Sexual Chocolate | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

Sexual ChocolateSexual Chocolate
BA SCORE
4.13/5
1,359 Ratings
Sexual ChocolateSexual Chocolate
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by SaCkErZ9 on 02-15-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,691
Reviews:
463
Ratings:
1,359
pDev:
10.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,293
Gots:
370
Trade:
27
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Photo of Carbon_Hops
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

So excited to finally try this. Me and the wife went today and scored eight bottles of this truly wonderful stuff. I hope it's good as we waited about three hours for it. Meet some wonderful people and drank some awesome beers. Anyway back to the review.

Poured jet black into a sniffer. A nice head forms but fades fairly quickly to a small foamy ring. Leaves little to no lacing as I consume this heavenly stout.

Smells great. Some nice chocolate aromas that blends well with some coffee notes as well. picking up a little alcohol as well but just barely. Wish the nose was a little bigger on this one. what is there is good but wanted more

There are some nice chocolate flavors in there maybe not as much as the name would suggest but they are there. Blends well with lovely coffee and a hint of dark molasses. Has some nice sweetness on the front followed by a bitter coffee and alcohol. Lovely beer.

Feels very nice in the mouth. Very smooth and creamy at first but a little thin in the finish. Would like a little more heft at the end.

Very drinkable at almost 10 percent I can detect very little alcohol at all. This stuff is going down way to easy. Better be careful there won't be anymore till next year.

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Photo of Skunkyluvmuffin
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%

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

10oz draft pour. The head was pretty stellar.

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Photo of Doublechar0517
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beachbum1975
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a couple of these on tap on Sexual Chocolate Day 09 (2/7/2009). 2008 Vintage

Poured into a Foothills nonic a highly viscous black with a nice creamy tan head. The head wasn't too big, maybe 1/8 inch, but looked very inviting.

Smells of heavily roasted malts, dark chocolate, sweet molasses, mild coffee and an overall pleasing sweetness.

VERY smooth and easy to drink. Much like the nose and all wrapped together very gracefully. Age did this beer well and in my opinion, 1 year aging is where it hits its' prime (Though I have not had the 09 fresh yet).

The mouthfeel was lightly creamy and think bodied, but not too thin. Just the right amount to make this dangerously drinkable. Alcohol was masterfully hidden, so watch out...

Highly drinkable and highly recommended. Smooth as silk.

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

Poured into a tulip glass form a 22oz bottle.
Split with my girlfriend.

A - Pours a dark brown with mahogany hints on the edges and a nice 1 inch tan head that is very dense and sticks around for a while. Slightly velvety pour.

S - Milk chocolate sweetness right away as well as some nice chocolate cake and unsweetened chocolate bitterness. A bit of molasses on the nose and some nice slight roasted espresso coffee notes. Very enticing and desert like aroma.

T & M - Starts off velvety and silky. With some delicious espresso bitterness mixed in with some nice dark chocolate bitterness. There is some awesome sweetness that comes up from the chocolate near the middle of the beer. There is some slight smokiness mixed in with the sweetness that plays well together. There is some molasses and some brown sugar sweetness as well. THE sweet aspect of the beer is nearly perfectly balanced by the roasted coffee character and the smoke. Awesome tasting beer. Mouthfeel is near perfection. quite silky and smooth like melted chocolate.

D - Very high drinkability factor for such a high ABV. It is not that noticeable and not too intense.

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

22 ounce bottle acquired in a trade with ahatcher78, #422/500, thanks for giving me the opportunity to try this rare brew from Foothills

Chose as my Valentine's Day beer of choice after careful consideration, poured into my Dogfish Head snifter at cellar temperature

A-Jet black with absolutely no light shining through, appearance reminds me of Kate the Great, thick two inch mocha colored head, stuck around for close to ten minutes, rather creamy, very nice sticky light brown lacing all the way through

S-Chocolate, both milk and very dark, strong molasses, hint of coffee, sweet toffee, roasted malt, some caramel, faint dark fruit aromas, dry hoppiness, and oddly some peanut butter

T-Big milk chocolate taste at the beginning, taste a little like a kit kat bar with the malt backbone it possesses, fades into some dark toffee that is rather sweet, finish was pretty dry due to bitter hoppiness and loads of ground up espresso beans, dark chocolate shows up later with some plums and prunes, chocolate malt dominates this entire beer, still nicely balanced throughout, better as it warms when taste becomes more profound and amazingly sweet, cannot imagine how good this is on draft, really lucky to be able to taste such a great tasting beer

M-Creamy, dry, sweet, and chewy mouthfeel, very complex in this aspect, not much carbonation, super thick body that resembled motor oil at first, taste lingered for several minutes, great mouthfeel

D-Would be able to drink several bottles of this if it was not the 9.75% alcohol percentage, oddly it is not heavy on the stomach, alcohol is hidden very well by the variety of malts, taste is complex and keeps you coming back for more, smooth and goes down easy

Was excited when I heard this finally going to be bottled, heard it was so good from people who had it on tap in the past, best chocolate stout ever tasted even though it is more of an IRS, would love another bottle of this but know the odds of that are not too good, could not recommend this gem enough if I tried, wow I have been drinking some great beers lately between this and the Russian Rivers last week, worth trading tons for, exceeded my initial expectations, deserves to be in the top fifty, incredible beer overall

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

Appearance: Pours a near-black body with a thin, tan-colored head.

Smell: Roasted malt aroma with full notes of melted semi-sweet chocolate, dark caramel, and nuts.

Taste: Rich, roasty semi-sweet chocolate taste with hints of anise and molasses. Faint taste of peanut butter. Moderate acidity. Some grassy hops and light notes of coffee appear near the bittersweet finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. A mouthfeel as lusciously smooth as the name implies.

Drinkability: Highly recommended, it's a very tasty RIS from the folks over at Foothills. Kudos for hiding that 10% abv, too!

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Photo of belljt33
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SacoDeToro
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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Photo of punkrkr27
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black pour with a nice dense brown head and moderate lacing. Mouth watering dark chocolate aroma with a bitter roasted malt and a fair bit of alcohol and some molasses. Yummy bittersweet choclate flavor balanced by lots of roasted malt, a touch of pine and a little burnt brown sugar. There's a healthy dose of alcohol in there too. Very full and creamy body with a nice little warming at the end from the alcohol. This is for sure a top notch Imperial Stout.

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Photo of W_Des
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had a 9 year vertical from 2007 to 2015. '07, '12 and '15 were the best in my opinion with solid cocoa in the nose. They had smooth silky bodies and nice chocolate notes. The '12 and '15 had a very nice espresso finish. '09 and '14 were the worst being very thin and off putting with some astringent bitterness at the finish and some soy sauce like flavors. Overall a good beer that pours a rich brown and start a great bottle share tradition at the brewery on release days.

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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Photo of beer_guy_nc
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yellolab2010
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewtechnik
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2013 22oz Bomber poured into a snifter

First time having the Sexual Chocolate...a virgin if you will. Big thanks to CarolinaKevin for the bottles!

Nice pour...viscous jet black with a 2 finger dark tan head which slowly dissipates to a lasting foam ring. Looks very nice...among the best I've seen.

The aroma lacks a bit from what I expected to be honest....really was looking for BIG strong chocolate notes but was only hit with slight chocolate, molasses, and some ethanol.

Here we go...the flavor really makes up for what the aroma was lacking. Lots of dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, coffee, dark malts, bitterness from both hops and cocoa. Very nice and well balanced!

The mouth feel is where I feel that this beer really shines...viscous and sweet at first but finishes light with a bit of ethanol. The carbonation is perfect...I hate over carbonated stouts but this one's where it should be.

When I think of my favorite (non-barrel aged) imperial stouts, Founders is on the top of the list, but this one is a serious contender...it may even took first place! Really a great stout that could use a bit more aroma, but ultimately satisfying my Jungle Fever!

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Photo of Hayden34
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RaulMondesi
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Wooo ha. There is a freak on the prowl and Raul is into it. Kind of like a Victoria's Secret Model: sexy, delectable, freaky, kinky, luscious, all kinds of beautiful.... but a bit thin. After waking up the next day, you are still into her, but you also look over and think, "damn, girl, you need to eat!" And then you make her an omelette.

Yep!

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Photo of Nctide
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ohsaycanyoubeer
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 version, on tap at Sexy Chocolate Day 2011. Pours with a little head, tan lacing, a slight chocolate aroma, I was expecting a bit more chocolate, it was a bit subdued for me. Still, extremely smooth, well worth the hype, if only I was just getting a bit more rubustiness and full chocolate. I still like it.

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Photo of Viggo
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Massive thanks to grub for sharing this gem, number 467/500 bottled!!

Pours an opaque black, attractive brown highlights, nice dark tan head, very thick, super retention, drops some nice lacing as it settles down to a thick ring. Smell is some dark fruits and alcohol, chocolate, big roastiness, toffee, intense burnt fruit, more roast, very nice. Taste is tons of chocolate, nice roast, toffee, lots of dark fruit, burnt currants, alcohol, some sherry, bit of pine, molasses, intense finish, flavours aren't as integrated as I expected though, lots of fighting, but lots of intensity. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation, very smooth. Maybe with some age the flavours will meld together a little bit more. Regardless, thanks Russ for the fantastic beer!!

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Photo of lackenhauser
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep black color with a moderate amount of tan head. Slightly burnt, somewhat port wine and plum aroma. Heavy, though mellow roasted flavor. Lingering bittersweet chocolate taste. Very grainy tasting. Solid mouthfeel-the heavy grain flavor comes thru as a nice chewy, bready feel to it. Very, very good and enjoyable beer. I am a tad dissappointed overall but I think I just hyped myself up for it. Thanks to brentk56 for this great trade. I wouldnt have been able to sample it otherwise I am sure.

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Photo of paco1029384756
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours black with a short tan head and a nice ring of lacing.

Scent of chocolate, raisins, oats, roasted malts, dark fruit, sugars, and a hint of alcohol. While not particularly impressive it had a good depth and balance as well as some nice complexity.

Taste of bittersweet chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruit, and molasses. Has a nice bitterness to it with nearly unnoticeable alcohol. A tasty brew worth the price, but not worth the hype.

Mouthfeel is very smooth and heavy bodied with a small amount of carbonation.

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Photo of bparker551
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sexual Chocolate from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 1,359 ratings
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