Monday, August 29, 2011
Foothills Bourbon Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate
Following up on tasting the Sexual Chocolate, I opened a bottle of Foothills Bourbon Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate that I received in a beer trade with Beer Club 4 Men. The beer pours a black color with a thin bubbly tan head, less of a head than the non-bourbon barrel aged beer. The aroma consists of bourbon, milk chocolate, smoke, vanilla, oak, and toasted malts. The taste is amazing, even in comparison to the regular version, with lots of vanilla and milk chocolate. I also picked up flavors of sweet toffee with bits of marshmallow. There is a very slight smoke flavor mixed in, but it is very subdued by the dry bourbon finish that is sweet and cherry-like. The alcohol content is 9.75% ABV. I thought this had a wonderful blend of milk chocolate with sweet toffee and marshmallow flavors. The bourbon subdued the smoky flavors and allowed the others to shine, giving that silky smooth “sexual” feel.