Sexual Chocolate - Foothills Brewing Company
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
4.13/5 rDev +0.2%
TEMP: Cellared at approx 45 degrees
SPECIAL RELEASE JANUARY 2011
Super huge thanks goes out to Onenote81 for this sweet hook-up!!!
This thick, black, liquid gives the slightest hint of dark brown, at the edges, when backlit. The dark brown head of creamy foam is almost a finger thick. The retention is very good, leaving a surface covering film, all the way to the last drink. The lacing is in short strands which are very nicely sticky.
I'm greeted by lots of notes of smoke and leather. Somewhat unexpected, but not at all unwanted. Below these are large hints of cocoa powder, along with milk and dark chocolates and nice doses of chocolate syrup. Light traces of dark fruit sweetness. Big presence of espresso beans. Light trace of anise. A small hint of cherry-vanilla pipe tobacco. Some very earthy hops notes. Light traces of burnt toast scrapings.
I have to say that this nose is much more complex than I'd anticipated.
A huge assault of roasted malts and cocoa powder. Loads of smoke. Tons of coffee and espresso notes. A good deal of bakers chocolate. Light hints of vanilla and dark fruits. Earthy hop notes are providing some balance to the smokey, dark chocolate and coffee notes. Notes of anise, leather and more earthy hops help give the finish a nicely dry touch.
Once again, this is not nearly as one-dimensional as I'd thought that it might be.
This is medium, not-quite-full, bodied and has a low level of carbonation. The tiny bubbles lend a nice touch of creaminess to the already smooth feel of this one. It's very silky.
This is quite tasty and there is no way that I'd guess that it was 9.75%abv, if I didn't know. Way more complex than expected. I'd be a very happy guy if I were ever able to get more bottles of this one!
05-31-2011 19:59:23 | More by coldmeat23
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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
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.
05-15-2008 17:40:15 | More by DaPeculierDane
4.35/5 rDev +5.6%
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
4.1/5 rDev -0.5%
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
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
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
Sexual Chocolate from Foothills Brewing Company
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