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Review: Samuel Adams The Vixen

Posted by Steve Greenlee  December 6, 2011 09:41 AM

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sam vixen 002.jpgFirst of four reviews of the beers in the Samuel Adams Single Batch series.

A chocolate chili bock that's 8.5 percent alcohol by volume, the Vixen is a panglobal beer, brewed with chilies from Mexico, cocoa nibs from Ecuador, and cinnamon from southeast Asia. Almost black with a hint of ruby and a creamy tan head, the Vixen boasts a malt-heavy aroma of chocolate and spices -- but not cinnamon, oddly enough. It doesn't taste like cinnamon, either. Chocolate is the dominant accent, the overriding theme. A 22-ounce bottle costs $5.99.

Gary Dzen

About 99 Bottles

Gary Dzen writes about craft beer here and in the Globe when he's not covering the Celtics for Boston.com. He can be reached at gdzen@boston.com. Follow him on Twitter @GaryDzen.
 

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