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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 He can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @GaryDzen.

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