weight at any bottle share.

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

Photo of benzalman
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

In absolutely no fear of the barrel, the Foothill brewers aggressively take on those hallowed but intimidating Kentucky woods with full confidence. The beer that emerges is dripping in that strong bourbon character, but no worried- the Sexual Chocolate stout can handle it.

Espresso-black, velvety and viscous- the stout pours inky and tar-like. As it settles in the glass, a patient rise of mocha-stained creme rises to entice the senses. Its dark and earthy perfume is dense with freshly ground coffee, dark chocolate, char and with that unmistakable tingle of fusel bourbon. But even with its whisky-inspired taste looming, the initial palate is awash with scorched toffee, caramel, bittersweet chocolate and a vanilla-like silkiness.

The lavishness of the stout unfolds across the middle and slathers the palate with its decadent roasted sweetness. Burnt toast and french-press coffee follow those beautifully burnt sugars, taking the proportions of molasses and sorghum before relaxing and letting the bitter baker's chocolate flavor to command its earthy and bitter attention. With the warmth of booze and the toasted barrels making their mark, the stout embarks on a complex and spicy finish.

Full, lush and creamy- the beer backs away from chewy or massively dense textures of some imperial stouts, but favors a sense of drinkability with the thinning of bourbon and the wood spices offering their own papery, powdery-dry textures to keep the beer sensible yet manly. A long linger of bitter chocolate and bourbon decorate the aftertaste- extending well into the next sip.

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

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SveNss0N
4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of skiking70
4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2015 release, poured a nice two finger head and retained for quite a while. The chocolate comes through as does the bourbon. The mouth feel is a little thinner than I expected from an imperial stout. Overall a very good offering, but didn't separate itself from a packed field.

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Photo of jws6w7
3.94/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Seamus
4.14/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bparker551
4.09/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thishops4u
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roudy
4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of rw1992
4.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of ryanhooks81
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RayReed522
4.02/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Had this on draft at Foothills Brewery for the 2015 release. Jet-black in the glass with a tan head that lingers. For me the initial smell was very heavy on bourbon and sweet vanilla and malt. The chocolate was not so prominent particularly in comparison with the regular version. The bourbon overpowered the chocolate, cocoa nibs, coffee and roasted malt. Age this beer. I'm sure it will balance out the flavoring.

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Photo of dheldman
3.61/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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