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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (7112) - Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2011
11/18/11. 22oz bottle. Dark brown, almost espresso, pour, clear brown with reds under the light, with a big, frothy tan head that cuts fast and laces in spotty clumps. Somewhat generic malty aroma with roast and chocolate and just a touch of spicy cinnamon and chile. Very sweet flavor up front - malty, milk chocolate, and a bit of burnt caramel. Lingering dark chocolate in the middle with a touch of vegetal chiles and spicy cinnamon. The flavor lingers with chocolate and cream. Canít say I love it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluejacket74 (1621) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2011
22 ounce bottle. Served in a mug, the beer pours dark brown with about an inch tan head. Head retention is OK, and thereís a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells like chocolate, bready malt, dark fruit, molasses and a bit of coffee. I donít pick up any chilies in the aroma. There are some chilies noticeable in the taste, along with chocolate, dark fruit, cinnamon, and caramel malt. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís smooth and goes down easy with good carbonation. I think itís a decent beer overall, but if youíre expecting a lot of chilies in this beer, youíre going to be disappointed. But I still think itís worth trying, itís not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2489) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle. Moderate malt notes of roasted and bitter dark chocolate, light herbs and dough for the hops and yeast, with hints of red pepper and cola. Head is small, frothy, light brown, with fair spotty lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear dark brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, watery, with a lively carbonation. A pretty good chile infused Bock with some good chocolate characteristics, but no noticable chili burn though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6925) - 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 donít go great together, but theyíre 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 (5900) - 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 (835) - 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. Itís 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 (7259) - .....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. Iím not sure itís worth buying several of but itís certainly not one to turn down. Give it a shot.

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