3fourths (8984) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2009 Sampled in a blind 25 imperial stout tasting, Feb 2008
Strange nose: chalky cherry, milky cough syrup and chocolate, with some woody notes, but it doesnít really smell that good. A mix of minerally chocolate and artificial cherry flavoring. Flavor is decent enough, but itís a bit too ashy and stale on the tongue. Frothy texture, moderately rich chocolate noticed, but a bit thin, stale, ashy, etc. Not that great overall. I guessed it was Nogne-O Imperial Stout, and was surprised to find it was the Sexual Chocolate. One of the biggest surprises of the night. It was in an overall poor flight of other stouts, so it wasnít rated low based on others in the flight being well-liked... it was just a poor showing by this beer.
4/4/5/3/9 = 2.5
Draft sample @ Savor DC
Heavily astringent roast and overhopped bitterness make a mess of what would otherwise be a nicely thick, viscous imperial stout. Has a bit of a lactic flavor, but the real detriment is the high astringency.
6/4/5/3/12 = 3.0
alexanderj (3503) - Branson, Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Foothills sure hit the mark here; part gimmick, part quality and part limited release. I thought that it was a very good beer, but not exceptional beer. Poured a black with a very thin brown head. Aroma was of roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor had a good amount of chocolate to it, but it was not a dominating presence. Also roasted malt, molasses/toffee and sweetness. Decent hop finish. Enjoyed it, but fairly certain that if it had a wider release, it would surely not be in the top 50. That being said, Foothills deserves all the recognition they are getting.
killedge (26) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black black black....the head was even black... great chocolate aroma and taste....if I had to substitute chocolate milk for something else I think I would us this.... after standing outside on release day for 4 hours this was a great treat with a great meal... lives up to the hype
zathrus13 (1761) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black, with a brown head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, molasses, dark fruit, coffee, and licorice. Flavor is roasted malt, somewhat bitter dark chocolate, coffee, and molasses. A nice medium to heavy body. Bottle #212/500.
ldcuervo (7) - USA - FEB 6, 2008 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: color was perfect and head was about 3in after pour and 1/2 when served. Aroma was very good raosted and cocoa bean, and toffee. Creamy to slightly thin. Good presentation to pallette and flavor. After drink hints of chocolate remained. Pleased overall.
jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - FEB 4, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Foothills on Release day. Black with nice braown head. Aroma has lots of sweetness, coffee and some chocolate raostedness. The flavor is rich with a great balance betwwent eh sweet and hop bitterness. Good full bodied feel. Bought 4 bottles and looking forward to sitting down with it for a more detailed session. Lucky me;)
wcudwight (10) - USA - FEB 3, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Opaque in color with a finger sized dark brown head that holds itís shape well. Smells of black molassas and chocolate. The flavor is of rich dark chocolate, roasted malts, molassas and licorice. Thick mouthfeel but silky smooth. This is only the second beer that stained the glass after it was empty. The other being Dark Lord. Way to easy to drink as the abv is not noticable. Had on-tap at the release.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark black with a creamy brown head leaving streaky lacing down the glass. Sweet, chocolate, and licorice aroma. Chocolate brownie flavor backed up by a slight roast character and bitter finish. Quite thick and chewy. I wish I could drink this all the time.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Sexual Chocolate Day, at a fine meal in the company of The Beer Cellar, TurdFerguson, and several other estimable folks from various sites. Having missed this on local taps last year, I was ready by this point to be let down after all the hype. Nope, this stuff rocks hard. Very thick pour, just like I like it; canít see even a sliver of light through the snifter. A big body with substantial aroma, and it tastes even better. Not so much chocolate in the taste to me, though itís there in the smooth finish. What I get is a LOT of dark roast coffee and that molasses is definitely in there strongly. The combination of flavors reminds me a bit of the Abyss, actually. Compares very favorably. Kudos to Foothills!
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at Tylerís. Pitch black with a nice tan head and heavy lacing. Intense aroma of chocolate, rich black coffee, and sugar. Excellently balanced flavors...roasted nuts, dark chocolate, nice sweetness, and a little alcohol. Actually thereís surprisingly little alcohol on the flavor and the finish for a beer thatís this strong. It goes down as smooth as many well made stouts with half the strength. Lovely stuff...now if only I could get more of it somehow.