tonybologne21 (6) - Mesquite, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very delicious beer, strong yet very smooth. You would not be disappointed in this beer of choice
SPDickerman (1176) - Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark brown with red edges and a small beige head. Smells mildly chocolaty with a hint of spice. Taste is mild, but chocolaty with some notes of cinnamon underneath. Light-bodied with a smooth texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Samuel Adams The Vixen finishes on a mild, sweet note.
murph3irish (17) - Linthicum, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Looks great for a bock. Poured just like a rich stout, dark with a thick head. The smell was like a chocolate malt. Creamy, cocoa, and coffee malt scent. Great nose! The taste is wonderfully original. Never tasted anything like it. Smooth sweet cocoa and coffee with a very bitter sweet back end. After the sip you can feel the chili spice on you lips. A truly unique beer. Not an everyday drink but definitely an incredible once in a while treat. I.hope the bring this back often.
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Loved this beer. For a bock it came off very creamy like a stout almost. The chocolate was evident from the crack of the bottle, but the chili notes were so undertoned that they barely came through. Despite wanting more of a zing from the chili, I would drink this again and again because the tast is that good.
Cybercat (5111) - Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich aroma is malty with chocolate and yeasty overtones and smoky and molasses notes. It pours a dark opaque chocolate brown with a fairly thick light tan head that leaves some good lacing. Malty flavor has chocolate, coffee and molasses notes, plus a hint of caramel and a bit of a kick from the spice - tastes more like a stout than a bock. Smooth, fizzy texture has firm body and leaves a chocolaty and sassy finish. Vixen indeed!
jjgmd (1985) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pitch dark appearance, small head, slightly malty aroma, full of absolute flavor once it hits the palate with hints of sweet chocolate, mild alcohol,with a medium to heavy body. Short finish with a slight spice but the taste of chocolate stays all the way through..........flavorful that’s all I want in a beer and this Vixen has got it.
41cubs (250) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I feel like I’ve just eaten chocolate but my lips are a-tinglin’. Nice, nice beer here. Just off the paths of London you stroll into the local and order a pint to warm you whilst you quaff. Toasted brown bread, and a milk/semi sweet chocolate blend come together with an unknown acidic sharpness to offer you an aromatic tease. The flavors are just the same but with a pronounced full rounded sweetness in the middle and a lingering spice bite in the finish. The viscosity and heft are special and so balanced here. When you get a bit of beer and a bit of head in the same mouthfeel this is heavenly. Reminds me just of a classic English porter with a worldly influence on the extras. Nicely done Sam Adams. Thank You. 2011 22oz.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Jet black pour into the glass with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, and cinnamon. Big malts on the palate. Drinks like a stout really. I get lots of nice cinnamon character too. The only thing I’m struggling to fin is the pepper character it’s supposed to have. I’m not gonna dock too many points on that because this beer is still really tasty but not a lot of pepper going on here. Still, complex and interesting. Chocolate and spice. Worth a try no doubt.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 26, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Midtown. Pours brown with a tan head. Nice aroma of chocolate and german malts. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Excellent bock malt flavors, with the chili,cinnamon, and cocoa being very subtle, melding perfectly into the beer. No heat or flavor from the alcohol. Excellent. I bet if you slapped a Cigar City label on this, the ratings would be higher.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6712) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had doubts about how the chili would go with the chocolate but the chili was subtle enough to make this one really enjoyable.+++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a medium sized creamy beige head that lingered and left incredible lacing. The aroma was sweetish toasty malts with elements of hot pepper, cinnamon, vanilla and marshmallow. The flavor was toasty malts, cream, vanilla, cocoa, nougat and marshmallow - exceptionally sweet with a long finish of cocoa, marshmallow, nougat and just a hint of hot peppers at the very end. Thick, creamy and smooth body. Excellent.