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Box Of Chocolate - Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery

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BA SCORE
91
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234 Ratings
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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 226
Gots: 53 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

KAF, Jan 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

csiewert, Jan 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

gameface23, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of ratedz
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 release

A - Pours a dark brown, but some amber hues shine through when held up to a light. A thin light brown head forms and dissipates quickly.

S - Chocolate, some dark fruit, and molasses. Mostly just chocolate though.

T - Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. Reminds me more of the Boulevard Chocolate Ale (but with more chocolate) than it does a quad. The chocolate doesn't make it overly sweet or thick and syrupy.

M - Creamy, smooth. Maybe a bit thicker than I would expect from a quad, but it works for this beer.

O - An amazing brew. Quads are typically hit and miss with me, but this is one of the most enjoyable I have ever tried. It's a shame this is as limited as it is, because it is something everyone should try!

ratedz, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 22oz bottle.

Pours a dark mahogany with some dark caramel hints on the edges. There is a nice thin 0.25 inch head that is light cream colored with some dense bubbles and some bigger medium sized bubbles. A gentle little swirl will produce a larger frothy head with some nice creamy texture.

Aroma starts off sweet with caramel and toffee notes. Milk chocolate notes also are present. Caramel filled chocolates are noted in the nose with some nice darker fruit notes and some nice slight bready malt.

Flavor starts off with sweet caramel filled milk chocolate. The name is very apropos. There are some nice woody notes in there as well as some toffee notes in the middle and some slight prune notes and other dark fruits. Vanilla is present and mixed in with the caramel. Quite sweet. Very nice dessert beer. Mouthfeel is a bit light but still good and slightly velvety and smooth. There is some slight heat to the beer as it warms up. Not too boozy just right.

Pretty good offering. Great desert beer by the fire.

JoEBoBpr, Jan 15, 2012
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

wtfuggles, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of GoNowhere
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.

GoNowhere, Jan 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

arkansastroy, Jan 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

wagenvolks, Jan 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

lakersfan16, Jan 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Alpar, Jan 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Rhettroactive, Jan 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Duffmanohyeah02, Jan 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

ewright, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of paxchristi
4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From growler poured on 12/30/2011 from Charleville tasting room.

Appearance: Pours a deep chocolate brown with about 1-2 fingers of velvety smooth/creamy, khaki head. Very dark but does not look like a stout.

Nose: Pretty big nose-- pretty impressive too. Big, silky chocolate notes upfront backed by a fairly big Quad (though, wish it were a bit bigger). Vanilla, milk chocolates, butter cream, wood... dark fruits give it the potential for some cordial cherry appeal. Hints of brown sugar and a big chocolate cake on the end. CH-YEAH!

Taste: Taste justifies the nose. Upfront is a big creamy and malty chocolate backed by a dark fruit Quad. i think the difference between this beer being masterclass and being the excellent beer that it is is that the Quad needs to be a bit more accentuated. The Quad is there, and its pretty good, but if you don't have the palate for quads, it can seem to be a one-hit wonder. Ends with a slight hop bitterness that is reminiscent of a bitter chocolate finish. Unbelievable that this is 10.5ABV, because i taste none of it.

Overall: Charleville is one of the small breweries i root for the most. i sat down with Panda (one of their brewers) and we talked for a while about BoC-- and he claims that BoC is not perfect yet, but has plans to perfect it. This is one of the most original beers i've had in a while. its not a novelty beer contrary to popular belief...its an original American take on a Belgian Quad that is one step away from masterclass- and may already be.

GO CHArLEViLLE!

paxchristi, Dec 31, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

johnbjaeger, Nov 26, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Exiled, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

enelson, Nov 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

bsuedekum, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

hooliganlife, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photekut, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

Rempo, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

splax23, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

whartontallboy, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of jlindros
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to bsuedekum and dfclav for this one, and DrEntropy for cracking his.

Almost no head fizzy very dark molasses brown color.

Nose has tons of chocolate as expected, milk, dark, bit of bakers' choc, hint of cocoa nibs and cocoa powder even, then slight Belgian dark fruits, caramel, molsses, some light ale like malt aromas, and somewhat like a lighter chocolate ale.

Taste is lighter than expected, tons of chocolate though, more like a chocolate ale than stout or quad. Milk chocolate, hint of dark as well. Belgian yeast fruit and Belgian dark ale flavors, vanilla, a bit of molasses, no roast, booze is hidden well. Slightly creamy as well with a nice malty flavor. Dry finish, not sticky or syrupy like I expected, a dry bittersweet chocolate with a long chocolate finish, and a slight bit of brandy soaked raisins.

Mouth is med to a bit heavier bodied, thinner than I expected though, decent carb.

Overall nice, very drinkable with great chocolate flavors, no super bitter roasty or estery flavors, and not overpowering.

jlindros, Oct 26, 2011
Box Of Chocolate from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
91 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.