1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Box Of Chocolate - Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery

Not Rated.
Box Of ChocolateBox Of Chocolate

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

236 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 236
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 227
Gots: 52 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 236 | Reviews: 96 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.36/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a very deep brown, pretty much black in color, with a small, 1 finger head. Head is frothy and creamy looking and retains a little while. Lacing is pretty good.

S- Dark fruits and chocolate are the dominant scents in this beer. The chocolate flavors are semisweet in nature and fairly strong.

T- Starts off with some strong dark fruit flavors that remind me somewhat of raspberries. Then the chocolate takes over almost the entirety of the flavor until the end. Chocolate goes from sweet and creamy to more of a chocolate truffle flavor that borders on more fruity. The truffle flavor is the lingering taste after the drink ends.

M- Thick and creamy and borderline decadent to drink. The alcohol is undetectable through the strong chocolate and dark fruit flavors. Very smooth and dangerously drinkable, this beer is a real treat as far as feel goes.

Overall, this beer lives up to its name. From the smell to the taste, right down to the quad base flavors combining with the chocolate to create a truffle flavor, this beer is slightly sweet and very rich.

boilermakerbrew, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of jmint
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

jmint, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of dannykugler
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

dannykugler, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of Benvarine
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Benvarine, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4/5  rDev -2.7%

ThePorterSorter, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of Schlafly33
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Schlafly33, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of Goosehunter75
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Goosehunter75, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of freemanj
3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

freemanj, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of snansel
4/5  rDev -2.7%

snansel, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of jlee185
3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

jlee185, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of Biff_Tannen
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Biff_Tannen, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of drmcleod10
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

drmcleod10, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of ThatsThatDude
4/5  rDev -2.7%

ThatsThatDude, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of iatethecloudsfor
4/5  rDev -2.7%

iatethecloudsfor, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of CoryK
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

CoryK, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of flexabull
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

flexabull, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of thegerm87
2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

thegerm87, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of BarrytheBear
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
Photo of memphischas
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

memphischas, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of Arsenal0328
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Arsenal0328, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of Rutager
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

Rutager, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of zrab11
4/5  rDev -2.7%

zrab11, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of IrishColonial
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

IrishColonial, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of billab914
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

billab914, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of Soneast
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Soneast, Aug 17, 2013
Box Of Chocolate from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
92 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.