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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

555 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 555
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%

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
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Brew33, Jun 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

tbryan5, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of Smurf2055
3.51/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Smurf2055, May 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

jokulhaps, May 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Kegatron, May 09, 2013
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1/5  rDev -73%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

videofrog, May 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

FliryVorru, Apr 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Kelp, Apr 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

jsanford, Apr 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

M1k3y, Apr 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

zestd, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle given to me by my brewing lecturer, nice guy that he is. Shared with Sam.

Pours a solid deep brown, quite consistent throughout its length, and genuinely brown. Head forms a full frothy crown of silky pale brown that stays around quite persistently. Nice fine carbonation and fine lacing around the edge. The body looks a little lighter than I expected, but otherwise it's a very nice looking beer.

Nose is sweet and chocolatey, with a slight spicy character that says "cinnamon" more than "chilli" to me. Indeed, it smells like churros dipping sauce. There's a light peppery character to it as well. It's quite pleasant, without being particularly big or complex.

Taste is a bit flat, but has some interest to it at least. There's certainly a persistent flat cocoa character throughout the beer, with a musty Mexican chocolate molé flavour. Some sharpness on the back suggests a hint of the booze, but the beer itself is a little flat and a little thin. The sweetness is omnipresent, but muted, meaning that it never really coats the tongue, or expresses everything I feel it has to express.

Feel is pretty good. Smooth but soft, with a lightness that stops it from being too heavy.

Despite this pleasant lightness, I feel like the beer could be richer and more exciting overall. It's still pretty solid, but it doesn't really run with the potential it shows. It could use more of something: chilli, chocolate, goat? Whatever it needs, bring it in the next iteration please.

lacqueredmouse, Mar 23, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

BGsWo22, Mar 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

beertardis, Mar 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

jrhuddle, Mar 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

redsoxfan73, Mar 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

elowan, Mar 16, 2013
The Vixen Chocolate Chili Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 555 ratings.