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Sexual Chocolate - Foothills Brewing Company

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Sexual ChocolateSexual Chocolate

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Ratings: 1,003
Reviews: 428
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 1,224
Gots: 239 | FT: 20
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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Photo of Jeffo
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Another awesome installment of Tuesdays with Doopie. This was a killer theme man, having both the base and the PvW barrel aged version back to back. Good times!

From a bomber into a snifter
Vintage: 2011

Note: 2010 vintage, bottle 602/1000 was badly infected. Gave it an F (1.2) and was the lowest score for about a year. Those were the days.

APPEARANCE: Black pour yields a one finger, medium looking tan head with decent retention, fading down to a wisp and ring. Black body with medium levels of carbonation evident. Only a ring remains until the end but leaves no lacing down the glass. Average looking, but much better than the infected variant.

SMELL: Some roasted and smoky malt, but then a nice dose of cocoa powder and pure, dark chocolate. Only a medium strength nose, but definitely enticing.

TASTE: Roasted malts, a smoky touch, with some sweet caramel up front. That moves quickly into a sweet molasses and caramel middle, then into a pure chocolate and cocoa laced finish. Bold and lingering aftertaste is quite bitter, with bitter chocolate, roasted notes and some lingering heat on the palate. Good story here, going from a roasted and sweet beginning into a bitter chocolate finish. Very nice stuff.

PALATE: Medium body, lighter on the palate for the style, and medium carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth with a bit of a burn after the swallow and finishes slightly mouth-coating. Fine, but a little too light on the palate for the style.

OVERALL: This was an excellent beer, and dare I say it actually lived up to expectations. The average look and feel were a drawback perhaps, but the nose was enticing and the flavors wonderfully put together. This stout told a story, which sets it apart from many of the other imperial chocolate stouts out there. Unique in its conception and impressive in its execution, this one is well worth the hunt. In fact, its unique qualities led me to enjoy it more than the barrel aged version, which, while being a great barrel aged imperial stout in its own right, had dominated much of what made the base Sexual Chocolate special. Regardless, both are worth checking out if you can. Thanks again for sharing Doops, and thanks for sending these over John.

Jeffo, Sep 14, 2011
Photo of ChadQuest
2.45/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The pour looks a bit thin, more along the lines of a traditional stout then an imperial stout really, some light shows through the edges, but maybe i am just used to pouring so many black holes like hunahpu & darklord, no where near that.
The aroma seem to have a bit of a lactose and coffee note to it, more roasty then chocolate.
Now that we are at the flavors there is something of a burnt vegitable note, i would say asparagus that was burnt. I am very familiar with asparagus. There is afor mentioned high level of roast that is the main game player, the chocolate that the bottle claims only really presents in a powdered coco sort of manor, really dry overall and leaves a lot lacking.

If this was on my local shelves labled year round as something else, i wouldn't buy it, it doesn't taste good.

ChadQuest, Sep 11, 2011
Photo of EgadBananas
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

BIG thanks to Bennettrox for this bottle!!

Pours pitch black, with a finger of dark brown colored creamy head. Dissipates to a nice creamy film.

No surprise here...there's lot's O' chocolate! Complimentary roasted notes and a slight char.

Huge chocolaty taste too. Many different tasting chocolates too. Dark, Belgian, milk, ect. It's very robust and intricate. Roasted malts and a little bit of burnt wood, no alcohol.

Full bodies and silky smooth. Slightly lingering, with great taste notes left behind.

Drinkability is excellent, and this bad mamma jamma has given me jungle fever!

EgadBananas, Sep 10, 2011
Photo of mulder1010
3.48/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

thanks to bucketboy for the bottle

Bomber poured into a tulip

A-- Poured a dark brown and settled black with just a half a finger of off white head.

S-- Chocolate, coco, coffee and some dark fruits. More of the dark chocolate variety though.

T-- coco powder, dark chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. Nothing too exciting about this beer.

M-- Lots of dark chocolate and coco powder. Very dry finish to this. Low carbonation and low feel to this. Bits of coffee here and there.

O-- Good but not outstanding. Coffee and chocolate got bigger as I drank on with this. A bit overhyped I thought.

mulder1010, Sep 07, 2011
Photo of doopiedoopiedoo
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After I got stiffed in a tade by mhl060 johnbjaeger came to the rescue and send me a Sexual Chocolate AND a BA Sexual Chocolate. The good man never tried any of these beers before so hopefully reading my review about the grandeur of these beers will make him happy. Thanks a million John!

2010 Vintage drank right before the BA version.
Poured into two snifters and shared with Jeffo during a Tuesday beer theme night.

I looked at it and saw it was dark, black... it came with a two finger tan head that left before I could say goodbye. Carbonation was visible. Purdy...

I smelled bitter chocolate, smokey oak darkfruits and a hint of sweetness. Grrreat!

First impression upon drinking is that the palate follows the nose with some added flavors like cherries and some earthy mushroom kind of flavor. Digging it!

The body is a little lighter and more airy than one might expect on such a big beer. Carbonation levels are decent.

All together a fantastic stout. Lots of hype surrounds this beer and yes, YES it is good. Recomended!

You da man, John. Jeff thanks for helping me drink this bad boy!

doopiedoopiedoo, Sep 07, 2011
Photo of TMoney2591
3.55/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

TMoney2591, Sep 04, 2011
Photo of LiquidBread219
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My 200th beer Really wanted to try this one for some time now.

A: Pours dark black with a thick, creamy layer of light brown head. The head sticks around for awhile and there is some decent lacing on this one.

S: Lots of dark fruit are in the nose, with some roasted malts and hints of coco also picked up some smokey scents in this one.

T: The roasted malt is very pronounced in the flavor. Meanwhile the dark chocolate and dark fruit take a back seat to the malt. Which kind of surprised me because I thought the chocolate notes would be stronger in this one.

M: Very soft and creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation is there but does not assault the tongue. The finish is very easy. Really thought it was done very well.

D: A very drinkable beer. I thought this beer was going to have a stronger chocolate flavor I guess mainly because of the name, however I really like the balance in the mouthfeel and flavor. The 9.7% abv goes virtually unnoticed in the finish. I'm really glad I had the opportunity to get a bottle of this beer. I probably will seek it out again really enjoyed it.

LiquidBread219, Aug 31, 2011
Photo of andrewinski1
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for sharing, Josh! Poured into a tulip. There is a large head of about 2 inches that doesn't stick around except for a thin layer of tan bubbles on top. The body is very black.

The aroma is heavy with burnt char. There is a hint of chocolate and slight grassy hop as well. Maybe a bit of burnt rubber.

The taste is heavy on the burnt character. There is some chocolate sweetness, but compared to other chocolate beers it seems minimal. I should note that several sips in I get a note of authentic bittersweet cocoa (like those 70% chocolate bars).

The body is medium to medium-heavy. The carbonation is soft and bubbly.

Not bad but definitely a disappointment. One would expect more chocolate from a beer with chocolate in the name.

andrewinski1, Aug 28, 2011
Photo of Bendurgin
2.73/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle shared by the generous Josh. Poured into a tulip. This one pours dark brown and sits black in the glass with a finger of tan head that settles down with a little bit of sticky lace.

A little bit of a smokey char aroma comes right away. Very faint chocolate aroma here. Instead of roast, I mostly get char though. This has a leathery flavor with little bit of smoke and lots of char. Honestly seems like this one was simply burned.

The feel is a bit thin for an RIS and the carbonation is soft but there.

Overall this one is a little dissapointing. Nothing bad or offensive here but just not what one would hope it would be.

Bendurgin, Aug 28, 2011
Photo of FosterJM
3.13/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

728th Review on BA
Bottle to snifter
2010 Vintage


Thanks to Gurudel for this one.

App- It was a nice mix of browns, reds for a stout but just too light. A nice one finger slightly lighter khaki colored head was there but receded quickly.

Smell- What the hell happened here? This is sexual chocolate? Its a mix of smoke, bacon and wood. I think something went very wrong.

Taste- At least on the taste of the beer its not so bad. Its still a pretty good stout but dont see what all the fuss is on this one. Nice run of the mill stout flavors and has a subdued malt presence. Not a hoppy stout either. Has a good roast note but just a tinge of that woody bacon flavor.

Mouth- A medium bodied stout with a paired carbonation level. A little velvety on the residual flavors. This was best part of this beer.

Drink- It was unremarkable for as much hype as this beer gets. I hope this was just a bad bottle or the vintage isnt as good as other. I probably wont trade for any other years after this one.

FosterJM, Aug 22, 2011
Photo of stakem
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

February 2010 release bottle #536/1000. Enjoyed with Slatetank and Kegatron. Poured into a snifter, this brew appears black in color with a dark brown head about a finger strong. The cap recedes to just a lacing across the top with leggy lacework sticking to the glass. When held to the light some clarity is seen around the edges with lighter brown and some reddish hues. A swirl revives the cap back to a finger's strength.

The smell of this brew is dark and fruity like raisins mixed with estery alcohol inclusion. This is a bit of a surprise considering this is suppose to be "sexual chocolate." More smells reveal roasted malt that comes across like a scent of chocolate coupled with tangy alcohol aspects. Some more chocolate indications are present minorly reminiscent of cocoa batter as the brew warms up. Hops seem to be present with a fruity inclusion that accents the alcohol's tangy esters. Overall quite a tangy smelling offering that is dark and fruity.

The taste is bitter roasted grains, lightly charred with raisins and alcohol. Bitter semisweet chocolate is present along with estery alcohol that is quite tangy. There is a minor note of coffee present with lots of roasted elements. The tangy inclusion seems a bit like citrus coffee beans. Much more fruited in flavor than I was expecting. The aftertaste is roasty with chocolate and coffee bitterness.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is quite tangy with alcohol and fruity hops intermingled. It is possibly more tangy and fruited than it is chocolaty which is surprising to me. Regardless it is excessively drinkable. As the brew evolved in my glass it took on a bit of a vinous, maybe even port-like quality. Overall a solid offering, one to seek out for sure.

stakem, Jul 26, 2011
Photo of Slatetank
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

thanks so much to Stakem for sharing this with Kegatron and me -enjoyed chilled from a snifter. #536 of 1000.

The color is practically black, over 70 srm according to the label which is an opaque shade with thick sandy cap that settles rapidly with a tight bead that revives into a thin cap of lace when swirled and lace sticks. The strong chocolate odor has slight spice from the cocoa nibs and light earthy twang of yeast. The slight woody malt aroma is accented by a light caramel sweetness. The texture is slightly dry and bitter with a roasted malt presence and subtle tannic tinge with mild fruitiness and slight spice with hint of yeast creaminess in the middle a gentle bitter taste is present throughout.

The taste has a lot of roast but mild chocolate, the nose carries more cocoa with a subtle spice note perhaps a bitter cocoa nib taste. The yeast adds a gentle twang of dark chocolate and slight coffee-like acidic note with slight berry undercurrent and mild toasted graininess. The dark malt is slightly astringent with a hint of hop bitterness coming in at the end of the taste. This was a great stout, I enjoyed it and was looking forward to having it in bottled form. I enjoyed a small sample on draft at Extreme beer fest, but that was years ago - this was pretty high in drinkability with some nice complexity and fits the style well. I can only guess that this is a beer you may want to taste fresh based on the cocoa flavor subtlety.

Slatetank, Jul 23, 2011
Photo of Chico1985
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Finally trying this longtime want. Traded by FourKicks. Bottle 143/1000 Feb. 2010 vintage.

Pours a sexy shade of black with a nice tan head, retains well as a thick cap eventually and leaves good lacing.

Roast/coffee forward in the scent, some chocolate and dark fruit.

Taste brings roasted malt and espresso on intensely, chocolate is there but seems a bit faded (age probably.) Caramel and lots of dark fruit easily noticeable, some smoke.

Mouthfeel felt a bit weak and thin, there is a bit of booze but not a bother.

A very good stout, the roastiness took some time to get used to but I wound up enjoying that element alot. I imagine this may be quite a different beer when fresh.

Chico1985, Jul 18, 2011
Photo of TheDudeRules
3.2/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a 7oz glass snifter.

Smell dominates of fig and dark fruit. Slight hint of bakers chocolate as it warms. A finger and a half worth of mocha head. Lacing is evident.

Taste is of smoke and peat. Teriyaki and meat coincide. This beer is chewy for all the wrong reasons. The smoke and meat dominate my mouth and flavor profile. It was hard to finish my small pour.

Honestly this was a one time experience. I wouldn't drink it again if it was free. Meat filled boring garbage.

TheDudeRules, Jul 17, 2011
Photo of cbutova
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

February 2010, thanks to Chico1985. 143/1000. Review #666, heh.

A- Pitch black into an oversized wine glass. Mocha colored head grows to a nice size and retains decently. Tons of thick lace on the glass.

S- Very, very intensely roasted up front. Cocoa comes into play nicely as well as some smoke, leather feel.

T- Roast malt forward again, one of the roastiest beers I have had. Some vanilla, caramel, coffee, tart dark fruit, cherry, raisin and smoke. You can sense some of the age.

MF- A bit thin on the body IMO. A somewhat creamy feel with high carbonation. Slight tartness.

A first I was skeptical but it grew on me with time and warmth. A good complexity opens up and it ends up very nice.

cbutova, Jul 16, 2011
Photo of rvdoorn
3.08/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from crackedkettle, 2008 vintage.
Look: the beer pours dark black color with a medium brown head
Smell: Roasted malts, coffee, caramel, sweet molasses, hops and very very light chocolate.
Taste: The taste follows the nose. Malts, old coffee, caramel and very light chocolate but also some red fruits. The beer has a sharp bittersweet aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Thin and watery body, medium carbonation
Overall: Highly overrated. Old coffee with almost no chocolate. Thin and unbalanced. Tons of better beers in this style

rvdoorn, Jul 16, 2011
Photo of cosmicevan
4.48/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Note's from Captain Lawrence Rosso Batch 3 release / tasting:

Foothills SC 2011 – a = 5, dark as night, beautiful head that hangs around and swirling the glass rebuilds it on command. Beautiful tan head. Smell has great roasted malt and chocolate smell…everything I look for in a stout. Real good. Taste follows the nose…this is awesome awesome awesome. Roasted dark chocolate malts. All day. Smooth mouth. This is solid, thick, heavy, full bodied…great carbonation, chocolate. Awesome.

--- edit 2012-02-20
2012 vintage
thanks Msquared2!

4.5 - 4 - 4.5 - 4.5 - 4.5

a - filled my duck rabbit snifter. hard pour yeilds black liquid with mocha chocolate frothy head. pretty milky and bubbly. like a milk stout, only darker...but definitely on the creamy milky side.

s - roasted chocolate malts.

t - flavor comes in with HUGE roasted malts after a hint of chocolate. then it turns bitter on the exit. clean and crisp, but more roasty than chocolatey. once a few sips in, the chocolate comes in much more than the bitterness and roast. it is really smooth and even. tastes nice.

m - coolling and bready. crisp and a bit brisk. silky and light for such a bold brew.

o - overall, i agree that this beer gets hyped quite a bit, but that being said, it *is* a solid example of the style and the chocolate is rather nice and tasty. bear in mind that chocolate imperial stouts are all the rage these days...they weren't always. i find this beer to be worthy even in today's beer market, but the way people go nuts for stuff, it is understandable that many folks were let down on this beer...after all, it is just beer and although tasty with a nice hint of gourmet chocolate...drinking this beer will not give you super powers. delicious like a marshal zhukov.

cosmicevan, Jul 05, 2011
Photo of russwbeck
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks a TON to awalk1227 for providing this in the most recent CIF, wasn't expecting any beer for sure! Special Release: January 2011.

A: Deep black pour with a large, foamy, brown head. The retention is phenomenal, leaving a thick cap atop the beer, readying the lips for the sexy, chocolately onslaught.

S: Dark chocolate, molasses, hops, smoky tones, and some booziness are all noted.

T: Chocolate and the smokiness start off the taste, followed by a similar sweetness to what I considered molasses in the smell. Huge roasty aftertaste. Some hops really balance it out well. Didn't really get any coffee in the smell, but it is obviously apparent on the backend of this. A warming alcohol presence finishes the beer off.

MF: Heavy with a slight creaminess. Carbonation seems a tad low though.

O: A really good beer. The balance between the more harsh chocolate, hops, coffee, and alcohol provides for an evolving taste you will enjoy to the last drop.

russwbeck, Jun 23, 2011
Photo of hamilton23
3.18/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Black as night with a fair amount of tan head.

S: Smoke, coffee, some roasted malts, more smoke.

T: Did I mention smoke? Wow, this is smokier than some Smoked Porters I have had. It had way too much imitation smoke flavor for my liking. Where is the chocolate?

M: Slightly oily and slick.

O: This thing should not have the word "Chocolate" in the title it should be Sexual Smoke. There was very little sweetness.

hamilton23, Jun 13, 2011
Photo of coldmeat23
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

GLASS: Snifter
TEMP: Cellared at approx 45 degrees
Super huge thanks goes out to Onenote81 for this sweet hook-up!!!
Review #700(!!!)

This thick, black, liquid gives the slightest hint of dark brown, at the edges, when backlit. The dark brown head of creamy foam is almost a finger thick. The retention is very good, leaving a surface covering film, all the way to the last drink. The lacing is in short strands which are very nicely sticky.

I'm greeted by lots of notes of smoke and leather. Somewhat unexpected, but not at all unwanted. Below these are large hints of cocoa powder, along with milk and dark chocolates and nice doses of chocolate syrup. Light traces of dark fruit sweetness. Big presence of espresso beans. Light trace of anise. A small hint of cherry-vanilla pipe tobacco. Some very earthy hops notes. Light traces of burnt toast scrapings.
I have to say that this nose is much more complex than I'd anticipated.

A huge assault of roasted malts and cocoa powder. Loads of smoke. Tons of coffee and espresso notes. A good deal of bakers chocolate. Light hints of vanilla and dark fruits. Earthy hop notes are providing some balance to the smokey, dark chocolate and coffee notes. Notes of anise, leather and more earthy hops help give the finish a nicely dry touch.
Once again, this is not nearly as one-dimensional as I'd thought that it might be.

This is medium, not-quite-full, bodied and has a low level of carbonation. The tiny bubbles lend a nice touch of creaminess to the already smooth feel of this one. It's very silky.

This is quite tasty and there is no way that I'd guess that it was 9.75%abv, if I didn't know. Way more complex than expected. I'd be a very happy guy if I were ever able to get more bottles of this one!

coldmeat23, May 31, 2011
Photo of kenneyho
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


A- Black as night with a nice caramel head.

S- Chocolate, Roasted Malts, Coffee

T- Very smooth for the ABV. Nice Chocolate and Coffee with a nice smokey after taste.

M- Medium feel and smooth.

O- Very good RIS! Definatley worth it!

Served in snifter.

kenneyho, May 25, 2011
Photo of PDXHops
3.4/5  rDev -17.5%
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.

PDXHops, May 25, 2011
Photo of KeefD
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Review from notes. 2011 edition, graciously shared by thecaptain073:

Dark brown, light khaki head, sparse lacing. Holy smokiness! There's a quite a bit of smoked malt in the nose, charred wood, tons of roast and a bit of licorice. Taste is right on par. I don't think I've had a more smokey IS. Lots of charred malts, very woody, very light chocolate present, but can't get past this smokey flavor. It's not bad, but odd and unexpected. Very earthy tasting, hoppy, some anise, licorice, and more dark bitter chocolate than the nose let on. Very interesting, very dry. Needs maybe a bit more sweetness to round things out. Mouthfeel is medium-full, perfect carbonation. Sexy Chocolate? More like Sexy Smoke! Good overall, but again, needs a bit of sweetness to balance the smoke.

KeefD, May 18, 2011
Photo of Gfunk720
3.53/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2010 vintage

A- Dark black in color, a dark chocolatey colored head. There is pretty decent lacing

S- Pretty light on the nose. I get some malt, chocolate, and some acidic coffee notes. A touch of nuttiness perhaps.

T- I get a lot of hops initially, and some touches of burnt coffee and chocolate. Not very prominent flavor for what I expected. Not as chocolatey as I imagined.

M- The body is real solid, as is the carbonation. The flavor just isn't there though. It's a little bland.

O- I have another bottle to revisit this at some point, but overall I was slightly let down. My brother sent me a hand bottle of this last year and it was much more chocolatey and thick. Maybe I over hyped this beer in my head..


Gfunk720, May 18, 2011
Photo of portia99
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 bottle courtesy of a trade with jpmclaug. Thanks Jason! Poured into a New Belgium globe as part of a blind 8 impy stout tasting.

A - Pours an opaque, near black color with a thin cappuccino head that leaves behind a thick collar and nice webs of lacing on the glass.

S - Sweet and a bit sugary. Bit of booze and milk chocolate. Overall pretty light in aroma, especially compared with the rest of the group. Really didn't get much out of this one.

T - Smokey, burnt, a bit astringent. Dark roast, burnt toast, dark chocolate on the finish.

M - Fizzy, lively, very burnt feel overall, medium bodied with medium carbonation as well.

O - Good stout - not especially complex however. Would like to see this a bit more nuanced with flavors. This is my second go around with Sexy Chocolate, unfortunately, this reinforced my initial thoughts...think hype builds this one up a bit. In our blind taste, this was a middle of the pack beer. Much prefer the barrel aged version of this.

portia99, May 16, 2011
Sexual Chocolate from Foothills Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,003 ratings.