Sexual Chocolate | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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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

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Added by SaCkErZ9 on 02-15-2007

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Ratings:
1,352
Reviews:
460
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11.25%
 
 
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Photo of wilymobastardo
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leroybrown10
4.36/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shanty76
4.46/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Atg1095
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of generallee
4.39/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of strohme2
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a bomber, split into 2 tulips.
Deep dark pour with mocha head of tiny bubbles. Minimal lacing on the glass. Smell is roast, molasses, espresso and char. Taste is roast, espresso, bitter chocolate, dark fruits and medium hop bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and very drinkable.

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Photo of mscudder
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zach136
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brandon_Bass
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nearly pitch black pour with caramel brownish head, literally is everything I want and expect out of the ideal stout

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Photo of JohnBradSC
4.52/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of outdoor7or24
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle poured into pint glass, found at total wine in Charleston.
A: pours a dark reddish brown, like a cross between coca cola and used motor oil (mmmhh right? ), think chocolate brown head quickly fades
S: bitter chocolate, raisins, slight boozy aroma, strong coffee, molasses
M: medium thick body with some sticky residue on the tongue
T: espresso, bakers chocolate, raisins, molasses syrup, dark fruit, some sweetness
O: good brew, maybe I thought this was a little over hyped in my mind, solid offering but not the strongest RIS so it would be a great one for a first timer to try.

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Photo of cuvtcuv
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maxdeusphallis
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My wife caught this on-tap at Lowe's food beer garden. Figure the odds. The guy told us he had one keg. They received a few cases of bottles that sold out in a few hours.

Been waiting two years to try this beer.

Pours black as 100k motor oil with a single finger of head. Nice.

Smell is bitter chocolate, dark malt and some dark fruit. Maybe some charred raisin. Nice.

Taste is exquisite. Dark malts, toffee, burnt caramel, chocolate without being cacao. Very nice.

Bitter on the end - but a nice bitterness to balance the luxurious taste and mouthfeel.

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Photo of JamesBondGA
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured black in color with an one inch tan head that leaves some beautiful lacing on the glass. Lovely chocolate on the nose along with coffee and toffee. Upon tasting you get molasses, chocolate, raisins, and coffee. Wasn't overly thick like most Russian Imperial Stouts and also wasn't really boozy. I like for my R.I.S. to hit me more harder than this, but it was pretty good.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Dark body, mostly opaque, dark brown highlights, with a quick fade, tan head, and no real lacing.

S - Dark fruit, cocoa and dark chocolate, a bit of booziness.

T - Follows the nose, with dark chocolate and plum, raisins, and a definite dark toast close, with hints of char and more savory elements.

M - Slick in the open, a bit sticky in the middle, and enough carbonation and drying to largely clear by the end.

O - Together, these elements make for a rich, tasty stout. The only downside is the price is high, since other common stouts do offer a similarly satisfying experience.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bitter chocolate and coffee are the stars of this beer. Thick chewy mouthfeel. Sweetness and bitterness in harmony. Overall this is an amazing imperial Stout.

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Photo of Mstallard
4.74/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hayden34
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of darktronica
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A nice finger of creamy head that dissipates over a few minutes, leaving little trace behind. When fresh (bomber labeled February 2017), has a strong bitter character, more from darkly roasted grains than from hops. Having had the barrel-aged variant previously, I'm disappointed in the base beer, to be honest. Perhaps time in the bottle will smooth this out, but right now, this is unbalanced, thin in the mouthfeel department, and not bringing much chocolate to the table. It's still an enjoyable stout, but it's not what I was expecting.

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Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MunsonRoyE
4.36/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tommy5
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of golf4collet
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BoilerUpNavy
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boone757
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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