Box Of Chocolate - Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
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Reviews by alcstradamus:
3.95/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
This beer is...odd. I'm not even certain whether or not I like it that much.
Pours near black with a large head and spotty lacing.
Aroma is bleh. Light and somewhat metallic. A bit of powdered cocoa mix that helps redeem it.
The flavor carries over that powdered cocoa flavor which clashes a tad with the quad base, but with every sip it gets better. After half the glass is gone, I begin to notice the quad base more than the cocoa. Typical American quad flavor...lacking depth but a nice caramel and raisin sweetness.
The body is medium to medium/full and carbonation is appropriate.
Overall, I don't know whether this is one of the best American quads I have had or if it is nothing more than a solid attempt. My thoughts changed with every sip. Hmmm
Serving type: bottle
05-05-2011 03:00:48 | More by alcstradamus
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4.36/5 rDev +6.3%
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 228 ratings.