Sexual Chocolate - Foothills Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is a good beer, but I was more impressed with Foothills contribution to Old Rabbits Foote than this. I had a 2009 and 2010 side by side to see the differences, the 2009 blew the 2010 out of the water.
Both have a dark black body with brown edges. The 09 has thinned out a bit and looks more watered down. They both pour with half finger heads, neither stay around. The 09 had some nice ABV legs while the 2010 just sat there with a few bubbles.
The smells of both were pleasant with chocolate being a strong character. In the 2009 dark fruits were starting to show that made the brew more complex. The whole thing about the 2009 was that it had more complexities that made it a better beer. The 2010 smelt like malts with chocolate and lots of bitter coffee. The 2010 was more coffee forward and the bitterness deriving from that coffee was making it a one sided coffee stout that was boring.
The taste of the 2010 was very bland and had bitter coffee bean earth taste that was very direct. It had some hops in there as well, but nothing really worth remembering. The 2009 was evolving into a different beast altogether. It had lots of dark sweet fruits and a bit of a creaminess that was enjoyable. Although the 2009 was more astringent, it had a nice mellow milk chocolate taste that was enjoyable. The 2009 had a complexity that made each sip different, and actually saved the tasting all together. Chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, all played a part.
The mouthfeel was astringent and thin, not really a palate wrecker. There was coffee bitterness in both that was interesting, as well as sugars in the 2009. Way too thin for my liking. The drinkability was good, but the 2010 took longer to finish. I honestly cannot believe that this is a "release day beer" and that people go crazy for it. I thought Old Rabbits Foote puts this beer to shame, which makes you think how much of ORF has Sexual Chocolate in it? Either way, I was surprised at what I drank and a bit disappointed.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2010 06:39:32 | More by Jmoore50
4/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
RBSG09 Grand Tasting notes (thanks to whoever brought it). As much as this was a good beer, it still disappointed me. I hadn't read reviews or heard much about it beyond general hype for a good American impy stout. This is a pure chocolate bomb, in my humble opinion. While it does a great job with creating a good chocolate flavor, I didn't find the complexity that I need to nudge my scores above a four. Well, the aroma is very good, still chocolate but so intense it broke through. This beer tastes like rich, high quality semi-sweet to milk chocolate, and there's not a ton else to say. It's the best chocolate flavor you can find in a stout, but as someone who likes good dark chocolate, a chocolatey stout will never live up to the real stuff, which is a good thing because I wouldn't want to drink anything with the bitterness and intensity of good dark chocolate. I should go back and downgrade all of the other chocolate beers that I've reviewed because this is better, however it's still a one note stout in a field of deep, dark, gigantically complex entries. On a fresh palate, alone in my room with a growler, I'd probably give this beer a higher score, but the RBSG09 Grand Tasting gave me quite a bit of perspective on reviewing and showed me that I need to leave more room in my scores. I had a Cigar City 110K+ about fifteen minutes before this beer, and while that wasn't the best stout ever in all the world, it was still significantly more interesting to me.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2009 14:52:31 | More by popery
Sexual Chocolate from Foothills Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 968 ratings.