All the cool kids are doing year-end lists, so we’re jumping on board this particular train as well. You may recall we recapped our Top 5 Beers after a year of being in existence, but we have a few notable brews floating around in our brains that are worth mentioning. True, we spent most of the year Saving The Craft, but while we’re all between holidays we thought we’d mention a few of our favorite brews and see what y’all thought. Here we go: Continue reading
“A cocoa infused Imperial Stout – Opaque black in color with a dark brown head. Big chocolate aroma with notes of espresso, blackstrap molasses, dark sweet toffee and dark fruit. Smooth dark chocolate backbone with complex notes of coffee, dark toffee and dark fruit.”
Foothills Sexual Chocolate
Russian Imperial Stout, 9.75% ABV
Sayeth the Guys:
Karl: Let’s jump right into this one, shall we? Because holy crap, was this beer more bitter on first glance than I expected. I had to go back and check the bottle to find that it had a very surprising 85 IBUs packed into this Imperial Stout. It’s almost like a hefty black IPA, where something went wrong and got mutated and turned into a monster version of itself.
Give it a second though, sit back, take a deep breath, and relax. Come back to the Sexual Chocolate. You might just find, as I did, that your palate just had to adjust a little bit, to dial itself into the Sexual Chocolate, to find itself ready for its relative darkness, its chocolaty flavors, its maltyness, its slowly-receding hoppiness. It’s sultry, smoky and smooth, like jazz music on an old radio late at night, DJ’ed by an old guy with a raspy voice and a lot of smarmy character.
Take a bottle of this to a fondue restaurant and you’ll most certainly get some action. Continue reading