GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - AUG 17, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Handbottled by Sliffy (excellent job on the hand bottle!). Wow. I’m speechless as I’m typing this little ditty. Recalling how intense and smooth this beer is reminds me of listening to Stevie Ray Vaughn wail thru Texas Flood, or Eric Johnson running thru the Cliffs of Dover. Incredible from start to finish, this beer did not let down for one second. The beer pours out an oily, blacker than black viscuous liquid with a nice 1 inch light brown head with nice staying power and decent lacing. Aroma I first whiff is chocolate of course. Who’d name a beer Sexual Chocolate without having a massive amount of chocolate malt in their beer. But there is more than just that. There some nuttyness, campfire smoke, wood, dark fruits, a bit of leather with a touch of alcohol and molasses. The beer is smooth and creamy on the palate with a stickyness to keep things interested. Flavor is just sublime. Notes of dark chocolate, sweet malts, smoke, nuts, roasted coffee, with enough dark fruits to make it seem almost vinous in quality. The only thing I found to nitpick was a bit of too much alcohol in the flavor, but aside from that small issue this was a top notch, outstanding beer. Highly recommend you seek this out if you can.
nolankowal (921) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Handbottle thanks to Sliffy and Puddintane. Black pour with a short tan head. Aromas of hazelnut, dark fruits, roasted malt, light coffee and chocolate. Flavors of dark chocolate, light booze, smokey roasted malt, bitter coffee and some vinous elements as well. Thick body with a soft carbonation...roasty, boozey, and vinous with a roasty finish.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JUL 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Nearly black body with glints of mahohany at the perimeter. A creamy, medium-sized mocha head recedes slowly. Minor lacing. The nose is almost entirely milk chocolate, with small components of roastiness, coffee, caramel chews, molasses, smoke and herbs I assume are hops. Alcohol is moderately concealed. The flavor is much the same, with the sole focal point milk chocolate. Bitterness is mild, as is roastiness and alcohol. sweetness is medium. The finish is writhing with coffee bitterness and light astringency, of medium length with chocolate and molasses lingering. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, properly carbonated for the style and incredibly smooth. Delicious.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Hand bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of Bierkönig. Pours a completely opaque, pitch black with a dense, thick and creamy cappuchinoish head - impressive hand bottling done by cquiroga here. Very chocolatey nose. Initially this is rich and full-bodied yet with an odd lightness to it. Comes fairly complex with very burned malts, chocolate and coffee notes combined with a degree of acidity probably deriving from the malt. There’s an underlying sweetness balanced by some malt astringency. Indeed a well brewed and balanced Imperial Stout. 150607
Marsiblursi (2963) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2007 (Handbottled, thanks to BierKönig) Pours black with a brown head. Malty, roasted aroma with smooth chocolate and dark coffee beans up front. Some notes of hops in the background. Undertones of salt, liquorice, caramel and some brown sugar. Tiny fruit (dark) hints also present. Light salty and light burned flavour with coffee, cocoa, dark chocolate and touch of alcohol warmth. Some light notes of liquorice and hops in the flavour as well. The finish is medium bitter with a dry touch. Oily, thick and smooth mouthfeel. Near full body. Not overly complex but tough, angry and a bit sexy. I like.
Theis (12123) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Handbottled - thanks to Jeppe for the taste - tasted at Ølbutikken. Black, oitch black - brown head. Chokolate, high chokolate, cocoa powder, dark chokolate, dark fruits, sweetness, light vanilla, caramel, light alcho-burn. Big mouthfull. Smooth.
alexsdad06 (3799) - Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2008 Rating #100.
I had this first on tap @ Barley’s in Asheville and then again at DLD from a growler (thanks OhioDad). Pours thick and black with a small tan head. There is alot going on here with both aroma and flavor. The nose includes chocolate, caramel, and dark fruit. The flavor gets better as it warms and includes all of the above but the chocolate seems to get darker as some bitterness starts to appear. This goes down smoothly for as thick as it is. This rating comes from the draught as it was a few points better than the growler.
I had to drop this a little after looking at my bottle rating as well.
whparrish (8) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 15, 2007 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
on tap at the brewery. pours think and nearly black. minimal tan head. smooth going down. chocolate and coffee overtones. all and all one of the best out there.
BBB63 (5601) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the DLD growler and enjoyed while waiting in line, THX OhioDad for a chance to taste this: Nearly opaque with bronze highlights produced a small beige head and good lace. The aroma is full of chocolate as expected along with a fair amount of smoke, molasses, clove and a note of grassy herbal hop. The taste profile displays heavy malty character of mocha, smoke, and an almost meaty tone. Some quick hits of herbal and coffee bitterness is found towards the finish. The mouth feel is lush and smooth with a noticeable warming in the end. While very nicely done it is not top 50 or even 100 in my book.
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hand bottled sample from a trade with kenb. Thanks Ken. Pours a pitch black color with a small tan head. Rick thick oily body with an aroma of chocolate, caramel and molasses. Taste was semi sweet of chocolate, mocha, and roasted malt. Has a hint of a hops in the finish. Very smooth and warm ending. Nice!