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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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warnerry

Michigan

3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Looked deep red as it was pouring. In the glass it looks deep brown. One and a half fingers of creamy looking tan head. Head has very good retention and leaves some lacing.

S - Chocolate and dark fruits come through initially. Faint chili and cinnamon aromas, with some nice dark bread as well. Pretty good.

T - Chili aspect is quite subtle in the flavor as well. As with the smell, chocolate is quite prominent, with bittersweet and cocoa elements. Very little cinnamon. Dark brown bread with some dried fruits.

M - Medium mouthfeel. A bit creamy.

O - Not a bad beer, but the chocolate/cocoa really overpowers everything else. Probably wouldn't get this one again.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2012 20:04:08 | More by warnerry
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kojevergas

Texas

2.78/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1 pint .6 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Uinta pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are average.

Served refrigerator cold. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Not paired with food.

A: Pours a three finger khaki head of fair cream, decent thickness, and above average retention. Colour is a dark nontransparent black. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Not particularly vibrant, but it's generally appealing.

Sm: Chocolate, light chili pepper, dark malts, background light floral hops, and chocolate malts. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Dark malts, cream, chocolate, chili pepper, and chocolate malt. Balance is okay. Build is decent, but inadequate for the style. Neither complex nor subtle. I expect better. Chocolate malts are nice. The rest is mundane. A strange bock. No yeast or alcohol come through.

Mf: Thickness is off. Carbonation is good. Smooth and wet. Moderate on the palate.

Dr: Drinkable but boring and bland. It offers little. I wouldn't get it again. A disappointment from Sam Adams.

C

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 05:58:26 | More by kojevergas
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with one and a half fingers of light tan foam on top of a black body. The head settles at a moderate pace and leaves nice lace.

S - Earthy chocolate, black pepper, and some lighty fruity chili notes along with dark, bready malt.

T - Sweet, dark malt up front with some dark chocolate in the background. Some dark fruit in the middle with mild notes of black cherry and plum. Finishes with sweet chocolate, burnt caramel, and lingring chicory notes as well as a light chili heat in the back of the throat.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a fairly dry finish.

D - Nicely done, the chili character is restrained while the chocolate is robust, which is a wise balance for a beer that contains these elements. Not as complex as some chili/chocolate imperial stouts that I have had, but it is flavorful and smooth so I guess it is what one would expect for a spiced Bock.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 02:18:41 | More by nickfl
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: about two fingers of tan head on a very dark brown/black body with some light passing through.

S: vanilla, brown sugar, light roasted malts with cinnamon and chocolate notes.

T: mild chili pepper spice throughout with roasted malts up front fading to light chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon notes. Chocolates are of the white and milk variety.

M: medium body and light carbonation.

Overall: I wanted more chili flavor out of this one. The base beer is smooth with nice chocolate notes. I was hoping for more with this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 02:18:05 | More by kylehay2004
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RickS95

Indiana

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a seriously thick, dark brown/'light' black. The head is offtan and moderately thick, but retention is minimal.

Roasted malt jumps at the nose, along with Mexican spices and caramel. Cinnamon is present but sometimes gets lost with all the other scents.

Very malt forward, smokey. Again, the cinnamon is there but gets pushed back by the chilies and other spices. Caramel is there. Almost no hop notes. Cocoa nibs only show up as a bittering agent in the swallow.

It's creamy and thick. Full bodied and almost chewy. You can tell there's a lot happening, but nothing really takes command. There's ample sweetness, but it's balanced by the spices and the heat from the chilies and alcohol. Warming finish.

As good a lager as I've had, very drinkable given all that's going on in the glass. A good selection from Sam Adams.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 02:32:21 | More by RickS95
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glad this beer is finally being bottled.

The beer pours a very dark brown to black color with a brown head. The aroma has a lot of chocolate and roasted malt up front, with a touch of pepper mixed in. The flavor has the same components but in different ratios. I really like the way the peppers were done in this beer, adding some great flavor as well as a hint of heat in the throat. The chocolate also really stands out, with a hint of roasted malt. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 03:20:00 | More by Mora2000
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ngeunit1

California

4.23/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark mahogany-brown with a finger of frothy khaki colored head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lace.

S - Atoma is a mix of chocolate malts with some chilies, cinnamon, caramel malts, with some allspice and some other spices.

T - Starts off with chocolate malts with some cinnamon, nutmeg, and other spices. Through the middle, the chili heat start to come through with some heat alongside some more bitter cocoa. The finish is a mix of chili heat, cinnamon and other spices, with some cocoa and a hint of booze.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a hot, spicy, and warming finish.

D - Very drinkable. The heat from the chilies is really nice with the cocoa and spices. Nicely balanced.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 07:38:36 | More by ngeunit1
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beer2day

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark, really dark, brown pour with 1.5 fingers of darkish tan head. No retention and really not much lace.

Nose is chocolate and metal. I think there is a bit of chili in there, but really not coming through. Get a little burn, but not much else creeping in.

Taste is better than the nose. Chocolate hits right up front. Chili kicks in right after that and lingers all the way through the glass. Very well done. Get a bit of roast malt in the finish, along with a bit of pepper and then a nice sharp chili finish. Gets a bit nutty and fruity with light dried cherries. Nice.

Feel is about right, but feels a bit thin for the strong flavor.

Overall, I really wish they had done more with this. Great concept, somewhat lacking in follow-through.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2012 02:27:26 | More by beer2day
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rajendra82

Georgia

3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The dark brown color of the beer bordered on black, and the pour resulted in a large three finger thick head atop it. The smell was chocolate and red apples, and did not seem to give any indication of the spicing. The taste was good, but a little simpler than the ingredients hinted at. There was a some chocolate up front, followed by brown sugar and some salt, and ending with cinnamon. I really couldn't detect much chili presence other than a faint hint, which I would have easily missed if blind tasting. The body was a little thicker than a typical bock, but the spices made it less soothing. I was hoping it would be better than it was. Less than the sum of its parts.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2012 03:04:07 | More by rajendra82
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bpw28

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is something that I was aging (my first venture into it), but then I noticed that there were problems with the temp at the moment and figured if I can't keep it right at the moment, might as well not waste the beer. This is only been sitting 5 months in good conditions until very recently, so nothing should be extremely different from off the store shelf.

Appearance: Two finger frothy deep tan head, no lacing to speak of, deep brown-red color (about 36 SRM), looks thick.

Smell: Sweet Malt, soft pretzel doughy, light coffee, light chocolate, almost light mint/vegetable/earth (might be the chili, just not standing out to what I would say "this is chili"), allspice, nutmeg.

Taste: Sweet Malts again, more bready dough this time, milk chocolate, light coffee, ancho chile, alcohol very light but present, saigon cinnamon, light woods, light floral. Very light warmth and spiciness, lets you know gently it's there but doesn't go beyond that. Medium body. Good Balance.

Final Thoughts: Very good beer. I enjoy the balance of deep flavor but keeping it flow with the body. This beer is what it says it is. It's got more earthy chili/cinnamon then I was expecting (was expecting a bit of a red hots cinnamon and cayenne heat chili) but it all flows. I would buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 19:38:10 | More by bpw28
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Vixie

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very deep black, not much light escaping this one. Has a huge tan colored head that lingers.

Chocolate and coffee dominate the smell. Hint of cinnamon, and just a touch of the spice from the chilies.

Like the smell, chocolate dominates the flavor. There is also a touch of coffee, and a bit of cinnamon. The chilies are very subtle, adding just a light touch of spice at the finish.

Nice and solid brew here.

A nice interesting beer. Goes down fairly easy considering the strength, and has a nice flavor profile. If you are looking for something out of the ordinary, or just a really nice beer, give this one a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 03:08:19 | More by Vixie
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hdofu

Maryland

4.48/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Saw a beer in a magazine about beer called the vixen... given the ingredient list of Chili cinnamon and cocoa nibs I knew I had to pict this one up. Samuel Adams has a history of making good chocolate bocks (the christmas one stands out). It doesn't have a thick head but it is an attractive tan. It smells of cocoa and cinnamon... The taste is intriguing.. The strongest tastes are the cocoa and the cinnamon but the finish definitely has the taste of chili. It gives the beer a rich taste that is surprisingly smooth and silky. I have to say this is definitely a nice surprise was almost I wouldn't find a bottle of this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 00:49:06 | More by hdofu
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

The Vixen pours black into the glass with a thick, creamy light tan head on top. As the foam fades away it leaves a coating of lace on the glass.

The aroma is roasty with notes of chocolate and an earthy nuttiness. Some caramel and bread are also present.

Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is creamy, with soft effervescent carbonation. The flavor is rich with chocolate, roasted malt, toffee and nuts. A touch of dark fruit is also present. It finishes mildly bitter and dry. Once gone the chocolate and roast malt linger on the palate.

I guess I was looking for a little heat from chilii peppers, but it's not there. Still, the beer has a great mouthfeel, chocolate flavor and is a nice dessert brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 00:49:07 | More by WanderingFool
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kjlued

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I won't rate this beer good or bad, but just average and kind of bland.

Which is a real shame, since it could have been so much more multi-dimensional with all the flavors this beer could have had.
Instead it fell on its face.

I bought this beer expecting to either love it or hate it but not hate it because it was bad, hate it because I just didn't care for the craziness the brewer was trying to achieve. Either way, I was hoping it would stir some sort of emotion out of me. Instead, it stirred about as much emotion as a bud light.

I say skip past this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 20:59:58 | More by kjlued
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a large light brown head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, lager yeast, chocolate and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with bready flavors of a hearty roasted malt character and lager yeast. The some sweet and spicy flavors come in from chocolate, caramel, fruit and a faint hint of chili and other spices. The hops presence is mild but complementary and provides some balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good variation of style, this is exactly what you would expect from a Sam Adams bock-style beer with the added advertised attributes.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 05:49:54 | More by TheManiacalOne
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 650 ml bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a very dark blackish brown with only a little bit of ruby at the bottom. Lots of bubbles and a huge four finger creamy tan head with good retention. Leaves lots of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Sweet dark roasted malts with big hints of chocolate and caramel. Very bready with a hint of nuts and oats. Subtle hints of cinnamon and chili spices. Also a little hint of earthy hops in the background. Malts smell very robust.

Taste: Tastes a lot like a bock with chocolate infused into it. Big taste of dark roasted malts with good notes of chocolate, caramel, nuts, milk, and oat. The spices start to emerge towards the finish with some hints of cinnamon and chili. Also a little hint of noble hops. Spices are still fairly subtle with the chocolate malts standing out the most.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Very creamy and somewhat syrupy. A little heat is felt in the mouth although that is probably more from the spices than the alcohol.

Overall: A very solid version of a Bock. Nice robust malts and chocolate. The spices are subtle but noticeable enough to add a interesting kick.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2012 05:34:33 | More by MattyG85
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JaredKent

Rhode Island

4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: The appearance on this one is very dark, though not as dark as Bitches Brew which is currently around the top of my scale. A nice, strong tan head forms on the pour with plenty of holding power. Around a 32 SRM.

Scent: On the first sniff I get a strong chocolate aroma both from the roasted malts and cocoa nibs. I definitely smell a hint of cinnamon deeper in the aroma with just a kick of heat in the background. The chocolate and the chili reminds me of drinking hot chocolate with cayenne pepper. The smoothness of the chocolate really blends well and mellows out the heat of the pepper.

Taste: The taste is exactly what you would expect from a dark bock. The roasted characters are there up front but dont overpower the beer. You get a nice crisp, clean mouthfeel that you come to expect from a lager. The chocolate flavors are coming in on multiple levels and the chili is there ever so slightly in the background.

Mouthfeel: The mouth is medium bodied with enough carbonation to push the unique flavors through. Not much to say, just a crisp, easy drinking bock.

Overall: This drinks exactly like their Chocolate Bock, go figure. Luckily that was probably my favorite of their releases this winter. You get plenty of the chocolate flavors which are complemented by the roasted malts. Unfortunately the chili doesn’t shine through quite as much as I had hoped. Every time I see a beer that includes chili peppers (I’m looking at you Theobroma) I wish for some actual spice and a bit of heat to shine through. All around a great beer from Sam Adams. I’ll have to try a few more from this new line.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 00:50:32 | More by JaredKent
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Drinkerofales

California

4.45/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark brown, with the barest hint of ruby in the light. A huge mocha head stick around, but not a lot of lacing.

Smell is as advertised, chocolate, roasted malts, with chili and cinnamon undertones that don't overpower.

Taste is rich, luxurious chocolate, and a hint of the spices. Malts are well done.

Feel is medium thickness, with good carbonation. Smooth and very drinkable for such a big beer.

I enjoyed this beer very much, it delivers on the chocolate and spices. Richness is very nice as well. If this was brewed and not released under the BBC label, but a more trendy one, it would be scoring higher.

DOA

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 19:36:25 | More by Drinkerofales
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jjanega08

Minnesota

3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch #1 with no other freshness dating.

A= Pours a basic pitch black color with a nice three finger head on it that holds some steady retention and nice lacing.

S= Smells a little chocolaty I don't get much of the chili in the noce. At first I got a lot of the chili as the air burst out of the bottle. The bock is a nice quieter in the nose bock.

T= The taste is a bit more complex. There is a decent chocolaty flavor to it that is very evident and the chili is a little more out there than in the nose. It's a nice amount of chili so much so that it isn't hot at all but more of a subtle "chili" flavor if that makes sense. The chocolate is a nice undertone as well and the bock portion is about average.

M= The mouth is typical for a bock. What I would concider to be a little to thin for the flavors and not lasting enough. For style however I would say it's pretty good.

O= Actually a decent beer from SA. I have been pretty unimpressed with this series so far and this one actually works pretty well. Not a bad beer. The flavors work but the bock portion is a little weak. Worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 02:01:19 | More by jjanega08
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle pours a dark brown color with a few ruby highlights at the edges. Fine-bubbled tan head. Not long-lasting but does leave some nice bully lace.

Nose is more chocolate than chili, and in fact smells eerily similar to the SA Chocolate Bock from the xmas mix pack. Light fruity notes belie yeast and alcohol with some toffee.

Taste is good. Lots of chocolate with a light hint of red chilies...chipotle-esque without the heat, a deft touch indeed. Very smooth, the carbonation is soft and light, which works well for the beer. ABV is very well hidden and the body is silky smooth while maintaining a light, bockish feel. This is my second bottle bought and wouldn’t mind having another some time down the road.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2012 02:04:50 | More by twiggamortis420
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abgba121

Connecticut

4.3/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a dark brown, near black, moderate tan head with ample staying power, leaves a light lace down the glass

S: sweet and malty, roasted malts, a hint of chocolate. I don't detect any chili, small hints of alcohol on the nose

T: rich and powerful, chocolate and roasted malts shine through, a very slight hint of spice and alcohol on the finish. A very pleasant and warming beer

M: medium to thick body, well carbonated

O: a great bock, a nice surprise from Sam Adams and one I will buy more of.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 15:34:40 | More by abgba121
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a pilsner glass.

A: Very dark brown; opaque. Huge tan head builds, and its staying power is awesome. Thick globs of clumpy lacing.

S: Grassy hops, hay, and toasted biscuit. A touch of dark bread, hint of chocolate, and a ghost-like chili scent are all in the background. Chocolate moves more into the forefront as the beer warms.

T: Herbal and grassy hops, toasted grain and biscuit. A wave of milk chocolate rushes in mid palate. Chili pepper taste comes in late, but lingers into the finish with a spicy heat about the tongue and back of the throat. Cinnamon is noticeable in the finish too. Milk chocolate complements all this spicy heat nicely.

M: Medium bodied, but very full, creamy, and silky in texture. Low carbonation is barely noticeable.

O: Pretty decent stuff. I enjoyed it more than Chocolate Bock. I'm not a huge fan of the whole chili beer concept, but this works. This would be a great beer to cook with too. I can see it in a nice chili con carne.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 02:47:53 | More by ryan1788a5
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jtierney89

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 02:47:02 | More by jtierney89
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travolta

California

3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

App: Black to brown around the edges. Tan/carmel head which is foamy. Little retention/nice lacing.

Nose: A little malt upfront, powdery cocoa in the middle, with malty chili in the end. the chili is very unpronounced.

Taste: Extremely well balanced. Very conservative with the spice. It is a bock, no doubt. Malty and chocolate smoothness with perfect carbonation.

Notes: A conservative bock with interesting qualities. I will be buying another...couple.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 02:28:28 | More by travolta
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BedetheVenerable

Missouri

3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 22oz brown bomber with nice label. Thanks to John S. for bringing this one down on a visit! Bock brewed with chocolate, chilis, and cinnamon; kind of like a mole? We'll see!

Appearance: Near-black into the glass, with brown around the edges, with a nice light-tan cap that shows decent retention.

Smell: The aromas meld a nice toasty, caramelly bock with a rich, dark brown ale. Maybe just a hint of spice (both heat and cinnamon?) but that's all that suggests this is anything other than a standard (if very pleasant) brown ale/bock.

Taste: Color me surprised! I was not a real fan of SA's regular Chocolate Bock (in the holiday pack last season) but this is pretty tasty. First and foremost, it TASTES like a bock. It's toasty, bready, and a bit caramelly (though the flavor intensity could be ratcheted up just a tad), and there's only a bit of dusty cocoa on the finish, and a ghost of dry, dusty heat at the end. This is really quite enjoyable. This would make (in my opinion) a FAR better holiday offering (with the cinnamon and heat) than the regular Chocolate Bock offering.

Mouthfeel: Medium-to medium-full.

Overall: Alcohol that's perceived only in a pleasant warming sensation, coupled with a tasty bock with an interesting twist, I'd say SA's got this one spot on. I dunno how much it cost (I think around $6-7), but at that price, I'd likely pick up another if they ever brewed it again.

Overall, solid B...well crafted, and nicely executed. Thanks John!

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 01:56:45 | More by BedetheVenerable
The Vixen Chocolate Chili Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 534 ratings.