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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1,356
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462
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11.25%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish signature snifter. Label says February 2013.

A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/2 inch light brown head that retains well before receding to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of surface foam. Resilient sheet of crystallized lacing.

S- Dark roasted malt with cocoa and molasses. Also some vanilla and caramel.

T- Smooth dark roasted malt flavor with notes of chocolate and not a whole lot else. Alcohol is nicely hidden. I especially like the aftertaste since the chocolate comes through more there. Slight hint of caramel and vanilla. Somewhat sweet.

M- Medium thickness for the style with medium carbonation and a full body.

O- Quite good but I can see why all the hype surrounded the BA version instead of this base beer. Thank you BlackBelt5112203 for my first taste of Foothills.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that only died down a bit and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of licorice and dark roasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste shares some similarities with the smell, except that it is more complex and has additional flavors of cocoa nibs and notes of coffee beans. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness. Only the faintest hints of sweetness are present.
M: It feels nearly full-bodied and rather smooth (and a little creamy) on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a really enjoyable stout that seems to have a good balance between the cocoa nibs and roasted malts. No traces of alcohol are perceptible in the taste.

Note: 2012 vintage

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 4/6/13

Appearance: Jet black at its core, with some dark brown around the edges - big, light tan head - keeps a nice cap - leaves some spots of lacing

Smell: Roasty, burnt, and big - dark chocolate, cocoa, chocolate malts - burnt, with a touch of char - something that smells a bit woody, kind of like this was barrel-aged (except it's not) - nicely rich

Taste: Yup, sexy - a range of chocolate flavors - dark chocolate and burnt cocoa - some burnt coffee - a nice, moderate level of sweetness, with a touch of burnt molasses and toffee - some burnt and charred bitterness - lightly acidic overall, finishes very dry

Mouthfeel: On the heavy side of medium, nicely carbonated, very dry finish

Overall: (Insert sex joke here)

This is an undoubtedly solid RIS. There are some nice chocolate flavors, and a lot of burnt goodness. This was better than expected.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to Eli323232 for the bottle. Split with angrybabboon.

Appearance: Pours a creamy near black. Head is tan, creamy, and thick. Drops to.a small rocky cap with a slightly larger collar. Thin sheets and notches of lacing. Relatively clear.

Smell: Tons of chocolate. Bitter cocoa with a strong milk chocolate sweetness. Grassy chocolate and roasted malt. Some backing caramel sweetness. Fudgey. Dark chocolate cake complete with frosting. Baker's chocolate. Husky grain. Sweet and rich.

Taste: So much chocolate. Milk chocolate sweetness, bitter cocoa and baker's chocolate. Nice punch of dark chocolate. Sweet like lactose. Boozy dark hot chocolate. Creamy is a flavor right? Some dark fruit, mostly raisin with a touch of cherry skin in the back. Light touch of alcohol on the finish. Gritty unrefined chocolate. Some touches of roasted coffee bean. Nicely roasted. Solidly balanced.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and smooth. A touch of backing gritty cocoa. Body runs slightly higher than medium with a moderate to low carbonation.

Overall: Chocolate sex potion.

Better than anticipated. A nice use of everything chocolate. Sweet and bitter and worth the name. I'm looking forward to a cellared bottle.

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January 2012 Release

Thanks to my mother-in-law for saving this one to share with me on Easter.

A: Pours an opaque yet clear jet black in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation and some light to moderate dark brown, amber, and cola colored highlights. The beer has a half finger tall creamy dark tan head that slowly reduces to a small patch of extremely thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of dark chocolate over the top of roasted malts. There are some very light hints of anise and dark fruit but the primary aroma is that of the chocolate.

T: Upfront there is a light amount of dark roasted malts that is quickly overtaken by the strong flavors of dark unsweetened chocolate (like the bars you get that are 60%+ pure cacao). There are some very light hints of anise and coffee. Very light amounts of bitterness that does not linger for too long.

M: Just shy of heavy bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

O: Very easy to drink and very enjoyable - the alcohol is very well hidden and there is a wonderful complexity to the balance. Overall the beer is well balanced by being neither too sweet nor too bitter. Very excited to finally review this one.

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Sexual Chocolate from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
4.09 out of 5 based on 1,356 ratings.
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