Sexual Chocolate - Foothills Brewing Company
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Reviews by chicagobeerriot:
3.28/5 rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours black with a downy, khaki head.
With a name like "Sexual Chocolate," I was expecting more sweetness on the nose. Boy was I wrong: there's a lot of burnt toast and espresso along with some light smoke and only a bit of baker's chocolate. There's some leather here too. I usually hate seeing that descriptor in a review (who the hell has tasted leather?) but I don't know how else to describe it. In sum, there's a lot going on in the smell department but it's hard to tell where this beer is going.
Mouthfeel is on the lighter side but with a pleasant velvet texture.
The taste is also surprisingly devoid of chocolate (and sex for that matter, although my expectations were much lower in that regard). Bitter roast espresso has the featured position. Some light smoke and maybe a bit of baker's chocolate provide some added depth. There's a lot to digest by mid-sip, but the beer begins to fall apart at the finish line with some astringency and alcohol heat. This is a perfectly fine stout, but it needs more sweetness to provide complexity and balance.
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2011 23:11:02 | More by chicagobeerriot
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4.15/5 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!
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2014 03:16:05 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
Sexual Chocolate from Foothills Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 901 ratings.