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Sexual Chocolate - Foothills Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,144
Reviews: 440
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 1,262
Gots: 294 | FT: 25
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North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.75% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: SaCkErZ9 on 02-15-2007

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Ratings: 1,144 | Reviews: 440
Photo of sholland119
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Blind Beer BIF, Round 4. Beer #3.

S-Lovely. Sweet with hints of burnt oak and vanilla. Toasted marshmallow and perhaps some bourbon and molasses. Very inviting.

T-Sweet and roasty in the front in equal measure, then the smoky notes take over. Very pleasant taste, nicely complex, roastiness gives way to sweetness in the finish. Delicious.

M-Medium bodied, rich but not wearying to the palate at all. Very very nice.

D-I am guessing the ABV on this is low double digits so one is probably plenty. But this is quite delicious.

HV

Photo of macktbone
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

# 307 of 600
This was to celebrate the first born of my beer partner so Sexual Chocolate was perfect.

A- Obsidian in color with a lacey milk chocolate head.
S- malted chocolate milk, vanilla, mild coconut.
T- more of an edge than I expected, nice chocolate flavor with a touch of coffee but distracted by the mouthfeel.
M- medium to light mouthfeel for the style and I was hoping for more.
D- since it is one of 600 bottles made I'll savor it but it still doesn't compare to some of the the other chocolates I've had.

Photo of Drazzamatazz
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 bottle shared last night at a stout tasting.

A: Pours really dark with a nice mocha cap even in my tasting glass. Tons of body on this one, just coats the glass as I swirl away.

S: First and foremost if the chocolate, nice bitter dark chocolate gets pushed to the front by the deeply roasted grains while dark fruit notes float in and out of the mix.

T: I'm getting a lot of chocolate still, as expected, but the cocoa nibs really gave this some nice sweet dark fruit flavors that get brought into balance with the bitter cut. An almost herbal/mineral flavor can be found in the finish. Flavors definitely hang with this one.

M: Medium bodied with carbonation to match, I think a year did this one some good. Body seems spot on with some nice warmth but no real "heat" to speak of.

D: I may now have to seek out the barrel aged version. After getting my bottle last year I was thinking it might actually fall into the over-hyped camp, but considering what I gave up for it I'm very pleased. It really stood out against all the other stouts.

Photo of htomsirveaux
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz. bottle tried 19 Feb 2011. 2011 version. Served in ~300 mL Maudite snifter. Courtesy of OrgasmicChemist, thanks!

Small brown head quickly dissipates. Moderate carbonation. Dark brown with reddish highlights. Aroma is dominated by coffee, some dark chocolate, licorice. Lots of coffee to start, licorice. Lots of dark bitter chocolate. Coffee and espresso. Middle and finish is fairly dry and bitter. Lingering slightly astringent aftertaste.

Thought this would be a little sweeter.

Photo of Spider889
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Photo of Sean9689
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
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

Photo of MbpBugeye
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Photo of drowninginhops
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

Photo of argock
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap in a clear 10oz snifter/goblet at beer Run (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Black with 1/2-finger of light brown, tightly bubbled head with good retention and scattered lacing down the glass.

S: Dark fruit, chocolate, black coffee, and earthy hops were the most striking. The toasted edge to the aroma rounds it out nicely.

T: Enjoyable for sure, but not as complex as some other heavy hitters in the style category (Expedition Stout, GIBCS, Founders IS). Well- rounded dark malt fruitiness combines with a big dose of dark chocolate and softer coffee flavors and ends with a tobacco, earthy hops note that is substantial and more than I would have given the nose credit for, maybe because the acrid flavors mount with warming and time.

M: Exceptional on the palate with creamy, thick full body and low carbonation.

D: I really enjoyed this, but I still would still pick others I like more because of more complex malt flavor.

Photo of czfreeman
4/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Photo of unclejimbay
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance?
deep dark black, short tan head/cap.

smell?
Evident coffee, and sublte chocolate aromas

taste?
dry chocolate flavor. More of a dark cocoa and roasted malts flavor.

mouthfeel?
full bodied stout

I enjoyed this brew at a Rare Stout night tasting, thanks to CampusCrew and the other generous BAs. This is a fine made imperial stout for sure, but not one of the standouts as we expected during our 20+ bottle tasting. This seems a bit overly hyped, but still an impressive stout indeed.

Photo of busternuggz
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Foothills.
Opaque brownish black with a 1/4" creamy brown head, settles to a thin film. Leaves thick lacing.
Pretty faint nose. I get some cocoa, molasses, and char. Comes out a little more as it warms.
Big difference in the taste. Massive roastiness followed by baking chocolate, smoke, and some softer, sweeter chocolate on the finish with a long, bitter aftertaste and a little bit of char. I want to say there's a hint of vanilla in the middle too. Just a touch of sweetness in the middle/end, but mostly dry, roasty, and richly bitter. There's a fudge brownie quality that comes out as it warms (still fairly dry).
Very nice texture, medium bodied, comes on dry but a nice viscous creaminess rolls in before fading out dry again. More creaminess comes out as it warms up some.
The roastiness balances it out nicely, making it pretty drinkable for an RIS. It's never too thick or cloying. Handles the ABV pretty well too.
Maybe not as good as the hype, but it has character and stands out from a lot of the same old imperial stouts I've had.

Photo of CampusCrew
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

appearance: deep dark black, nearly ebony, loaded head

smell: loaded coffee, and sublte chocolate aromas

taste: dry chocolate flavor. which I was happy it was not sweet. but still a little plain.

mouthfeel: full bodied stout

drinkability: we had a rare sout party is this was one of the selectons. I was a little diasppotinted here with this one. Hyped up alot. Good, not all world though.

Photo of yessri
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Barley's Taproom in Asheville had it on tap, so I took the plunge. Served in a 10.5 oz goblet, it appeared a bit viscous, color like a black hole that became brown for second, but still captured all the light. Medium brown head sank quickly. Smelled of dark roast coffee with bittersweet chocolate and a hint of sweetness lifted out by an ethanol note. This is a very well made beer, with few defined edges when tasting. Great mouthfeel, tastes rather like licking bittersweet chocolate which has been dipped in strong coffee. Not really complex, but tasty. I don't think it is amazing, but a very good beer which buried the 10% alcohol expertly. The gentleman next to me offered that "that's a good beer" and followed with "all beer is good - it's wet and it has alcohol". I discovered he had downed three of the Sexual Chocolate from his forelorn looking wife when he went to the bathroom. Prost!

Photo of russpowell
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this from Rbald42, cheers Ryan!

Pours ebony with 3 fingers of effervescent brown head. Slightly vicious look to this, Good lacing & average head retention

S: Dark chocolate, faint coffee & some boozeyness & dark fruit once warm

T: Coffee, charred grain & dark chocolate up front. Chocolate & coffee blend well as this warms, vanilla & charred wet grain mingle in as well, plus a bit of licorice. Finishes dry with charred grain, dark cherry & herbal hops

MF: Medium bodied & somewhat assertive carbonation, smooths out over time, becomes fairly slick & warming

Drinks very easy, ABV is concealed nicely. I enjoyed this one, not the best out there, but one I would buy on a regular basis if possible, reminds me a lot of Victory at Sea, I'm sure the barrel aged version is even tastier

Photo of thagr81us
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 Vintage! Served from firkin into a shaker. Poured pitch black with a minimal khaki colored head. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate, and vanilla. THe flavor was of roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, cream, and slight sweet malt. It had a heavy feel on the palate with low-mild carbonation. Overall this was an excellent brew as always. This could probably use some carbonation, which made it better from the tap in my opinion. Had the tap version right after a glass from the firkin and enjoyed it quite a bit more due to the additional carbonation. Good well balanced flavor and aroma going on here. An absolute must try for sure.

Photo of n2185
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a jet black with a finger of light tan head. Head retention and lacing are both quite good.

S: roasted malt up front followed by some semi-sweet chocolate. There are some smoky aromas there as well as a bit of alcohol aroma on the finish.

T: roasted, smoky malt up front. Then comes some creamy chocolate and coffee flavors. The hops give a nice kick at the end, blending well with the bitter coffee flavor.

M: very thick and creamy with little carbonation. Quite nice.

D: Overall, a good imperial stout. Not the greatest or necessarily worth the hype, but a good stout nonetheless.

Photo of mechamifune
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

review of a 2010 bottle

Pours a very dark brown/near black into a sifter. A very slight dark tan head forms and goes away within a minute. Looks a bit dead in the glass. Some slight lacing. In the pour it looks a little thin, as opposed to the motor oil like appearance of some other "big" stouts.

Smell is sweet malt with obvious chocolate notes and I think some toffee in there as well. Pleasant smelling all in all though not as floral as others in the category.

Taste is actually a little better than the smell. Some sweetness upfront then lingers with chocolate notes and finishes with a little bitterness. Reminds of a little of Darkness in the taste.

Mouthfeel is a little too watery for the flavors presented. Not bad per se, but I feel like it could stand to be a little creamier. Actually the taste profile now is making me think alittle more of 10-50 with a lighter body.

The lighter mouthfeel though contributes to a higher drinkability. A very well made and pleasant to drink beer. I'm not so sure it belongs in the upper echelon of "big" imperial stouts, but I have had it many times and enjoyed it thorougly every time.

Photo of ddtprm
4.87/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Enjoyed this beer on tap on 2/4/11 from Brixx Pizza in South Charlotte along side a pizza with proscuitto, artichoke, olives, garlic, and mushroom. ...Dang, I'm hungry again. $6 for a shaker pint.

Appearance is a deep, dark black with no light shining through. It had a beautiful 2 finger deep brown head that lasted quite a while. Lacing was above average. It wasn't until I reached the very bottom of the glass was I able to see any light through the beer.

This brew smells glorious. Semisweet chocolate and dark roast coffee dominate here. Some high abv beers you can really smell the booze...not so here.

Taste...OH DEAR GOD. Foothills seriously knocks it out of the park and into the next zip code with this one. Hardly a hint of alcohol. The taste follows the smell here. Absolutely exceptional.

Mouthfeel is actually not nearly as chewy and viscous as I was expecting. It is very creamy and smooth. It has the consistency of whole milk. I actually enjoyed this aspect of it a lot more than I expected to.

What really takes this beer over the top is its drinkability. Big beers like this can scare a lot of beer novices. Especially ones as dark as this. Our waitress, who at her own admittance is not a beer drinker, said it was love at first sip. This beer goes down amazingly quickly and easy. It seemed to have been served right around 50 degrees, which i would say is the perfect temp. There is absolutely zero alcohol bite or off bitterness you might expect with a chocolate heavy beer.

I had 3 pints of this stuff during dinner and easily could have had more. Yeah...it's THAT good. Seek this stuff out. NOW.

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Foothills Brewing Co. during SC release weekend - 1/28/11 & 1/29/11

*I should note that both the 2011 and the 2009 were on tap. For the purposes of this reivew, I will be covering the 2011.

A: Dark heady brown, fading to black. It isn't the most viscous stout I've seen, though it's certainly near the top of the list. Moderate unsticky head, minimal lacing.

S: Very very nice, the highlight of this brew. Rich hints of dark chocoa nibs and a faint trace of herbacious hops.

T: Good. Very good in fact. But not great, not the "wow" I was expecting. Everything I tend to look for in an RIS is there: a minor essence of hops up front, slight spice on the mid-palate and the malty backbone on the finish. Where I found a slight - shall I say nick in the paint, is the chocolate, the heavy amount of Hershey's syrup I got all the way through. I felt that there wasn't a sense of balance. I'm all for EXTREME!!! - believe me, I am. But I find that the absolute best beers, regardless of how far the envelope is pushed, find balance between every ingredient used. For as much as I enjoyed this one, I did not find the balance that I had hoped for. Instead, I found a melted Hershey's Kiss in my mouth.

M: A slight bit flabby and thin considering all the cocoa running through it's veins. I would tone down the carbonation levels, and create a beer with a bit more weight and viscosity. What is being presented is certainly above average, but again not what I had expeted.

O: I am overjoyed to have had this on tap. Though I found it not to be the best RIS I've ever consumed, it is definitely in the upper echelon. To be honest, my expectations were through the roof - this is (dare I say) a whale, and one I had been dreaming of trying for some time.

With a little bit of age in proper storing conditions, I honestly believe this young and brash 2011 vintage will be marvelous, as the '09 was remarkable.

Photo of Chaney
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this on tap on-going for the last 2 days/nights at Sexual Chocolate Day 2011. I had both the 11' version and the 08' one.

A: Poured black as night, with a nice mocha head that remained at least a ring around the brew throughout the entire session. Only a higher power would be able to tell the carbonation level.

S: Very intense coffee notes, with.... you guessed it.... chocolate imbedded in the dark madness. No soy sauce or anything of that nature just yet.

T: Here is where the two versions I tried differ. The 08' was MUCH sweeter and fruitier than the 2011. The finish was substantially less dry and had a very milk chocolate candy quality. The 2011, while still very good, had sort of a sawdust flair on the finish that reminded me of a dark, unsweetened, baker's chocolate.

M: 2008: Chewy and very sweet. The licorice blended into the cocoa quite well. 2011: Very dry, bitter, and not as smooth in general. Both were thick in texture and carbonated satisfactorily for the style.

D: I'm giving the 2008 an A- and the 2011 a B+. However, both are very worthy entries in a very competitive style.

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours jet black with a tan like head. In the aroma, sweet chocolate, roasty malt, and an alcohol hint. In the taste, chocolate, a bit creamy and a roasty malt all the way through. A small bite and a medium to big bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry chocolate aftertaste. 85 IBUs but not too hoppy, hides the alcohol, but can still feel the heat, but a nice chocolate flavor.

Photo of cbros
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving type- 2009 vintage bottle number 381 poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours ink black with an inital 3 finger tan lace that dissolves into a nice lace that stays until the end of the pour. This beer is a very nice looking pour. Good eye candy.

S- Notes start with chocolate(duh) with an undertone assortment of tabacco, coffee, and a slight alcohol finish. Decent smell, but in my opinion the part of the beer that is lacking.

T- A very nice tasting beer where the chocolate starts and the combination of tobacco and coffee finish it off. As the beer warms the assortment of flavors become more prominent. I wish I had let this beer sit out a little more before opening it. Overall a very smooth and flavorable drinking beer that I feel the 2 year wait did some good.

I have been saving this beer and finally figured what the hell might as well open it. This is a good beer, on par with the other 'big' name RIS's. Of course the label art alone makes this beer a must have.

Photo of hopsbreath
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted 12-19-2010 Review from notes. Vintage 2009. Thanks to MADhombrewer for sharing this by way of cbros. Enjoyed along with WitchesBrew and TulipSnifter.

A: Very dark brown with a fluffy light tan head that regresses to a nice cap. Some spotty lacing makes this look good. 4/5

S: The touch of smoke here is unmistakable and quite surprising. Some under-ripe blackberries, licorice, and dark cocoa dust help bring the nose to life. 4.5/5

T: Bitter chocolate (duh), anise, grape skin/seed, and a touch of tartness make this one a fairly unique deal. 4/5

M: Low carbonation and a lightly sticky finish are pretty appropriate for the style. It's on the heavy side of moderate so the body is good. 4/5

D: Overall I would like another. It's a good and interesting beer that can rival several other big stouts rated higher in my opinion. Worth trying. 4/5

Photo of CBlack85
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Duckworths in Charlotte, served in a pint glass.

The beer is completely black with no highlights, even when held up to the light. There is a big, creamy,light brown colored head that slowly recedes leaving behind lots of sticky lacing.

Lots of dark/semi-sweet chocolate (I really expected more creamy milk chocolate aromas), roasted malts, and coffee. There are also some smaller hints of dark fruit, toffee, caramel, and molasses that round out the nose. Very nice, appealing aroma that draws you in, and makes your mouth water.

The dominant flavors are that of roasted malts, molasses, some coffee, and to a lesser degree dark chocolate. I expected a huge chocolate bomb, but the use of chocolate seems to be an accent, rather than the focus of the beer. A slight smoky/charred flavor adds a bit of bitterness that balances well with the sweet flavors. Just a hint of alcohol burn that becomes more noticable as the beer warms, but still never tips you off the the big 9.75% ABV. A very well crafted beer. Full bodied and mildly carbonated, dangerously easy to drink and very smooth.

Beers with this much hype surrounding them can oftentimes disappoint. This one does not, I am not sure that it is the best RIS that I have ever consumed, but it definately deserves the fanfare.

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Sexual Chocolate from Foothills Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,144 ratings.