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Sexual Chocolate - Foothills Brewing Company

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Sexual ChocolateSexual Chocolate

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

977 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 977
Reviews: 427
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 1,206
Gots: 236 | FT: 18
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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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-11-2014 02:41:40 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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PCBrewski

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-10-2014 23:47:33 | More by PCBrewski
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DC_Brah

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-10-2014 21:03:37 | More by DC_Brah
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Zorora

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-10-2014 18:59:25 | More by Zorora
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CTJman

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-10-2014 00:39:26 | More by CTJman
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siege06nd

Virginia

3.31/5  rDev -19.7%
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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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-08-2014 21:25:16 | More by jzeilinger
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-08-2014 21:05:23 | More by Knapp85
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-08-2014 21:05:17 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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Irish57

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-08-2014 20:15:02 | More by Irish57
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wr3ck00n

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-08-2014 01:47:40 | More by wr3ck00n
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-07-2014 16:10:21 | More by ADTaber
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Son_of_Patrick

Tennessee

4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I was blessed to be able to enjoy this brew on tap at Barley's Taproom in downtown Maryville, Tennessee.

Appearance: Very minimal tan head with little to no lacing. Nice, coffee-black body.

Smell: Strong and stouty. Not much to say on the smell.

Taste: This is where the beer starts to shine. Strong chocolate notes from the first sip. Dark with just a touch of coffee bitterness and malt sweetness. Alcohol doesn't show up in the flavor.

Mouthfeel: Probably my favorite part of this beer. Thick, rich mouthfeel with just enough carbonation. The mouthfeel is somewhere between Guinness and melted ice cream; I for one like that.

Overall: This is a very good beer. It may not be the end-all Imperial stout, but it is worth actively seeking out in my opinion. I was lucky enough for it to show up at a local bar.

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2014 06:43:11 | More by Son_of_Patrick
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dharmabum1102

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-06-2014 21:27:45 | More by dharmabum1102
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JCam9981

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-06-2014 18:06:37 | More by JCam9981
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.6/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours dark enough, with minimal sustaining head and lacing. The smell is weak and a bit bitter coffee notes.

The taste starts out decently well, bitter dark chocolate notes, but more biting than creamy. There is a very subdued pine bite as the beer transitions to the end feel. This end taste is a bit lackluster, a fade into slightly watery weakness.

A little more body would probably get this beer a decent uptick of .5 or so.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2014 00:53:17 | More by cjgiant
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -23.5%
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 -1.9%
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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Mattyb79

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-03-2014 01:34:09 | More by Mattyb79
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king75

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-02-2014 00:27:31 | More by king75
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Evan

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-01-2014 03:33:44 | More by Evan
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
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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Dave_Treat

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.9%

02-27-2014 22:46:58 | More by Dave_Treat
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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
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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josephwa

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

02-26-2014 15:20:08 | More by josephwa
Sexual Chocolate from Foothills Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 977 ratings.