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Sexual Chocolate - Foothills Brewing Company

Sexual ChocolateSexual Chocolate

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

906 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 906
Reviews: 421
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.86%


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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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.16/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 16:54:56 | More by ThickNStout
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TheSleepyMonkey

Tennessee

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
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siege06nd

Virginia

3.31/5  rDev -19.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 17:54:41 | More by siege06nd
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Feb. '14 vintage, with major thanks to Eli.
Poured into a Sexual Chocolate teku. Room temperature. Abyssmal black color, with two fingers of rocky mocha head that settled to a ringlet, leaving some soapy lacing on the glass. Dark roasty malts in the nose, distant raw cocoa, some herbal hop bitterness. Taste was surprisingly bitter, roasted dark malts and espresso, toasted grains, char, raw cocoa was present but quite muted, herbal and citrusy hops. This was really a let-down. Basically a plain stout, and pretty homebrewy, which is mostly the impression I've gotten from all of Foothills' beers thus far. Really neither sexual nor chocolate. Body was medium, mouthfeel thin, bitter and somewhat harsh, well, far from smooth anyway. The higher ABV was on the subdued side at least. I was glad to have gotten to try this, but it was a major disappointment.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 04:49:58 | More by Rifugium
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MNishCT77

District of Columbia

4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle purchased at Connecticut Ave. Wine and Liquors, unknown bottling date but "February 2014" release printed on the label, poured into my *** snifter glass and drank over ~45-60 minutes:

A: 3/3 - jet black (cannot read or see through), creamy tan carbonation pours thick and then settles into a subtle glass lacing, large alcohol legs that recirculates on swirling

S: 9/12 - lots of typical imperial stout notes - chocolate, roasted coffee/espresso, toffee and liquorice; very little English hop character

T: 16/20: on the front of the tongue, the flavor perfectly matches the aroma - cocoa, molasses, dark coffee, toffee and stone fruit; in the middle of the mouth, there's lots of roasted malt character (likely special roast, roasted barley and dark British malts); some alcohol character with a mild-to-moderate residual sweetness withlittle aftertaste

M: 4/5 - moderately sticky mouthfeel from the rich malts and alcohol; moderate carbonation

O: 8/10 - there was a moderate amount of hype surrounding this release and the price point was pretty big ($21.99/bomber in the DMV), and, unfortunately, it didn't live up to my expectations; don't get me wrong though, this is a well-crafted imperial stout but its' not life altering and there are many equally good and less expensive RISs out there; I would drink those instead but am eager to try the barrel-aged version

TOTAL - 40/50

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 04:23:21 | More by MNishCT77
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Glassware: Dogfish Head Signature Glass.

Appearance: Dark black with a finger of brown foam from an average pour. Some lacing lingers on the walls of the glass.

Smell: Smells like melted milk chocolate ... like the insane of a chocolate shop where they are making chocolate out in the open air. A toasted biscuit malt underlies the chocolate smell. There are hints of bitterness as well.

Taste: This is incredible, seriously. The taste follows the nose ... melted milk chocolate, but not too sweet. A piney hop bitterness lingers in the mid-palate. An amazingly long sweet chocolate taste lingers for minutes afterwards.

Mouthfeel: Ample carbonation, coats the tongue with a bit of a film, and also leaves some sticky residue around the mouth, but an overall very dry finish.

Overall: This is a delicious beer. Loving the contrast between the sweet chocolate and intense bitterness. Get it if you can!

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 02:25:42 | More by ChrisKayler
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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

2014 Release, poured into Sexual Chocolate Teku

A- pours pitch black with a creamy light tan head that has good retention, with a few lacing spots left behind as it settles

S- slightly roasted chocolate malt, dark fruit notes of fig, raisin and prune, bitter dark chocolate with a touch of molasses

T- good chocolaty malt base with a big molasses sweetness kicking in mid-palate, lots of dark fruit with a bitter chocolaty finish

M- medium bodied with low carbonation leads to a pure and creamy mouthfeel that immediately fills the mouth, eventually finishing silky and smooth, alcohol is barely traceable, nearly perfect mouthfeel

O- this one is definitely smooth and chocolaty with a near perfect mouthfeel and some nice dark fruity notes to compliment the chocolate. However, it wasn't quite as multi-deminsional that I had expected due to the immense hype of this beer. I had a 2013 BBA Sexual Chocolate after this and it enjoyed it much more. I'd seek out the BBA version again, but probably not the regular.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2014 00:41:48 | More by Treyliff
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass.

A real thick and perfect creamy tan head forms, but it is quite large nearly three fingers tall. Whipped up cocoa light texture and settles very slowly. Strangely when forming it seemed even darker. Body color seems classic black walnut and dark but with some little close inspection it appears to have some red in there strangely when held up to light. Nice looker of a stout.

Real nice soft grain aroma. Subtle brown sugar sweetness, dark chocolate, a good mix of bitter and sugar. Hints toward some berried fruit tartness slightly just a tad. Quite solid even a little bit varied.

Palate is a bit different than expected. Bitter. Noticeably. Lots of dry grains and roast char on the finish, but a big blasting pine hop bitterness creeps throughout. A decent palate feel but has some wet skim milk and slick character. There's a bit of coffee like roast towards the finish, but it quickly gets buried in some almost acidic grains. There's quite a bit of sour quality to this, but luckily not too out of control, but it lingers. Roast character is nearly hot and piping, then this acidic coating just takes over, like real acidic coffee, and thick hop oil resin that permeates.

Overall this brings the roast and char, but there's some acidic almost vinegar quality that just overloads and ruins the experience. Would really like some chocolate flavor on this and doesn't really get it done. It's char profile is also identical to its porter and reminds me much of it, which is another beer from Foothills I just don't care for. Just a bit too much bitter, acrid, and oily. Doesn't come off quite right.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 02:23:53 | More by smakawhat
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bryanbullock

District of Columbia

3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

With a name like Sexual Chocolate I would have expected a more in your face chocolate aroma, this beer has a mild chocolate aroma. Good thickness and mouthfeel, solid from start to mid to finish. The IBUs shine through with a bite at at the end that reminds you that you are drinking an imperial stout. Would recommend this beer but not for the price.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 01:01:30 | More by bryanbullock
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alaimoa

Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

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

California

4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle into snifter. Huge thanks StormKing47!

A: Pours thick and black with a finger of dark chocolate brown head. Spotty lacing.
S: Huge rich notes of dark chocolate, deep roasted malt, and black coffee.
T: Chocolate fudge dominates with flavors of chocolate malt, roasted coffee, toffee, slight char and caramel coming through as well. The finish is lightly bitter, with a super lingering and flavorful aftertaste full of brownies, roast, and more roast. Fudge brownie definitely lingers long after the swallow.
M: Thick body, full mouthfeel, thick and chewy very smooth. Low carbonation soft and velvety. Mild bitterness well balanced. Alcohol very well hidden.
O: Better than I expected. Was expecting a sweet chocolate/coffee bomb but got a very deep dark roasted bitter chocolate bomb. Thanks again Josh!

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 20:49:17 | More by scottfrie
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kojevergas

Texas

3.54/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard branded pressure cap acquired as part of a trade and served into a Guinness stem-goblet glass in me parents’ gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado during my annual Christmas tasting. Reviewed live. Expectations are real high given its current 92 rating.. 9.75% ABV confirmed. February 2013 vintage. Reviewed as an imperial stout because the label identifies it as such. 85 IBUs. SRM: 70.

Served cold – straight from the fridge [and allowed to warm over the course of consumption.] Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it’s poured.

Pours a 1.5 finger wide head of rich khaki colour. Good thickness and creaminess. Good even smooth consistency. Soft complexion. Head retention is good - about 5-6+ minutes. Nice even lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

Body colour is an dark opaque solid black. No floating yeast particles are visible.

Overall, it’s an appealing appearance for an imperial stout, but isn't unique or special. I’m looking forward to trying it.

Sm: Faint chocolate. Dark malts. Cream. Milky notes. Caramel. Cocoa powder.

I'm not finding any burnt character or coffee notes. No real roast. No hop character or yeast character is detectable. I'm looking forward to trying it, as reticent as the aroma is.

A pleasant aroma of below average strength.

T: Dark chocolate, caramel, dark malts, some chocolate bitterness, cocoa powder, cream, buried faint roasted barley, and light marshmallow. Pretty balanced. It's a very cohesive build, but isn't gestalt. Nice complexity and subtlety. Not real nuanced or intricate.

Above average depth of flavour. Average intensity and duration of flavour.

Hides its ABV well. Clean; no yeast character comes through.

Mf: Smooth, wet, creamy, and approachable. Soft and approachable on the palate, without too much weight. Good body and thickness. Complements the flavour profile well, with hints of custom-tailoring to the flavour profile. Somewhat sleek and silky on the palate.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, or harsh.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable, but honestly I expected a lot more given its current 92 rating. I could easily kill this bottle alone. I look forward to trying more beers from Foothills, but this isn't quite world class. I'd buy it again, sure. Pretty tasty stuff.

I never found the espresso/dark fruit notes mentioned on the label.

Low B

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 01:58:01 | More by kojevergas
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to n2185 for the bottle. Tasted 19 September 2013.

Pours a rich dark brown, almost black, with about 1 finger of medium-tan-brown head. Good retention, nice lacing.

Smell is full of chocolate, rich and well-backed by the robustness of the malts. One of those uber-chocolatey imperial stouts that I just love. Quite sweet; naturally chocolatey, like it's coming from the malts rather than an addition, and certainly not the fake-tasting flavors of, say, Southern Tier's big stout.

Taste has that rich chocolate as well, though it's not quite as potent as it is in the smell. A mild bitter bend in the back. A little roasty, but mostly it's sweet. A big, sweet stout.

Feel is chewy, rich, and heavy, but a little thinner than I'd like it to be.

Pretty darn tasty. Super chocolatey, rich stout, with just a twinge of bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 02:52:01 | More by zeledonia
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WesM63

Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a large snifter. Bottled 2013

A: Pours pitch black with a 2finger mocha head.Decent amounts of lacing and retention.

S: Loads of coffee and bittersweet chocolate.

T: Spot on the nose, huge bittersweet chocolate and coffee. Some light roasted malts linger thought.

M: Full bodied, moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Overall,. excellent Imperial Stout. Right on the nose. Lots of dark bittersweet chocolate and coffee. Grab one if you have the chance!

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 04:04:10 | More by WesM63
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CHADMC3

Connecticut

4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque black body beneath the rich, mocha head, which dissolves to leave a scattered lacing about the glass.

As advertised, the aromas are generous in cocoa, espresso, and molasses. This Imperial Stout is sweeter than roasted and also offers a touch of sweet, dark fruit.

The dark fruit and molasses are even more pronounced on the palate and plays nicely with the cocoa as the espresso appears to take a back seat. Having four years of ago on it, my guess this is a bit boozier than it would have been in the first year or so.

Medium to fuller in body with medium carbonation and a semi-boozy, semi-sweet finish that really coats the palate.

This beer did not disappoint. A great Imperial Stout, although more on the sweet chocolate and fruit than roasted side, it still packs a punch.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 01:13:55 | More by CHADMC3
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Treebs

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle served in a Deschute snifter. Thanks to rnorgart for the bottle. Bottled February 2013.

A: Pours a dark black color with a dark tan head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin cap that leaves some stick lace down the glass.

S: Smokey with a slight char. Heavily roasted malts with some unsweetened chocolate.

T: Heavily roasted malts with some bitter bakers chocolate. Dark chocolate with some smokiness as well.

M: Medium to heavy bodied with a medium carbonation level. Roasty finish.

O: This was a nice RIS with a light dash of smoke underneath. Would enjoy again, but not in the upper echelon of RIS's.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 14:34:54 | More by Treebs
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish signature snifter. Label says February 2013.

A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/2 inch light brown head that retains well before receding to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of surface foam. Resilient sheet of crystallized lacing.

S- Dark roasted malt with cocoa and molasses. Also some vanilla and caramel.

T- Smooth dark roasted malt flavor with notes of chocolate and not a whole lot else. Alcohol is nicely hidden. I especially like the aftertaste since the chocolate comes through more there. Slight hint of caramel and vanilla. Somewhat sweet.

M- Medium thickness for the style with medium carbonation and a full body.

O- Quite good but I can see why all the hype surrounded the BA version instead of this base beer. Thank you BlackBelt5112203 for my first taste of Foothills.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 02:55:41 | More by Immortale25
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metter98

New York

4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that only died down a bit and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of licorice and dark roasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste shares some similarities with the smell, except that it is more complex and has additional flavors of cocoa nibs and notes of coffee beans. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness. Only the faintest hints of sweetness are present.
M: It feels nearly full-bodied and rather smooth (and a little creamy) on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a really enjoyable stout that seems to have a good balance between the cocoa nibs and roasted malts. No traces of alcohol are perceptible in the taste.

Note: 2012 vintage

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 17:29:56 | More by metter98
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 4/6/13

Appearance: Jet black at its core, with some dark brown around the edges - big, light tan head - keeps a nice cap - leaves some spots of lacing

Smell: Roasty, burnt, and big - dark chocolate, cocoa, chocolate malts - burnt, with a touch of char - something that smells a bit woody, kind of like this was barrel-aged (except it's not) - nicely rich

Taste: Yup, sexy - a range of chocolate flavors - dark chocolate and burnt cocoa - some burnt coffee - a nice, moderate level of sweetness, with a touch of burnt molasses and toffee - some burnt and charred bitterness - lightly acidic overall, finishes very dry

Mouthfeel: On the heavy side of medium, nicely carbonated, very dry finish

Overall: (Insert sex joke here)

This is an undoubtedly solid RIS. There are some nice chocolate flavors, and a lot of burnt goodness. This was better than expected.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 18:56:19 | More by angrybabboon
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to Eli323232 for the bottle. Split with angrybabboon.

Appearance: Pours a creamy near black. Head is tan, creamy, and thick. Drops to.a small rocky cap with a slightly larger collar. Thin sheets and notches of lacing. Relatively clear.

Smell: Tons of chocolate. Bitter cocoa with a strong milk chocolate sweetness. Grassy chocolate and roasted malt. Some backing caramel sweetness. Fudgey. Dark chocolate cake complete with frosting. Baker's chocolate. Husky grain. Sweet and rich.

Taste: So much chocolate. Milk chocolate sweetness, bitter cocoa and baker's chocolate. Nice punch of dark chocolate. Sweet like lactose. Boozy dark hot chocolate. Creamy is a flavor right? Some dark fruit, mostly raisin with a touch of cherry skin in the back. Light touch of alcohol on the finish. Gritty unrefined chocolate. Some touches of roasted coffee bean. Nicely roasted. Solidly balanced.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and smooth. A touch of backing gritty cocoa. Body runs slightly higher than medium with a moderate to low carbonation.

Overall: Chocolate sex potion.

Better than anticipated. A nice use of everything chocolate. Sweet and bitter and worth the name. I'm looking forward to a cellared bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 18:37:13 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

January 2012 Release

Thanks to my mother-in-law for saving this one to share with me on Easter.

A: Pours an opaque yet clear jet black in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation and some light to moderate dark brown, amber, and cola colored highlights. The beer has a half finger tall creamy dark tan head that slowly reduces to a small patch of extremely thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of dark chocolate over the top of roasted malts. There are some very light hints of anise and dark fruit but the primary aroma is that of the chocolate.

T: Upfront there is a light amount of dark roasted malts that is quickly overtaken by the strong flavors of dark unsweetened chocolate (like the bars you get that are 60%+ pure cacao). There are some very light hints of anise and coffee. Very light amounts of bitterness that does not linger for too long.

M: Just shy of heavy bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

O: Very easy to drink and very enjoyable - the alcohol is very well hidden and there is a wonderful complexity to the balance. Overall the beer is well balanced by being neither too sweet nor too bitter. Very excited to finally review this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 18:07:30 | More by dbrauneis
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mattkoon

South Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

sexual chocolate is a great name. i like the smell... smells creamy. and i like black beers and this one is really dark. the taste is nutty and woody.. i dont get much chocolate. its earthy. i have had better chocolate beers..(imperial mokah from southern tier and chocolate yeti from great divide). my biggest problem with this beer was the $16.50 price tag for a 22oz. this is a good beer.... dont get me wrong, but there are better beers for the price.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 22:55:07 | More by mattkoon
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claspada

New Jersey

4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

OG 2006 bottle, who is this HimerMan character.

Pours completely black, with modest khaki head that immediately recedes to a small cap with some soy sauce looking think lacing.

Aromas begin with bittersweet chocolate, dark toffee, dark fruit and molasses. There is also emerging soy sauce element which sounds off putting but should be expected in small quantities with super aged Imperial Stouts.

The tastes follow the nose with some dark and bittersweet cocoa and a lot of dark fruitiness which I couldn't image was here originally. There is also molasses, treacle, seaweed/soy sauce element as well in the background.

Mouthfeel is medium to heavy bodied with low carbonation which is to be expected after all these years. Finish is fairly straight forward, mild cocoa, mild sweet.

Overall I can imagine this being a super revolutionary beer when it was first released but really it is just a good Imperial Stout. It's actually quite drinkable at less than 10% ABV but the flavor profile isn't so exciting that it needs to be sought out each year.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 14:44:08 | More by claspada
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NickHerrmann

North Carolina

4.64/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours black, caramel-colored head.

S- BIG roasty aroma; deep chocolate.

T- Very roasted, chocolate/cocoa flavor, mild fruitiness

M- Full-bodied, low carbonation, thick feel.

O- Solid stout, unique, worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 18:32:17 | More by NickHerrmann
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brewtechnik

New Hampshire

4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2013 22oz Bomber poured into a snifter

First time having the Sexual Chocolate...a virgin if you will. Big thanks to CarolinaKevin for the bottles!

Nice pour...viscous jet black with a 2 finger dark tan head which slowly dissipates to a lasting foam ring. Looks very nice...among the best I've seen.

The aroma lacks a bit from what I expected to be honest....really was looking for BIG strong chocolate notes but was only hit with slight chocolate, molasses, and some ethanol.

Here we go...the flavor really makes up for what the aroma was lacking. Lots of dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, coffee, dark malts, bitterness from both hops and cocoa. Very nice and well balanced!

The mouth feel is where I feel that this beer really shines...viscous and sweet at first but finishes light with a bit of ethanol. The carbonation is perfect...I hate over carbonated stouts but this one's where it should be.

When I think of my favorite (non-barrel aged) imperial stouts, Founders is on the top of the list, but this one is a serious contender...it may even took first place! Really a great stout that could use a bit more aroma, but ultimately satisfying my Jungle Fever!

Serving type: bottle

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Sexual Chocolate from Foothills Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 906 ratings.