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The Vixen Chocolate Chili Bock - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
83
good

596 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 596
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 15.26%
Wants: 35
Gots: 46 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Bock |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ReelBigwigFish on 10-27-2011

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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!

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
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

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

The Vixen Chocolate Chili Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 596 ratings.