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Sexual Chocolate - Foothills Brewing Company

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Ratings: 974
Reviews: 427
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 1,205
Gots: 234 | FT: 17
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 ChugginOil


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

Sexual chocolate

Pours pitch black with a thin layer of brown head that is quick to dissipate. Spotty lacing.

The nose is full of bakers chocolate, dominating the nostrils. There is some roasted malt working it's way around. Quite inviting.

The flavors bring notes of semi-sweet chocolate and roasted malts. The chocolate is smooth and delicious. This is a mighty fine brew.

The mouthfeel is silk-like and.velvety. Heavy and full-bodied. Light carbonation.

Overall, awesome beer that lives up to the hype. Great chocolate flavors here.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 03:41:58 | More by ChugginOil
Photo of steve8robin


3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first Sexual Chocolate is a vertical. I have a 2009 / 2010 / 20111 to do a vertical sampling of. Let's give this legend a go...

A: A super dark with a mocha colored head that fades quickly to a lace atop the brew. Very good.

S: Some nice roasty scents upfront followed by a nice cocoa and boozy raisin in the middle. Some nice bourbon creamy characters on the backend. Good.

T: A thick, but not too thick, roasty coffee taste upfront with a hint of chocolate in the middle and some nice cocoa on the backend. Some raisin and vanilla blended in too. A nice cigar sipper. Good.

M: Medium body with a fabulous carbonation!! A nice creamy finish! Very good!

O: Goes down very good! Awesome here. Perfect! This is my favorite. Nice and thick and very well blended with a bourbon hint!

A: Dark with light shining through. A small offwhite head that fades quickly to a murky lace. Good.

S: More of a light black licorice upfront with a vanilla and lactose scent in the middle with roasty molasses on the backend. Decent.

T: A very strange molasses / moldy chocolate type flavor. Almost like a roasted bandaid type flavor in there. Ugh! What happened! Not impressed.

M: Medium body with a great carbonation. A roasty creamy finish. Good

O: A very awkward flavor in this one. Not sure if I got a bad bottle, but this one kind of has a moldy vanilla type taste.

A: Less light shining through than the '10, but not as good as the '09. Good.

S: Similar to the '10. Actually, pretty close to spot on with the '10! Decent.

T: A very roasty / burnt coffee flavor upfront. A watery bitter coffee flavor in the middle with some faint vanilla and cocoa on the backend. Decent.

M: Medium body with a great carbonation. Bitter burnt coffee finish. Ok.

O: The 2nd best in my opinion 2nd to the '09. Very similar to the '10, but a little more roasty.

All in all, the '09 is phenomenal! The '10 is horrible and the '11 is bearable. How can 3 years be so different? Wow. Get the '09 if you go for any of them.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2011 02:16:26 | More by steve8robin
Photo of RochefortChris

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -9%

04-07-2013 04:47:31 | More by RochefortChris
Photo of brother_kenneth


4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

09-15-2013 12:37:50 | More by brother_kenneth
Photo of BuckTuckian


3.5/5  rDev -15%

04-30-2014 12:47:41 | More by BuckTuckian
Photo of cfinch2


3.75/5  rDev -9%

02-25-2014 16:29:21 | More by cfinch2
Photo of tdmccarthy


3.75/5  rDev -9%

05-22-2013 02:51:54 | More by tdmccarthy
Photo of yeahnatenelson


3.45/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

2011 Vintage

Appearance -- Pours nearly black with two fingers of stiff and sudsy dark khaki head. Suds stick to the glass incredibly well.

Smell -- Chocolate definitely present, along with woodsmoke, black malt, and a great deal of hops - herbal, earthy, and some mild spiciness. Slight booziness is detectable in the nose as well. The overarching character of the smell is definitely not chocolate - more acrid black malt and woodsmoke. Honestly, I think someone would be forgiven if they didn't detect any actual chocolate in this at all.

Taste -- Cocoa, black malt char, woodsmoke, leather, and licorice are most present at first sip. Plenty of malt sweetness, but earthy hop bitterness more than balances. Chocolate really doesn't start to really become evident until it warms up to about room temp. At this point the malt sweetness balances the acrid black malt and hops rather than just being muted by them. Lingering flavors of bakers chocolate and earthy hops.

Mouthfeel -- Fairly full-bodied and chewy with milder carbonation. Feels decadent without being too thick or syrupy. No alcohol presence whatsoever. Absolutely the best feature of this beer.

Overall -- Not at all what I expected. The chocolate really wasn't as forward as the name would suggest, or as much as I would have liked. It seems as if the brewer self-consciously decided to douse this beer with acrid black malt and hop bitterness to prevent it from being one of the diabetes-inducing imperial chocolate stouts of the world.

Admittedly, the feel is nearly pitch-perfect and it looks beautiful in the glass. However, I was hoping for a rich, decadent imperial stout - it's called Sexual Chocolate for goodness sake! - but what I got was burnt, acrid, only slightly chocolate-flavored. In the end, I could take or leave it.

Of course, your mileage may vary.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2011 00:41:41 | More by yeahnatenelson
Photo of Yeti1979


4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-29-2014 07:25:58 | More by Yeti1979
Photo of kkipple

South Carolina

4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

On tap at the Mellow Mushroom on North Davidson street in Charlotte.

<Beavis>Sexual Chocolate came to me in an 8.5oz glass, which totally sucked, but I guess I'll take what I get. The head was a thick, dirty brown, about a half-inch deep (snicker), while the beer was oily, inky and nearly black. The head receded slowly (lol), but still left a lot of sticky (huh huh, "sticky") lacing on the sides of the glass. </Beavis>

Smelled fantastic. Chocolate malt and fresh cocoa were the dominating (laugh if you must) aromas, but there was a large amount of alcohol and coffee shining through also. Some hops that smelt suspiciously like Cascade were present in a supporting role. Overall the smell was rich, chocolately, and sweet. Practically begged to be drunk.

A drink confirmed that this was indeed a chocolate beverage fit for the Great Cornholio himself! Ultra-rich chocolate notes explode on the palate... like a chocolate infused Russian stout, but so much more. Roasted grains and hop bitterness swirl amongst the heavy cocoa flavors. It's bittersweet but sweeter than most imperial beverages. The mouthfeel is sublime - it's chewy, slick and substantial, while warming the mouth and finishing delightfully bitter from the hops and roasted malt. This may have more chocolate flavor than Rogue's Chocolate stout... a side by side comparison is required! An amazing drink.

While Sexual Chocolate is perhaps a bit too sweet and rich to drink several glasses of, I sure wouldn't mind trying. As an added bonus, you should not have difficulty finding a woman who likes this beer. Sexist? The truth, more like! Foothills has crafted yet another superb beer. Here's hoping it becomes part of their regular lineup.

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2007 23:14:39 | More by kkipple
Photo of BeerImmediately


4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Didn't know anything about this brewery until my non-drinking bro-in-law took me there Fri night - the locals at the bar mentioned Sexual Chocolate, and it was then I remembered the name... on w/the review:

Poured into a 10oz glass with a short tan head over a deep opaque black color - nearly impossible to review a beer's real Appearance in a bar, so giving it the benefit of the doubt.

Smelled of good, roasted bean quality with a lightly sweet / bittersweet chocolate. Some nuttiness present. Served a bit too cold, so didn't pick up everything that is probably there.

Pretty creamy mouthfeel - roasted malts come thru first in the flavor, with some dark chocolate and well bittered with the hops. Light coffee, and some toffee come through as it warmed. Overall, it was a little lighter on the palate than I would've hoped for from a celebrated RIS, but pretty nice mouthfeel nonetheless.

Drinkability is terrific, with only the mouthfeel keeping it from hitting a five. My brother in law said he'd be willing to sit in the line next year to get me a bottle from the annual release, since he works a few blocks away, so I will definitely take him up on that!!

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2010 02:51:15 | More by BeerImmediately
Photo of WesM63


4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a large snifter. Bottled 2013

A: Pours pitch black with a 2finger mocha head.Decent amounts of lacing and retention.

S: Loads of coffee and bittersweet chocolate.

T: Spot on the nose, huge bittersweet chocolate and coffee. Some light roasted malts linger thought.

M: Full bodied, moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Overall,. excellent Imperial Stout. Right on the nose. Lots of dark bittersweet chocolate and coffee. Grab one if you have the chance!

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 04:04:10 | More by WesM63
Photo of alcstradamus


4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with a finger of tan head that recedes down to a persistent collar.

The smell is mostly toasted malts and cocoa powder...very clean smelling and inviting. Faint notes of floral hops are present as well. This isn't the most powerful stout scent, but what is there is nice.

The taste is much of the same. A classic, toasty malt flavor profile with some dry cocoa powder in the finish. After a few more sips, the roastiness begins to mellow and the chocolate comes through nicely, as well as a decent amount of pine hoppiness. More warming brings more bitterness. For a 10% imperial stout I would really prefer some more complexity, but I can't complain too much because this is still pretty good.

The body here is at the low end of full, with a high amount of soft carbonation that helps create a nice creaminess. This is probably the best aspect of the beer.

Drinkability is pretty solid if you are looking for a big stout to warm up your gut. If you are looking for something to mesmerize you with every sip though, look elsewhere because the lack of complexity really shows.

Overall, this is a very fine beer and one that I would most definitely seek out again. Thanks to Rob and Jim for giving me the chance.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2010 01:41:58 | More by alcstradamus
Photo of objectivemonkey


4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2008 03:58:45 | More by objectivemonkey
Photo of drseamus

New York

4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cheers to mikesgroove for the trade. Bottle number 379/500.

A: Pours jet black as it should with a small but decent mocha colored head. The head left a ring and some patches on the surface after it mostly left.

S: Strong coffee aroma with a touch of chocolate. Bit of roastiness in there as well. The aroma has a good amount of sweetness in it leading me to believe that the beer will be sweet but I'm keeping an open mind. A bit of alcohol is detectable as well.

T: Very powerful taste. It hits fast and hard. There is an explosion of coffee with a blast of roasty bitterness right up front. Some of that bitterness that is in there could be from dark chocolate as well, but there isn't an overwhelming chocolate influence. The sweetness that I detected in the aroma isn't in the flavor and that makes me happy.

M: It is very full bodied and leaves a very dry feeling on the tongue. It could possibly be from dark chocolate. I haven't really experienced that before in an RIS.

D: A damn fine beer all around. There isn't as much chocolate as there should be in there.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2008 03:23:29 | More by drseamus
Photo of e30todamax


3.5/5  rDev -15%

03-19-2014 06:01:06 | More by e30todamax
Photo of scootny

New York

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

A super dark black brown with a light brown head. Decent size but only spots and streaks on the sides as it fades. Smell is rich and roasty. Chocolate, coffee, dark roasted malts. Pumpernickel breadiness. A touch of vanilla and a bit of cherry. Quite nice. Taste is a real treat here. Chocolaty espresso and toffee. A bit of molasses and burnt caramel. A big charcoal and earth hoppiness in the finish. Feel is great with a nice round chewiness and thick syrupy coating of the tongue. Carbonation is creamy at first settling down a bit after some time in the glass. Very drinkable with no trace of the abv really. Maybe a bit of warming in the finish but that's about it folks. A top drawer RIS.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2010 00:58:06 | More by scootny
Photo of VncentLIFE

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had to rush over to Tyler's in Carrboro to try it from a keg to save my bottle to share with dakkon54!

Had to be forcefully poured from the tap. White head floats atop a black body.

Hm smell is actually reminiscent of Siberian Night. Light for a Stout, but still a good bit or dark roasted malt. Decent amount of dark bitter chocolate and espresso,

Hm taste isnt what I expected. With a name like Sexual Chocolate, I was expecting extreme chocolate, but what I get is an upfront bitterness from the dark chocolate and espresso that fades into a clean dark chocolate feeling. Still really good, but not world class.

Serving type: on-tap

01-31-2012 01:26:57 | More by VncentLIFE
Photo of gueuzegossage


3.75/5  rDev -9%

05-04-2013 16:41:45 | More by gueuzegossage
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-23-2013 14:29:42 | More by TheRuss9585
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-11-2014 02:41:40 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
Photo of carrollmel7

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-09-2012 07:46:36 | More by carrollmel7
Photo of CHADMC3


4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque black body beneath the rich, mocha head, which dissolves to leave a scattered lacing about the glass.

As advertised, the aromas are generous in cocoa, espresso, and molasses. This Imperial Stout is sweeter than roasted and also offers a touch of sweet, dark fruit.

The dark fruit and molasses are even more pronounced on the palate and plays nicely with the cocoa as the espresso appears to take a back seat. Having four years of ago on it, my guess this is a bit boozier than it would have been in the first year or so.

Medium to fuller in body with medium carbonation and a semi-boozy, semi-sweet finish that really coats the palate.

This beer did not disappoint. A great Imperial Stout, although more on the sweet chocolate and fruit than roasted side, it still packs a punch.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 01:13:55 | More by CHADMC3
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3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared by a generous BA at the KBS event at One Eyed Jacks.
Pours a deep black with a brown head that just won't go away.
Smells pretty mildly of chocolate. Some nice roasty notes as well.
Taste is somewhat mild, lots of chocolate, some roasty malts, a bit of hops that are dominated by the malts.
Feels pretty thin. Very surprised by this as were some of the others who sampled.
Nice to drink but there are many stouts that aren't rated as high that are much better.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2009 03:24:45 | More by kirok1999
Photo of mtbdonn


4/5  rDev -2.9%

09-04-2012 00:31:17 | More by mtbdonn
Sexual Chocolate from Foothills Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 974 ratings.