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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

548 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 548
Reviews: 247
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.14%
Wants: 33
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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malfunxion

New York

3/5  rDev -18.9%

08-31-2014 17:28:17 | More by malfunxion
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barczar

Kentucky

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.

08-20-2014 01:23:24 | More by barczar
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thereal_adam

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

08-07-2014 17:49:05 | More by thereal_adam
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laituegonflable

Australia

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.

07-31-2014 23:48:46 | More by laituegonflable
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BreweryRun

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

07-23-2014 05:00:30 | More by BreweryRun
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -18.9%

07-20-2014 20:11:21 | More by Howlader
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MikeAndrews

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

07-10-2014 18:14:58 | More by MikeAndrews
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Liverocks

Delaware

3/5  rDev -18.9%

07-10-2014 09:58:41 | More by Liverocks
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KAF

Iowa

3/5  rDev -18.9%

07-06-2014 22:29:52 | More by KAF
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GJ40

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

06-18-2014 22:13:08 | More by GJ40
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Bpierso1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

06-11-2014 06:39:24 | More by Bpierso1
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-29-2014 16:28:44 | More by Latarnik
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Std73

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

05-28-2014 14:46:57 | More by Std73
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whitenads

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

05-05-2014 18:38:20 | More by whitenads
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rainfairy

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-05-2014 01:30:47 | More by rainfairy
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Beermasterjarrett

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

03-03-2014 06:57:49 | More by Beermasterjarrett
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superspak

Michigan

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.

02-06-2014 00:08:43 | More by superspak
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THECPJ

Delaware

3/5  rDev -18.9%

01-21-2014 01:53:25 | More by THECPJ
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dannyfayy

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.9%

01-20-2014 16:04:29 | More by dannyfayy
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-NESTO-

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-04-2014 06:32:24 | More by -NESTO-
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HungProcess

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-18-2013 02:17:18 | More by HungProcess
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21Maestro8

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-15-2013 03:10:14 | More by 21Maestro8
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Doyle

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

12-14-2013 19:05:08 | More by Doyle
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jwg782

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

12-06-2013 17:51:46 | More by jwg782
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.38/5  rDev -8.6%

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.

12-03-2013 17:47:01 | More by tigg924
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The Vixen Chocolate Chili Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 548 ratings.