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Box Of Chocolate - Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery

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227 Ratings
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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 225
Gots: 55 | 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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jlee185

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

01-13-2014 17:17:17 | More by jlee185
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Biff_Tannen

Missouri

4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-13-2014 01:41:03 | More by Biff_Tannen
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drmcleod10

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

01-10-2014 05:56:12 | More by drmcleod10
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ThatsThatDude

New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-06-2014 17:08:46 | More by ThatsThatDude
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-30-2013 02:17:57 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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CoryK

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

12-09-2013 05:00:58 | More by CoryK
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flexabull

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

11-24-2013 06:45:54 | More by flexabull
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thegerm87

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

11-20-2013 01:28:13 | More by thegerm87
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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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memphischas

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

10-20-2013 16:18:36 | More by memphischas
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

10-04-2013 22:57:38 | More by Arsenal0328
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

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zrab11

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2.7%

09-05-2013 18:33:49 | More by zrab11
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IrishColonial

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

08-17-2013 20:10:48 | More by IrishColonial
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billab914

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

08-17-2013 20:03:46 | More by billab914
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Soneast

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.7%

08-17-2013 15:37:29 | More by Soneast
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Kahlstrom

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

07-16-2013 19:28:31 | More by Kahlstrom
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 00:16:38 | More by angrybabboon
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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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cvm4

Mississippi

4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours dark brown body with a light tan head.

S - Smells like fresh baked brownies... OMG. Just a symphony of chocolate.

T - I've had a lot of "chocolate" beers and this has got to fit the profile to a T. Sweet, a bit of caramel and of so chocolatey.

M - A bit thin on the body with a lower carbonation for the style.

O - Seems like a dessert beer and man it delivers.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 00:44:32 | More by cvm4
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vande

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

06-07-2013 00:58:45 | More by vande
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Anonymous1

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-02-2013 23:38:49 | More by Anonymous1
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Weas

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-20-2013 20:19:40 | More by InspectorBob
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jono0101

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

05-18-2013 22:19:21 | More by jono0101
Box Of Chocolate from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
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