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The Vixen Chocolate Chili Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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The Vixen Chocolate Chili BockThe Vixen Chocolate Chili Bock

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BA SCORE
84
good

550 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 550
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.14%
Wants: 34
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ReelBigwigFish on 10-27-2011)
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3.8/5  rDev +2.7%

Dark brown with both ruby and copper edges. The nose is mostly malty with slight chocolate undertones. The flavor profile is mostly reminiscent of a mild bock with some faint chocolate notes and a hint of chili heat. This is an enjoyable offering and works well as a little nightcap just before bed.

57md, Wednesday at 04:39 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Hellpop65, Sep 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

malfunxion, Aug 31, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev +2.2%

Almost 3 years old. Deep onyx body, with a frothy chocolate head, it's more reminiscent of a stout, in appearance. Aroma is chocolatey, dark chocolate, with a touch of malt fruitiness, mild melanoidins, and a hint of chili. Dark chocolate dominates the flavor, with an almost dark cherry specialty malt fruitiness lingering into the finish. Somewhat fat in flavour, with rich malt sweetness that is not quite cloying.

barczar, Aug 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

thereal_adam, Aug 07, 2014
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3.45/5  rDev -6.8%

Pours a very dark murky red. Head is beige - maybe a pink tinge. Dense, some visible bubbles. Lacing is great. It's ALL great, yes.

Smells sweet - plenty of English toffee as a base, and a slight solventy note, giving this a malt liquor kind of character. Touch of carob, too. A bit meh.

Taste is similar. Sweet toffee, with needlepoints of sharp spicy coffee interlacing. Finishes slightly roasty, but with more of that carob sweetness and maybe a root vegetable sweetness. Yeah, not bad. Some more roast/spice would be nice though.

Decent body, finishes really surprisingly dry. Just cracks up at the end.

Overall a bit sweet/heavy for me. Something more safe and grounded on the palate would keep me coming back for more.

laituegonflable, Jul 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

BreweryRun, Jul 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

MikeAndrews, Jul 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Liverocks, Jul 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

KAF, Jul 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

GJ40, Jun 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Bpierso1, Jun 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Latarnik, May 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Std73, May 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

whitenads, May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

rainfairy, Mar 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Beermasterjarrett, Mar 03, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +2.7%

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/17/2011. Pours nearly pitch black color with a 2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of raisin, prune, plum, chocolate, cocoa, molasses, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, biscuit, light coffee, cinnamon, herbal, light chile, clove, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, yeast ester, and spice notes; with solid strength. Taste of raisin, plum, prune, chocolate, cocoa, toast, molasses, biscuit, dark bread, light coffee, cinnamon, clove, light chile, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Light cinnamon/chile spice with slight heat on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, prune, plum, chocolate, cocoa, toast, dark bread, light coffee, cinnamon, clove, light chile, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, spice, and fruity yeast ester flavors; with a nice malt/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good spiced bock style. Good balance, robustness, and complexity of malt, spice, and fruity yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

superspak, Feb 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

THECPJ, Jan 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

dannyfayy, Jan 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

-NESTO-, Jan 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

HungProcess, Dec 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

21Maestro8, Dec 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Doyle, Dec 14, 2013
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The Vixen Chocolate Chili Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 550 ratings.