Sexual Chocolate | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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4.13/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
North Carolina, United States
foothillsbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.75%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,691
Reviews:
474
Ratings:
1,406
pDev:
10.9%
 
 
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1,282
Gots:
378
Trade:
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Photo of cafequaid
4.7/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Smooth, no head, rich dark chocolate flavors.

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Photo of BeardedWalrus
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BCash
4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Foyle
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at local pub. Pours a thin tan head. Color is dark brown. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, some citrus background. Mouthfeel is thick and slightly chewy. Flavor notes of chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, citrus rind.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The beer was jet black with a deep mocha colored head.

Smell - Milk chocolate comes to mind with the nose. It was more sweet than dry.

Taste - At the front, sweet milk chocolate was detected. Black licorice and a hint of clove followed. Light coffee also followed and contributed to dryness. The coffee also lended itself well to the bitterness in back.

Mouthfeel - The stout was thick enough to be Russian.

Overall - To give this a higher score, I would want more chocolatey sweetness. This is still real tasty.

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Photo of Gregf51
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cnealc
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bum4ever
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really nothing to not like with this one. Pours black with a good amount of tan head. Good lacing. Smell is roasted malts, coffee, dark fruits and chocolate. Taste follows the nose almost perfectly, maybe a bit more chocolate than on the nose. Nice thick full-bodied stout. Has that creamy feel to it. Really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mj24053
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best imperial stouts out there. Rich complex taste. Alcohol is masked pretty well.

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Photo of Benish
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tillmac62
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

BOD 1/24/18 Pours dark as a starless night. World class head volume, quite outstanding retention and poor lacing. However, at 9.6% ABV, poor lacing is typical.

The nose is quite outstanding - rich and complex. As expected, coffee and chocolate are the prominent aromas. Notes of black currant, raisins, very light cherry and molasses round it out. Soft touches of leather and tobacco add the final touches to this complex nose.

Heavy medium body that has some heft to it. Elements of creaminess emerge at the finish aided by the soft carbonation. The carbonation / body balance is outstanding. The middle provides enough effervescence for flavor separation but not body disruption. The finish is similar to the middle - soft and finely bubbled.

The flavor profile is borderline world class. The complexity of the nose and its previous descriptors are all present. In addition, roast emerges over a slightly bitter sweet base that is a combination of sweet and bakers chocolate and cocoa. Alcohol is covered (no small feat with 9.6% alcohol). As the mid-palate sweetness fades, leather and tobacco notes really shine. The finish is a slow fade of roast, leather, tobacco and black cherry over a touch of coffee and chocolate.

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Photo of BrueryDC
3.69/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lebriarjr
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AuntBea
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kdouble
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KensWorld
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

January 2018 bottle

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Photo of JamesLeung
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grapeshops
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black. Short, foamy, Brown had that last a little while.

Smells roasted malts, chocolate, light smoke, Char and a hint of dark fruit.

Taste roasted malts, bitter chocolate, molasses, light espresso, light Char and smoke. Finishes dry with a roast and Smokey linger. Medium body and smooth lower carbonation.

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Photo of Stefantheviking
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rammed96
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Sexual Chocolate from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 1,406 ratings