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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
BA SCORE
3.67/5
Good
611 Ratings
The Vixen Chocolate Chili BockThe Vixen Chocolate Chili Bock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ReelBigwigFish on 10-27-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,207
Reviews:
255
Ratings:
611
pDev:
15.26%
Bros Score:
3.18
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
60
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 611 |  Reviews: 255
Photo of ethanbein
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L - Poured from a 750 ml bottle. Nearly pitch black, some caramel color, good amount of fine head, late bloomer on the pour.

S - Faint notes of cinnamon, chili. Not much overall.

T - Cinnamon, chili, bocky flavor, chocolate, end bitterness of coffee. Could be a bit bolder overall but some very nice flavors here.

F - Quite crisp for a bock, only sits on your tongue for a second after.

Nice crisp lunch beer. The chili makes it a bit more interesting than your average dark beer as well as adding lightness. Doesn't try to be more than it is, but it's just enjoyable all around.

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Photo of Johnct
3.29/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Coorsy
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mtkeenan3
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CHickman
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours pitch black color with a little brown showing where the light hits the brew, leading up to a creamy 2 finger tan head which was full of bubbles and looked like a Guinness, fading slowly and leaving minimal spotty lacing.

Smells of dark chocolate, grains, bakers chocolate, yeast or that strong metallic / penny aroma, light vanilla and some mild dark fruit. Chocolate and grains basically dominate the nose, with sweet notes of cocoa and some vanilla adding accents.

Tastes very chocolatey with cocoa powder, dark chocolate, roasted grains, cinnamon, light vanilla, toasted coconut, herbs, floral hops, caramel, molasses, charred wood and brown sugar. Pretty one dimensional with no heat and no sign of the chili, which was a big disappointment. It's a nice sweet chocolate treat, but did not deliver in the chili as billed.

Mouthfeel is thin and watery with very mild carbonation, a medium to heavy body with weight, and a sweet grainy aftertaste that actually faded like a cold coffee with some dark fruit like a date or plum mixed in.

Overall it was alright, but it had zero chili presence which I was curious to try. This bottle was at least a year old (found it buried in the back of the beer fridge ), so perhaps it was better fresh with the desired chili heat.

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Photo of connecticutpoet
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of founddrama
2.25/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The chocolate and the chili are definitely the dominant flavors here. (More chili than chocolate actually.) Not bad but not sure I'd do it again.

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pmangold
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rolltide8425
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EConnOG
3.27/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of matty
3.01/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Slightly spicy and thick mouthfeel..it would be tough to get more than one down at a sitting.

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Photo of hit728
3.22/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of h4ger
3.12/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Patbrown2
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Too sweet for everyday consumption, but a tasty beverage nonetheless

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Photo of Scott_McCool
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DCHritz
3.3/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of RochefortChris
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of DerrickW
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Goatdavemac
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%

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The Vixen Chocolate Chili Bock from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 611 ratings
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