Box Of Chocolate - Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery

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236 Ratings
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Ratings: 236
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 228
Gots: 50 | 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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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.

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
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.

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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.

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Bottle (2012)

(Aged for 1+ year)

Dark brown in body with a short near-white white head. Leaves the glass messy and oily. Pretty and appropriate for a chocolate quad, I'd have to assume.

My favorite aspect of this beer is its wonderful aroma. This smells just like mom's freshly baked brownies with the slightly crispy, just nearly-burnt edges--which happen to be my favorite part! There are some complementary dark fruit as well, especially as it warms, but I'm in love with the crispy, freshly-baked brownie aroma.

The flavor follows the aroma, with chocolate brownie and dark fruits combining quite nicely. Minimal yeast character, which is surprising for a quad where that aspect really has the opportunity to shine. Some brown sugar/candy sugar sweetness complements as well.

Medium to near fully body with low carbonation.

Very nice. This was a great surprise for me at a tasting full of incredible beers.

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Box Of Chocolate from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
91 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.