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Box Of Chocolate - Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

225 Ratings
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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 225
Gots: 54 | FT: 4
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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:
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.

(Beer added by: jmvecchio1 on 02-13-2011)
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

01-13-2013 22:01:29 | More by spycow
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to bsuedekum for sending me this one!

Pours a murky super dark brown with a 1 inch beige head that fades to an oily cap. No lacing with this beer. Smells of chocolate covered dark fruits (raisins), chocolate syrup, and chocolate taffy. Taste is pretty much the same with dark fruits in chocolate, chocolate syrup, and cocoa powder. The chocolate smells and tastes are a bit fake smelling for the most part even though the bottle says "brewed with natural chocolate flavor". Not too impressed with that aspect of the beer. Mouthfeel is a bit thin with a decent level of carbonation. Overall, this is fairly good but not as great as I was expecting it to be based on the hype. However, I know there was a low bottle count on this one so I feel lucky that I got to try it.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2011 06:04:21 | More by UCLABrewN84
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trxxpaxxs

New York

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

06-30-2014 13:03:49 | More by trxxpaxxs
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Tafyob41

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

03-24-2014 05:13:02 | More by Tafyob41
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KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

01-20-2012 15:01:51 | More by KAF
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.51/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Injuredreserve for the bottle. Split with angrybabboon.

Appearance: Dark brown. Moderate carbonation on the pour. No head. Small light tan collar. No lacing. Some darker reds at direct light.

Smell: Tootsie Roll with a hint of Belgian yeast. Some lingering hints of dark fruit, but it's mostly chocolate. Milky and slightly sweet before giving way to some darker cocoa influences. Some alcohol and a slight roasted malt character. A faint spiciness in the back.

Taste: Pretty mellow. A slight bit of oxidation adds a sherry note to the back. Some dark fruit, mainly plum and fig. Melted Tootsie Roll flavors carries a bit more sweetness than desired, but it's not terrible or cloying. Faint hints of Belgian yeast, candi sugar, and raisin. Sweet chocolate with some cocoa. More like a light hot chocolate with melted Tootsie Rolls in it. Some sugar.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate to light carbonation. Clean.

Overall: Forrest Gump's mama wasn't talking about this box of chocolate.

Interesting, but not memorable. More like a melted candy than anything else. Some hint sof the Belgian influence, but it's ultimately a better version of Choklat.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 00:11:33 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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FosterJM

California

3.58/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

541st Review on BA
Bottle to Snifter
22oz

Thanks to JeepCop for this one

App- Coming out of bottle was a darker crimson with a two finger quick receding head. No legs, no cling. As it settles a nice dark cola or darker whisky color.

Smell- Chocolate syrup, hot fudge, dark chocolate. Call it what you will. It was just one dimensional to me.

Taste- Very simple flavors of chocolate and some light malts. A bit lighter than I was hoping but still pretty tasty. The raisiny dark fruits are gone to me. Its again one dimentional where the syrupy chocolate take over.

Mouth- medium to light bodied with a fairly high carb level. The main chocolate note remains. Pretty fizzy really.

Drink- So low bottle count, high buzz. Nice flavors but I wasnt blown away. Its good but a unique take on a classic style.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2011 01:58:11 | More by FosterJM
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eclipse54

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev -12.9%
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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bs870621345

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a tan head. Little bit of lacing down the glass.

Smells like chocolate. There is a hint of dark fruit but the chocolate smells amazing.

Taste is chocolate on the surface. There is really nothing quad like until the end. On the end there is dark fruit as well as an alcohol burn but its really just a chocolate beer.

Mouthfeel is full and light carbonation.

Overall it's really a chocolate beer, and not really a quad. The quad elements are very muted by the overdone chocolate flavors.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2011 20:13:07 | More by bs870621345
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GoNowhere

Arkansas

3.58/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Nice dark glass with minimal head.

Smell- Super sweet. Chocolate (duh).

Taste- Comes on sweet and stays that way. A little too much for me. This is a chocolate bomb. It is good in small doses. Killing a 22 of this was a task, but I did it.

Mouthfeel- Kind of thin. This is where it really fell apart for me. It needs more chewiness... Instead of using a quad as the base, I think it would be nice to blend it with a big Baltic porter or something along that line.

I dig it, but can't do it en masse.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 19:11:49 | More by GoNowhere
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trappistlover

Arizona

3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(sampled at Dak’s Memorial Day tasting. I think Dak broke this open!). Pour dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is all milk chocolate . The flavor follows suit with sweet chocolate and some tootsie roll. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Slightly bitter finish, but balanced. Pretty nice beer with nice chocolate flavor, but the hype machine is in full tilt for this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2011 15:16:59 | More by trappistlover
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AleWatcher

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into my stemless snifter (modified rocks glass) that I use for tasting scenarios.

This is NOT a quad. Call it a quad if you must-- but tell people not to expect a genuine quad with chocolate. This certainly isn't bad in any way, but it doesn't blow my mind.

The smell reminds me of chocolate liqueur candies-- cherry cordials with a boozy back. Not bad.

The body is medium with decent carbonation.

Overall, this drinks more like a chocolate porter... Certainly not unpleasant, but not worth the crazy hype!

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2011 23:38:37 | More by AleWatcher
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Generous extra from Tom awhile back. Thanks for the opportunity. Not sure of the vintage/bottle date and am coming up empty on any attempt to discern.

Pours a dark cola with some substantial bubbles and a thin whitish-brown ring.

Smells of cocoa powder, melted milk chocolate, and banana. Chocolate presence is certainly more assertive than any Quad influence.

Loads of melted milk chocolate on the front end. Cocoa dusted banana through the middle and a mild dark fruit...prune?...and cherries on the finish. Alcohol heat on the end is telling but not overbearing.

Bubbly, effervescent, and lightly viscous, this is an interesting beer. The chocolate smell and taste in genuine and feels decidedly authentic. In those terms, this is a pretty interesting ride. The banana and light yeast flavors, along with the prune, may be indications of a quad base but it's difficult to pull too much from the style.

Overall, I appreciated the effort and enjoy trying experimental beers from small breweries. Thanks again Tom.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 02:52:04 | More by BarrytheBear
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Urbancaver

Ohio

3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pretty dark brown with a lot of off-white head. Its fairly pretty. On the nose there is tons of chocolate. Milk chocolate which is a bit weird but its pretty decent on the nose. No real belgian characteristics. The flavour profile is chocolate heavy. Tons of milky sweetness. Well carbonated. Overall very interesting and fairly tasty

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2011 01:38:40 | More by Urbancaver
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

01-22-2013 19:37:47 | More by TheBishopco
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

04-22-2013 00:39:01 | More by drewone
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

02-03-2013 04:46:17 | More by tobelerone
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robwestcott

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

04-13-2013 04:01:05 | More by robwestcott
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jmint

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

02-14-2014 23:58:11 | More by jmint
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dannykugler

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

02-09-2014 22:53:58 | More by dannykugler
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Thepleasantimbiber

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

06-14-2014 05:38:44 | More by Thepleasantimbiber
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tpaetow

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

03-22-2014 03:52:10 | More by tpaetow
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

04-05-2013 01:16:42 | More by duceswild
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RWNewhouse

Montana

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

05-04-2012 05:41:38 | More by RWNewhouse
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Tone

Missouri

3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of an off-tan color. Good retention and poor lacing. Smells of chocolate, alcohol (liquor), sweet malt, roasted malt, and a hint of coffee. Fits the style of a Quadruple. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong sweet chocolate, alcohol, slight roasted malt, and slight coffee. Overall, the alcohol is strong in aroma, but well blended in body.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2011 17:16:17 | More by Tone
Box Of Chocolate from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
91 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.