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Box Of Chocolate - Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

234 Ratings
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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 227
Gots: 53 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
It's Difficult to express Love's nuances, much like the complexity of this Belgian style Chocolate Quad. You Might use a Box of Chocolate to express your love, we use it to demonstrate our passion for great beer.

(Beer added by: jmvecchio1 on 02-13-2011)
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Reviews by Rampage1:
Photo of Rampage1
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%

Appearance: This pours a beautiful dark cocoa brown with a light tan colored head. Nice little head formed and decent carbonation.

Smell: The biggest smell I get right from the start is a big,bold chocolate smell. Nice roasted malt smell with slight dark fruits like raisins and ripe figs.

Taste: The taste is awesome right out of the gate-just got done watching the Kentucky Derby. The dominate feature of this Quad is chocolate and should be going by the name. I seconding get some good malt flavors and burnt sugar. Nicely sweet and just a slight bit of chocolate bitterness.

Mouthfeel: This is nice and creamy and right on the money for a quad. Not thin but not thick light a stout at all either.Nice amount of carbonation to balance everything out.

Overall: This is at the top for me when it comes to quads for sure. I would love to score this one again. Very drinkable and enjoyable. Its a nice change of pace from all the imperial stouts and IPA's that I drink. Look forward to it again.

Rampage1, May 07, 2011
More User Reviews:
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

jono0101, May 18, 2013
Photo of Jared14
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Jared14, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of Mora2000
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is full of chocolate, dark fruit and roasted malt. The chocolate is nearly overwhelming and really melds well with the dark fruit notes from the quadrupel. The flavor is more of the same. The chocolate tastes like malted milk balls, with some roasted malt and a little bit of raisins and figs mixed in. Thick mouthfeel and medium mouthfeel. Definitely a chocolate-heavy beer that somewhat surprisingly mixed well well with a traditional Belgian quad.

Mora2000, May 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

Midwbrewer, Jan 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

jaminjohnson, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of ehammond1
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%

Bottle (2012)

(Aged for 1+ year)

Dark brown in body with a short near-white white head. Leaves the glass messy and oily. Pretty and appropriate for a chocolate quad, I'd have to assume.

My favorite aspect of this beer is its wonderful aroma. This smells just like mom's freshly baked brownies with the slightly crispy, just nearly-burnt edges--which happen to be my favorite part! There are some complementary dark fruit as well, especially as it warms, but I'm in love with the crispy, freshly-baked brownie aroma.

The flavor follows the aroma, with chocolate brownie and dark fruits combining quite nicely. Minimal yeast character, which is surprising for a quad where that aspect really has the opportunity to shine. Some brown sugar/candy sugar sweetness complements as well.

Medium to near fully body with low carbonation.

Very nice. This was a great surprise for me at a tasting full of incredible beers.

ehammond1, Mar 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

rudylaw, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of jtladner
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

jtladner, Saturday at 05:26 PM
Photo of Schlafly33
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Schlafly33, Jan 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Beezee, Feb 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photekut, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

troegaarden, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of Mavajo
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%

Pours a very dark chestnut brown, near black body with a cream/tan head. I only got about a finger of head, but I did have an unnecessarily careful pour.

The nuances of the aroma and taste have been well covered by other reviews here -- essentially, this is a cocoa quad. All the requisite notes of a typical quad, laced throughout with lovely cocoa notes. I began it at just slightly cooler than cellar temps, but it opened up much more as it warmed to room temp. I strongly suggest allowing this one to warm up before drinking. This is obviously true of most beers, but particularly important with this one.

Mouthfeel is great. Thick, with just enough carbonation to keep it from being too sticky and cloying on the tongue. Probably could have used a bit more carbonation, but a fairly minor knock. All in all, still a very good mouthfeel.

Excellent quad. I've had most of the big boys (Westy, Rochefort, etc.), and this one drinks easier than any of them. Delicious and easy drinking.

Meets the hype, IMO. Although if you're not a quad fan, then I don't imagine this one will suddenly make you a believer. It's merely a very nice, well-made cocoa-infused twist on the style.

Mavajo, Apr 30, 2011
Photo of hooliganlife
4/5  rDev -2.7%

hooliganlife, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of russpowell
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Picked this up in Fayetteville, AR

Pours brown/mahogany with a pinky of tan head.

S: Dark fruit with carob

T: Rich milk chcolate with, some cherry & figgy notes, with a touch of candied plum up front & a bit of booze warmth. Chocolate & cherry blend nicely as this warms, along with more figgyness, plus a touch of dryness, accented by faint woody hops. Finishes with some woody dry notes, a touch of dark & milk chocolate

MF: Slight body, slighter carbonation with a touch of slickness. Gains some warmth & depth after it warms up

This is very well done, an interesting take on a Quad with artfully blended chocolate. This is one I'll buy again to cellar

russpowell, Feb 02, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

atlbravsrno1, Jul 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

ewright, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of 6DaysBottomOcean
2.48/5  rDev -39.7%

Was happy to open this given the excitement and reception it has gotten so far, but..

right off the bat after popping the cap we knew how this was going to go down. The aroma was a dead giveaway, fake chocolate, like hershey's syrup mixed with the left over candy from easter that no one wanted.

The pour wasnt so bad, but the aroma and subsequent taste were a cross between southern tier Chokolat and creme brule, gross. At no point did this resemble any type of belgian quad.
Cloying sweetness, chocolate syrup, and vanilla extract abound with little other flavors to mention. If the style of the beer was "chocolate syrup with belgian quad flavor added" i'd be more inclined to say they nailed this one, but thats not the case.

The good things this brew has going for it are a thick mouthfeel and very well hidden alcohol.

Overall this was a pretty big disappointment, im stunned at the reviews its gotten so far. This beer is quite simply not good.

6DaysBottomOcean, May 15, 2011
Photo of thagr81us
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%

Big thanks goes out to beermeX2 for sharing this one during BASC! Served from bottle into a Duck-Rabbit snifter. Poured a massively dark brown with a minimal off-white head. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and a floral note. The flavor was of sweet malt, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, cream, and subtle roasted malt. It had a heavy feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was an excellent brew. The chocolate notes on this one dominated and took NO prisoners! I would not have guessed that it was a Quad based on the flavor and aroma notes going on here at all. It was really well put together and easy to drink. Would have loved to sit down to a whole bottle, but I will take what I can get for sure.

thagr81us, Jul 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

blindpiggie, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%

A big surprise. This is a genuinely tasty and "real" chocolate brew. Not "fake/synthetic" chocolate like so many others.

Pours a nice brown with a think khaki head.

Big, rich and pure chocolate nose with flavor profile to that follows nose. Sweet chocolate character with a nice mouthfeel that is medium bodied and inviting to flavors of rich sweet chocolate with undertones of cherry chocolate cordial.

Nice fresh chocolate finish with light bitter character. Nice.

GRG1313, Oct 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

dtx00, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of trappistlover
3.68/5  rDev -10.5%

(sampled at Dak’s Memorial Day tasting. I think Dak broke this open!). Pour dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is all milk chocolate . The flavor follows suit with sweet chocolate and some tootsie roll. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Slightly bitter finish, but balanced. Pretty nice beer with nice chocolate flavor, but the hype machine is in full tilt for this one.

trappistlover, Jun 08, 2011
Photo of claaark13
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

claaark13, Apr 07, 2013
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Box Of Chocolate from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
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