The Vixen Chocolate Chili Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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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
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
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
The Vixen Chocolate Chili Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 547 ratings.