Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

Barrel Aged Sexual ChocolateBarrel Aged Sexual Chocolate
BA SCORE
4.36/5
1,241 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:
#359
Reviews:
224
Ratings:
1,241
pDev:
8.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,362
Gots:
341
Trade:
45
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 1,241 |  Reviews: 224
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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Photo of Sebas
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

Photo of beer_guy_nc
4.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of connecticutpoet
4.82/5  rDev +10.6%
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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Photo of heysuz
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of mattboyer182
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jschott75
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stillyman11
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FriedSlug
4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a big bourbon forward chocolate beer. Dark and covered in a fading tan head that spots the glass in lacing. Big bourbon and oak nose with chocolate appearing as it warms. Taste is sweet with bourbon, molasses and oak. A little hot for me and the Bourbon overpowers the chocolate a bit but a really damn good beer.

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Photo of Treycotton
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of glf60
4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of doremite
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of LloydDobler
4.06/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

September 2014 bottle poured into large snifter

Black pour topped with brown dish-soap like bubbles. Aroma is sweet with the promise of that bourbon taste that we all love. Bitter chocolate, whiskey, slight smoke. This was a lot thinner and slicker than I was hoping for. Bitterness was also to the point of masking most of the sweetness that was in the nose. Good, not great.

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Photo of Sweffin
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of erjaq
3.66/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of That_Bearded_Guy
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OneEye78
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 1,241 ratings
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