1001 Beers: Sexual Chocolate

Beer Number 34: Foothills Sexual Chocolate

I still don’t know everything I should know about beer in North Carolina, but Foothills is one of the names I do know. I ran into them at the Twin City Taps Festival and they had one of the biggest tents. I actually hovered around there for a little bit just trying each of their beers.

At the end of the festival I was feeling really good and trying to figure out how to learn more than I already knew about the brewery. One of the guys running the stand gave me their twitter account but that was a total disaster. I was searching terms like “Fullsails” & “Footsails”. I never really figured it out until I got home.

One thing I did find when I started my search, was Sexual Chocolate. I have heard a lot of talk about this beer before but I never knew anything about it. I figured since I was actually in the state where it is produced this year, I should find it. I did not go out to the release event and all the local bottle shops were saving the bottles for special events and such so I went on a mission to find this one on tap… It had to be there, right?

Needless to say, after a long day out… I FOUND IT!!! and it was at one of my usual stops while in Raleigh, Tyler’s Taproom. I did not have to go out of my way at all. What could be better than that?!?!

Sexual Chocolate was originally conceived in 1996 as a home-brewed beer to celebrate St. Valentines Day. A decade later, the beer was produced commercially for the first time at Foothills, and word spread quickly. Brewmaster and co-owner Jamie Bartholomaus uses cocoa nibs that are cold infused in the stout after fermentation and during conditioning. The beer’s name is a semiobscure reference to the 1988 comedy movie Coming To America, which starred Eddie Murphy as Arsenio Hall. In the movie, a fictional band named Sexual Chocolate perform the song “Greatest Love of All” at a church-sponsored event.

Here is Sexual Chocolate and their performance. Anyway, this beer.

Completely dark, black. You could not see through this one if you tried and a small brown head. This glass really did not do it much justice when it comes to aromatics but you do get some roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate.

Sexual Chocolate had a lot going on, in a good way. Coffee and chocolate up front melding into a thick flavor flood. Layered on top of a nice malty body.Very rich and robust. The bitterness on this beer keeps it in line. Toffee, dark malts, and more chocolate. 10% ABV. Now that you can give half ratings on Untappd, this one got a 4.5

I wish I could have gotten a bottle of this one. Maybe I will find some lying around… or maybe when the barrel aged version is released, I can get that. I think Sexual Chocolate would probably be amazing on some wood… I didn’t just say that though.

967 Bottles Of Beer To Go!


1001 Beers: Sexual Chocolate

4 thoughts on “1001 Beers: Sexual Chocolate

  1. \”I think Sexually Chocolate would probably be amazing on some wood.\” LMAO! I've heard about this beer, but there is no way in hell I'm going through what it takes to get some. I hope you enjoyed it. I think brewers should stop making their beer seem like it's milk from Gabrielle Union's boobs and just make it available. If we're actually from there tho, I'd bend over backwards to get some then. Lol.


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