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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Small Batch Series
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2013
22 oz bottle poured deep, dark rich brown into a pint glass. Nice khaki head. Sweet aroma of dark chocolate, cocoa powder, raisins, & faint chili (way in the background). Flavor is similar to the nose, sweet malt, huge chocolate & yeast. The only hint of chili is the ever so slight numbness left on my tongue. Iíd really like some more heat with this one! Medium body, not overly filling. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wmubronco1992 (674) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2013
22 oz bottle. Pours a near black with slight red hue. Large tan head. Aroma of coco with just a little chili spice. Big flavor of chocolate. Hearty palate. Very smooth. Overall I liked this one a lot, but I think its too heavy on the chocolate (if thatís possible) and not quite heavy enough on the heat. If there was more roast and heat this would be delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BillHick420 (450) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Pours dark brown, with a thick, brownish head. Nose of refined cane sugar, and some dark notes. Aroma of coffee, some chocolate, and some undefined component. Thatís probably chili. Not too bad, but nothing special. So far, I have had 3 of 4 of the Sam Adams Small Batch Series. So far, it hasnít been worth the 26 bucks I paid. They are decent, but overpriced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (8684) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Tap at Town Hall Tap. Rich deep red / brown pour with a pure white head. Sweet chocolate, cocoa, and some chili heat. Fun brew, good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
CWoodsKilla (36) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Not much chocolate on either the aroma or palate. Not much chile heat either. Pretty disappointing for such an expensive Sam Adams beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (3592) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle. Strong, one dimensional molasses aroma. Deep mahogany with a minimal head. Chocolate, cola, and vegetal flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation. I was disappointed at the complete lack of spicy warmth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Brown pour, Aroma is full of chocolate, vegetable notes, and bready grain. Flavor is similar - chocolate dominates here with a flutter of spice (cinnamon, nutmeg) and again some odd vegetable notes. Not a bad one, but I donít think the chili came through successfully.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tonybologne21 (6) - Mesquite, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2013 does not count
Very delicious beer, strong yet very smooth. You would not be disappointed in this beer of choice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (9454) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle. Sour milk, chocolate aroma with hint of pepper. Dark brown with minimal head. Sweet chocolate malt flavor with a hint of cinnamon and peppers. Okay but would have liked it to be spicier.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
tia (1431) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with reddish hints and a dissipating creamy tan head with little lacing. For some reason the smell of this really turns me off- like dirty candy in an ashtray. Flavor not as bad, but not doing it for me- its kind of metallic and really sweet which fades into a roasitness (which is nice). This is just hitting me wrong today.

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