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Sexual Chocolate - Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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Reviews: 438
Hads: 1,195
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 7.6%
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Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub visit their website
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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Reviews: 438 | Hads: 1,195
Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
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. (1,883 characters)

Photo of Crosling
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
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. (340 characters)

Photo of srandycarter
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
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.
+++ (475 characters)

Photo of HopDerek
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
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. (1,015 characters)

Photo of DaveHS
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
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. (712 characters)

Photo of JonathanL7890
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
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 (357 characters)

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
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 (809 characters)

Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle #340 of 500.

Another one of those beers that has been beckoning me from the cellar.

Three fingers of chunky foam carry a beautiful milk chocolate colored head. Slowly fades showing nice retention. Body is thick and black as Hersheys syrup. Nose has lots of zesty roasted malts and some mineral nuttiness with a hint of coco at the end. Initially as you take first sip the chocolate feel is very smooth and almost milky creamy like. The deeply roasted malts really carry this flavor through the palate with grace. The dark chocolate takes over on the back of the tongue with a nice even bitter feel that is very pleasant. The mouthfeel is a attractive roasted bitter feel and slightly thick. A wonderfully drinkable sipper and my new favorite chocolate beer. (767 characters)

Photo of Kegatron
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle into a snifter. Thanks to Barscream for splitting one of his bottles that we got at the official release back in February.

Pours an absolute dense black with a ½ finger of burnt mocha (with an almost red tinge) colored head. Great creamy retention that flairs up instantly when swirled and leaves a big cascade of lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma is chock full of rich chocolate notes, tons of zippy coffee, dark roasted malts, a bit of smoke, and just a tingle of heat.

The taste is once again a thick blend of chocolate and roasted coffee bitterness that do a very good job of balancing each other out. Some sticky dark fruit tang emerges the more it warms, as does some subtle notes of roasted smokiness. The mouthfeel is full bodied with a creamy carbonation up front that slickens out a bit toward the finish. The overall feel has definitely smoothed out with a little time in the bottle. A bit of the sharp bitter edge that I found this to have back at the release has definitely been taken off. A nice amount of heat is present that imparts an all around warm and sticky sensation on the palette.

I'm glad to have tried this now on both draft and in the bottle and my opinion hasn't changed. This is still a solid upper tier RIS with an all around solid character and good drinkibility for its size. I was also happy to see that a bit of age had helped smooth out the overall flavors and feel some as well. A very nice brew from the folks at Foothills. (1,492 characters)

Photo of joe1510
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber

Bottle #33/500

I have the opportunity to try this treat thanks to brentk56, thanks a million Brent! Sexual Chocolate produces a bit of a gurgle when poured from the glass. The thick body appears midnight black and is one of those stouts that actually suck in the light and make the room darker. The soft pour produced an ample two + finger mocha colored head that fell painfully slow to a thick cap and left solid spots of lacing on its way. The lacing and head are quite impressive for such a big beer.

The aroma is quite different than I expected. I expected a lot of chocolate/cocoa but my nose is greeted with bold dark fruits, some ripe and some not. There's a handful of blackberries right off the bat, half of which I would say are under ripe. Sweet sugary molasses plays a big role in the nose as well showing throughout. A quick flash of coffee rolls through the middle before the underlying cocoa shows itself faintly. A ghost like vanilla quality shows up here and there to add depth to the aroma but the dark berries rule the roost. There is a clean alcohol that seems to accentuate the berriness even more.

The flavor seems to follow the nose fairly closely. Dark fruits (most noticeably blackberry) lead the way drizzled with molasses for a little added sweetness. A roasted, almost scorched, maltiness grows on the back of the tongue along with a piney, aspirin like bitterness. The cocoa that was added is much more noticeable on the tongue then in the nose. It's faint upfront but grows as Sexual Chocolate works its way through my mouth and combines with the roasty and hoppy bitterness on the swallow to even things out a bit. Maybe I'm being picky because I really do enjoy the flavor but the flavors on the finish seem to be out of place and struggling against each other.

When this beer is a little on the colder side the body seems a bit thin but as it nears room temperature things fit into place. The body is still a touch light at first but quickly becomes thick and velvety as it works it's way through my mouth. The bitterness grows as I continue to drink causing my tongue to feel the numbness to the point it even moves out to my lips over time.

This is an easy drinking beer and my glass is going down awfully easy. I can see this beer wearing me out after awhile though. A bomber is more than enough in a sitting, even in a long sitting.

Sexual Chocolate is a high quality beer from Foothills and I'd love to get my hands on more of their brews. I do enjoy this beer but it seems to get caught in the shuffle with all the other quality RISs out there. It's well made but is missing that something special to set it apart. Thanks again for the sample Brent! (2,708 characters)

Photo of ATLbeerDog
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 25, 2008
Bottle 271/500 - Pours pitch black with a 1/8 inch caramel colored head. Super heavy lacing clings to the glass. Aroma of deep roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. First sip - the coffee really dominates with the chocolate coming through next followed by the rich malts. There are hints of vanilla and licorice. The whole thing really works as all the flavors blend beautifully together. Complex but not as complex nor as thick bodied as Dark Lord. None the less, this is World Class (497 characters)

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle 432/500
Pours into my 25cl tulip glass with a one finger thick, brown tinged head despite a vigorous pour. This is simply very black in color and completely opaque. A huge roasted aroma is noticeable as I pour this beer and a more focused inspection of the aroma yields a nose that has a strong, dark malt accent, with lots of roast character and even a touch of sharp burnt aromas. Towards the finish it reminds me a bit of burnt prunes, so much so that it almost seems like it is getting oxidized; this seems a bit weird to me for a beer this big and this young, but it wasn't bottle conditioned, still I think it is most likely an artifact of the rich malt and not oxidation.

This beer is quite thick feeling as it hits my tongue, quickly though there is a huge roast character that provides lots of burnt acidity to the beer and, which ultimately offsets the thickness and even goes to thinning the beer out a bit more than I would like in an Imperial Stout. A chip full of bean-dip helps to accentuate a sweetness in the beer that helps to accent a touch of chocolate flavor that was lacking in this beer previously (the aroma is fairly light on any chocolate notes though). As the beer warms up it loses the acrid, burnt, roast and acid notes; smoothing out a bit and becoming more mellow. The chocolate is a bit more pronounced now and though still sharp with lots of roast-bitterness, it is much more tasty than it was at first.

This is one of those beers that really needs to breath and warm up before being consumed. I had almost written this off; some savory food paired with it seems to have helped the flavor nuances a bit as well. (1,653 characters)

Photo of SacoDeToro
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to rallison for sharing a bottle.

Poured a deep jet black with a dense brown head.

The aroma was full of rich roasted malts, toffee, chocolate, and coffee. Some alcohol was present.

The flavor of the beer had a rich roasted flavor up front, followed by intense toffee-like maltiness with notes of chocolate malt, appropriate for the style. It was well attenuated and didn't finish too sweet. Notes of dark dried fruits and herbal/earthy hops were present. The beer was assertively bitter, which helped offset the intense roastiness present.

The mouthfeel was heavy, but not overly so. The body was full and creamy. The carbonation was delicate and dialed in just right.

This was an excellent imperial stout and certainly one of the best I've had. Still, it didn't quite match the complexity of KtG, IMO. (817 characters)

Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Absolutely pitch black with no highlights. A dark brown three finger head rises from a gentle pour and retains surprisingly well for the style, leaving behind sheets of lace as it slowly settles.

Smell: Fairly mild - chocolate and cream foremost. The aroma hints at molasses and vanilla, but it's subtle.

Taste and mouthfeel: The first thing that leaves an impression on me is how creamy and smooth this stuff is. Chocolate is up-front but only semi-sweet; this tastes more like baker's chocolate than, say, a Hershey's bar. Bitterness is low, probably lower than any other Imperial Stout that I can recall in recent memory, which only adds to its dessert-like quality. The finish is thankfully on the dry side, showing a faint earthy hop bitterness that lingers in a mild way.

Drinkability: Pretty damn high for the style. Not exactly quaffable, but I'd gladly drink it again if I had the chance.

Notes: A big thanks to Loki for this bottle. Hype and rarity aside, this really is a good beer. Worth seeking out for those that like chocolate stouts. (1,065 characters)

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured dark brown with a decent head. Good retention. Smells primarily of cocoa and some smooth malt. Not dusty smelling as some cocoa smelling beers are and not overly sweet. The taste is also all about the cocoa and a nice backbone of chocolate liqueur. Not overly sweet, but nice deep chocolate flavors without any waxiness and a bit of alcohol comes through as well. Enough malt to keep things firm and together, but there is plenty of pleasant bitterness to stop things from getting too sweet. Somewhat of a one-note beer, but done quite well. I like this a good deal more than the Southern Tier Choklat. Mouthfeel is smooth and somewhat sharp. It could have used a touch more creaminess. Nice to see a Southern brewer hitting it big. This is nice beer, but I'm not sure there should be a frenzy over it. (809 characters)

Photo of prototypic
4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to kkipple for this rarity.

22 oz. unnumbered bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance: This is one hell of a gorgeous beer. Easily one the best these eyes have seen. It's onyx with absolutely no light getting through. The head is nothing short of magnificent. It's dark mocha colored and is easily three and a half fingers deep. Retention is likewise excellent as it just will not go away. Sheets of brown lace cling to the glass. In a word...exceptional.

Smell: This smells like chocolate fudge in a glass. It's a very rich chocolate smell. There's a nice dose of roasted malts as well. Caramel sweetness makes an appearance. Did I mention it's very sweet smelling? Roasted coffee scents are present, but are a little more of a background element. Light vanilla and very faint dark fruit aromas emerge toward the end. No alcohol is noted.

Taste: This is one tasty beer. Chocolate and roasted malts taste a little more evenly balanced than the nose suggests. It certainly has a nice, sweet chocolaty flavor that comes on strong though. Roasted coffee comes through a little stronger in flavor, but still is a secondary flavor. Vanilla and light dark fruits only add to the flavor's complexity. The flavors are all balanced very well and make for a dandy of a beer. Alcohol is noteable and has a warming effect. But, it doesn't come across as overly strong. Very nicely done.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It's definitely full bodied and has one of the better feels I've experienced. It's very smooth and creamy. It's not the best I've ever had. Carbonation is spot on and it goes down too easy. I'm really close to pulling the "5" trigger for feel, but just can't do it. It's close to being on par with Dark Lord in that respect, but it's just not quite there. Drinkability is high for a beer this big. I'd love to have a few more bombers.

Sexual Chocolate's an excellent beer and certainly deserving of the praise it receives. Hopefully Foothills will be able to produce this and distribute on a larger scale at some point. This is damn fine and should be sampled by all. Highly recommended. Thanks, Dan. This was awesome. (2,136 characters)

Photo of Overlord
4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a frothy black with a dark brown inch of foam.

Smell is somewhat muted: strange, really. There are notes of chocolate and roasted malt.

The taste, thankfully, is far more explosive. Delicious sweet chocolate, roasted malts, a robust thick mouthfeel, and some balancing coffee and hop bitterness. Just a wonderful beer.

Thanks to Artusory for the brew! (362 characters)

Photo of Jaynuze
4.73/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What an incredible beer! I was able to try this beautiful creation at SAVOR in DC, so please excuse my recollection.

Pours jet black with a light brown head.

The nose is very subtle, though one can detect coffee and chocolate.

Tastes like the name says! Big chocolate and coffee notes yet very smooth ... not a lot of heat like you find in other RIPs.

Smooth mouthfeel ... tasted like it came off a nitro tap.

This is a very easy to drink RIP ... I'd hate to see what would happen to me if I could find this on tap in DC.

Probably one of the finest RIPs on the market right now. I'm a big fan of Stone's RIP and until I tried Sexual Chocolate, I'd thought it was the only respectable version of this style. This is one hell of a beer. All I can really say is, find it, by it (en masse if possible), covet it, and drink it. An incredible beer ... can't wait till it makes its way to DC! (894 characters)

Photo of tjthresh
3/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

The pour is black with a billowing light brown head with some very nice lace. Aroma? What aroma? I get next to nothing here. Seems to me hops are leading the way in the nose. I bit apple-ish. There's roast and chocolate, but over all the nose is much to weak to earn a high score. The flavor, to me, isn't really anything to brag about either. There's some roast and some chocolate, but there supposed to be. I do pick up a tad of molasses. Really, the flavor is pretty pedestrian. The mouthfeel on the other hand is quite good. Big body. Above average carbonation. Dry finish. Full palate all the way through. OH-VER-RAY-TED! (626 characters)

Photo of objectivemonkey
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle #261 of 500, hand labeled, and speaking of label, its a tasty label. *wink* Big thanks to shaujw for this one.

This is an attractive brew! Into a nonic glass, pours a thick black with creamy, slightly bubbled one inch head, good retention, nice lacing, very nice. The aroma packs some solid roasted malt, sweet molasses and toffee, cocoa chocolates, hints of espresso, nice. The taste is similarly delicious, which much the same flavors as in the nose, less cocoa, more roasty chocolate malt and dark chocolate, much more so. Good bittering through the middle and finish, but not too biting, which fits this beers direction. The mouth is quite full and smooth, started off a bit too carbonated but settled down into a good groove during the second pour.

In sum, this is a damn tasty brew, well worth the search. Its not quite top notch, can't hang with the best bunch of this style, but its a very respectful second tier impy stout, which makes it much better than most in my book. (990 characters)

Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

One of my very favorite labels.

Appearance: Fully opaque black with wonderful dark brown and everlasting head.

Aroma: Dark chocolate and cocoa powder, espresso, sweet English toffee, dark fruit, rummy booze, molasses.

Taste: Large doses of high percentage cocoa chocolate but the chocolate flavor is not overdone. Well roasted coffee notes blend nicely with the chocolate and sweet toffee flavors balance the bitterness of the cocoa and coffee. Small touches of dark fruits (blackberries and figs mostly) finish everything off.

Mouthfeel: Well balanced. Well hidden ABV. Rich and creamy.

Drinkability: Very. (614 characters)

Photo of younger35
4.7/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review #250

Received this brew from WeisGuy in a recent trade. Big thanks for the opportunity! This is my first brew from Foothills and I couldn't think of a better one to start with. Drank from my Stone India Pale Ale tulip while watching a movie. Un-numbered bottle

Appearance- Pours a super murky black that has zero shades. of anything but black in it. Nice dark brown creamy half finger head forms that leaves a nice cap and collar for most of the brew and a bit of splotchy lacing.
Smell- Starts with a nice black licorice sweetness that is somewhat dark molasses and somewhat dark cane rum. The chocolate is definitely present just not to the overwhelming effect that I had originally thought it would be. Some of the typical coffee and espresso notes that you'd expect from brew with as much roastiness as this one has. Lightly hoppy with a dark berry fruitiness to it and feint vanilla bean. Minus the fruitiness, this reminds me quite a bit of the ABYSS.
Taste- Oh, very nice! Lightly chocolaty with a very raw cocoa start this is semi bitter. Plenty of dark roasted coffee that seems to linger on and on and on. Lightly sweet with a dark caramel and molasses aspect and a bit of a wood like vanilla that I got in the nose. Something about this beer makes me think its barrel aged but I know that it's not. Almost a bourbon like quality about this with the alcohol in the finish (think I've just been drinking to many bourbon aged brews). Finishes with a dark fruitiness (plums, prunes and maybe even some dark cherry) and that burnt espresso quality that never seems to leave.
Mouthfeel- Fairly hefty with a medium-large body and a super creamy, velvety feel. Light, fine carbonation adds to the creamy feel. Finishes slightly hot.
Drinkability- Overall this is a pretty tasty brew. It's not really chocolaty like Southern Tiers Choklat (which I thought it would be closer to then farther from) but still very nice and tasty. It's not overly sweet and cloying like some of these brews can be and I hate. Wish the 10% was covered up a bit more but that's about my only complaint. Big thanks to Shane for the opportunity to try this delight! (2,152 characters)

Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown almost black in color. Decent sized head. Smell is dominant chocolate and some tar. Taste is all cocoa and dark chocolate. There are some dark fruits trying to make a presence, but the chocolate just won't let it happen. Decent beer that I'm glad I got to try. I'm happy I got to try it instead of trying to trade for one on the market. (360 characters)

Photo of tprokop7
4.77/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle 258/500, shared with balberts after getting it in trade from Shuajw. Thanks again.

A - Thick and black, little to no head, quite viscous as it pours.

S - Roasted barley, not as much chocolate as I would have expected.

T - Nice, complex smokeyness complimenting notes of sweetness and chocolate near the end. Leaves a bit of a bitter aftertaste.

M - Slightly carbonated, thick and smooth.

D - I'm not sure this is even relevant here, as the chances of following the first bottle with the second are almost none...

This is a great, complex stout that I wish I could get more of. I am glad I had the opportunity to try this from this brewing. There was a lot of hype surrounding this beer, and I think I can honestly say that it has earned at least most of it. Thanks again for the bottle Josh. (804 characters)

Photo of NCSUdo
4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle, bottle 97/500

A: Thick, deep black under a small dark brown head. No lace, no retention. A good looking beer for the style.

S: Smells sweet, bit of chocolate and coffee. A little lacking however.

T: Very nice taste Sweet up front, ending in a big roasted bitterness mixed with some dark chocolate and a little bit of coffee. Everything slightly lacking in the aroma is thrown right into your face in the taste department. Very chocolaty, but mixed in so well with the roasted malt, just perfect balance.

M/D: Silky smooth on the tongue, hardly any alcohol at all, medium carbonation, full bodied. Very good drinkability for such a big beer. Could easily drink a few pints of this. (698 characters)

Sexual Chocolate from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
91 out of 100 based on 438 ratings.