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Box Of Chocolate - Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery

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Ratings: 260
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 226
Gots: 55 | FT: 6
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Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jmvecchio1 on 02-13-2011

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.
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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

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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!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma:Tons of sweet, delicious chocolate aroma on this one. There's some malt in there too, but I don't smell any Belgian aromatics.

Appearance:Black and opaque. Nice amount of tan head that doesn't stick around very long. Amazing lacing.

Taste:The flavor does taste like a Belgian quad on the foretaste. It has the spicy notes that I expect from a Belgian. There is chocolate in there, but it's actually pretty mild. The midtaste has some great sweet malt and caramel notes. In the aftertaste, the chocolate really shines through.

Mouthfeel:Amazingly thick body on this one, very creamy. The low to medium carbonation fits well with the style. There's some alcohol heat on the back end.

Drinkability:This is a fantastic spin on a Belgian Quad. The chocolate could easily overwhelm a beer like this, but the backbone of the beer still makes itself known.

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Box Of Chocolate from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
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