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The Vixen is smooth and rich with an enticing touch of sweetness that ends with a spicy heat. For this unique brew we used carefully roasted malts and dark cocoa nibs for a full bodied and slightly sweet flavor. To this roasty and chocolaty base we added an element of warmth and spice with cinnamon and chilies. Dark and alluring, this brew will keep you captivated.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8300) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2011
24 ounce bottle from Wine & Beer Westpark. Pours a clear (I think) dark brown color with a thin dark brown head. Decent head retention. Aroma of peppers, cocoa, chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon. The taste is chocolate, peppers, vanilla, cinnamon, faint fruit notes and a mildy bitter hop finish. Medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10551) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Bottle. Poured dark brown color with an average to large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark choclate and spice aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy spice and chocolate flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Very good complex brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3334) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Deep brown color with a browned cream head that quickly thins out to a thin cover that bubbles up around the edges. The bouquet is characterized by pleasant melanoin and chili fusion with soft overtones of chocolate roast. Subtle chili flavor across a chocolate melaoiding body. Quite well-crafted. Alcohol is kept completely in chek. Balanced yet complex. Chocolate salt finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Bottle poured into glass. Dark brown with a thin beige head. The aroma is mostly chocolate malt. The flavor is slight sweet with hints of chocolate and the slightest bit of chili on the back end. Really nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2011
bottled, velvety dark brown with tan foam, chocolatey aroma with a very similar flavor to the regular chocolate bock, buy the winter pack instead

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
mikem409 (1480) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2011
is this beer for real?? what part is dopplebock and what part is chili i taste neither. nice head but gone fast. almost no aroma and taste is very generic and plain

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
michaelinwa (590) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Pours dark, lots of thick head, complex but somewhat weak aroma that hints of malt, fig, and hops. Taste is subtle but also somewhat complex. I think the odd ingredients are detectable at about the right level. Nothing jumps out, but the cocoa, cinnamon and the peppers are there. Mild heat from the peppers. Finishes dry, only slight bitterness, and just a lingering bit of the flavors of the beer. I actually think this works pretty well, since normally shy away from beers with odd ingredients. Overall, I like it, and would probably be tempted to buy one or two bottles when available.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dabubbleboy (73) - Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Poured 22 oz into a pint glass. Appearance was almost black color with a roasted brown head. Nice chocolate favors and aromas. I didnít get any chili favors. Great beer specially since it is less than 5 bucks.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, dark roast and very, very faint chilli....Flavor is much the same, the chili is subtle and is in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy body with high carbonation. Solid brew!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Sample as a bonus beer at the Black IPA tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 11/4/11. Dark brown pour with a thin beige head. Nose is malty with chocolate and a bit of hot pepper. Malty and chocolatey flavor with some ginger and a touch of fruit with just a bit of pepper heat in the finish. Iím still not sold on the pepper beer concept, so Iím glad this one is subtle on the pepper/heat.


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