Sexual Chocolate - Foothills Brewing Company

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92
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1,169 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,169
Reviews: 445
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 1,262
Gots: 311 | FT: 28
Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.75% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SaCkErZ9 on 02-15-2007

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Ratings: 1,169 | Reviews: 445
Photo of Shom
1/5  rDev -75.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The name and label of this beer are so racist.

Photo of notchucknorris
3.42/5  rDev -17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Been wanting to try this one for a while. A local bottleshop put out a few bottles from their cellar and this was in it. Bottle is from 2013 but not sure how it was stored. May have something to do with how this one turned out...

A: Looks great. Pours black with a one finger mocha colored head. Nice and full body with some pretty nice lacing.

S: And here is where it starts going strange. Raisin and soy sauce on the nose with some dark chocolate in the background. This smells really strange and uninviting though.

T: Yeah, this just isn't enjoyable. Lots of raisin with some sourness and not a whole lot else. I don't think this is an ideal sample. I'll report back if I can find another.

Photo of WckdVbz
3.36/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not worth the hype. And where's chocolate? Just bitter.

Photo of ManBearPat
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Not as sweet as I thought it would be- which is nice.

Photo of tlema1
3.57/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Solid beer, I'm a huge Foothills fan, but I don't get all of the hype...nice chocolate notes, creamy and smooth, but over-hyped

Photo of themind
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The brew is good, not mind blowing...but good. Lots of chocolate on the back end. Well balanced stout that I would buy again.

Bottom Line: Choco blast lives up to the hype.

Photo of Garrett19
4.56/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Great stout, but not 20$ a bomber stout!

Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

shocked that this was not a better beer

Photo of Tfols
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gorgeous. Round roast flavors, smooth, easy to drink but has a punch

Photo of John_Strzelecki
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Overall, a good chocolate stout. Not worth the hype especially in the south.

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a black body with one finger head that died quick with no lace. A roasted cocoa presence first greets my nose and then possible burnt or coffee notes as there is a little more than dark chocolate in aroma. This how beer tastes as it is not your typical RIS in terms of being overly dry, roasted, burnt, charred, but while there is a dry malt presence (and hidden ABV), there is more of a dark, bitter chocolate vibe that adds balance and sweetness. Pretty enjoyable beer that hit the spot for me.

Photo of LastMalkieri
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

10oz draft pour. The head was pretty stellar.

Photo of MarkDill
4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am a stout man. I have re-named winer "stout season" because that makes me happy. This beer is rich with a stronger chocolate-smoothness than most, so it delivers on the name. If you like Russian Imperial Stouts it will not disappoint.

Photo of uvachief
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft. Pours a deep molasses purple black. Aromas of molasses, toffee, abd dark fruit like prunes. Tastes much the same with a little espresso. Solid imperial stout. Fruity. Chocolate. Love the taste of toffee and molasses. Medium in the mouth. Little to no bitter hoppiness. Roasted malts. Great taste. Highly recommend.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

the barrel aged version of this is apparently something splendid and worthy of the top beers in the world designation. the base beer is really nice too, although not what i expected. sometimes i see top beers biased to region, like the people here cant get the stuff the bruery does, so this becomes the best stout out there, or the toppling goliath people, or the central waters region, they all think their own beers are the best, so they get jacked up on here. fine with me. this one to me comes across a lot more like a black ipa than it does a stout, really interesting dryness and hop intensity not normally found in the style. its got a salted cocoa sort of flavor to it on the malt, and only a little bit of front end bitterness. the hops are heavy in the finish, pine family and aggressive. it wipes out some of the richness and nuance built in the grain profile, but i like that its so different. im not sure how the barrel would effect this, sweet whiskey and the hops, they must fade out a fair bit in that edition, or else its entirely unique to itself. fuller medium body but not at all sludgy and heavy, which i like. impressive overall, but its hard to picture the acclaimed barrel aged edition from the base beer in this instance.

Photo of TWStandley
2.72/5  rDev -34%

Poured into a snifter.

Appeared a dark brown/black color with a light brown head.

Smelled hoppy. Wait..is this a black IPA or a stout?

Taste was hoppy and unbalanced. Why does this have 85 IBUs?

Mouthfeel was fine.

Overall this missed the mark for me. Hoping the BA version is better.

Photo of MonkeyBread
1.75/5  rDev -57.5%

Poured from bottle into tulip glass.

Lot of head bubbling up. Quality lacing, oh wait who gives a crap about lacing.

Smell is of bitter dark chocolate and generic powder coffee. That's about it, not too complex.

Taste is exactly the nose. A total one note of bitter dark chocolate and roastiness. The body is fairly smooth yet finishes bitter and astringent.

I have to be brutal here and say despite having high expectations for this well regarded stout, I find it one of the worst stouts out there. It has no complexity. Solely dark chocolate and the worst tasting gas station coffee caught up in a horrific amount of bitterness throughout the beer and especially in the finish. The IBUs are absurdly high, 85, why would you do that in a stout? This is brittle, miserable and painful to drink. It's a struggle not to drain pour.

Photo of toppoop
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured out with a creamy tan head which stuck around longer than most stouts and leveled to a thin covering. A little bit of lacing as well. Sticking the noise into a snifter revealed notes of dark chocolate, vanilla, booze, and sweet tobacco. Taste went well along with the smell. Chocolate and a touch of vanilla and coffee. Mouthfeel was just a bit lacking for a stout, but good carb balance. Overall a pretty good beer which I would try again.

Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.87/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a viscous looking black with a thin tan head that provides some lacing and minimal residual oil. The nose is roasted toffee, bitter cocoa, slightly resinous hops, and a hint of ethanol. There is almost a cloying toffee sweetness in the taste, which is followed by abrasive bitterness (fades with time), lingering roast and background chocolate. It's medium-heavy bodied with average carbonation, big roasty sweetness, minimal overt chocolate, heavy bitter hops, and burning ethanol that dissipates over time. This beer is tasty and I can easily see how it could withstand/improve in the barrel, but reminds me too much of a more pricey choco yeti.

Photo of RaulMondesi
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Wooo ha. There is a freak on the prowl and Raul is into it. Kind of like a Victoria's Secret Model: sexy, delectable, freaky, kinky, luscious, all kinds of beautiful.... but a bit thin. After waking up the next day, you are still into her, but you also look over and think, "damn, girl, you need to eat!" And then you make her an omelette.

Yep!

Photo of KYGunner
3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The thick cap of foam held a dark brown hue that laced in sheets along the edges of the glass. The body was a deep black and it poured with moderate thickness.

The aromas were drier with cocoa powder, Graham cracker and a dry chocolate. There was a backdrop of lactose and marshmallow but it assumed a drier front.

The flavors were less diverse as the dry cocoa powder seemed most prevalent. Dry roasted coffee and a Graham cracker maltiness accompanied the cocoa.

The feel is not surprisingly dry but very smooth.

The peripherals to this stout were spot on but the immense dryness didn't suit my expectations.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.76/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. February 2012 bottle date.

Appearance - Black body. Big khaki head. Nice thick collar. Eternal surface wisps.

Smell - Roasted malt. Coffee roast. Hint of grassy hops. A little bit of chocolate.

Taste - Dark chocolate. Bitter coffee. Again, it has a hint of grassy hops. Finishes with a very bitter dark chocolate and coffee malt flavor.

Mouthfeel - Very bitter. Medium body. Not very heavy or boozy.

Overall - Well made stout. It isn't all that exciting, but it's tasty.

Photo of ThickNStout
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle from bcrossan (thanks Brian!). Bottled 01/29/2014. Served in a goblet.

Pours a deep, dark chocolate brown with a dense three fingers of sandy tan head. The froth initially has a reverse cascade akin to a nitro pour. It settles oh, so slowly to a thin cap that can be revived with a quick swirl and leaves behind some attractive sheets of lace.

Aromas of dark bakers cocoa, mild char, light coffee, blackened malts and a vague sweetness. Perhaps a little muted but not bad at all.

Flavors lean towards the more roasty and bitter end of the stout spectrum. 70%+ dark cocoa, roasted malts, spent coffee grounds, burnt caramel, a little bit of char and some earth. Very little alcohol precense. There is an ocassional piney/ herbal bitterness that I assume comes from some bittering hops. All in all, this is what I'd expect from an imperial stout with cocoa nibs.

Creamy, medium-yet-weighty feel with carbonation that's a little too far past moderate for my tastes. The finish is quite dry for an imperial stout, laced with bitter notes of espresso and dark chocolate.

My mind isn't blown but I've been wanting to try this for a few years and I'm in no way disappointed. Now I am really stoked to try the bourbon barrel version because I can see this responding well to a barrel treatment. If you enjoy the roasty, bitter stouts then this is certainly worth checking out.

Photo of TheSleepyMonkey
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter, raises a finger of tan head. Head dissipates relatively quickly.

Looks beautiful, black as night. Light doesn't escape.

Smells like dark chocolate, espresso, leather, hint of smoke.

Tastes like a stout...duh. Has a good chocolate backbone, dark fruit, coffee surrounded by some smoky bitterness. Finishes somewhat bitter. May be a little fresh? Leaves a bit of dryness on the palate.

Mouthfeel a little thin for an impy stout of this repute. Carbonation is good, but could use a bit more body.

Overall a good stout, and one worth trying. Price point may be off putting for some, but since mine was a gift, it was well worth it!

Photo of siege06nd
3.33/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From bottle to Great Lakes 25th Anniversary bruges hybrid...

A. Pours a deep, dark brown with a dark khaki head. The head is tight and consistent with fairly good lacing. Retention is pretty poor, as the bubbles bake off to a thin ring rather quickly. A vigorous swirl, however, brings the head roaring back.

S. Dark baking chocolate, coffee grounds, some oxidation, dried fruit, a bit of molasses. The nose is very subdued and while there are hints of a varied number of flavors, it's not the most complex or inviting bouquet.

T. A little bit of cocoa, just a tough of dark fruit, and then a strong, dry, roasted, and ashy finish. A little bit of a metallic and slightly tannic taste on the mid. Very bitter and dry.

M. Bitter, dry, ashy. The finish is very very dry to the point that it limits the enjoyment of the rest of the flavors. A thin, one-note profile.

O. This is very "okay". The name implies a thick, decadent, luscious stout, but this is anything but. It's thin, dry, bitter, and unrefined. And at nearly $20 a bottle, this is an incredibly poor value. I'm not sure where this beer received its great reputation...I found it instantly forgettable.

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Sexual Chocolate from Foothills Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,169 ratings.