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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6687) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2011
500. Pours black with a dense and creamy tan head and lots of spotty lace. Big sharp funky chile pepper nose mixed with some sweet milk chocolate. Two great tastes that really don’t go great together, but they’re not a train wreck, either. Gets a bit more palatable after the volatiles evaporate. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Sweet chocolate and mildly heated chiles on the mid palate. Surprisingly uninteresting after the somewhat off-putting initial blast of aromatics.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Cold, 22oz bottle: Pours a dark chocolate brown with a fluffy, tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is of dark malts, raisins and cherries. Taste is of sweet, dark malts, coffee and cocoa with hints of cinnamon. Medium bodied and smooth/creamy, with soft carbonation. Ending is lightly bitter with some alcohol notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 17, 2011
22oz bottle: Pours a clear dark brown with a rocky tan head, aroma has chocolate and rich spices, starts and ends lightly sweet with (pepper) heat in the ending, medium bodied with light carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5526) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Fom Kenny. Dark brown with red. A nice tan head. A nice fruity nose with roasted malt. Thevtastevis dark fruit and chocolate. Some spice rounds this out. Tasty and interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GnarlyGnome (773) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Bottle: pours a dark and opaque chocolaty brown color with a great foamy head on it. The aroma is delicate, suprisingly. It has chocolate and a toasty bread aroma. The flavor is a delicate chocolate. The body leaves a bit to be desired, but only because I was hoping for something else. It’s a bit watery, but leaves a clean mouthfeel. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (6837) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Pours a deep stained wood .. . great foam .. . not getting a lot of pepper, heat or spice.. . some molasses, light smoked pepper(but not the good smokey kind), booze, green vegetable, and cocoa .. . 8223 .. weak mouth, this is an odd cookie .. . has potential but mainly- overpriced and basically like a sticky brown bock in your underwear .. . NEEDS at least a year to be good .. . . who can it be now???

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Not bad, not great. Pours a brow-black with a light brown head. Aroma was mostly just watery alcohol and a touch of cocoa. Flavor was alcohol, general hops, chocolate cookie and a touch of chili spice. Water-oily mouth feel. This truly was just okay. I’m not sure it’s worth buying several of but it’s certainly not one to turn down. Give it a shot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (1953) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Spicy and hoppy aroma with a little chocolate mixed in. Dark amber color with a small brown head. Sweet stout like beginning that fades lightly in the finish to reveal a slight bock flavor. Thick creamy palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dyetube (1327) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Bottle from choice beverages. Pours black with a thin tan head. The aromas are chocolate, hot pepper, coffee. The mouthfeel is silky, roasty and bitter with a heavy body. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (3013) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2011
The aroma is chocolate, brown sugar, light cinnamon. The appearance is brown, slightly translucent, reddish hue, cream colored head. The flavor is chocolate, brown sugar, cooked vegetable. The finish is noble hops, and after a second, slightly hot pepper. Medium to medium/thick in body. Not nearly as much spice as expected. It’s fairly subtle throughout, which may actually be a good thing. Good overall.

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