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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

547 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 547
Reviews: 247
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.14%
Wants: 32
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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TempeBeerMan

Arizona

3.91/5  rDev +5.7%

Poured from a bottle into a dimpled mug. (Batch #2)

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.

11-28-2013 06:46:28 | More by TempeBeerMan
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.9%

11-22-2013 01:22:47 | More by TastyIsBeer
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Beermaine

Maine

4/5  rDev +8.1%

10-27-2013 20:32:20 | More by Beermaine
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

10-27-2013 04:01:11 | More by WVbeergeek
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

10-03-2013 17:35:28 | More by Kmlund
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Jame515

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

09-25-2013 02:42:59 | More by Jame515
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fredmugs

Indiana

3.55/5  rDev -4.1%

This is a tough beer to review because it tastes nothing like the description of the beer. Nothing about this says Bock and there is zero chili or heat. I get the chocolate and I get the nibs but that's about it. This comes across as a basic flavored ale. The aroma has hints of chocolate but nothing spicy.

09-16-2013 21:19:37 | More by fredmugs
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Vigilante

Nevada

3/5  rDev -18.9%

09-13-2013 06:50:51 | More by Vigilante
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MightiestBeard

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.1%

09-07-2013 01:37:11 | More by MightiestBeard
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

09-02-2013 02:11:50 | More by jaydoc
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NoetheMatt

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

08-20-2013 16:51:54 | More by NoetheMatt
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Rheaume17

Vermont

3/5  rDev -18.9%

08-13-2013 17:20:42 | More by Rheaume17
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bigaddy

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

08-13-2013 01:57:45 | More by bigaddy
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.9%

08-06-2013 20:40:55 | More by mpalestino
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Unchi

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-12-2013 02:55:23 | More by Unchi
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mpenning13

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-10-2013 00:38:24 | More by mpenning13
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-09-2013 23:29:55 | More by DonFrap
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jzlyo

Iowa

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-02-2013 04:05:04 | More by jzlyo
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-29-2013 20:03:14 | More by hellhammermario
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-25-2013 22:40:38 | More by jaxon53
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Danimal1101

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

06-24-2013 18:29:27 | More by Danimal1101
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Brew33

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

06-12-2013 16:29:43 | More by Brew33
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

05-31-2013 23:42:24 | More by tbryan5
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Smurf2055

Washington

3.51/5  rDev -5.1%

Pours a porter-like brown with a large three finger head. Pretty nice lacing to it.

Smells somewhat wheaty and malty. Can’t get the chocolate, but I’m picking up some of the peppers.

Somewhat of a chalky taste. Good carbonation.

I’m not really a fan of the bock, but this is pretty good. Very drinkable at 8.5%. The chili and chocolate are very faint, but that’s not a bad thing. Very surprised with this beer. I’ve had some of the Imperial Series, and still don’t consider Sam Adams one of my favorites, but this one avoided the taste that seems to come with every other Sam Adams beer I’ve ever had. Not bashing on Sam Adams, either. It’s just that a few of their craft brews are not even close to standard. Overall, very good. I might just have to try some of the others of this series

05-28-2013 06:25:27 | More by Smurf2055
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jokulhaps

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-13-2013 02:45:43 | More by jokulhaps
The Vixen Chocolate Chili Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 547 ratings.