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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.


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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Liked this a lot. Nice deep coffee color, thick and foamy head. Can pick out all sorts of toasty flavors of malt, tobacco, chocolate, coffee, toffee/caramel. The chili comes late to the party - few minutes after sipping you get a hit of chili - not overpowering, just enough to say hello.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
S_Side_Smitty (487) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Pours beautiful dark brown with a large light tan head. Aroma wheaty and spicy in a dark kinda way with a hint of cinnamon. Taste is smooth dark chocolatey malts blended perfectly with cinnamon throughout the flavor profile. At the very end there is faint chili pepper spice. Very easy to drink bock overall.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (950) - USA - NOV 13, 2014
Dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is chocolate with notes of spice. Flavor is rich, bitter chocolate with notes of spice. Some earthiness and some strong malt present. Finishes just a touch vegetal. Wife: 3.7

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4355) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Oily black, dark taupe, stiff head. Lightly sweet, vanilla and light spice aroma. Tangy, bittersweet chocolate, light spicy notes. Mouthy but not viscous... oddly Styrofoam feeling...Lots of bulk but not weighty. Very slow burn. On tap, Brass Tap, Tallahassee Midtown.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2128) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2014
12 oz bottle served in a snifter. Daye notched BB Feb. 2015(?; no year indicated). Pours clear dark mahogany with a fine looking, creamy tan head that recedes too quickly. Aroma: sweet and a bit boozy, with hints of raisins, dates, cocoa, pancakes, burnt sugar and toffee. Flavor: Moderately complex with all of the ingrediants readily detectable. Mild but obvious chili presence. Sweet overall, and a bit too sweet up front, but it eventually works out to an acceptable bitter/sweet balance given the chili, chocolate and other flavors. Feel: smooth mouth feel; very good carbonation; full body with mild chili heat. O: a sweet but intriguing brew thatís certainly worth trying. Did not mix too well with the end of my dinner but worked great as an after meal sipper.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1821) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Bought in the mega 24 pack for 25 bucks. Dark pour with mocha head. Smell is roast, cocoa and sweet cinnamon sugar. Taste is similar but shows the mild pepper comes thru with a bigger cinnamon component. Quite nice and one of the better SA brews Iíve had in a while.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"coming in 2.6% stronger than one of my favorite beers, Chocolate Bock, and itís a bit different on several levels, though there are simlarities in the chocolate flavor especially. aroma similar to the flavor but too subdued, hence the lower mark. the chili only makes an appearance (and even then itís subtle) in the finish, which is the only disappointing element of this beer. it was thicker in body, but not necessarily richer. abv not very evident, smooth body. interesting mix of chocolate, hops, cinnamon, and the kinda-there chili. i could see how it may be seen as muddled, but i dug it as a change of pace. for the price, iíd get it once or twice a year...but it poses no threat to the choc bock."

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ndfreak77 (116) - USA - SEP 21, 2014
Pours a deep dark brown with a fingers width tan head. Aroma is of chocolate and malt. Flavor starts sweet with an excellent spicy finish. Not like anything that I have ever tried, but a great beer nonetheless. Part of Samual Adams Adventures Lager pack.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Batch 1 2011 aged. Pours a hazy dark brown color with a medium tan head that leaves light lacing. Smells of chocolate, caramel, peppers and cinnamon. Tastes of the same things in the smell but the peppers arenít very noticeable. Mouuthfeel is thin and creamy with decent carbonation. Pretty solid beer for the most part. I think if I drank it fresher the spice pepper flavor would have came through more. Still got a light veggie flavor. I liked the mix of the cinnamon and chocolate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bomber. Dark caramel color with a tan head. Smells like caramel, meat, and green pepper. Taste was very BBQ like and almost salty for me. Was not crazy about this one.

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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1389) - Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bomber. Dark caramel color with a tan head. Smells like caramel and green pepper. Sweet, old flavor with a little pepper and maybe slight tootsie roll at the end.


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