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!