Dock Street Sexual Chocolate | Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant

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Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by akorsak on 05-18-2008

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 7
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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow! Very interesting. I ordered the Sexual Chocolate not knowing what it was, and not really expecting much either, but DAMN, it delivered. Rich and full of chocolatey and roasty dark malt flavor, it was also backed by some interesting fruitiness and Belgian yeast notes. It's malty and strong but not over-done. Quite nice! And certainly worth trying!

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Photo of kwa357
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of akorsak
4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A new Belgian-style stout offered up at the Brandywine Valley Craft Brewers' Festival 2008.

A: The stout is dark, a deep black with a tan colored head.

S: Great nose! Stout chocolate mixes with Belgian yeast. The result is a dark, roasted aroma cut by fruity spiciness. This could easily pass for a tripel (minus the stout side, of course).

T: The mix of Belgian ale and American stout nicely carries into the taste. The Belgian spice profile has touches of honey and lots of sweet, ripe fruits. Darker chocolate flavors, including sweet milk chocolate and slightly bitter baker's chocolate, run amok through the ale. The addition of a Belgian yeast strain further adds to the fruity side, introducing more diversity of flavor. Quite a nice stout.

M: The stout runs from American to Belgian and back again, never letting the flavor profile drop off. This was the first beer of the day and my favorite.

D: This is the kind of beer that you want to go back to again and again, lots of taste without a strong alcohol presence.

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Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of weeare138
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Ron's Bar & Grille in Lionville, PA...
Appears a dark brown, nearing black with dark ruby highlights when held to the light. A 2 finger tan cap slowly fades into a mild cap. Scattered streaks of lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of heavy amounts of roasted barley, followed by light traces of cocoa, and brown sugar. Notes of pomegrante, and black grapes are strikingly resounding. Traces of earthy, herbal hops are also noticed. Perhaps there are also some delicate traces of vanilla cream and smoke found in there, as well.
Taste is of the same aromas with more complex, meaty, Mexican mole sauce flavors coming through.
Mouthfeel is full bodied, chewy, with some resemblence of beef jerky left on the palate.
I wasn't sure if I liked this at first but it grew on me...big time. Nice beer.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown, near black, with nice creamy and frothy brown head, little retention and lacing. Smell is of dark roasted grains with a faint hint of bakers chocolate. Taste is of dark roasted grains with only a faint hint of bakers chocolate and bready yeast. Very planin, very simple and lacks any sort of chocolate punch. Leight to medium body, good for the style but a touch watery. Disapointed after expecting so much... it wasnt a bad beer by any means, but it was not a good chocolate beer.

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Photo of Foxman
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It pours a rich, obsidian black which not even sunlight managed to penetrate, with the exception of claret margins. A very thin layer of light tan head de-bubbles in no time. Thin strings of lacing entwine the inside of the glass.

The aroma is especially earthy and roasty, with a lightly charred note dueling with a dark fruit eddy. Dark chocolate is assertive and plays off an estery crispness generated by ample Belgian yeast. Alcohol hints but is feathery and brief.

Upon sipping, the roasted malt is leathery and nutty with a burnt sugar bite that is interlaced with candy sugar and molasses sweetness. Just as husky are strains of raisin, fig, and a wonderfully complimentary due of cocoa and dark chocolate. Esters deliver a very crisp tree fruit air before alcohol again peeks in shyly. The finish is crisp, with the esters still in play, moderately spicy, and with just a thin memory of chocolate and malt sweetness. This is a very unique and very enjoyable blend of elements.

Full bodied, the grain delivers up a creamy, round feel on the palate, and the yeast leaves a clean impression behind.

This is one of two beers I reviewed at the 2008 Brandywine Valley Craftbrewer's Festival, and thanks to my wife for allowing me to abscond with her sample so I could do it right. This was easily the highlight of my day, and maybe my wife's as well. And I got a kick of the pourer's insistence on slyly making the women who asked for it repeat the name several times. That aside, it's audacious in flavor, with a complex blend of earth and sugar that latches into the senses and offers a fun ride. The ABV is an unknown, but with the minimal presence it provides, drinking this is a carefree pleasure. I could go for more density in the aroma, but the bottom line is this is a fine tasting, palate enticing offering. Thanks for bringing it, Dock Street folks!

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Photo of deapokid
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of kasper
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours near pitch black with a milkshake-colored creamy head. Lacing doesn't really stick, but cascades down the side of the glass as you sip.

S: Mmmm cocoa and Belgian yeast -- bubblegum, candy tart flavors. Also some toasty and roasty malt aromas.

T: Like a Belgian stout. Sweet, bitter, tangy cocoa with a hint of bubblegum candy sweetness. Somethat dry and a tad bitter on finish with some lingering roasted flavors.

M: Nice and velvety. Appreciable. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Great feel.

D: Very well balanced Belgian stout. All flavors mild and mingle well. Could have a few of these.

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Photo of Hophead101
3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

drank on 3.31.10 at Ron's Original in Exton.

pours a beautiful black liquid goodness, dark tan head that was nice and bubbly/frothy. as the head subsided, it left a great amount of lacing on the glass. smell was roasted malt, smoky with some chocolate and cocoa as well - nothing crazy or over the top. taste was good - had a belgian crispness to it - which was a nice compliment - not sure i would call it a belgian strong dark ale - but none the less it was tasty. medium body - and finished amazingly dry. the chocolate is a compliment to the taste not overpowering at all.

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Dock Street Sexual Chocolate from Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 10 ratings