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Sexual Chocolate - Foothills Brewing Company

Sexual ChocolateSexual Chocolate

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

905 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 905
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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Deuane

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Black with faint ruby highlights. A quickly falling tan head that leaves a ring of film and some lacing.

S-Chocolatey alcohol with hints of dark fruit and a bourbonesque aroma (vanilla and oak) that intensifies as it warms.

T-Vinious, rich and roasty chocolate with hints of dark fruit and of course a significant alcohol warming pressence. This is a complex brew.

M-Full bodied with a pronounnced smoothness. This is so much better doen than last years version!

D-See above...and This beer improves with age and this while still young is certainly WAY more drinkable than last years fresh tap version. The 11% ABV will certainly keep the amount you can imbibe down a bit!

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2008 22:02:56 | More by Deuane
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barleywinebrewer

New Hampshire

4.53/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

amazing how diverse the RIS category can be. Barleywines have been split to English and American but this category... Behold another top notch entrant to the race for the perfect RIS.

S - rich roasty goodness swirls an intoxicting dark chocoloate, rich dark malts, espresso and sharp hop notes.

T - roasted grains, espresso, dark bakers chocolate, anise, licorice, cocao and roast enhanced spicey herbal and piney hops.

M - full bodied, nicely carbonated thick RIS!

D - served at cellar temps and allowed to warm up while sharing with friends. This really shines as it warms and the chocolate flavors soften.

Many thanks to Mikesgroove for the chance to try this great RIS! Bottle 384 out of 500. If I had a say I'd have 12 sitting in the cellar to mellow over time!

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2008 21:54:49 | More by barleywinebrewer
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HopasaurusRex

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle #384/500.

Black as pitch in the tar pits of La Brea.

Nose of dry roasted espresso beans, blackstrap molasses, and dusty cocoa powder.

Flavor is a bit rough around the edges. Big hop bitterness accentuated by roasted malt leads to a palably biting finish. Hot alcohol lingers on the tip of my tongue. Dark chocolate, dried fruits, and burnt toffee peek out from beneath the bitterness and fusels. Not as much chocolate as I would like for a beer infused with cocoa nibs.

This beer needs some time to mellow and smooth out so the flavors can meld together. A good candidate for cellaring for 2 plus years.

Overall, a brash and bold newcomer to the world of Imperial Stouts. Cheers to BA barleywinebrewer for sharing the wealth from down South!

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2008 19:39:08 | More by HopasaurusRex
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hoppymeal

Michigan

4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 186 of 500. Pours black with a pumpkin pie, dark tan and orange head that recedes to a ring. Aroma is sweet and sugary, some cherry and apple fruitiness wrapped in chocolate. Nice roastiness and a bourbony twang, just a hint of leather as well in the aroma. Taste is a somewhat smoky, ashy roastiness blending with the sugary chocolate and sweet fruitiness before a decent amount of piney hoppiness. Finishes with a small bite of alcohol at the back of the throat. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, slightly sticky sugary feel is balanced by the hoppiness, roastiness and alcohol, somewhat drying finish. A very drinkable beer, glad there is another on the way that can age for a little and see what develops. Thanks to Xak and to Pete.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2008 04:27:25 | More by hoppymeal
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tayner

Arizona

3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle # 473/500

Poured inky black with a nice 1 inch dark cocoa brown head that dissipated to a film and ring that laced nicely for a 10% abv

Smell was surprisingly subtle with alcohol up front and then roasted coffee beans and chocolate.

Taste was up front expresso coffee beans with a background of chocolate and burnt malt. not alot of hoppiness on this one, very subtle. The alcohol nose led me to believe it would be well represneted, but instead it was well hidden.

Mouthfeel was silky smooth and very thick and coating, really quite nice.

I wish the chocolate was the dominant flavor (as the name would suggest) rather than the coffee flavor which i really was not expecting to smack me in the face. The abv was well hidden, but the beer is so rich, thick, and heavy one is almost too much for a sitting, needs to be shared, and certainly no more than one at a time. I wish they would bottle these big beers in 12 oz bottles, that would have been plenty.

IMO, this one was slightly overhyped... a good beer, but not worth a kidney, or $200 on ebay.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2008 01:28:39 | More by tayner
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RustyDiamond

Georgia

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

Thanks to kipple for a bottle of Randy Watson's love potion. Shared with my lovely wife, in two Stone IRS stems.

As suspected, poured super black with a pretty 2 fingers of nougat-brown frothy head.

Aromas of java, dark chocolate, tiny amount of fumey alcohol with some campfire smoke.

Very nice taste that continued to change as it warmed. As each flavor was present, none totally dominated the experience. Started out with a pronounced dark chocolate flavor, slightly oily on the lips. A nice flash of hot alcohol with hop flavor came next then dissolved into a creamy mouthfeel. Finished pretty hot, slightly hoppy with a hint of dried cherry coating the palate. Again, with none of these flavors dominating.

SC has everything I love in a RIS and am so happy to have shared this with my lovely. We are planning to watch 'Coming to America' tonight on TNT.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2008 22:35:28 | More by RustyDiamond
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Metalmonk

North Carolina

4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Had to venture to Winston-Salem, an hour's drive, just to try this before the kegs run dry. The hype was compelling. Is it worth all that? Yeah, pretty much, but I wouldn't drive halfway across the country for it, or pay $200+ on eBay for it, both of which have been done. It is great to see the Piedmont's best and most exciting brewpub getting all this attention.

Served in a small glass (10 oz.?), way too small for my appetite. But that's ok, I got two, and both offered a mocha-brown head, which disappeared quickly. It's jet-black, but doesn't stand apart from other Russian Imperial Stouts in the looks dept.

Aroma was cocoa, coffee, dark-chocolate fudge, and just a smidgen of alcohol. Good so far, but also underwhelmed so far. That will change...

Alcohol pretty much steps out of the picture in the flavor, which is remarkable at 10%. Instead a decadent, gooey chocolate takes the forefront, along with espresso beans and real cream. A ridiculously seductive, delightful flavor. Coffee/char lingers in the finish, faint and complementary to the chocolate-nes. There's even something that recalls barrel-aging...maybe some stealthy wood chips were thrown into the fermenter? Probably not, but it hints at that vibe--maybe that's the alcohol talking from the distant background.

Mouthfeel is equally wonderful: thick, creamy, lightly coating the mouth. It froths up beautifully if you hold it in awhile. It's incredible, leaving a finish like the best malted milk ball you've ever tasted.

Clearly a sipper, but one that I found was going down way too easy for its bigness of flavor and ABV. Why play games, Foothills? Make this one available all the time. Please.

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2008 22:53:28 | More by Metalmonk
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Floydster

California

4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle acquired in a trade with ahatcher78, #422/500, thanks for giving me the opportunity to try this rare brew from Foothills

Chose as my Valentine's Day beer of choice after careful consideration, poured into my Dogfish Head snifter at cellar temperature

A-Jet black with absolutely no light shining through, appearance reminds me of Kate the Great, thick two inch mocha colored head, stuck around for close to ten minutes, rather creamy, very nice sticky light brown lacing all the way through

S-Chocolate, both milk and very dark, strong molasses, hint of coffee, sweet toffee, roasted malt, some caramel, faint dark fruit aromas, dry hoppiness, and oddly some peanut butter

T-Big milk chocolate taste at the beginning, taste a little like a kit kat bar with the malt backbone it possesses, fades into some dark toffee that is rather sweet, finish was pretty dry due to bitter hoppiness and loads of ground up espresso beans, dark chocolate shows up later with some plums and prunes, chocolate malt dominates this entire beer, still nicely balanced throughout, better as it warms when taste becomes more profound and amazingly sweet, cannot imagine how good this is on draft, really lucky to be able to taste such a great tasting beer

M-Creamy, dry, sweet, and chewy mouthfeel, very complex in this aspect, not much carbonation, super thick body that resembled motor oil at first, taste lingered for several minutes, great mouthfeel

D-Would be able to drink several bottles of this if it was not the 9.75% alcohol percentage, oddly it is not heavy on the stomach, alcohol is hidden very well by the variety of malts, taste is complex and keeps you coming back for more, smooth and goes down easy

Was excited when I heard this finally going to be bottled, heard it was so good from people who had it on tap in the past, best chocolate stout ever tasted even though it is more of an IRS, would love another bottle of this but know the odds of that are not too good, could not recommend this gem enough if I tried, wow I have been drinking some great beers lately between this and the Russian Rivers last week, worth trading tons for, exceeded my initial expectations, deserves to be in the top fifty, incredible beer overall

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2008 08:11:35 | More by Floydster
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ByTor2112

North Carolina

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

Thanks to SackerZ9 for retrieving this one on release day-Bottle 192 of 500.
Poured into an oversize wine glass-jet black with a dark brown head that rises to at least two fingers then subsides to a steady ring around the top. Nice thick lacing is left behind.
Aroma- Straight up cocoa, some sweeter fruits like plums, smells like an Impy Stout.
Mouthfeel- Bold but not aggressive,smooth like a milk stout but not flat. decent carbonation and a staright-up chocolate finish with notes of coffee and the dark and/or roasted roasted malts are evry flavorful. Alcohol is hidden well. A flourish on the palate releases some sweeter flavors. I can only imagine how killer this would be on tap. Worth the wait and the price.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2008 02:36:13 | More by ByTor2112
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HighestGravity

Georgia

4.9/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's a great stout. For being so strong it still drinks very well, and it also has many flavors buried within. The chocolate is very pronounced though well blended. I seldom can drink two pints of this type of beer, though I managed to do it with this one and I could definitely feel it. It's a very tasty beer with great drinkability, especially for the abv.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2008 20:02:05 | More by HighestGravity
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ewright

North Carolina

4.68/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have to preface this with a nyah-nyah ... how can you beat a full pint of this nectar for the grand sum of $2.50?!? I loves me some Flying Saucer with its NC pint Sundays!

A: Anyway, the beer came served with practically no head, which is typical for a pour at the Flying Saucer. The beer was completely black and opaque, as befits an RIS.

S: The smell was a bit muted due to my head cold, but I could definitely get the cocoa, roasted malts and a bit of espresso aroma.

T: The taste was right there with the best RIS. The cocoa was strong, but not overpowering. There was a definite hit of lactose sweetness in the middle, and a bit of hoppy bite near the end.

M: What can I say about the mouthfeel? It's sexual chocolate and it lives up to its name.

D: I had no idea it was as high ABV as it was. I had this at lunchtime after a breakfast of an apple. I was half-way through it before I ate anything and never noticed the alcohol. It's deceptively easy to drink... and at $2.50 a pint, it was hard to say no!

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2008 01:01:34 | More by ewright
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abedenbaugh

South Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A:A nice dark almost opaque black color. The head was brown and it stayed up very nicely.
S:There was a strong roasted malt smell with a little bit of caramel, too. Also there was a hint of bitterness in the nose.
T:The flavor was great and very smooth. The roasted flavor was very present. There was some chocolate flavor on the middle palate but it was not very noticable. If it didn't call itself a chocolate stout I would't have picked up on it right away. The higher alochol was not very noticable. It tasted very smooth overall.
MF:Medium to heavy body
D:I wouldn't be able to drink too many of these beers. They were very good. The strong flavor from the roasted malts prevents it from being a beer that I can drink multiple beers at once. Overall it was a very good beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2008 03:02:59 | More by abedenbaugh
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NClifestyle

North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap, and it's a wonderful brew, cheers to Foothills.
Black as pitch, dark tan head that dropped to nothing in no time and left little to no lace, let's you know it's strong. However, that was the only warning, as there was no taste of alcohol. Great RIS, no burn in the mouth or killing of the tastebuds, just smooth dark chocolate and coffee tones. Smell was a little bit less than I expected, but could have been the surroundings. Lives up to the hype.

cheers...

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2008 14:36:53 | More by NClifestyle
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MSchae1017

Georgia

4.88/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer arrives in a standard pint glass branded with a Foothills logo as black as the beer itself. The head is the color of cappuccino foam hinting at some of the aromas and flavors awaiting the drinker. The head eventually dissipates to wisps of foam, leaving traces of lace down the side of the glass. In addition to coffee notes in the smell, there is the distinct aromas of dark chocolate coming together to remind you of a cafe mocha. Roasted barley is also evident, rounding out the nose of this beer. Upon taking a sip, all of these aromas come to full life on your tongue. Coffee hints with huge amounts of dark chocolate provide a perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness usually provided only by the finest chocolate makers. At 10% ABV, the lack of alcohol presence on the palate is surprising and evident of proper maturation by the brewer. Swirling the beer around the tongue gives the drinker the chance to fully appreciate the full body of this beer that combines with subtle, even carbonation for an exceptionally smooth mouthfeel. Sip after sip, this beer is a pleasure to drink. As it warms, flavors of dark fruit present themselves and the aromas become more alive. With the high ABV, you would think that this beer would beg to be drank slowly, but the perfect balance of flavors and incredible smoothness urge you to continue drinking. Chocolate in beer can sometimes be overwhelming and when combined with sweetness, even cloying at times, but Sexual Chocolate is constructed with such care that it just continues to please over and over again. To quote a buddy with me at the time, "There is not a single aspect of this beer that I do not like." If that does not motivate you to get a pint of your own, I do not know what will.

Serving type: on-tap

02-08-2008 17:26:54 | More by MSchae1017
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goindownsouth

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A fantastic offering, consumed on 02.07.08 at Snapshot Cafe in Greenville, South Carolina.

Presented well out of the tap into my PINT glass. Deep and rich, tar like in color. Great head retention, dark tan in color, with respectable lacing along the side of the glass. Aromas rich and crazy thick of roasted malty goodness and definite hints of the organic peruvian cocoa nibs that were infused into the beer - a first to my recollection. Smooth on the palate would be an understatement. The hops and malt dance so well together on this one and the chocolate and almost coffee-like richness add that extra depth of lusciousness. Deceptive is the alcohol in this one. Perhaps my favorite RIS from possibly my favorite regional brewery.

Prosit!

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2008 18:04:12 | More by goindownsouth
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Flying Saucer in Raleigh. Got a nice Foothills pint glass w/ my purchase.

Waitress (who, ironically, resembled the lady from the "Sexual Chocolate" logo) brought me a gorgeous stout, muddy brown in color with no signs of light getting through. The head, deep chestnut in hue, was excellently retained and left sticky lacing down the sides of the pint. The aroma, perhaps due to the crowded bar, was more "Pips" than "Gladys Knight", but still quite good: creamy, milk chocolate, cocoa, espresso, and resinous hops.

The flavor was powerful, black & proud. A generous dose of baker's chocolate, raw cocoa, and buttery cinnamon-bread balanced well with notes of spicy, earthen hops. The mouthfeel was exceptionally thick, velvety smooth, perfectly carbonated for the style, and left a sticky, bittersweet aftertaste that, like the title, can only be called "sexual chocolate". I would gladly have this beer again, if only it weren't brewed in such limited batches. Thankfully I live near enough to the brewery to enjoy the fruits of Foothills' labor.

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2008 05:26:06 | More by wagenvolks
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AAis4quiters

North Carolina

4.8/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Had this beer on the release weekend. I have to say that it was one of the best Stouts I have ever had. The glassware was proper and added appeal to the visual aspect upon arrival. The nose was outstanding but is was pinnacled by flavor and character. A long clean finish of roasted sweet chocolate and espresso approachable for beginner but sturdy enough for the aficionado. Congrats to the brewer. It was apparently sold out in bottle form and they were running so low that they could not fill growlers.

See ya next weekend!

F.

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2008 13:32:40 | More by AAis4quiters
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wcudwight

North Carolina

4.83/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes taken at the brewery.
As opaque as opaque gets. Nice 2 finger sized head with excellent retention. Sticky lace coats and falls down the sides of the glass.
Huge chocolate smell. The kind of aroma that would make Willie Wonka drool. Also a nice shot of espresso is detectable as well.
This is the beer for all of the sweet tooths out there. Huge chocolate and cocoa flavors but enough roasted malts and rich coffee to balance it out. As a plus how does Foothills hide the alcohol. I am destinctfully searching for the alcohol but I can not find it.
Thick, viscous, chewy mouthfeel. The mouthfeel is as rich as the flavor. As a bonus when the glass is empty it is stained brown. As if Sexual Chocolate has marked it's territory.
Possibly the most drinkable RIS I've had. As mentioned before the alcohol is not to be found. Forget aging...drink this now....Could it possibly get any better?

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2008 04:18:35 | More by wcudwight
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jobyone

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Draft at Foothills on Release day. Black with nice braown head. Aroma has lots of sweetness, coffee and some chocolate raostedness. The flavor is rich with a great balance betwwent eh sweet and hop bitterness. Good full bodied feel. Bought 4 bottles and looking forward to sitting down with it for a more detailed session. Lucky me;)

Serving type: on-tap

02-04-2008 13:50:07 | More by jobyone
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drunkmonk

North Carolina

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

On tap at Tylers in Durham as part of its 08 debut. Pours jet black, no lite penetrating at all as its held to the light. A quarter inch dark tan head escapes not long after my first sip. A ring of steady lace remains. The aroma at first is more subdued. At first just hints of semisweet chocolate and roasted malts. As this beer warms the aroma's really get much more complex, Caramel and charred fruit. Faint hints of anaise as well. The taste starts with a soft bakers chocolate sweetness and caramel undertones. The hops sneak in and assert themselves on your tongue. A warming begins down your throat after a few sips. The mouthfeel is moderate and extremely creamy and smooth. By the time you start to realize the strength of this beer you look down and your Foothills tumbler is almos empty. This beer is much too easy to drink for it's strength. A complex brew that's hard to keep away from your nose and your gullet. Highly Recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

01-31-2008 03:01:28 | More by drunkmonk
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jbphoto88

Texas

4.68/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Black is beautiful. This beer pours real dark almost black and has a nice light tan head. The first sip is bliss with the taste of roasted malts and dark chocolate dancing on your tongue. There is a slight undertone of coffee that makes this a complete flavor experience. If you are a stout lover and in the area of the foothils brewing company then get to this beer as fast as you can.

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2007 12:38:22 | More by jbphoto88
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a near-black body with a thin, tan-colored head.

Smell: Roasted malt aroma with full notes of melted semi-sweet chocolate, dark caramel, and nuts.

Taste: Rich, roasty semi-sweet chocolate taste with hints of anise and molasses. Faint taste of peanut butter. Moderate acidity. Some grassy hops and light notes of coffee appear near the bittersweet finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. A mouthfeel as lusciously smooth as the name implies.

Drinkability: Highly recommended, it's a very tasty RIS from the folks over at Foothills. Kudos for hiding that 10% abv, too!

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2007 20:20:25 | More by ChainGangGuy
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WeisGuy

New York

4.72/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

10-14--07 update

After having this on-tap for the second time today at Foothills in WS, I'm bumping up the smell and drinkability scores. This is an outstading RIS...just wish it was available more often.

4-14-07 review

a - thick and black as motor oil, one-finger brown head with retention around the edges and a little lacing

s - big bittersweet chocolate aroma, some coffee and roasted malt as well, little alcohol

t - dominant flavor is bittersweet chocolate, body had some dark roasted coffee and malt, lots of dark fruit with vivid chocolate covered cherries, finish is slightly bitter coffee and roasted malt, more dark fruits, some sweetness on the finish as well, without much alcohol taste

m - quite full-bodied, very viscous and creamy, sweet finish with a little dryness as well

d - pretty drinkable, can't tell it's 10%, which make this beer dangerous, goes down very easy

Very good stout from Foothills...they have yet to disappoint me. Hope we don't have to wait to next V-day to have this again.

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2007 23:03:17 | More by WeisGuy
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khiasmus

South Carolina

4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Thick and black with a dark tan head that settles to a single layer and laces nicely.

S- Heavy aroma, sweet and malty, with hints of chocolate and orgeat and mild hops in the back.

T- Wonderfully sweet at the beginning, and then wonderfully bitter. The two balance perfectly. Cocoa is evident. Alcohol is evident. Hops compliment the sweetness and chocolate surpirisingly well, to make this a very balanced and delicious brew. Far better in my opinion than Fuller's double chocolate, and I would rather drink it than Rogue chocolate stout... which is very high praise.

M- Thick and creamy, all the way down. A little lingering dryness at the tail end. Fairly low carbonation, and some light warming.

Serving type: on-tap

03-25-2007 14:19:47 | More by khiasmus
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ncvbc

North Carolina

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

Served on-tap at Barley's in Asheville. Instantly my favorite RIS (for the moment). Though I've only had a few different ones, this seemed to capture the style almost perfectly. Pitch black, almost looking like dark chocolate with a creamy, thick brown head. Chocolate is very present in the smell little alcohol present for the 10% this one offers. Like the Seeing Double, this beer does a wonderful job of hiding the alcohol presence and gives way to the various flavors that impressed me greatly. Simply put, this is delicious. Definitely a sipper but I'll sip on this any day.

Edit: Oh yeah...tried on-tap again recently. A little less roasted than I remember. More rich dark chocolate up front. Slight fresh hop presence lingers. Even a little sour dark fruit that reminds me of a Baltic in a way. A $7 pint was no problem.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2007 22:35:04 | More by ncvbc
Sexual Chocolate from Foothills Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 905 ratings.