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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

544 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 544
Reviews: 245
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 15.14%
Wants: 32
Gots: 38 | 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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Grinky

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

05-02-2013 03:16:10 | More by Grinky
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2beerdogs

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

05-01-2013 06:01:30 | More by 2beerdogs
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FliryVorru

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-29-2013 17:51:29 | More by FliryVorru
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-23-2013 06:17:35 | More by Kelp
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jsanford

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

04-14-2013 20:30:38 | More by jsanford
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-11-2013 19:45:25 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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M1k3y

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-05-2013 05:01:24 | More by M1k3y
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zestd

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

03-29-2013 22:39:33 | More by zestd
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 09:28:05 | More by lacqueredmouse
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BGsWo22

New York

2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

03-20-2013 23:37:57 | More by BGsWo22
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beertardis

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-18-2013 12:16:28 | More by beertardis
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jrhuddle

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

03-17-2013 00:36:31 | More by jrhuddle
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redsoxfan73

New York

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

03-16-2013 19:52:02 | More by redsoxfan73
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elowan

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-16-2013 18:48:41 | More by elowan
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Bsavigo

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-16-2013 05:08:35 | More by Bsavigo
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KattM2013

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Its color is deep brown, almost black, with a creamy tan colored head.

S: The aroma is very complex but notes of sweet chocolate and chili are definitely prominent.

T: The taste is similar to the aroma with chocolate hitting the palate up front and the chili setting in after.

O: The sublte quality of the chili is what makes this beer so great in my opinion. The sharpness following the sweet chocolate makes The "Vixen" exactly that!

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2013 04:56:21 | More by KattM2013
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MAbeerNE1

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

03-14-2013 19:05:38 | More by MAbeerNE1
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currysmegs

Washington

5/5  rDev +35.1%

03-05-2013 03:01:42 | More by currysmegs
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nzerbe

New York

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

03-05-2013 02:18:26 | More by nzerbe
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obywan59

Virginia

4.28/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very dark brown with a 2 1/2 finger tan head that recedes quickly. Not much lacing.

The aroma is of chocolate with dark fruits and a definite whiff of chiles. Fairly malty.

Taste is WAY sweet upfront, but there is a lightly tart aspect as well. Expecially after the sweetness mellows out.. Chocolate, caramel, and the chilis round it out, with just a hint of bitterness in the end.

Very peppery early via the carbonation and the chilis, the warmth reaching all the way to the stomach. Light syrup on the tongue, and drying in the end.

Better than I expected it would be. The first few sips were amazing before it settled down. A good warming brew for a chilly night. Definitely the best of the 4 beers from the SA Small Batch gift pack.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2013 04:02:14 | More by obywan59
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-26-2013 22:55:20 | More by 2dogbrew
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MikeF11


4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-24-2013 03:35:06 | More by MikeF11
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a New Belgium globe.

The beer pours a chocolate black with a dark cream head that cZlms to a film with light lacing.

The aroma at first smelled of cinnamon candy, but later it's more faint cinnamon and very faint milk chocolate. Not a lot of depth.

The taste is like the aroma, just not a lot to dissect: sweet roasted malts with faint chocolate in the background. There is a nice little spicy feel on the back end. Very faint cinnamon candy in there.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Overall, a little disappointed. This is utterly forgettable. No complexity, bland all the way around.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2013 03:17:04 | More by JuicesFlowing
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DarkLordPsycho

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-20-2013 01:24:51 | More by DarkLordPsycho
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zeff80

Missouri

3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Poured out a dark brown color with a small, short-lived head of foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of chili and chocolate. Some toffee.

T - Nice balance of chili and chocolate. Some sweet toffee balances the chili.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a good brew. Interesting take on a bock.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 02:21:43 | More by zeff80
The Vixen Chocolate Chili Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 544 ratings.