Sexual Chocolate | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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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

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Added by SaCkErZ9 on 02-15-2007

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#1,766
Reviews:
466
Ratings:
1,364
pDev:
10.9%
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Photo of Chadlossie
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drank this back to back with the barrel aged version. These had a higher demand almost 10 years ago compared with present day. Pours black, 1/3" brown head on the top. Aroma of roasted chocolate malt which gives off both coffee and cocao impressions in subtle ways.

Taste follows with the usual hallmarks of style for an imperial stout, heft, viscosity, chocolate, unsweetened. There is a slight amount of dark fruit bitterness in there, but its minimal, the more American aspects of the beer (as opposed to Russian Imperial Stout) keep that dark fruit noise in check for the most part. Finishes kind of sticky and bitter. Its a neat beer to check out once, but hardly unique, each state has several breweries making a similar beer.

I like the artwork, and I'm sure some of those who pose like they don't still appreciate the chance to virtue signal against it. Really brings people together. Except for the El Dorado casino in Reno who lies to your face about letting you have a bottle share during March Madness.

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Photo of Buck89
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2017 batch poured into a snifter. Opaque brown color with a thick tan head. The nose featured roasted malt with coffee, char, and faint cocoa. The taste was much like a typical RIS: bitter roasted malt, smooth chocolate malt, floral notes, and a nice roasted char flavor. Well-balanced with a great full feel. Not too sweet. Really nice.

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Photo of Tim5085
4.58/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Tasty and dark
Aroma: Chocolate and roast
Taste: Like coffee, chocolate, and stout
Appearance: Dark as it should be.
Overall: Delicious. I will have another.

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Photo of richj1970
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of macrosmatic
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to BubbaBeerMan for sending this one! February 2013 vintage bottle, cellared since, consumed August 2017. Poured from the 22 oz. bottle into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Very very dark brown, opaque. A half-finger's worth of tan head lasts quite well, and fairly low visible carbonation.

S: Chocolate and coffee, cacao nibs and mocha. Dark roasted malts and tobacco. Some notes of vanilla as well. A light fruitiness that might be from the coffee or from the yeast, I'm not sure. A pretty nice aroma here.

T: Chocolate and coffee again up front. Roasted malts and cacao. The mildest of bitter char character to the roasted malts. Vanilla and caramel again with some tobacco dryness. I'm not getting the fruitiness on the palate like I did on the nose. More bitter baker’s chocolate and dark cacao nibs at the swallow.

M: A thick body overall, though maybe average for an imperial stout these days. Low carbonation sensation but as expected for style. The alcohol presence is restrained.

O: A good beer for sure. But having drank it in close proximity to a vintage Speedway Stout, I preferred the Speedway significantly in flavors and complexity and body. Still, quite an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of hopkrid
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Sabtos
3.71/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I did a side by side of this with the barrel aged version--both 2016 vintages.

Black with a mild, uniform tan foam.

Smell is molasses with a salty, savory sort of roasted malt, and baker's cocoa leaning strongly to the bitter spectrum. At times I catch a bit of a musty or metallic note.

Taste is more grounded and describable, with nutty chocolate, raisin, and cocoa that lends itself to a sort of drying froth, yet it's still smooth, soft and round. Bittersweet pine wood emerges as well, with hints of amaretto and salty roasted almond.

I'm surprised by the reputation of this. It took a while for me to get my hands on these, but they are not living up to the hype for me. I've had more chocolatey beers than this, some of which actually did not use any flavor additives at all, just showcasing really well-roasted, high-quality chocolate malt.

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

Photo of tbryan5
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Year: 2010 Bottle 149/1000
Opened April 2017

A- Still viscous and black with very minimal dark brown head.

S- Chocolate, some tannins, a little cardboard.

T- Roastiness, dark bitter chocolate, and still some cardboard from slight oxidation which I expected from a 7 year old bottle.

F- Not thin, but not really oily either. Low carbonation. Still pleasant.

D- Wow! Even with the oxidation, this was still an amazing treat to get to try!

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Photo of wilymobastardo
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leroybrown10
4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shanty76
4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Atg1095
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of strohme2
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
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 -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zach136
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brandon_Bass
5/5  rDev +21.1%
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 +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of outdoor7or24
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
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 -9.7%
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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Sexual Chocolate from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 1,364 ratings
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