Sexual Chocolate
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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From:
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
Russian Imperial Stout
Ranked #289
ABV:
9.75%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,921
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 10.9%
Reviews:
484
Ratings:
959
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 17, 2022
Added:
Feb 15, 2007
Wants:
  1,273
Gots:
  374
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Rated: 3.94 by brandoneast from Texas

Sep 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Aug 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.67 by EthangetsMad from South Carolina

Jun 29, 2022
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Reviewed by erosier from Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had on tap at the Foothills Brewpub. Pours a deep black color with a thin off white colored head that leaves a little lacing down the glass. Smells of deep roasted malts, hints of chocolate, coffee, and a hint of caramel / brown sugar sweetness at the end. Tastes excellent, nice roasted malt, chocolate taste and a bit of caramel at the end. Smooth, rich, full bodied, perfect amount of carbonation, feels lighter than it is. Overall, this is an excellent rendition of the style and one I would come back to.
Apr 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Sweffin from Wisconsin

Mar 29, 2022
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Rated by nick_perry from North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Rich dark chocolate flavor balanced on a nicely structured dry malt backbone. Thick, lacey finish.
May 26, 2021
 
Rated: 3.88 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Mar 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.99 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

Mar 12, 2021
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Reviewed by thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Dark brown, approaching black, with three fingers of foamy, dark khaki head. Decent retention gives way to thick rings of lacing.

Dry cocoa, umami, a hint of plum and a good whiff of carbon dioxide in the nose.

Bitter baker’s chocolate, plum, roasty umami and toasted malt in the taste. Dark and fairly bitter.

Thin bodied for an imperial stout these days. Lightly creamy (milky?) with fairly strong carbonation.

Nice dark flavors in this one, but with an underwhelming feel and more carbonation off-gassing than I like.
Jan 20, 2021
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bought a 22 oz at Kroger's on sale. Sunday afternoon porch lunch with the DW! Some flavors and sharpness that we can't place. It is robust. Really wouldn't say anything chocolate here, though. It is roasty, though. To me, it's an odd stoney taste. Not overly sweet for an imperial. Great color, and the head is beautiful in darkness. A lot of time seemed to go into making this one, though. It is rich and complex in many ways.
Jul 19, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by NonicPanic from Pennsylvania

Jun 29, 2020
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Black opaque with a half finger of rusty beige head.

Smells of molasses, dark chocolate, and taffy.

Tastes of taffy, black strap molasses, licorice, and maybe chocolate.

Medium, highly frothy body, with lots of carbonation. Very light feel for the ABV.

I've been waiting for 6 years to try this Jan 2020 version. Very disappointed. It has the name, and a decent mouth feel, but other than that, I'm not really digging it. $16.99 a bottle! I got it in Asheville, NC and am drinking it in Clyde, June 14th, 2020.
Jun 15, 2020
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Rated by SMH_NWI from Texas

4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Had a 2016 (10th anniversary) bomber bottle in April 2020. I thought it was outstanding.
Apr 08, 2020
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Reviewed by MJSFS from Florida

3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Thin fizzy and cola-like. More coffee flavors that chocolate. Big time roasted malt aftertaste. Not terrible but not living up to it’s style, ABV, or namesake.
Mar 21, 2020
 
Rated: 4.15 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon

Mar 16, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Mar 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4.13 by bubseymour from Maryland

Mar 14, 2020
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Reviewed by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Drinking this at Tapped my local tap house in Greenville NC.
Poured from the tap into a tulip glass.
Appears black with a foamy tan head and nice lacing.
Smells chocolatey, malty.
Taste follows the nose. Not too boozy, but I catch a little on the back end.
The mouth feel is thick, and it seems to coat my tongue.
Overall, one of the better Imperials I've had, and I'm not really a fan of higher ABVs. I will definitely order again.
Feb 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.27 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Feb 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Feb 15, 2020
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Reviewed by NiceTaps from New Jersey

4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
22 ounce bottle in a stemmed stout glass.

Crude oil black in color, opaque, capped with a 2F mocha malted milkshake-like froth. Slow taper leaves a thick film and heavy lacing.

I get the sweet molasses first, then the chocolate and the roast espresso. The dark fruit mixes its way rounding out the aroma.

Chocolatey, toffee, lots of espresso, and heavily malted. The chocolate's infused with dark fruits; cherry, berry, plum. Strong and flavorful.

Full body with a sturdy malt I beam. Sweets, hops, and alcohol match wits. Finishes like a smooth Italian coffee drink.

I prefer to age strong stouts and despite its 75ibu, this was no exception. The strong stuff mellowed and the hops held up well enough. In the end, it turned out nice and drinkable for me.
Jan 12, 2020
 
Rated: 3.98 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Nov 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4.29 by eawolff99 from Minnesota

Nov 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by Gkruszewski from New York

Sep 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4.49 by wvsabbath from West Virginia

Aug 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Jul 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by grahuba from Connecticut

Jul 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4.06 by Unclevince from West Virginia

Jun 04, 2019
 
Rated: 4.06 by beerjerk666 from Florida

May 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Buckeye55 from North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had one at a Halloween party last year, was immensely impressed. I am a fan of the stouts and this is killer. Not quite sure about the name and possible connotations so I have not gone back to it yet.
May 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.11 by Skabiski from Maryland

Apr 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.91 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Apr 13, 2019
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Reviewed by sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.53/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Sampling a cellar temp January 2019 22 oz bottle poured into my snifter. The beer is a part of a trade with @Krubes. Thanks man!
the beer pours jet black in color with a creamy dense tan head of 4 cm foaming up. This is after a slightly aggressive pour. The bubbles start to slowly recede leaving some craters on the surface of the foam. There s well spread windowpane lattice on my glass as the foam drops and after each sip.
Aroma is apparent and fairly bold right from the pour. I get some rich sweet chocolate mixing with a darker more roasty cacao note and roasted malt notes. There is also a bit of sweet brown sugar and some coffee ground. No hop presence and the ABV is actually pretty well hidden on the nose.
First sip reveals a pretty thick body with tingly but spacious carbonation. The texture is smooth but also sticky with a coating on my palate after each swallow.
Flavor is what the nose advertises and what the style promises, with dark chocolate, roasted malt, some brown sugar and coffee grounds and a bit of sweet milk chocolate notes mixed in as well. Pretty complex flavor profile, but still with no hop presence. The booze is also hidden and I find this tasty beer very drinkable.
Very glad to have finally tracked down a trade partner for this one and also glad I have a vintage (2016) and bourbon barrel aged bottle from our deal. Good stuff and worth obtaining if you like big malty stouts!!
Apr 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by psmith161 from Indiana

Mar 11, 2019
 
Rated: 5 by Kwright from North Carolina

Mar 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by TomWight from New York

Mar 05, 2019
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Reviewed by CP950 from New Jersey

3.23/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Totally opaque; great.
Nice caramel colored head; great.
A bit gassy; too much I think for a stout; alright.
Smells rich.
The big downside is it's immense bitterness, actually overtaking the flavor. After a number of tastes I get the grain (heavy and rich; great) and the chocolate (bitter as cacao and beautiful). But that first bitterness see the whole stage, unfortunately.

Opinion: if it wasn't imperial, it'd be incredible! If you like heavy imperials, you've a winner here.
Feb 26, 2019
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Rated by cafequaid from North Carolina

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.
Feb 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.38 by BeardedWalrus from North Carolina

Feb 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.41 by BCash from North Carolina

Feb 10, 2019
Sexual Chocolate from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
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