Sexual Chocolate - Foothills Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev -2.9%
Pours completely black, with modest white head. Thanks Mikesgroove. Pleasant aroma, was expecting extreme chocolate and happy that was not the case. Also happy not coffee overdone. Well integrated RIS, bittersweet chocolate. Above average mouthfeel. Good drinkability.
05-21-2010 03:47:54 | More by Sammy
4/5 rDev -2.9%
Thanks to Wowcoolman for sharing this one at NoSignsOfPain's birthday bottleshare hosted by mrbubbler.
Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a thin cap on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, and some char aromas. Taste is much the same with a fairly high level of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp but medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some solid aromas and flavors.
07-01-2012 07:19:31 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.43/5 rDev +7.5%
Had both the 2009 and 2010 versions on tap at the Sexual Chocolate Release - 02.06.2010.
Poured a very dark black; nice head and appeared to be pretty thick. The smell was full of dark malt, chocolate, some molasses, and bits of coffee. Similar taste but with more deep dark chocolate and nice roastiness. The mouthfeel is a tad bit thin for the style; no noticeable alcoholic warmth (at least in the 2009 version). Highly drinkable and something I was very glad I sought out.
02-09-2010 11:58:47 | More by Thorpe429
4.2/5 rDev +1.9%
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
04-07-2013 17:29:56 | More by metter98
4.6/5 rDev +11.7%
"Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place."
Bottle 343/500. Roasted coffee bean black with no highlights whatsoever. It's impossible to rank the biggest beer black holes of all-time, but this one has to be in the top dozen or so. The impressive, stately crown is the color of milk chocolate mousse and looks to be equally as creamy. It's also plastering the glass with shredded sheets of lace that stick like glue.
The nose is *almost* everything that anyone could possibly want in an RIS. Although the beer doesn't smell as overwhelmingly chocolate-like as anticipated, that isn't necessarily a negative. Other than bittersweet chocolate... dark toffee, dark fruit and molasses seem especially prominent.
Sexual Chocolate is excellent beer, even if it doesn't quite match the best of the style. The first several mouthfuls tell me that its reputation is well-earned. After having a few ounces at Darkness Day '08, I knew that I had to find a bomber, no matter what it took. Thanks hrking.
It tastes like FBC was shooting for a chocolate-accented RIS rather than a thunderously chocolate double stout like Southern Tier Choklat. I think they're both fantastic in different ways. This one might be more complex (although not necessarily better) since the flavors that accompany hugely roasted malt are allowed to come through.
Those flavors include... dark chocolate fudge flecked with cocoa nibs and crushed coffee beans, blackstrap molasses, raisin paste and tangy plums macerated in Sambucca. Don't start it out too cool because it really opens up as room temperature approaches. Hard to believe the ABV is 9.75%.
It's tempting to nudge the flavor score to the pinnacle, but it falls *just* short. Not so the drinkability score. The body/mouthfeel was slightly disappointing initially. However, it has firmed up and smoothed out over time. Impressively so. As I enter the bottom half of the bomber, it's sensuously smooth and heavily silky. Ooo baby!
Here's hoping that Foothills Brewing has more than 500 bottles in the pipeline for this year's release. It would be great if every RIS loving BA could see what all the fuss is about. There's no question that Sexual Chocolate is one of the great ones.
01-23-2009 22:46:38 | More by BuckeyeNation
3.85/5 rDev -6.6%
Appearance: Arrives at the bar with an almost black color and the darkest head I have ever seen on a stout; not much lacing, however, which might have been due to the pour as much as the beer itself
Smell: The best part of the beer with a distinct aroma of tropical dark chocolate flavor; I bought my wife an assortment of 75% single origin chocolates from Chocosphere for Valentine's Day and this smells just like those bars taste
Taste: Dark chocolate flavors caress that palate from the start; after the swallow the roasted bitterness creeps under the covers and the two sensations couple to the climax
Mouthfeel: Thick body with moderate carbonation; a really hot finish
Drinkability: Rather determined toward its goal, this libation is lucious and titillating but it's just a bit too hot for me to handle; next time I'll return to the safer zone of the Total Eclipse Stout
02-17-2007 01:22:23 | More by brentk56
4.45/5 rDev +8%
Sexual Chocolate is big on roast up front, throwing the chocolate notes to the side. But after the initial roast subsides, the chocolatey notes finish the beer quite well.
The look of the beer is nothing less than expected from big Stouts. Very dark brown, opaque, and with a thick and viscuous head that carries a light brown color while leaving a fair amount of lacing behind. Not to be ho-hum, but this beer looks the way a world class beer is expected to look.
The aroma favors neither the roast or chocolate but showcasing a firm balance of coffee, roasted grains, cocoa, and softer milk chocolates. Light licorice and alcohols are present but only in smaller roles.
Flavors definately take on the espresso, roasted barley and charred woods at the initial sip. These make me think that the beer is much less chocolatey than the lable says. But at mid palate, the beer turns away from the roast quickly and toward a softer semi-sweet chocolate morsel taste with malted milk woven in. Still malty and bready flavored 'til the very end with mild elements of smoke and roasted walnuts. The strength of the beers start faded very nicely into more suble flavors in the finish. I've never seen a beer do this at this gravity and strength.
The procession of the beer also occurs in mouthfeel: sharp, acrid, and rough with the burnt notes at first but the second half of the taste fades very well into a silky-smooth, velvety-rich feel that seeming evaporates on the tongue and palate in the finish- somewhat minty.
A beautiful and artful beer particularly after the initial aggressive roast and harsh moment. The second phase of the beer reminds me of Whoppers malted milk balls; only in alcohol form.
Outside of the provocative marketing strategy, the beer isn't quite sexual but is pleasurable from nose to finish.
Thanks a ton Mikesgrove!
11-03-2008 21:33:17 | More by BEERchitect
4.5/5 rDev +9.2%
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.
06-08-2010 00:20:36 | More by mikesgroove
3.98/5 rDev -3.4%
Thanks to Mike for this one. Shared at the Bruery 2nd Anniversary.
A: A beautiful looking pour: dark as night with a solid tan head on top. The beer pours with a nice viscosity to it as well.
S: A lot of roasted malt with perhaps a touch of char. There is a hint of smoke too, along with chocolate and coffee.
T: The flavors are quite similar to the nose. A really impressive roasty quality that does not completely overwhelm the beer. A mix of dark and milk chocolates along with some coffee and a light hint of smoke.
M: This one is medium in terms of body with a moderate level carbonation.
D: A pretty easy to drink beer for a Russian Imperial Stout. Quite minimal alcohol presence, and easy to drink.
05-23-2010 18:33:01 | More by womencantsail
4.35/5 rDev +5.6%
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!
10-21-2007 20:20:25 | More by ChainGangGuy
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
3.55/5 rDev -13.8%
Served in a glass mug.
Big thanks to VDubb86 for sharing this bottle!
2009 vintage. Bottle #604/1000. Another bottle shared before my buddy's wedding, his last beer as a single man. It pours a very dark black-brown (almost obsidian, but not quite) topped by a finger of sandy tan foam. The nose comprises chocolate syrup, roasted malts, light coffee, light oak, and light molasses. The taste brings in more of the same, with the emphasis on the chocolate, the coffee, and some added maple syrup. Everything's almost too sweet, clashing with the roast in a strange, though not altogether offensive way. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a feel that edges to the brink of watery. Overall, a pretty decent impy stout, but it's much too thin and the flavors just don't work together very well. It's good, but nowhere near worth the hype.
09-04-2011 19:55:02 | More by TMoney2591
Sexual Chocolate from Foothills Brewing Company
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