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

The Vixen Chocolate Chili BockThe Vixen Chocolate Chili Bock

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BA SCORE
84
good

534 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 534
Reviews: 245
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.14%


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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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Black bodied beer with a decent crop of brown head. Lace is quite abundant. Aroma is light spice, biscuity malt and dusty chocolate. Flavor is very agreeable. Rich malty body with heavy, but not overdone, chocolate notes. Chili spiciness is an afterthought and spicing is light. Alcohol is nowhere to be seen. This is quite flavorful and very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 04:48:41 | More by Bighuge
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superspak

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3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Appearance: 1 inch head, clear, dark-brown colored, with high carbonation

Smell: cocoa, milk, and faint pepper

Taste: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, Bosco, light cinnamon, and pepper that gets stronger as the beer warms. It leaves a nice hot sensation in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy body, sweet with slight peppery heat, moderate carbonation

Overall: Was fortunate to find a bottle of this laying around. When I picked it up, I was thinking that the pepper would be all gone. I was surprised to find that there was still decent heat especially in the aftertaste as the beer warmed. While I would have liked more heat, my problem with this beer is more the chocolate flavors that were ok, but far from the best I have had. It seems like the dark chocolate and milk chocolate do not mesh as well here as in other beers. Would love to try this one fresh, but in reading other reviews, the taste seems to hold up.

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12-03-2013 17:47:01 | More by tigg924
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A - Pours a dark brown almost black, with ruby highlights. Massive fluffy four-finger head of tan foam. Moderate amount of lacing.

S - Strong aroma of prunes, soy sauce, smoke, and caramel. Kudos for the strength of the aroma, but it doesn't really smell that great.

T - Taste is much better; chocolate mousse, cinnamon, campfire smoke, and malted milk. Very sweet. Chilies not really present in the flavor, but manifest themselves as sort of an after-swallow tingle on the tongue in the finish. Enough complexity and interplay with the spice to leave you wanting another sip.

M - Full bodied and so, so creamy. Almost like drinking a slightly melted milk shake. Medium carbonation. Pretty amazing in this category.

O - I enjoyed this quite a bit, despite some flaws. Might be a shade too sweet, could have used a little more chilies, but overall a pretty decent beer that I would buy again when in the mood.

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The Vixen Chocolate Chili Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 534 ratings.