Batch 69 | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Blend of Sexual Chocolate and Freak DIPA, served at Wicked Weed during Asheville Beer Week 2013. After ABW it was placed on tap at Foothills for one day.

Added by Beeranator on 06-08-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Batch 69 or Sexual Freak is a collaboration between Foothills Brewing and Wicked Weed Brewing, Its a blend of Sexual Chocolate RIS and Freak DIPA. I had it at the Foothills brewpub.

Appearance- Looks black like used auto oil, thin. nice 1/4 inch head on it that quickly dissipated.

Smell- Smells like a delicious DIPA! i don't really get any Sexual Chocolate smells, the Freak over powers it.

Taste- DIPA! man this was hoppy! There is more Freak than Chocolate in this, More like a Black IPA than a blend of the two.

Mouthfeel- very thin, slightly carbonated.

Overall- Very good beer, would of taken a growler home if they let me. I would love it if this was one of their regular beers.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of thegodfather2701
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Foothills on June 8.

A-Pours nearly pitch black with a tan head that dissipates rather quickly and left a slight amount of lacing

S-Hoppy-a blend of citrus and piney hopes with a hint of chocolate and dark malts

T-Very similar to the nose as it was very hoppy, mostly citrus notes up front and finished with some chocolate and roasted malts. It reminded me of a black ipa, but better than any black ipa I have had before. Its very smooth.

M-Fairly thick, I would say thicker than Sexual Chocolate. It does have some carbonation, but its fairly syrupy.

D-To me this was not as drinkable as Sexual Chocolate, but if I had of had time I could have drank another. For lovers of black ipas I'm sure a few could be consumed in a session.

Overall, I am really glad I was able to try this. It had a unique taste to me and I would recommend it.

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Photo of brentk56
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with the liquid colored dark brown and showing ruby highlights; the head fades quickly but leaves some nice lacing behind

Smell: Very pithy, with chocolate and roasty tones underneath

Taste: The roasty and chocolate tones appear first but the pithy flavors take over making the beer taste quite bitter, with slight aspirin tones; while the bitterness dominates the finish, there is a bit of chocolate that lingers underneath and a hint of coffee in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Apparently, there was a miscommunication that Sexual Chocolate was one of the beers (along with Wicked Weed's Freak IPA) that was to be included in this blend; turns out that the Foothills contribution was a hoppy brown ale, hence the resultant brew being more of an American Black than was initially anticipated

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Foothills this afternoon. Wanted to grab some before it kicked. Came out deep dark cherry wood color with a small dirty head. Light lace.

Nose is hoppy as all get out! Pine needles, fresh hop cones, floral tones. Smells like this one is gonna be zesty. Big flavors of piney hops, fresh citrus, slight char flavor but it is fleeting. This is definitely more Freak, than Sex. Not sure where the Impy Stout character is hidden, other than color, this is all DIPA. Dig a pony.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Batch 69 from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 11 ratings