Sexy Chaos | Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
Maine, United States
marshallwharf.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
We age Chaos Choas on vanilla beans and toasted oak chips to give the already sultry and complex Russian Imperial Stout a sexy twist. Very limited availablilty.

Added by deltatauhobbit on 12-12-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
145
Reviews:
34
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
10.38%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
19
For Trade:
2
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1.2/5  rDev -71.7%

Photo of tom10101
3/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.48/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. can poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black with a big khaki head. Medium collar. A few wisps.

Smell - I guess it's got a little vanilla. Oak is strong. Chocolate.

Taste - Coffee. Chocolate. Nutty malts. A little vanilla. Strong oak in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Overcarbonated, even after sitting open for a while. Not too heavy.

Overall - I've really enjoyed Marshall Wharf beers in the past. I had really high expectations for this. Good, but didn't really live up to it.

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Photo of Mia_S
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of dfecteau
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cosmicevan
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Unreal extra from BlessedBeBeer for sending me this growler fill as an extra!

a - through the glass this beer looks pretty sick like chocolate happiness. Opened the growler and poured into my bruery tulip. Beer poured a stunning shiny black with a thin mocha head...super creamy looking. lacing was sparse and the head has a bit of a milky glow.

s - OH BOY! First whiff is sweet tropical maple syrup chocolate with vanilla bean. Bit of an alcohol tingle on the nose but it adds a beautiful compliment.

t - heavy handed on chocolate...a bit cloying (i think this is the vanilla). there is some roastiness in there but this is dominated by chocolate syrup. it really is quite like drinking a glass of hershey's syrup. not for everyone for sure, but i can see plenty of people saying that this is the best ris ever. i don't pick up the oak flavors at all.

m - RICH. THICK. SLUDGY. strong alcohol presence.

o - my first overall rating, kind of weird...but cool. overall...this is a big beer. this is a sweet beer. this is a beer that i bet would kick butt and take names if it were aged in some bourbon barrels. stands up to many of the big RIS out there. really REALLY glad that i got a taste of this (thanks again to BlessedBeBeer). if the sweetness can be taken down a few notches, this would be perfect. overall...pretty good, i'd drink it again in a heartbeat but not something i would drink all night long.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.79/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can from mixylplik3, thanks for the hookup Matt!
Pours totally opaque blackness with a huge tan head that persists forever before impaling itself to the sides of the glass. Vanilla, caramel, milk chocolate, light wood and alcohol, earthy hop, licorice and molasses make up most of the aroma. There's a lot going on here, but where is the roast? The flavor is caramel and vanilla up front followed by a solid shot of ethanol. Light chocolate comes in next along with light smoke and a burnt licorice kind of flavor. Light earthen woodiness and bits of dark dried fruit comes in before a lingering hop bite and alcohol finish. Thick body with a creamy silky mouthfeel, light to moderate level of carbonation. Big thick dark brew with a lot going on. I think the vanilla addition must really soften the roastiness in this beer because it seems lacking in that area. Big thick flavorful brew I enjoyed it, but would have preferred a softer alcohol bite.

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3.8/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of my_knew_craft
3.81/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brian29
3.84/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at pigs fly. In a tulip the beer was black with a thin tan head.

Chocolate and roasted malt aroma. Nice enough.

Dark chocolate taste, espresso coffee. Much deeper taste than what the aroma hinted at.

Medium-bodied, very pleasant. While you can't taste the alcohol, you can certainly feel it.

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Photo of MonsterMutt
3.87/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good beer. Expensive. Boozy.

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Photo of jwinship83
3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

growler shared by user freeagent before NoTB. served in a small tasting glass.

A- this one pours a dark brown body that only a little bit of light can escape. a decent sized coffee colored head forms on top and quickly falls.

S- the first thing i pick up on in the nose is the vanilla. wow. very strong. after that i get the typical roasted malts i would expect in a stout. lots of chocolate, both milk and dark. lots of coffee. not picking up too much from the oak. pretty intense smelling brew.

T- the taste starts out with sweet milk chocolate and roasted malts. the vanilla beans i could smell come through much more subtly in the taste. lots of dark chocolate and coffee. still not too much from the oak chips. a little bit of booze.

M- big and viscous. chewy. palate coating and syrupy. a little bit of heat from the alcohol. a nice low level of carbonation that really works with this one.

D- too strong to have too many of, this was a sleeper hit from a brewery that ive never heard of before. check this one out if you get the chance.

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Photo of rderedin
3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smutty33
3.92/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ltjska04
3.92/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Gmr75 for the hook up on this one. It was left out of the refrigerator for 45 minutes before consumption. Poured from the pint can into a tulip glass results in pitch blackness even when held up to the light. Two fingers-worth of khaki foam billows on top of the inky liquid. The aroma is reminiscent of syrupy chocolate milk with hints of vanilla followed by wisps of alcohol. The taste exhibits more vanilla than the aroma with the chocolate taking a back seat. I don't detect any oak but the 10.7% alcohol makes itself known. I was hoping for a little more complexity here with a bit less burn. The mouthfeel is full and thick but decent carbonation keeps it from being too heavy. Not very creamy; maybe even slightly abrasive but not distracting. Overall a very good stout but my high expectations weren't fully met.

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Photo of NEhophead
3.93/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jwale73
3.97/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to jedwards for sharing this beer. Pours one shade shy of black with no head, just some bubbles around the edges. Ruby red highlights are revealed when backlit. Nose expresses wood, some char and a slightly vinous quality all on a malty backbone. Taste reveals dark malt, cocoa, spicy wood and some vinousness - finish is slightly charred and bitter. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with an even, pleasant carbonation. A light acidity also stimulates that sides of the cheeks. An excellent RIS. Definitely allow this brew to warm in order to bring out its depth and complexity.

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Photo of alaimoa
3.97/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can from early December poured cold into a snifter
A: jet black with a vigorous pour leaving big creamy mocha head w coating dark lace
S: toasted nuts, coffee grinds, sweet chocolate
T: coffee upfront, bittersweet chocolate leads into a roasty blend of complex depth. Swings a bit toward the sweet side for me could use a bit of age
M: creamy, bit of chew, thick and almost feels like chocolate bar melting in mouth

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Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MaineMike
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Jonny41
4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Sexy Chaos from Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
4.24 out of 5 based on 145 ratings.
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