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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

552 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 552
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.14%
Wants: 34
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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4/5  rDev +8.1%

21Maestro8, Dec 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Doyle, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of jwg782
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

jwg782, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of tigg924
3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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.

tigg924, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of NonicPanic
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

NonicPanic, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of TempeBeerMan
3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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.

TempeBeerMan, Nov 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

TastyIsBeer, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of Beermaine
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Beermaine, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Appearance is deep dark almost black with ruby highlights once held toward a light source, with tan mocha head very creamy textures going on even scattered lace…looks pretty stunning.

Aroma dark chocolate roasted malts and cocoa nibs added, dark fruit I’d say plums/raisins, and a hint of chili in the nares after a few sips.

Flavor has a dark chocolate syrup rolling with each sip, bock character with this abv of dark earthy ripened fruit notes, claims to have chili additions but very hard to detect amongst the big malt layers and cocoa nib additions…roasted dark chocolate finishes pretty sweet!

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied lingering sweetness and lack of chili kick makes me yearn for a dry spicy finish…instead I get lingering dark fruit and caramelized roasted dark chocolate sugars which linger…the carbonation is moderate but carries this beer quite well. Those chili notes could have saved this beer.

Overall, I’m glad It didn’t my mouth or south end, but I wanted more out of a chili chocolate bock called the Vixen I was expecting some S & M maybe get slapped around a bit…it wouldn’t have hurt the balance glad to see this in a 12 ounce format as part of a lager mixed case I picked up in PA!

WVbeergeek, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of Kmlund
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Kmlund, Oct 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Jame515, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of fredmugs
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

fredmugs, Sep 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Vigilante, Sep 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

MightiestBeard, Sep 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

jaydoc, Sep 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

NoetheMatt, Aug 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Rheaume17, Aug 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

bigaddy, Aug 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

mpalestino, Aug 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Unchi, Jul 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

mpenning13, Jul 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

DonFrap, Jul 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

jzlyo, Jul 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

hellhammermario, Jun 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

jaxon53, Jun 25, 2013
The Vixen Chocolate Chili Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 552 ratings.