Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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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
Ratings:
1,234
Reviews:
223
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
9.03%
 
 
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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

A: pours black with two fingers of brown head that fade into a frothy ring with decent lacing.

S: roasted malts, semi-sweet chocolates, toffee, caramel, bourbon, and oak all come through strongly

T: roasted malts with semi-sweet chocolate and vanilla dominating with oak and sweet bourbon coming through as well. The finish is lightly boozy.

M: thick body with lowish carbonation, this beer is pretty drinkable for the style.

O: a good beer, overall. Not overly sweet or boozy, which I like in a bbal imp stout.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Delirium snifter on 9/17/12

With much appreciation to PDXHops

2011 Vintage

A) A dark brown that looks black in the glass. I was able to get about a finger's worth of foam easily, but it doesn't hold long. Wispy retention and a few strands of lace.

S) I like the aroma on this one; it smells close enough to s'mores (at least initially) to tickle my fancy. Roasted chocolate is held in check and there is a decent crackery grain note that blends in with damp oak. I reckon the vanilla overtones from the barrel account for the marshmallow notions. Actual bourbon tones are faint.

T) Bourbon leads things taste-wise but it is a very tangy kind of bourbon that is not front and center for long (though some carries over to the finish). Charred oak comes next leading to a tangy roast. Chocolate comes in with some dark roasted grains.

M) The body is almost velvety smooth; a medium sort of feel. However, carbonation is too high for such a calming feel to be realized fully. Slight graininess on the finish.

D) Overall, this one is pretty solid. The barreling seems a bit on the young side, though.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle generously shared by Dustin at our crazy bottleshare last night, 10/5/2013. Poured into a Zwanze 2013 glass.

Looks like a typical great BA stout. Opaque, black as the dark. Not much of a head, a little bit of mocha fuzz on the surface, rather filmy actually. A little bit of lacing.

Lots of roastiness, coffee bitterness, chocolate along with some bourbon and some barrel. Its not intense, but its not weak, rather quite mellow. Enjoyable nose.

I'm really enjoying this. It's got that umami kind of flavour in some BA stouts. Pretty chocolatey and roasty, accentuated by a mild-moderate bourbon sweetness. Balanced well with some espresso bitterness. It's pretty damn good stuff.

Full bodied, thick, viscous and just right amounts of carbonation. Its a bit chewy and I love how the bourbon is a great complement to the base beer.. leaves a nice, nougatty finish on the palate.

Balanced with bourbon being a complementary adjunct. Its what I really enjoy about certain barrel-aged stouts. There are some where the bourbon and barrel pretty much taking over the entire beer, and I do not enjoy some of these beers. This one, however is perfectly balanced while providing a complex palette of flavours. Very enjoyable to drink this one!

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.55/5  rDev +5.3%

A good dessert brew with lots of chocolate. The bourbon notes are quite subtle as the beer offers mostly sweet milk chocolate, caramel, vanilla. Roast and nuttiness round out the brew.

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Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
4.32 out of 5 based on 1,234 ratings.
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