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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

593 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 593
Reviews: 254
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.49%
Wants: 34
Gots: 47 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ReelBigwigFish on 10-27-2011)
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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From 1 Pt 6oz. bottle, no freshness date but labeled "Batch #1".

Aroma of sweet chocolaty malt. Color is deepest brown with very full deep beige head. head lasts and laces the glass wonderously! Taste is absolute heaven ! Flavors of Chocolate, cinnamon, sweet malt. Not hoppy. Chilies are more discerned by light heat rather than anything else. Excellent warmer on a cold rainy night! This is my first try of a beer with chilies in it, I hope this is typical!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark and thick. A good two inches of foam when poured into a tulip glass.
Smell: Cocoa! Really great smelling beer. Great preview of great things to come.
Taste: Outstanding. Sweet with a nice subtle hint of chili pepper. As the beer warmed up its more distinctive, complex flavors began to come out. Nice chocolaty finish with that little chili bite. Very unique.
Mouthfeel: Thick and hearty. Apparently bocks were once called "liquid bread" by monks and I feel this is accurate as this beer is a sweet, delicious meal in a bottle. Light carbonation.
Overall: Great beer. Extremely unique. I will definitely try to find this one again.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice bock. Pours a lovely dark, smooth brown, almost black. Huge tan head, nice stickiness and lacing.

Sweet aroma. Subtle chocolate and smooth caramel. A very light smoke on it, but the light cinnammon gets attention. The chili gets better and better as it warms. It also gets a bit more boozey as it warms.

Beer is very smooth and worth a try. Its not your typical Sam.

Overall a very nice beer

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours dark, almost black, with thick head. Probably the most head I've ever seen on a lager, but eventually thins to a lace. Smells chocolatey with lots of alcohol. Goes down very thick and smooth with a slight burning later in the back of the throat. Not sure if it the chili or alcohol. Overall this is an excellent beer. I've never been into chili beers much, but this one stands out.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bock? really? This things 8% abv, should be doppel bock right? That's how I'm gonna look at it.

Deep deep auburn brown color with a big creamy off white head which is dissipating rather quickly. Big chocolate scents on the nose. Sweet milk chocolate, sticky caramel malts and a touch of chili comes through as well.

Creamy mouthfeel with a lactic presence. Balance is very good. Sweet milk chocolate up front followed by a gooey caramel presence and balanced and finished by a touch of chili. My throat cant detect the heat, but I can taste it. My boss was able to detect the heat a bit but I eat a ton of spicy foods so I might have a bit of immunity to it. Cinnamon sugar makes its presence known as the beer warms through out the entire sip. Well blended yet layered at the same time. A really impressive and unique brew. Perfect balance of sweet and savory however I'd love a touch more heat.

The only beer of this sam adams limited release series that I enjoy. Wish the rest of them turned out like this.

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The Vixen Chocolate Chili Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 593 ratings.