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Sexual Chocolate - Foothills Brewing Company

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Sexual ChocolateSexual Chocolate

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

991 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 991
Reviews: 427
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 1,211
Gots: 236 | FT: 20
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SaCkErZ9 on 02-15-2007)
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Reviews by alaimoa:
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alaimoa

Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev -1.7%

February 2014 bottle poured at around 50 degrees
A: jet black big mocha head with spot on sticky legs and lace along whole glass
S: roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate dominate. Faint dark fruit notes
T: hoped for a bit more on the chocolate side. Was looking for a semi sweet chocolate but it's actually more roasted coffee notes and bitter chocolate
M: thick and creamy

Overall I can imagine the BA version is great because this is a very solid stout

02-13-2014 22:04:06 | More by alaimoa
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oberon

North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +6.8%

Thanks Roger down Greensboro,bottle # 42/500.Poured into a nonic a jet black I mean as black as crude a large fluffy billowing dark mocha colored head atop that settles very slowly.Not as intense as ST's Choklat in its choclate bombardment in the nose but its there and in force along with raisin and French roast coffee just roasted to the hildt.Me and my wife are splitting a bottle with a piece of Cheescake Factory peanut butter cup-fudge cheescake and it dont get much better as a pair in my mind.Dark bitter chocolate dominates the palate with dark roast coffee accompanying it hand in hand a bit of char into the finish with the alcohol beginning to creep as I drink more.It lives up to the hype its decadent and raw at the same time it kicks as.

03-24-2008 00:49:45 | More by oberon
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev +5.1%

One of my very favorite labels.

Appearance: Fully opaque black with wonderful dark brown and everlasting head.

Aroma: Dark chocolate and cocoa powder, espresso, sweet English toffee, dark fruit, rummy booze, molasses.

Taste: Large doses of high percentage cocoa chocolate but the chocolate flavor is not overdone. Well roasted coffee notes blend nicely with the chocolate and sweet toffee flavors balance the bitterness of the cocoa and coffee. Small touches of dark fruits (blackberries and figs mostly) finish everything off.

Mouthfeel: Well balanced. Well hidden ABV. Rich and creamy.

Drinkability: Very.

05-15-2008 17:40:15 | More by DaPeculierDane
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CavemanRamblin

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-15-2014 23:03:18 | More by CavemanRamblin
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Spaten454

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +21.4%

11-10-2012 20:04:49 | More by Spaten454
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newk340

Wisconsin

4.35/5  rDev +5.6%

2010 vintage

A: beautiful dark black pour, with an excellent tan head. looks chocolatey!

S: all kinds of chocolate. some hints of bitterness/dark fruits evident. possibly infected?

T: certainly a little bitter, but not overly affecting the taste. wouldn't want to cellar it much longer. chocolate flavors abound leaving a nice sweet aftertaste.

MF/D: the bitterness certainly affects the drinkability, but the mouthfeel was still fairly smooth, and all-in-all enjoyable.

12-21-2010 18:46:40 | More by newk340
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heddar33

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

09-09-2012 02:27:45 | More by heddar33
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bishopdc0

Maine

4.2/5  rDev +1.9%

Shared this bottle with my wife. We both used our cantillon tulips.

Very dark thick with a dense head very big tan and hugs the glass 4

The aroma is sweet choc with big figs and a big roasted smokiness at the back not sure what I think.

The tastes reminds me of melted chocolate icecream very light body creamy but the carbonation becomes dry and the roast and smoke lingers 4

Overall great beer

03-06-2012 22:12:03 | More by bishopdc0
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anjah

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +21.4%

02-08-2013 07:05:10 | More by anjah
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tjthresh

Indiana

3/5  rDev -27.2%

The pour is black with a billowing light brown head with some very nice lace. Aroma? What aroma? I get next to nothing here. Seems to me hops are leading the way in the nose. I bit apple-ish. There's roast and chocolate, but over all the nose is much to weak to earn a high score. The flavor, to me, isn't really anything to brag about either. There's some roast and some chocolate, but there supposed to be. I do pick up a tad of molasses. Really, the flavor is pretty pedestrian. The mouthfeel on the other hand is quite good. Big body. Above average carbonation. Dry finish. Full palate all the way through. OH-VER-RAY-TED!

05-23-2008 21:43:53 | More by tjthresh
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Billolick

New York

4.47/5  rDev +8.5%

On tap at ACBF, 2 samples, at a quiet table, reviewed from notes.

Pours the anticipated black and oily, under a dark tan head, leaving plenty of dark tan lace. Rich, bold and tasty stout. I get notes of coconuts, bourbon, rich chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, dark malts via the nose and tongue. Over the top bitter/sweet, complex and full of RIS goodness. Seek out and enjoy

07-01-2009 13:06:38 | More by Billolick
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mctizzz

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-07-2014 15:15:48 | More by mctizzz
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aquazr1

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-03-2014 04:29:55 | More by aquazr1
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badbeer

Iowa

4.1/5  rDev -0.5%

Poured black with red hues around the edges. Head was a dark beige color, but didn't last too long. Chocolate-y aroma, some ash and strong roast, perhaps some lactose, and some alcohol came out as it warmed. Taste started out with the strong dark roast, similar to The Abyss, but where the Abyss powers on with ash, this transforms elegantly into dark chocolate and sweet lactose flavors. Smooth is a good word to describe it. Carbonation was on the lower side and body was medium bodied. If I can be picky, I'd give the taste a little above an 8, but not quite a 9, so I'll add in an extra point to the overall. Big thanks to Cole and his roommate for the sample!

12-27-2008 23:59:16 | More by badbeer
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Mora2000

Texas

2.78/5  rDev -32.5%

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle. This is a beer I have wanted to try for a long time. 2010 vintage.

The beer pours black with a tan head. The aroma is roasted malt and chocolate, but I also get a little bit of tart cherries. The beer smells like it may be infected.

The taste confirms that an infection is at work here. I get a lot of tart dark fruit with some roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. I think the base beer may be good, but the infection really makes things taste funky.

The carbonation is about right for the beer, but the mouthfeel is all wrong. The beer is very thin and almost watery, which I assume is caused by the infection.

Very disappointing overall.

09-29-2010 01:13:45 | More by Mora2000
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icebergfat

South Carolina

4.85/5  rDev +17.7%

Just got back from piggly-wiggly where they had a foothills tasting on friday thanks Michael for saving me a growler, you are the Man. Appearance: Dark black w/ a nice tan head this stuff pour awesome out of growler even though 2 days old. Smell: Great chocolatey goodness, can't wait til I can taste it. Taste : Have I gone to heaven, this stuff taste great! Mouthfeel: Wonderful not to thick(if that is possible)but definitely stout not a disguised porter. Drinkability: I can't really taste the alcohol very well hidden, it's only 6:00 pm and I've got a half gallon of this wonderful beverage to drink before I go to sleep, don't be jealous, it's going to be a great night.

11-08-2009 23:42:08 | More by icebergfat
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LGB362

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

06-25-2013 23:17:48 | More by LGB362
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BrandonDZ

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -15%

06-11-2013 13:58:30 | More by BrandonDZ
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deebo

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -9%

06-07-2014 04:06:41 | More by deebo
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hiphopipa

Maine

5/5  rDev +21.4%

11-26-2011 21:39:09 | More by hiphopipa
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ehammond1


4.1/5  rDev -0.5%

Bottle (2012)

Thanks for openings this with me, Wowcoolman!

Black throughout and a substantial, thick-looking body. There's a nicely sized dark brown crown atop that eventually leaves the glass fairly messy on the drink down. Gorgeous imperial stout.

Big, appropriate aroma for the style, with roast and chocolate, very mild smoke and leather, and a coffee component as well. Straightforward, though nice and expressive.

The flavor is similar to the aroma. There's nothing particularly unique or unusual--all the required elements are here: roast, some chocolate, and a little coffee. There's perhaps a touch of smoke or char that differentiates this one somewhat.

Full in body with low carbonation.

Very nice, through straightforward, imperial stout.

07-05-2012 18:38:37 | More by ehammond1
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Mantooth

North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +0.7%

Poured into a Foothills glass (which somehow wound up in my car at the end of the evening).

A: Jet black pour, proud foamy head & gentle lacing throughout.

S: Malty chocolate goodness.

T: Malt, bittersweet chocolate, molasses and a smidge of alcohol.

M: Typical RIS, little thinner than I would expect but that's always been the case for this brew and I can't fault it for that.

O: It's tough to measure the worth of a beer with this much hype. I fully understand folks who work their butts off to try this and find it falling short of their expectations; however, I live in NC - couple hours from the brewery, so I'm lucky enough to have this beer on draft (bottled if I work for it) many times each year, and while it's hyped to the nines, it's also a damn good beer. The rarity definitely drives the craving for this beer but let's not lose the fact that it's damn good.

02-04-2012 23:31:49 | More by Mantooth
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-29-2013 18:25:51 | More by Cynic-ale
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TKEbeerman

Florida

4.08/5  rDev -1%

2010 vintage bottle 410/1000

A: Poured into my pint glass, this brew pours an impressive midnight black with a sturdy tan head that is leaving some very nice lacing.

S: The aroma reveals a roasted, malty, hopped-up RIS. Notes of chocolate are on the bitter side, and can improve in intensity.

T: The flavor follow suit with my favorite trend in Russian Imperial Stouts...a good hop bitterness. Mixed with notes of dark chocolate and molasses, this becomes a really tasty brew. The is like the refined, sexy version of Old Raspy'. Nothing to outstanding, but a solid brew.

MF: Mouthfeel is spot on. Full, and improving with every sip.

Overall this is a great brew, but falls a little short of the brewery only release hype. If you've had Old Raspy' or Stone IRS don't fret not having Sexual Chocolate.

03-22-2011 22:15:40 | More by TKEbeerman
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beerexplorer1973

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-28-2012 16:04:55 | More by beerexplorer1973
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Sexual Chocolate from Foothills Brewing Company
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