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Sexual Chocolate - Foothills Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,017
Reviews: 429
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 1,226
Gots: 242 | FT: 21
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Foothills Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.75% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: SaCkErZ9 on 02-15-2007)
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Photo of MMAJYK
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2008 Vintage served the day before the release at Foothills.

A. Jet black with a medium brown fluffy head. The head is very sheety down the sides of the glass leaving rings on every sip.

S. Cocoa, milk chocolate, cream, and coffee.

T. Rich milk chocolate with a nice coffee accent. Very smooth-smoother than the 09-and well blended. A touch of raisins and cream round out the taste.

M. Thick and chewy, oatmeal like. Very slick, though, and creamy.

D. For a big beer, this is way too drinkable. I could hurt myself on this one. Believe the hype, people.

MMAJYK, Feb 11, 2009
Photo of beachbum1975
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a couple of these on tap on Sexual Chocolate Day 09 (2/7/2009). 2008 Vintage

Poured into a Foothills nonic a highly viscous black with a nice creamy tan head. The head wasn't too big, maybe 1/8 inch, but looked very inviting.

Smells of heavily roasted malts, dark chocolate, sweet molasses, mild coffee and an overall pleasing sweetness.

VERY smooth and easy to drink. Much like the nose and all wrapped together very gracefully. Age did this beer well and in my opinion, 1 year aging is where it hits its' prime (Though I have not had the 09 fresh yet).

The mouthfeel was lightly creamy and think bodied, but not too thin. Just the right amount to make this dangerously drinkable. Alcohol was masterfully hidden, so watch out...

Highly drinkable and highly recommended. Smooth as silk.

beachbum1975, Feb 10, 2009
Photo of ncstateplaya
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2008

Black as night, blacker than any coffee you could imagine. A great peanut butter head directly out of the tap. The head seemed to have lightened as it dissipated, forming a sweet ring around the surface. There was no lacing to speak of. This beer would have been so much sexier had it filled an imperial pint glass, but I digress.

Sexual chocolate is definitely more coffee forward altough there is plenty of bitter chocolate in the background. There is a nice smokiness about it...it truely smells dark and chewy.

The smokiness and coffee flavors steal the show. Very malty with just enough hops. Nutty flavors persist and you can sense just a touch of alcohol on the finish.

A little less than perfect, I found it to be medium bodied with great carbonation. It is very smooth and the carbonation tickles on its way down. The only downer is that it was much lighter than I had expected and hoped for.

Extremely high drinkability. It is by no means a filling beer. I could easily drink bombers by the pair, unfortunately I was 7 people late this year. So I guess I have to settle for the few on tap.

ncstateplaya, Feb 09, 2009
Photo of bhalter8
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was thrilled to try the 2008 on tap at the 2009 bottle release. After standing in line for hours, I can safely say it was well worth it. Poured into a snifter, it is a deep, dark ink black color and a fairly thin dark brown head. It sure looks incredible, and smell doesn't let down either, the intense chocolate, burnt coffee, and strong malts combine to make quite the enticing aroma. This 2008 vintage blows you away in the taste department. It seems the alcohol has muted enough to allow all the other flavor components, the chocolate, the coffee, the malts, to overtake the flavor. It is a dense beer, but far thinner than the 2009 release, I assume due to aging. The subdued carbonization is also nice. All combine to make strong RIS, in both flavor and ABV, that still tastes, and drinks easy. I am thoroughly impressed, and may now have to hold off those '09 bottles for a while.

bhalter8, Feb 08, 2009
Photo of scifan
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

So excited to finally try this. Me and the wife went today and scored eight bottles of this truly wonderful stuff. I hope it's good as we waited about three hours for it. Meet some wonderful people and drank some awesome beers. Anyway back to the review.

Poured jet black into a sniffer. A nice head forms but fades fairly quickly to a small foamy ring. Leaves little to no lacing as I consume this heavenly stout.

Smells great. Some nice chocolate aromas that blends well with some coffee notes as well. picking up a little alcohol as well but just barely. Wish the nose was a little bigger on this one. what is there is good but wanted more

There are some nice chocolate flavors in there maybe not as much as the name would suggest but they are there. Blends well with lovely coffee and a hint of dark molasses. Has some nice sweetness on the front followed by a bitter coffee and alcohol. Lovely beer.

Feels very nice in the mouth. Very smooth and creamy at first but a little thin in the finish. Would like a little more heft at the end.

Very drinkable at almost 10 percent I can detect very little alcohol at all. This stuff is going down way to easy. Better be careful there won't be anymore till next year.

scifan, Feb 08, 2009
Photo of Klgkenny
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Caveat: this is my first BIG beer release, and after waiting three and a half hours in line, this beer is bound to be excellent. I will make every attempt to be impartial.

Bottle 309/600, 2009 vintage.

This beer is beautiful. On the outside and the inside. The 22 oz bottle has a beautiful label, and it pours a coal black, opaque body into my pint glass. An aggressive pour develops a tall, chunky, khaki head. After slowly dissipating, the head leaves a screen of lace behind.

The aroma is BEAUTIFUL! Chocolate, molasses, and coffee blend into something heavenly. My only gripe is that the smell isn't BIG enough.

Tastes like chocolate and molasses. A slight aftertaste of bitter, day old coffe grinds. Near the end, a wash of alcohol cleanses the sweetness leaving behind the acrid coffee taste.

On the frontside, this beer is creamy and bold in the mouth, but on the back end, it seems to thin out. I'd love to have a thicker, more substantial texture out of this.

If it were readily available, this would stand comfortably as a special occasion sipper, but with the limited release (600 bottles this year) it's really a once a year type thing... And I can't wait for a special occasion, so happy saturday to me.

Klgkenny, Feb 08, 2009
Photo of StarlightSeraph
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Foothills this morning...

Appearance: Jet black, with a thin, chocolate brown head. I didn't see the pour, but a good quarter-inch of head lingered for the entire glass. Decent lacing.

Smell: Chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, hints of the alcohol seeping through.

Taste: Wow. Incredibly smooth, especially for a 10.00 ABV. The alcohol is hidden well. A little bit of it still comes through, but it doesn't do anything to take away from the taste. Roasted malts dominate, with layers of subtle chocolate in the background. I wouldn't consider this a 'chocolate flavored beer', per se, but there are chocolate hints.

Mouthfeel: EXACTLY how a RIS should feel. Incredibly thick and creamy, and perfectly carbonated. Coated the inside of the mouth, keeping the taste lingering.

Drinkability: Exceptionally smooth. Dangerously drinkable for an RIS. It is an exceptional beer, well worth the hype, and it's unfortunate it's only available once a year.

NOTE: Foothills also had some of the '08 vintage on tap, and I was fortunate enough to sample that next to the '09. It was much mellower, and the chocolate notes were not nearly as present. It's a much different experience, and personally, I think I like this beer better fresh.

StarlightSeraph, Feb 07, 2009
Photo of CrellMoset
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sexual Chocolate, on tap at Foothills Brewing Company on the release night. Served (the first glass) in a 10 oz. footed nonic, as well as (the second glass) in a 10 oz. goblet.

Appearance: When this one arrived, there was no head remaining on it (the second glass did come with some head, and though it was nice, with a fine-bubble structure, a relatively robust-colored cocoa brown). There was, however, a nice healthy sheen of snow a relatively full, deep cocoa collar. The color of the body itself is deep, robust, coffee-like, though some light does seep through around the peripheries, rendering the body a lighter ruby brown. The lacing is a little weak, however, speckly, a little runny, blob-like and isolated.

Aroma: Very earthy, and though the chocolate is definitely there, it's almost more toast than cocoa. Tons of bitter notes are also present, not hop like, but more a result of the earthy, toasted astringencies.

Taste: Tons of bitter astringencies lend a definite air of bittersweet chocolate, though with plenty of toast, a strong milky impression, coffee, faint fruits - perhaps currants, perhaps raisins, but darker - and no alcohol at all. No burn, no prickle. Very nice. Though the name is perhaps not apropos - this one definitely isn't overwhelmingly chocolately (it's no Choklat), it's nice. Also, it definitely improves as it warms, borderline 4.5. Okay, 4.5 it is.

Mouthfeel: Very full, and incredibly well-carbonated in a surprisingly not-that-thick body. The carbonation makes it almost light and ethereal in places. It's nonetheless very even, smooth. Tone down the carbonation ever so slightly, and it'd be a perfectly creamy, even 5.0.

Drinkability: For an RIS? A definite 4.5. The 10.0% is nowhere to be found; the flavors aren't too intense, too over the top; it's not too thick, too sweet, too creamy, too heavy. It's just a nice, flavorful, smooth, well-carbonated RIS. I easily downed two glasses of this one, and could have gone for several more. If you're in the area, get this one on tap while you can. And if you can trade for a bottle, do it. I'd love to see what this one does with a little bit of age on it, see if the bitterness fades a little - I'll be picking up plenty of bottles to test out that theory.

CrellMoset, Feb 07, 2009
Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

"Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place."

--Billy Crystal

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.

BuckeyeNation, Jan 23, 2009
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4.65/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottle 96/500, courtesy of brdc (thanks Daniel).

I had this side-by-side with several other big and rare stouts (Darkness, Dark Lord, and Kate the Great). Thus I was able to make comparisons which often elude me when imbibing a single bottle in a sitting. In this case I can say that Sexual Chocolate tastes and smells a lot like Dark Lord, but has a less massive mouthfeel (Dark Lord seemed twice as viscous). Dark Lord is a sipper for this very reason, so to me Sexual Chocolate is immensely drinkable.

The beer is dark black with a nice initial 2-finger foam. The smell was not as chocolaty as I expected from the name, but was really rich with malts and dark fruits (like I said, similar to Dark Lord). The taste was really good too, lots of roasted malt, rich with sweetness and a little chocolate, very flavorful. The body was just thick enough in my opinion, even as it seemed less substantial than Dark Lord. Drinkability couldn't be improved for such a large and flavorful stout. It really goes down easily.

TurdFurgison, Jan 03, 2009
Photo of weeare138
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Much thanks to Tomdecapolis for breaking out this highly anticipated bottle...
Bottle # 15.
Appears an opaque black with a deep, dark tan head that quickly fades out. Tiny speckles of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of cocoa, ripe fruit, Baker's chocolate, and a hint of smoked malts.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with more of a black grape flavor pulling through. Again, a hint of smoke is detected.
Mouthfeel is full bodied, creamy, fruity, with mild spices and a burnt grain like flavor smaking me before the swallow.
Pretty good beer but it didn't live up to the hype IMO.

weeare138, Dec 31, 2008
Photo of badbeer
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured black with red hues around the edges. Head was a dark beige color, but didn't last too long. Chocolate-y aroma, some ash and strong roast, perhaps some lactose, and some alcohol came out as it warmed. Taste started out with the strong dark roast, similar to The Abyss, but where the Abyss powers on with ash, this transforms elegantly into dark chocolate and sweet lactose flavors. Smooth is a good word to describe it. Carbonation was on the lower side and body was medium bodied. If I can be picky, I'd give the taste a little above an 8, but not quite a 9, so I'll add in an extra point to the overall. Big thanks to Cole and his roommate for the sample!

badbeer, Dec 27, 2008
Photo of hopdog
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle shared courtesy of TomDecapolis. Bottle # 15/500.

Poured a dark black color with brown at the edges and a smaller sized light brown head. Aromas of roast, chocolate-cocoa, caramel, and molasses. Tastes of cocoa, caramel, dark fruits, and a lighter roastiness.

hopdog, Dec 19, 2008
Photo of brdc
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle 224/500, courtesy of thorshammer. Poured into a snifter.

Nice looking, but not as thick as I expected. One shade below pitch black which allows for a minimal reddish highlight. Cocoa colored head, but little retention or lacing.
Aroma is roasted, dark malts, some fruitiness, and chocolate, but a lot less chocolate on the aroma that the name would lead me to believe. The nice aroma is actually a bit on the weak side for a RIS.
Not full bodied as I expected, but velvety on the palate.
Chocolate here is much more noticeable than on the aroma, along with some roasted malts, rarely burnt providing mild acidity. There is very little of that burnt, acrid, acid taste described by others, presumably because I am drinking this quite warm, which appears to be the way to go. Mostly sweet, with some balancing roasted bitterness, but not near 85 IBUs as the bottle states. Compared to the ridiculously bitter 88 IBU rogue RIS that I recently had, this is quite sweet (more balanced, really) - and significantly better.

brdc, Dec 04, 2008
Photo of gford217
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've been wanting to try this one for quite a while so big thanks to kp for opening a bottle at the Brick Store.

This one pours pitch black, with no light coming through at all. The tan head is small and bubbly and leaves good lacing.

This is one of the best aromas I've had in a beer. It's sweet, like malted milk balls - dark malts with sweet chocolate on top. There is dark fruit and hints of coffee as well.

The taste is fantastic as well with a huge roasted malt backbone that is extremely well balance by generous milk chocolate and dark fruit sweetness. The finish actually has a slight espresso bitterness, but only as a complementary piece of this complex brew.

The mouthfeel is so smooth, but with ample carbonation that helps coat the mouth completely in the semi-sweet goodness.

I am thoroughly impressed with this beer and would rate it among my favorite imperial stouts. I may be slightly biased to the sweeter side of things, but either way this is a world class beer. Thanks again to kp for sharing this one.

gford217, Nov 15, 2008
Photo of egajdzis
3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured an opaque black color with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, some smoke, chocolate, dried fruits, caramel, and a hint of spice. Taste of roast, charred malts, some caramel, dark chocolate, molasses, with dark fruits, and pronounced alcohol in the finish.

egajdzis, Nov 09, 2008
Photo of BEERchitect
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

BEERchitect, Nov 03, 2008
Photo of rye726
4.78/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Oh my, this is some tasty stuff. Pours a near black color with a creamy brown head. Huge nose of chocolate, coffee and sweet fruity malts. Taste follows suit. Lots of chocolate over a very nice stout. Chocolate is well balanced. Creamy body goes down well. Delicious. Anyone want to trade for a bottle of this?

rye726, Oct 25, 2008
Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to Gillard for this one.

Bottle # who cares/500. Pours a deep impenetrable black with a nice light tan head that cascades for just a quick second, but sticks around in an ice cream fashion leaving nice chunky thick lace.

Nose is fairly complex. Certainly some roated malt and a bit of chocolate. Some slight coffee and a larger than normal amount of graininess. Also a small touch of dark fruit in here and a bit of alcohol.

Taste follows pretty closely, with immeadiate roasted malt profile. Chocolate is not as present as the name or label would indicate. Some cocao bitterness. Coffee flavors are here, but certainly not strong or dominant. Slick dark fruit is more noticeable than your average impy stout. A good roastiness in here. Sweet lick through the middle is pretty pronounced. Molassassey. A good bitter bite on the finish. Aftertaste is mostly roasted malt and some dark fruit.

Mouthfeel is thinner than i would like but still very good for the style, and sufficiently viscous. Slick in the mouth through the middle, but deosnt hang on like an oatmeal impy or anything. Bitter and fairly dry finish.

Drinkability is strong, certainly for the abv, but this one does have about 6 or 7 months on it I beleive. Certainly not too difficult to enjoy the whole bomber, although make no mistake, you will know when you are done with it. haha.

Overall a very nice and well crafted imperial stout from Foothills. Good to see more good beer coming out of the south. Second time ive tried this one and it certainly made a bigger impression this time than last. Nothing too tricky about this one, it is just a solid representation of the style, with no adjunct madness or gimmicky feel. Just a good solid well made imperial stout. Gotta appreciate that. Good beer. Probably wont change your life, but defenitely worth trying to find a bottle or two. Great.

AKBelgianBeast, Oct 23, 2008
Photo of Crosling
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opaque, very appropriate black color. Like "Dark Lord Light," this ale is very heavily sweet with flavors of cherries, dark fruits and chocolate cake. Excellent flavor and aroma intensity, with a coating texture as well. Complex, with dessert-like malts. Very long finish on this bad boy. Undeniably one of the stand out beers at GABF 2008.

Crosling, Oct 18, 2008
Photo of srandycarter
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle 377/500

A - pours black with .5 inch mocha head which reduces to ring. Thin sticky lacing.

S - Smoky burnt coffee. Sweet cocoa backing it up.

T - Deep roasted malt, some coffee and mocha. Slightly sharp astringent note at finish.

M - medium to thick, fair coating, nice balance and carb.

D - For the style, pretty damn drinkable!

+++
Update
2.09 release.
WAY better. Big, chocolate, harsh yet balanced. Makes you want more. This is par with the hype. YUM.
+++

srandycarter, Oct 17, 2008
Photo of HopDerek
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The greatest of thanks to Kegatron for providing me with one of his bottles.

bottle #336 out of 500, poured into a Becker glass.

Pours a thick jet black color with no light passing through and 1 finger of creamy burnt tan head. Nice lasting retention yields good lacing that slides down the glass. Smells of coffee, chocolate, smoke, roasted malt, vanilla, walnuts, dark fruits, and a touch of alcohol. Tastes of chocolate syrup right from the start followed by molasses, black coffee, plums and cherries, vanilla, caramel, and roasted malt. Finishes with a bitterness of espresso beans, anise, cocoa powder, and alcohol. Full in body and low in carbonation. Smooth and creamy with a nice bitter bite, but the sweetness outlasts the bitter in the aftertaste department. A good balance between sweet chocolate and bitter coffee. Very easy to drink and quite delicious. Hopefully Foothills will be able to make more of this soon, otherwise I just may have to head down there myself for the next release to stock up.

HopDerek, Sep 25, 2008
Photo of DaveHS
3.63/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to francisweizen for sharing this one.
I gotta say, considering how much everyone is raving over this one, I was pretty dissappointed. A better than average, but in no way exceptional RIS.
A: Pours with a light brown head that slowly recedes. Leaves a small amount of light brown lacing. Seems overcarbonated.

S: Roasty malts, condensed milk and vanilla. Bittersweet chocolate

M: Too thin for the style, but far from the worst I've encountered. The carbonation is just too much. Maybe its just the bottle we got, but it's pretty distracting.

D: If it were a little more available, I'd drink it about as much as I drink Old Rasputin. Which is a few times a month. Overall, a good if not overrated RIS.

DaveHS, Sep 16, 2008
Photo of JonathanL7890
4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to stopbarking for sharing this at the BA tasting.
Poured into a 2 oz sampler glass. 1 finger brown head. Opaque black.
Smell is chocolate, roasty , slight hoppiness - the spicy kind.
Taste molassesey bittersweet chocolate. Very well balanced.
Creamy smooth mothfeel.
Drinkability - excellent. Just like a tasty dessert. No notice of the 10% alcohol

JonathanL7890, Sep 10, 2008
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4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed back on 888, reviewed from fairly meticulous notes. Shared with SAS, Inflatablechair, and theotherbeerguy.

My share poured into a Chimay goblet. The bottle came from a trade of mine with AtlBeerDog a while back.. 295/500.

Brew is black with a tan head that doesn't stick around forever and left spotty lacing.

Aroma is chocolate of course with abundant yeasty fruitiness. raisins and some burnt grains ... maybe a little cherry.

Flavor is more than a little burnt even for a RIS. bittersweet chocolate and cocoa is a little harsh.. cold coffee and raisin and a little bit of plum as it warms. Body seems a little thin for the style and an abundant carbonation doesn't help.

Overall, I will say overrated, but I still want another bottle just to make sure I wasn't too impressed :-)

4/4.5/4/4/4.5

JohnGalt1, Aug 19, 2008
Sexual Chocolate from Foothills Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,017 ratings.