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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: 227
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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3.73/5  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.

BarrytheBear, Nov 18, 2013
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks Rodkin!

Appearance. Pours a very dark brown, close to black in the glass. Just a skim of khaki head on this one.

Smell. Caramel, dark fruits, sweet chocolate and a bit of vanilla.

Taste. Plump juicy raisins, caramel, cherry and vanilla, chocolate and a touch of almond.

Mouthfeel. On the low side of full bodied, low smooth carbonation.

Overall. A nice brew but with the name I was expecting more chocolate.

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3.33/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this, been looking forward to this for a while

Consumed 7/13/13

Appearance: Dark brown with some clarity around the edges - pours with a small, off-white head, fades to a small ring, not much of a cap - leaves some spotty lacing

Smell: More or less smells like a box of chocolate sprayed with some Belgian yeast - sweet, chocolate candies, with some powdery cocoa and some chocolate syrup - some Belgian yeast, with some candi sugar, spice, and banana - some quad-like characteristics, with plums, figs, raisins - straight-up powdered sugar as well - very, very sweet, hard to decide whether or not this is a serious concern

Taste: Chocolate, sugar, sugary chocolate, and some dark fruits - milk chocolate, dark chocolate, sweet cocoa, chocolate syrup, sugar - very sweet and very candy-like, which is too sweet, but I can't really complain considering the name of this beer (or maybe I still can) - dark fruits, like sweet raisins and figs - some hints of Belgian yeast, but mostly covered up by the chocolate candy

Mouthfeel: Medium body, smooth, adequate carbonation, so sweet that I swear I can feel the sugar in the mouthfeel, it's like drinking root beer

Overall: Box of Diabetes! Help me Wilford Brimley!

I understand that this beer is supposed to be reminiscent of a box of chocolates, but seriously... This is pretty ridiculous. It's certainly unique, but I can't say it's exceptional. Brb insulin shot.

angrybabboon, Jul 14, 2013
Box Of Chocolate from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
91 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.