Box Of Chocolate - Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
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Reviews by eclipse54:
3.58/5 rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A 22 ounce bottle from EgadBananas; thank you! Split into tulips.
Pours a dark brown color, much like a rich coffee, and develops a very thin veil of khaki head; little retention or lacing, but some scattered bubbles persist across the surface. The aroma is of dark cherry, biter cacao, brown sugar, milk chocolate, plum, date, raisin, and other ubiquitous ‘dark fruits.’ A bit of caramel and chocolate mousse as well. The flavor is fruit-forward in the beginning, highlighting some of the traditional ‘quad’ aspects (date, raisin, a mild yeast character); chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, and cacao become more noticeable towards the finish. Sweet cherry and candied prune also come through. Mouthfeel is surprisingly light, with the carbonation seemingly keeping the sugars at bay. Finish is relatively clean. Overall, this is a good beer that I’d be happy to have again. It wasn’t overdone in any aspect (not to much or too little chocolate), and I think it turned out nicely.
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2013 21:55:15 | More by eclipse54
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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.