From notes - Feb. 2010 bottle 268/1000
Viscous, dark as night pour with an inch of creamy tan head. Spotty lacing on the glass that is quite enticing. Aromas of bright rich cocoa upfront along with a mild roast, molasses and dark fruits as well. Touch of alcohol - really nice overall.
Smooth, creamy rich dark malts with a rush of vibrant cocoa flavor upfront. Molasses, toffee and dark fruits mix with a touch of coffee as well. Chocolate is big on the finish.
Lush body that is bold but not too heavy on the palate. Overall, this is a damn good imperial stout with big cocoa flavors. Worthy of the praise it gets and I hope to be able to drink it again sometime!!
Served In: Snifter
Adam finally manned up and popped something from his cellar. Bottle 785/1000, February 2010. Once you go black...
Mocha chino head, still kicking around a good 10 minutes after it was poured (it's too cold). The nose is full of perfectly carmelized sugar, creamy chocolate, and a hint of vanilla bean.
Even less than a year old, this one is smooove. The body is full yet soft, noticed but not overbearing. I don't find too much sweetness either, it finishes dryer than I anticipated but it really work well with this one, as if someone made a 1/2 dark cocoa 1/2 milk chocolate sundae.
All the ingredients are present for a well rounded RIS. I do not detect any boozy characteristics, impressive for a 10% young RIS. I could have polished this bomber off solo and not even realized it for another 30 minutes. Sexy chocolate, all the time.
Served In: Bottle
I have the opportunity to try this treat thanks to brentk56, thanks a million Brent! Sexual Chocolate produces a bit of a gurgle when poured from the glass. The thick body appears midnight black and is one of those stouts that actually suck in the light and make the room darker. The soft pour produced an ample two + finger mocha colored head that fell painfully slow to a thick cap and left solid spots of lacing on its way. The lacing and head are quite impressive for such a big beer.
The aroma is quite different than I expected. I expected a lot of chocolate/cocoa but my nose is greeted with bold dark fruits, some ripe and some not. There's a handful of blackberries right off the bat, half of which I would say are under ripe. Sweet sugary molasses plays a big role in the nose as well showing throughout. A quick flash of coffee rolls through the middle before the underlying cocoa shows itself faintly. A ghost like vanilla quality shows up here and there to add depth to the aroma but the dark berries rule the roost. There is a clean alcohol that seems to accentuate the berriness even more.
The flavor seems to follow the nose fairly closely. Dark fruits (most noticeably blackberry) lead the way drizzled with molasses for a little added sweetness. A roasted, almost scorched, maltiness grows on the back of the tongue along with a piney, aspirin like bitterness. The cocoa that was added is much more noticeable on the tongue then in the nose. It's faint upfront but grows as Sexual Chocolate works its way through my mouth and combines with the roasty and hoppy bitterness on the swallow to even things out a bit. Maybe I'm being picky because I really do enjoy the flavor but the flavors on the finish seem to be out of place and struggling against each other.
When this beer is a little on the colder side the body seems a bit thin but as it nears room temperature things fit into place. The body is still a touch light at first but quickly becomes thick and velvety as it works it's way through my mouth. The bitterness grows as I continue to drink causing my tongue to feel the numbness to the point it even moves out to my lips over time.
This is an easy drinking beer and my glass is going down awfully easy. I can see this beer wearing me out after awhile though. A bomber is more than enough in a sitting, even in a long sitting.
Sexual Chocolate is a high quality beer from Foothills and I'd love to get my hands on more of their brews. I do enjoy this beer but it seems to get caught in the shuffle with all the other quality RISs out there. It's well made but is missing that something special to set it apart. Thanks again for the sample Brent!
Served In: Snifter
A: Pitch ebony black with total opacity. Head is a dark toasted marshmallow ring around the glass with a thin film across the top.
S: Vanilla, fig, creamy milk chocolate and licorice.
T: Starts oily and almost sour. Almost an almondy and dark olive flavor. After the swallow, the oily molasses flavor intensifies with quality Belgian Chocolate following suite. Tons of vanilla…almost too much centers in the palate and lingers for quite some time. Finishes mildly roasted, somewhat buttery with moments of Mexican coffee and licorice.
M: Full body, soft mouthfeel
D: Decent beer but I wasn’t blown away. A bit too sweet and desserty…but then again this is a Valentines day beer. Vanilla runs a bit too rampant and somewhat unnatural. Sort of artificial, if you will.
Served In: Other
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