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Sexual Chocolate - Foothills Brewing Company

Sexual ChocolateSexual Chocolate

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

903 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 903
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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avalon07

South Carolina

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

A: Poured from a growler to a pint glass. Had a jet black color and a thick consistency. There was an inch of foam, tan-colored, fairly long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A solid aroma of malt, chocolate, fruit and hops.

T: Tasted of dark fruit, licorice, malt, dark chocolate, and light hops. A big, robust flavor with a lot of character. A very complex and well rounded flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a surprisingly dry finish. Medium- to full-bodied.

O: While this beer doesn't quite live up to its hype, it's still a well made, easy to like beer. Drinkable.

Serving type: growler

02-28-2013 02:15:27 | More by avalon07
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BlackBelt5112203

South Carolina

4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

32 oz growler poured into a snifter at cellar temperature.

L – Pitch black color with a 1-finger frothy brown head. Nice retention and some good patchy lacing.

S – There’s a touch of chocolate in the aroma, but I mostly get vanilla, molasses, currants, plums, and a little bit of licorice. There also may be a touch of roasted coffee. It has all the elements of an RIS, but I’m a little disappointed in the lack of chocolate given the name.

T – It starts off sweet with some chocolate, vanilla, and dark fruits. Molasses and licorice come through at mid-taste, and some nice roasted malt characteristics shine through at the finish.

F – Full-bodied with good carbonation for the style, a thick and velvety smooth mouthfeel, and a bittersweet and dry finish. Roasted malt bitterness and dark fruit sweetness both linger for a bit.

O – This is a nice RIS. Due to the name, I was expecting a bit more chocolate, but it has everything you could ask for in a beer of this style. It’s very drinkable especially given the ABV, and has a nice and thick mouthfeel. I think this beer might be a little hyped, but it’s still tasty nonetheless.

Serving type: growler

02-25-2013 06:23:00 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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TheDinger

South Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A growler fill from GBX poured into pint glass. Beautiful dark black pour with no chance of light getting through! A generous mocca head stays for a bit and provides adequate lacing. Smell is of roasted malts, chocolate and cocco. Taste was just a little disappointing for me. I will preface this by saying, I got the last fill out of the station. Actually only got about 3/4 fill on my growler. It had quite a bit of a metalic taste to it and strong booze quality. With all the hype, I was wanting a smooth mix of booze, chocolate and malts but it just wasn't there. Feel was nice and creamy, like a good RIS should be. Adequate carbonation. Overall- I want to try this again and think it may have been an outlier due to the bottom of the keg. Just okay and letdown with the taste-

Serving type: growler

04-02-2012 00:00:41 | More by TheDinger
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02maxima

South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

growler from GBX poured in a pint glass

appearance: Dark, no light is getting through this baby, not even around the edges. Caramel colorerd head foamed up about 3/4 inch and faded to thin layer of bubbles.

taste: I definitley get some roasted malt, little bourbon, and dark cocoa.

taste: sweet right off the bat, with some nice booze and noticeable hops. Slight chocolate theme throughout continuing in the aftertaste.

mouth: low carb and a little oily.

overall: this is a great beer that I have been wanting to try for a while. This beer is deservedly hyped. Ill def buy again if I can find it.

Serving type: growler

03-28-2012 23:34:31 | More by 02maxima
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JISurfer

South Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wife picked this up for me at the CBX, on tap. I've been waiting to finally get this for 2 or 3 years now, my ship has come! I was worried that all the hype on this beer would leave me disappointed. Glad to say, it lived up to the hype. While it's not the greatest beer I've ever had, it was a solid one. From the strong cocoa smell, to the dark color with the thick tan head, to the smooth finish. The taste was a good balance of malt, cocoa, and slight hops. Even though the alcohol is around 10%, it's hidden well. This beer makes a great night cap. I'm happy I finally got to try it.

Serving type: growler

03-28-2012 03:52:25 | More by JISurfer
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hooliganlife

Missouri

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

thanks to sean for this

pour was deep black but very little head

coffee and dark bitter chocolate with a roasted charcoal malt.

very similar to nose. this was obviously fresh but all in all, very well balanced and not harsh in any way.

full body with a nice moderate carbonation. a bit of bite and some dryness.

a pretty good stout that has eluded me for years, glad to finally taste it. i would seek this out again.

Serving type: growler

02-26-2012 01:35:34 | More by hooliganlife
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PDXHops

South Carolina

3.4/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

2011 vintage growler poured into a Duvel tulip in February. The pour isn't as much fun without the swank bottle logo, but it's a good-looking dark brew with a finger or so of frothy tan head that leaves a fair amount of lacing.

The nose is markedly more roasted and burnt than the 2010 vintage. Some dark chocolate provides a bit of sweetness, but it's mainly dark malts, fresh ground coffee beans. It smells kinda dry and earthy, and it proves to be just that. Just barely enough chocolate to justify the beer's moniker. Suggestive nickname aside, it's basically a straightforward, big and roasty stout, and a fine one at that. As it dries out at the swallow, some earthy and bitter elements assert themselves.

Overall impression: Solid, not great imperial stout that's worth a try.

Serving type: growler

05-25-2011 01:40:10 | More by PDXHops
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Ryan011235

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Jackie O's snifter on 2/18/11; split with MbpBugeye and Spider889

Many thanks and a resounding "hell yeah" to PDXHops for the growler

Dark, almost reddish brown. It's darker in the glass, of course. One finger of sandy brown foam thins to an uneven patch of bubbly foam and a collar. Some lace is left clinging to the glass.

The aroma is smooth and loaded with roasted malt goodness. Notes of ground coffee beans, unsweetened chocolate with earthy overtones. Dry notions of cocoa. This smells really good; it's as enticing as it is simple.

Sexual Chocolate tastes even more roasty than it smells. Dry, roasted coffee and burnt chocolate flavors. The malts are peppered by subtle, earthy hops. This isn't a particularly sweet beer, though it does get a tad sweeter as it warms up. So tasty.

Full bodied without being overly viscous. Carbonation strikes me as appropriate with just a little agitation upfront (it's more appreciable with each pour, then mellows). Dry finish with residual bitterness.

This is so easy to drink. I like that it's fairly low in the frills department. Some folks may not care for the dry/bitter combo but I enjoy it. Recommended.

Serving type: growler

04-06-2011 05:23:46 | More by Ryan011235
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mjgarrett2

Maryland

4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Normal dark pour with a RIS, head dissipates rapidly.

S-Very aromatic of chocolate, malts, and hints of coffee. I don't have a great nose but I can smell the robust flavours.

T-What you expect: chocolate, but not too sweet. some hint of coffee notes near the ends, a balance of bitter in there.

M-Pretty balance so as not to be too acidic or overwhelm you with the alcohol.

D-Very good but you feel glutinous while drinking the Sexual Chocolate due to the extreme nature of it's flavour. Too awesome to not feel guilty.

Serving type: growler

02-21-2011 03:08:08 | More by mjgarrett2
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Spider889

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Ryan011235 for sharing this!

Many Bothans died to bring us this growler...

Actually, apparently his cousin took some heat for spending part of his Valentine's Day filling/shipping this growler to Ryan.

Fresh from NC, this was a real treat.

The beer poured very well into a Delirium Tremens snifter. Appeared very thick and silky, leaving a tall head of nearly two fingers worth. The head rose very slowly and was a caramel/toffee color with darker undertones at times. The retention was above average, though I was left with essentially no lace. For such an easy pour, this was really a beautiful beer, so sad there was no lace to ponder.

The smell was very rich and heady. There's an initial nuttiness that grabs you. Some acidic dark fruit and smoke weave in and out of the aroma as well. But the main show here is the malt. Dark grains create a masterpiece for the senses. Light char and pipe tobacco mingle with bitter dark chocolate which adds depth and complexity. There's some nice sweetness (much less so than I would have ever guessed though). I frankly want to attribute the sweetness more to the malt than the chocolate.

Upon tasting I noticed some hop bitterness that didn't lend much flavor other than some faint vegetal notes. Just like the aroma, this beer tasted extremely roasty. Charcoal and toasted bread are really in your face. There's some sweet fruitiness, almost like wet dates. Again, the chocolate isn't very apparent. What is there tastes like powdered cocoa mix - sweet, but bitter as well and a little gritty. However I must once again mention how damn roasty this beer is. I like the malt-heavy approach, but at times I was wishing for a tad more sweetness for balance.

The mouthfeel is dry with a lingering bitter finish. There's even carbonation throughout. Somehow this one seemed to feel lighter as the beer warmed close to room temp. Overall I'd say medium bodied though.

As for drinkability, this was a potent sipper. But I was happy to drink a couple full snifters worth from Ryan's growler. Certainly a solid beer. Seth - I sincerely hope your bottle isn't infected, 'twould be a damn shame.

Serving type: growler

02-20-2011 06:46:38 | More by Spider889
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Nate for providing the growler!

A - Pours black, two-fingers worth of tan head, nice thick ring, thin whispy cap on top. Some spotty lacing along the sides of the glass.

S - Chocolate (duh), booze, malts, oak. Nice amount of chocolate mixed in with the booze for a newly-released -bal.

T - Chocolate (duh), nice booze, oak, roasty oak.

M - Perhaps a bit light on the body, rich and creamy, good carbonation, creamy finish.

D - Probably one of the best Foothills beers I've had. Really enjoyed this beer although not quite on-top

Serving type: growler

02-19-2011 23:21:26 | More by Sean9689
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MbpBugeye

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler of 2011 from Ryan011235 via PDXHops. Ryan brought this over to share with Spider889 and I. Those two guy's are good peoples.

A- Poured into a Thomas Hardy snifter. The head has a wonderful, toasted, khaki color to it. It has lots of stickiness to it that starts from an initial unbroken ring of lacing. The body doesnt look super thick, it looks just about right. Its certainly deep enough to give this beer a dense black color.

S- A nice even roasted malt aroma is first and foremost. Smoke, bitter dark chocolate, sweeter milk chocolate, dark fruits, some licorice and brown sugar fall into place respectively.

T- There is a really nice balance to this beer with the scales ever so slightly tipped towards the bitter, roasted stuff. There is a sustained smoke/roasted malt flavor throughout. Nuanced chocolate comes in a couple different incarnations, mostly that of a rich, very bitter-sweet black cocoa. The chocolate knows its place though. This isn't a chocolatey beer, despite it's namesake. Its complex, but what I like the most about it is that its genuine. No frills, just bad ass brewing.

M- Sexual Chocolate has a nice even carbonation that stays on the low side. Not too much carbonation loss over the course of a glass, which is nice. It remains a subtle fluffiness felt on the tongue. The body isn't going to put many other stouts to shame, but this isn't a huge, ham-fisted beer. The body falls comfortably in the high mid range of fullness. It has a powdery, ashen dry finish.

D- Very drinkable. We each got something like 3 snifters full, and while it took nearly all night, it was never burdensome.

Big thanks to Jeff and Ryan is deserved here. This is a long time want, and I fear the bottle I have is an infected mess. I really wish I could drink this every year.

Serving type: growler

02-19-2011 20:39:26 | More by MbpBugeye
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drowninginhops

South Carolina

4.58/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Filled at The Charleston Beer Exchange filled on 2/15 enjoyed on 2/17 poured into my Duvel glass.

A: This is the "black stuff" as the Brits refer to their stouts. Motor oil black with a dark caramel head of about 1 1/2 finger head.

S: Chocolate and coffee with some wonderful earthy notes.

T: Roasted dark chocolate and the slight spice kick associated with dark chocolate or with a ligero cigar. Roasted malts. Hops are not really noticeable on my palate.

M: Very thick. Just right for a stout of this caliber, creamy with a low amount of carbonation.

D: High, at about 10% ABV i was feeling it halfway thru my first glass, so I cant recommend this on an empty stomach or when you need to do something afterword. But it is fantastic after a large meal. Skip desert and drink this.

Serving type: growler

02-18-2011 19:30:22 | More by drowninginhops
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czfreeman

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler filled yesterday in Greenville,SC.
Poured out, deep cocoa black/tan color. Head is a little thinner than I was hoping for, nonethless a creamy brown espresso tone.
Smells of bitter cocoa, malt,toffee,coffe, heavy on the espresso notes, much more so than actual chocolate. Expected a much heavier hand with the rich chocolate aroma. However the bitter balance from the roasted espresso notes balances rather nicely.
Flavor is suprisingly much lighter than the expectation.Instead of the chocolate explosion, it is much more of a coffee stout.. The finish is bitter, sharp, but alcohol is well hidden.Bitter cocoa notes come out, smoke, caramel, and light spiciness make this seem much lower in ABV than 10%.Cocoa becomesmore pronounced, the silkiness becomes more prominent. I'm digging it!
Drinkablity is good for a normal stout....but I had hoped for a much more Chocolate focused stout. It dosent scream a cocoa orgasm, rather the sexuality is pretty modest.Subdued, slowly revealing many layers
Overall good, but doesn't hit my expectation.Nonetheless, extremely good.

Serving type: growler

02-16-2011 16:57:26 | More by czfreeman
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jsanford

Georgia

4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler poured into my Stone IRS tulip. This is from a keg of the 2009 vintage.

A - Pours a dark, inky black with a thin off-white head that re-forms itself with a swirl.

S - Dark roasted malt, cocoa powder and vanilla dominate.

T - Chocolate dominates, obviously. More dark roasted malt, vanilla, dark stone fruits and a bit of smokiness round this one out.

M - Medium mouthfeel with low carbonation (though I attest this to the growler leaking a bit in transit). Very smooth and creamy but a bit light in the mouthfeel department.

D - Great drinkablity, the growler went fast among the group.

Doesn't quite live up to the hype-train, but this is an amazing beer nonetheless. If you're put off by the hype, send it my way, I'll dispose of it for ya!

Serving type: growler

09-29-2010 03:18:01 | More by jsanford
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nothing can make your day like a pour of SC right? Seems to never stop amazing me as the dark as night liquid hits the glass like a ton of oil. A thick head of brown forms on the top and quickly starts to coalesce into a full on cloud that just will not drop away. Really nicely put together as always the rich dark chocolate aroma mixes with tons of coffee and burnt molasses to form a thick and foreboding aroma that really just does not cease to amaze. Decadent in every sense of the word it just seems to drip layer upon layer of thick dark chocolate onto the palate and hints of bourbon, coffee, licorice all follow suit. Light vanilla and molasses round out the finish and overall we have ourselves a monster of a stout.

One of the best, you know that. I am just lucky in the fact that I get to try it often and never seem to be able to get enough.

Serving type: growler

06-08-2010 00:20:36 | More by mikesgroove
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got a tasty looking growler of this from kkipple. Stayed well in the growler too as there is plenty of carbonation. Also gotta thank Lunch for bottles I can now age.

A: Nice fluffy thick head, super pitch black color.

N: Lots of dark malts, some chocolate with bakers and dark choc, but not as much as I expected. A slight milk chocolate too. Tons of roast though, with a touch of coffee, caramel, toffee, and luscious dark malts.

T: Similar to the nose, starting with tons of dark malts. Lots of roast with a touch of coffee, some chocolate malts with hints of bakers chocolate and dark chocolate as well as touch of chocolate milk. Rich and thick, chewy, and slightly creamy. Tons of bitterness from the roasted charred malts which brings some minerality with it. Slightly sweet with a little chewiness and caramel.

M: Thick and creamy, slightly smooth, and pretty good carbonation for being in a growler, shipped, and stored in a fridge for a couple weeks.

F: Slight sticky syrupy finish, still semi sweet with lots of roasted malt bitterness and lingering minerality. Some roasted malt flavor lingering with a touch of chocolate and some caramel. Overall nothing like I expected. A lot more malt and roasted malt especially forward and much less chocolate than I was expecting. Still a great beer, not too sweet, good roast, hides the booze well, but did have a little heavy on bitterness from the charred malts and somewhat of a misnomer name. Can't wait to try this aged a couple years.

Serving type: growler

05-04-2010 17:32:39 | More by jlindros
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alleykatking

Indiana

4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to abbddull (Andy) for letting me try this at DLD. And then another thanks to the kind soul who let me have some more of it at DLD. Two different growlers of this stuff floating around at DLD...it was just meant to be! Review from phone notes.

A- Poured a black color sure it would have been a darker brown if I held it up to some light. One and a half finger tan head stuck around for a little while before capping the top of the beer. Ringing lacing on the glass as I drank it down.

S- There is chocolate in this big time. It seems like a mix though of cocoa and darker chocolate in the front of the aroma. Good roasted malts in the middle of this with some light darker fruits. Very coffee forward in the ending of the aroma. I thought it would be a little more in the chocolate aroma department but still smells good.

T- Good chocolate kick in the front of the beer. Not a bittersweet chocolate (darker) taste but a sweet creamy milk chocolate flavor. Good but unexpected. The roasted malts came in next with a light darker fruit and caramel undertone to it. There is a some coffee like presence I think in the tail end of this but the chocolate still holds on till the very end although much faded than in the front of the beer.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Felt a little watery at times in the mouth. Carbonation is good for the style. Chocolate was left on the palate and into the aftertaste with some light roasted flavors. Very chocolate forward in the palate and kind of let other flavors fade out. Light drying also as I sipped it down.

D- This was a very drinkable stout that was bordering on the Milk Stout style. I would like to try this beer again with a little bit of age on it to see if the chocolate mellows on it. Overall it was drinking rather nice right now. I would have no problem drinking a lot of this.

Serving type: growler

04-28-2010 02:39:23 | More by alleykatking
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. Big thanks to Gyle41386 for the trade.

5.0 A: This is quite a looker, especially once the head dies down. Pitch black color. Two fingers of thick creamy medium brown head with pretty good retention and a glass absolutely plastered with lacing. The last 1/8 of head lasts seemingly forever.

4.0 S: Sweet milk chocolate, cacao nibs, creamy espresso. Slight roastiness, but overall sweet and caramelly.

4.5 T: Semi sweet chocolate. I was expecting a bit more chocolate based on Foothills' description and the name itself. I guess I was thinking it would be somewhat like ST's Choklat. Anyway, it's still a very tasty brew. Chocolate is number one in this, but creamy espresso is close behind. Roasted barley, but the roasted component is really soft compared to a lot of other RISs. Reasonable bitterness level. Molasses and toffee add some complexity to the background.

4.0 M: Heavier medium body. I was hoping for something creamier and thicker as that's the way I like my impies. Other than that, good moderate carbonation, creamy, and super smooth. The alcohol isn't noticeable one bit.

4.5 D: I've had a few better, but this is still up near the top. Complex with a pleasant taste, this goes down perhaps a little too easy. Would love to have this again.

Serving type: growler

04-26-2010 23:50:23 | More by DavoleBomb
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Nesued

South Carolina

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

Poured from a Growler obtained on "Rare Keg Thursday" at the Green's on Piney Grove Road (1 Apr 2010). A great April 1st offering!!

Appearance - Black as midnight. Pours a dense/viscous fill. A light tan-colored head forms (about half a finger) that resolves into a light ring after several minutes. A bit of lacing, nothing much however.

Smell - Big roasted malt nose. Caramel and cocoa aromas come through as well. Some sweetness as well and a lively nutty presence as well.

Taste - Big up-front malt body. The nutty aroma gives way to a woody/nutty middle-game. The end is a tongue-coating oily finish with a bit of a hop bite as an after thought. A bit of the alcohol comes through at the end as well, opening the door for your next sip.

Mouthfeel - Moderate carbonation. I was expecting a denser body but I'd have to classify this as moderate as well. The tongue-coating mentioned above is note-worthy more for a comparison with others in the style.

Drinkability - A sipper and something to share. I enjoyed this offering.

Serving type: growler

04-04-2010 00:00:56 | More by Nesued
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Gyle41386

South Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2010 growler.

Thick black pour. Small mocha foam, halos of lacing.

Big cocoa powder in the nose. Lots of chocolate and roasted barley. Great balance of sweet and bitter aroma.

Great flavor, too. Lots of bittersweet chocolate and roasted barley. Good cocoa flavor. I much preferred the growler of '10 to the glass of '09 I had at Foothills on release day.

Body was maybe a little thinner than I'd like. Really easy drinker compared to most of the heavy-hitting imperial stouts.

Serving type: growler

03-04-2010 22:59:45 | More by Gyle41386
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Popkas

Colorado

4.65/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to mikesgroove for this on - really looking forward to it!

A: Pour is black as night. Looks like molasses. Thick and viscous. Great looking 2-2.5 finger of dark tan head.

S: Smell of deep roasted malts and some chocolate, a bit of dark fruit and coffee.

T: Complex. Trying to nail down what it is on the front of the tongue. Some vanilla? Dark cherry? Middle and back are much clearer. Ton of malt and chocolate and some smoke in the middle followed by a strong coffee bitterness.

M: Medium to full body. Carbonation seems right

D: High in general and very high for the style. Now I gotta get a bottle (hopefully 2) to try!

Serving type: growler

01-16-2010 02:00:48 | More by Popkas
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jamiesessions

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My first ever growler, and what a pleasure it was! Deep black colour that reminds me of midnight mixed with space. It has a nice looking head that hangs around and a wonderful lace. Smells strongly of chocolate (obviously) and to lesser extent coffee. A powerful, and pleasant aroma that makes my mouth watcher for the first taste. The taste is everything I expected, a sweet chocolate with some coffee aftertaste as well, but the sweetness makes this a truly memorable experience. This also may be the best feeling beer I've ever had, in addition to the taste which also certainly up there as well. I still have a hard time believing that this is a 10% RIS, because our friends at Bud Light could use some education as to what true "drinkability" is. This may very well be one of the best beers i've ever had, and I'm already sad that my growler is gone and i'll have to wait to get another

Serving type: growler

11-14-2009 05:17:12 | More by jamiesessions
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icebergfat

South Carolina

4.85/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: growler

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

South Carolina

4.7/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A great Russian Imperial. Not too much on the nose, but my worries were quickly banished after the first sip. Dark chocolate and coffee swarmed beautifully into my mouth. The mouthfeel is spectacular and oily enough to really make the impression last. The taste just lingers forever after the experience.

Serving type: growler

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