Box Of Chocolate - Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
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Reviews by BedetheVenerable:
3.48/5 rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Presentation: 22oz brown pop top, nice label, 2011 vintage
Appearance: Dark brown, almost black into two snifters, nice light beige cap with good retention.
Smell: Like many chocolate beers, this smells like old-fashioned chocolate creme soda...I don't know if that's good or bad. Usually I like those type of sodas...but in beer it's a bit odd. Just a touch of darkish fruit in the background as well.
Taste: I must say, this is better than the nose. A bit of creamy, rich (dark milk, maybe?) chocolate up front, leading to some sweet, dark fruits mid palate, and some lightly roasty notes and a dry, cocoa powder finish, as well as just a hint of toasty tobacco. Not the sort of 'fake chocolate soda' flavors that the aromas suggest, and that some other chocolate beers have. The dry, powdery finish, coupled with the hint of roast, is a bit unusual, but actually pretty enjoyable.
Mouthfeel: Big and slightly creamy
Overall: Fairly tasty overall, and definitely unique, but the question is: for around $12-13, is this worth the sort of (at least local) hype that it deserves and, more importantly, would I get it again? Probably not, on both accounts. That being said, it's the second most pleasant chocolate beer I've had, falling behind Young's Double Chocolate Stout, which gets everything just about perfect.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2012 01:02:45 | More by BedetheVenerable
More User Reviews:
4.36/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A- Pours a very deep brown, pretty much black in color, with a small, 1 finger head. Head is frothy and creamy looking and retains a little while. Lacing is pretty good.
S- Dark fruits and chocolate are the dominant scents in this beer. The chocolate flavors are semisweet in nature and fairly strong.
T- Starts off with some strong dark fruit flavors that remind me somewhat of raspberries. Then the chocolate takes over almost the entirety of the flavor until the end. Chocolate goes from sweet and creamy to more of a chocolate truffle flavor that borders on more fruity. The truffle flavor is the lingering taste after the drink ends.
M- Thick and creamy and borderline decadent to drink. The alcohol is undetectable through the strong chocolate and dark fruit flavors. Very smooth and dangerously drinkable, this beer is a real treat as far as feel goes.
Overall, this beer lives up to its name. From the smell to the taste, right down to the quad base flavors combining with the chocolate to create a truffle flavor, this beer is slightly sweet and very rich.
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2014 01:57:00 | More by boilermakerbrew
Box Of Chocolate from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
91 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.