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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Pours an opaque black, with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly. Moderate amount of lacing with good retention. Aroma of milk chocolate and nonspecific sweetness predominates. Cinnamon becomes a bit more noticeable as the beer warms, as some some slight metallic notes. Taste at first seems to be more driven by roasted, almost burnt, maltiness, with some burn from chiles in the aftertaste. However, as the beer continues to warm the flavor opens up considerably. Chocolate and, especially, spices more prominent. Alcohol also becomes very noticeable in the aftertaste, with a real warming sensation. Palate is spot on for a bock. Somewhat thin, but not necessarily watery. A tingling carbonation is present, but not too strong. In sum: Those who appreciate Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock will appreciate this new twist. The chiles and cinnamon in particular add something to this beer, but chocolate flavor is still the star of the show. Yet, the complexity of this beer makes it one of Sam Adams best experiments.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1784) - 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 I’ve had in a while.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"coming in 2.6% stronger than one of my favorite beers, Chocolate Bock, and it’s 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 it’s 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, i’d 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 (106) - 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 aren’t 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 (520) - 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 (1354) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2687) - Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2014
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/17/2011. Pours nearly pitch black color with a 2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of raisin, prune, plum, chocolate, cocoa, molasses, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, biscuit, light coffee, cinnamon, herbal, light chile, clove, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, yeast ester, and spice notes; with solid strength. Taste of raisin, plum, prune, chocolate, cocoa, toast, molasses, biscuit, dark bread, light coffee, cinnamon, clove, light chile, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Light cinnamon/chile spice with slight heat on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, prune, plum, chocolate, cocoa, toast, dark bread, light coffee, cinnamon, clove, light chile, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, spice, and fruity yeast ester flavors; with a nice malt/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good spiced bock style. Good balance, robustness, and complexity of malt, spice, and fruity yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Batch No.1 (Oct, 2011?) A: dark brown with a finger of transient light mocha foam which stays as a central cap and border with diaphanous continuity. Spotty lace S: I get the cocoa and cinnamon up front and the chili comes through toward the end, albeit subtly. Some sweet malts and vanilla tones. T: sweet. The cocoa here is quite strong, and the cinnamon accents well. Theres really no bite or substantial addition from the peppers for me. Rich flavor. M: Waaay too thin for this beer IMO. I would like it to be chewy and lower in carbonation. this would allow for better ressonance of the beer. O: Not a bad effort, better than some I’ve had in the "Latin Stout" category. Wouldn’t age it. Serving type: bottle 11-27-2011

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeadyDE (507) - Delaware, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle pour..batch 1...medium black color with decent sized tannish head..aroma is mixture of the cinnamon..chocolate with vegetal traits as well..not really picking up much from the chilies however can’t say that I am a fan of chili additions..mouthfeel is surprisingly smooth and creamy.quite light bodied with no trace of the 8.5 abv...better than expected however chocolate notes take over and this clearly has some stout character..decent

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cards04 (1804) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
Sampled at happy Harry’s beer and bacon festival. Nice chocolate aromas with a touch of heat on the palate. Pretty good stuff.


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