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Box Of Chocolate | Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery

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Box Of ChocolateBox Of Chocolate
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
Missouri, United States | website

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

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.

Added by jmvecchio1 on 02-13-2011

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Photo of Mora2000
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of deebo
4.63/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at a new joint in Arkansas. This is a straight up chocolate truffle. Sweet and chocolatey. Doesn't disappoint-hits the name straight on. Well done.

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Photo of ehammond1
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of IMFletcher
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A Quad? Seriously? I'm not arguing, I'm just saying this tastes nothing like any other quad I've encountered, and that's totally fine by me. I'd have thought porter or stout judging by the flavors, which are amazing.

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a smooth chocolate brown with minimal head. Completely opaque. No lacing on the glass when swirled.

Aroma is sweet milk chocolate. Some cocoa powder and caramel. Sweet heavy cream straight from the bulk tank on a dairy farm. A chocolate lovers delight.

Taste is like the aroma. Sweet milk chocolate. Vanilla, cream, molasses and caramel blend into a sweet chocolate milkshake. Some fruits on the back end. Ripe plum, figs, and dates. Hint of spice including cinnamon, nutmeg and gingerbread. Tastes linger on the tongue.

Thick, cream-like mouth feel. Almost no carbonation.

This beer is a chocolate lovers delight. Rich aroma and taste. Sweet without being cloying. Glad I have a second bottle to enjoy later.

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of Jared14
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of otoolman221
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Midwbrewer
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of jaminjohnson
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of gibgink
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of jtladner
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of JamesStreet
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of Mavajo
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of russpowell
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

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Box Of Chocolate from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
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