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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

542 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 542
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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Beer4Mike

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -18.9%

02-02-2013 20:41:47 | More by Beer4Mike
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

It pours fizzy, which looks nice. Ended up with almost three fingers of tan head on a dark brown body.
The aroma is boozy and a little chocolate. A bit of a letdown considering all the ingredients.
The taste is boozy as well. There’s a sweet layer throughout with just a little chili heat at the beginning and some chocolate in the middle. It’s an interesting mixture.
The texture is sticky with moderate carbonation and a thicker body.
It’s an interesting idea with the chocolate and chilies.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 01:48:57 | More by Fatehunter
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bismarksays

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-31-2013 23:14:12 | More by bismarksays
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DmanGTR

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-28-2013 21:26:46 | More by DmanGTR
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phishbone23

New York

4/5  rDev +8.1%

01-23-2013 19:17:04 | More by phishbone23
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MilkManX

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

01-14-2013 18:02:28 | More by MilkManX
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lwillitz

Florida

4.21/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

22-oz bottle into New Belgium globe

A - several fingers of medium tan foam atop a pitch black body (red highlights)

S - brown sugar, peppery spice, roast malt

T - caramel sweetness, semi-sweet chocolate, dark fruits, roast malts, pepper, cinnamon; chilies move in with a touch of alcohol for a warm, spicy finish

M - thick syrupy full body, low/medium carbonation

O - The Vixen is a nice bock if you're in the mood for something sweet and slightly spicy.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 00:01:37 | More by lwillitz
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Lare453

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.1%

01-09-2013 00:53:01 | More by Lare453
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KatyC

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-08-2013 00:54:38 | More by KatyC
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BrewMaven

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Here's #3 of my Small Batch gift pack.

Pours almost black with a slight hint of dark amber light showing through. decent tan head that, as seems to be usual with high octane beers, drops to a ring/partial cover within a minute or two...splotchy lacing.

Not picking up much in terms of aromas here...a hint of a roasty smell...slightly spicy?

Taste ran from a bit of chocolate up front, spicy through the middle with more chocolate on the finish. Medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

Not bad, but not not really any better than the Polish Porters I can compare it to since it drinks more like a porter than a bock.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 23:55:46 | More by BrewMaven
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mrmitsui29

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.9%

01-07-2013 06:49:01 | More by mrmitsui29
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doughanson78

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

01-05-2013 03:14:57 | More by doughanson78
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Charlie_Hoss

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

01-05-2013 01:28:05 | More by Charlie_Hoss
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jdkitchi

Wisconsin

3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured black with a decent amount of head that faded quickly and left minimal lacing.

I get a little earthy wood along with the malt aromas. The taste is a rather sweet malty brew with some cocoa and spice, a rather slick mouth feel and slight chili in the finish. This seems more comparable to a Doppelbock to me than a bock. The 8.5% ABV backs that up.

I would have liked a little more heat being a chocolate CHILI bock but it is a pretty good chocolate Doppelbock and I would drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 01:23:19 | More by jdkitchi
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

01-02-2013 14:56:45 | More by Davepoolesque
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

01-01-2013 16:18:38 | More by smakawhat
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mrosenfeld32

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

12-31-2012 05:51:47 | More by mrosenfeld32
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PGVG

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-31-2012 02:05:29 | More by PGVG
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WreckingBrew

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

12-30-2012 16:53:33 | More by WreckingBrew
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freshtojeff

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -18.9%

12-29-2012 01:08:26 | More by freshtojeff
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VaTarheel


4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-28-2012 18:28:00 | More by VaTarheel
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Sycodrummer

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from the bomber into a footed pint glass the beer is dark brown near black with faint red around the edges. One finger of khaki colored head formed but quickly fizzeled to tan wisps. Minimal lacing, but a few clingy bubbles.

The nose is milk chocolate. Malted milkshake like. A slight roasted aroma like weak coffee. I don't pick up any heat or spice in the nose.

Taste mimics the nose. Big milk chocolate to start. Some faint roasted grain but not even a trace of the chilie or spice. Very sweet with little to balance that flavor. Tastes like their chocolate bock used to.

Big chewy mouth feel. A meal in a glass.

A little disappointing. Too sweet with no heat balance. Comes off like a sweet milk stout.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 21:29:38 | More by Sycodrummer
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cfinch2

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-26-2012 02:39:11 | More by cfinch2
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cet128

Indiana

1.5/5  rDev -59.5%

12-24-2012 00:25:37 | More by cet128
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Cavanaghty

Maine

4.45/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams Glass.

Appearance: Almost black, dark color with about one finger of brown head, mild lacing on the glass.

Smell: Spicy, peppery smells with some cocoa in the background.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Full Bodied, thick, but smooth. Taste of a peppery, chili mix finishing with a hint of real cocoa.

Overall: Excellent brew, reminded me of some of the real Aztec Chocolate drinks I had in the Carribean, not the sugar sweetened chocolate crap we have here in the states, but real spiced chocolate drinks that are not sweetened.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 19:09:39 | More by Cavanaghty
The Vixen Chocolate Chili Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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