Box Of Chocolate - Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
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4.9/5 rDev +19.2%
It is really hard to find a "good" chocolate beer in my opinion. This one is not too bitter or too sweet. I really appreciate the fact that they consulted a chocolateer while developing this beer. It has a great nose and look when poored. I was also fortunate enough to try it on draft at the St. Louis Microfest last weekend, and enjoyed it even more on tap. I highly recommend this beer to anyone looking for a chocolate beer unlike most others.
05-12-2011 00:18:59 | More by Dmwesthoff
4.7/5 rDev +14.4%
Traded with tlbarsh for this treat. Huge props to him for being an awesome trader here! Shared in snifters.
A- Pours nice deep brown, almost black in color. Light comes through around the edges to lighten it up. Thin head on top of light brown color.
S- Very rich smell. Chocolate notes throughout. Reminds me of a candy aroma. Dark fruit hints mix well to give an amazing smell.
T- Wasn't sure how the taste would live up to the nose, but it did. Dark fruits come through at first. Pretty subtle but gives it a great start. Chocolate flavors mix nicely to round everything out. Very good flavors here!
M- Medium body, a little on the thin side. Creamy mouthfeel with the aftertaste being of milk chocolate.
O- Great beer we have here. Would easily drink this again, if we had one, it would be open. Big thanks to Tyler for hooking this beer up!
05-10-2011 02:47:46 | More by HosP
4.65/5 rDev +13.1%
A - Blackish chocolately brown with just a touch of khaki hot milk chocolate colored head. Sticky lacing that coats the inside of the glass with tight brown bubbles. Very little carbonation or alcohol legs to speak of.
S - Wow off the first whiff you get an incredible aroma of dark chocolate those quad characteristics of figs, raisins and prunes. There is also some roasted malts with a hint of those bourbon notes from the heavy ABV on this. Delicious smelling!
T - Dark Chocolate (duh) right at the front of the tongue then getting some of those sweet syrupy brown sugar taste like you would expect for the style. Also lots of dark fruits like those mentioned above. There is also some thicker malts and some toasted nuances at the end of the tongue giving this some body without making it to sweet or thick
M - Very sweet but not cloying or hot with a medium body and just a bit of carbonation adding a bit of tongue tingle to the middle of the mouth. There is some effervescence but not enough to give this anything but easy and smooth drinkability.
O - I am a big fan of chocolate beer and a big fan of quads I was unsure about this one before I tried it and now I think chocolate and this style are perfect for each other. The sweetness lends to the tame qualities giving this unique mouthfeel without being overpowering or "hot" there is something silky about this beer and I dig it. There is a high drinkability here despite the style and I think that might be a bit dangerous. I love this and will be cellaring a few more of these to see just how much like Hershey's syrup this can get like. This is the first beer from Charleville I have enjoyed this much and look forward to more.
02-23-2013 22:10:59 | More by swoopdog
4.65/5 rDev +13.1%
A- Tootsie roll with burgundy hues where the light passes through. A creamy white head adorns the top and leaves a lacing with each tip of my Delirium snifter.
S- caramel, almond, and vanilla accompany the primary chocolate scent.
T- Chocolate dominance! Other flavors, such as nougat, vanilla, and sweet bread are underlying.
M- creamy with a less than chewy texture. Carbonation is definitely present, but not dominant.
O- The only word I can think of to describe this is decadence. This was an absolute treat. Thanks to Blake (bsuedekum) for this unbelievably great beer!
01-28-2012 04:24:17 | More by Ungertaker
Box Of Chocolate from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
91 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.