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Box Of Chocolate - Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery

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BA SCORE
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246 Ratings
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Ratings: 246
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 229
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:
Beer added by: jmvecchio1 on 02-13-2011

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.
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4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoying this with my good friend pschul4. May he live long and prosper.

A: Pours dark brown with little head and little retention. About what I would expect.

S: Smells extremely sweet and sugary with notes of caramel and chocolate.

T: Wow... seriously the chocolatiest tasting beer I have ever consumed. Extremely sweet, with hints of caramel, and oddly, I even taste what seems like a bit of banana flavor. At 10.5% ABV you can't even taste a hint of alcohol.

M: Pretty thin, but I feel as though the thinness is appropriate based on the taste of the beer.

O: Like I said, the chocolatiest beer I've ever had, which as a result I have to give this beer high marks. Very tasty.

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4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another big thanks to the only 100+ yr old I know on this site, FTowne!

A- Pours an average brown with relatively little head. Nothing to write home about, but no negative aspects. It looks like a quad....lulz

S- Hints of chocolate but mostly just some malts. What kind of malts are in quads anyway?

T- Oh goddddaaamnnn! Where did all that fuxin chocolate come from?? This is the mostly chocolatey beer I've ever tasted. Even more than Choklat! Those same malts from the smell make an appearance as well.

M- Decently prickly and the booze is very well covered

O- This was crazy chocolatey, would drink this box of chocolates again

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4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown with a small mocha colored head that goes rather quickly as expected since this is 10.5%.
Smells like chocolate syrup, tootsie rolls, chocolate covered raisins... yes, chocolate and more chocolate is the dominance. There is some fruitiness and black licorice on the nose as well.
The taste.. wow... both dark bitter chocolate and sweet milk chocolate
with just a hint of vanilla. I also get the fruity and raisin flavors coming through, especially as this warms a bit.. and the belgian yeast becomes stronger on the palate... this is such a well balanced and wonderfully crafted beer.
The mouth feel was thick and creamy... like liquid chocolate. Also, the alcohol is well hidden at 10.5%
A must try.

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4.67/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Blackish chocolately brown with just a touch of khaki hot milk chocolate colored head. Sticky lacing that coats the inside of the glass with tight brown bubbles. Very little carbonation or alcohol legs to speak of.

S - Wow off the first whiff you get an incredible aroma of dark chocolate those quad characteristics of figs, raisins and prunes. There is also some roasted malts with a hint of those bourbon notes from the heavy ABV on this. Delicious smelling!

T - Dark Chocolate (duh) right at the front of the tongue then getting some of those sweet syrupy brown sugar taste like you would expect for the style. Also lots of dark fruits like those mentioned above. There is also some thicker malts and some toasted nuances at the end of the tongue giving this some body without making it to sweet or thick

M - Very sweet but not cloying or hot with a medium body and just a bit of carbonation adding a bit of tongue tingle to the middle of the mouth. There is some effervescence but not enough to give this anything but easy and smooth drinkability.

O - I am a big fan of chocolate beer and a big fan of quads I was unsure about this one before I tried it and now I think chocolate and this style are perfect for each other. The sweetness lends to the tame qualities giving this unique mouthfeel without being overpowering or "hot" there is something silky about this beer and I dig it. There is a high drinkability here despite the style and I think that might be a bit dangerous. I love this and will be cellaring a few more of these to see just how much like Hershey's syrup this can get like. This is the first beer from Charleville I have enjoyed this much and look forward to more.

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4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark chocolate brown color. Minimal head on the pour with weak retention.

Sweet chocolate and maple aroma with hints of sherry.

Rich malt character of maple syrup and smooth milk chocolate. Mild leafy hop. Sweet flavor overall.

Full bodied and well carbonated. Syrupy texture.

Overall, a good brew. Tastes like no quad I've ever had but that doesn't take away from the experience.

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3.59/5  rDev -12.4%
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A 22 ounce bottle from EgadBananas; thank you! Split into tulips.

Pours a dark brown color, much like a rich coffee, and develops a very thin veil of khaki head; little retention or lacing, but some scattered bubbles persist across the surface. The aroma is of dark cherry, biter cacao, brown sugar, milk chocolate, plum, date, raisin, and other ubiquitous ‘dark fruits.’ A bit of caramel and chocolate mousse as well. The flavor is fruit-forward in the beginning, highlighting some of the traditional ‘quad’ aspects (date, raisin, a mild yeast character); chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, and cacao become more noticeable towards the finish. Sweet cherry and candied prune also come through. Mouthfeel is surprisingly light, with the carbonation seemingly keeping the sugars at bay. Finish is relatively clean. Overall, this is a good beer that I’d be happy to have again. It wasn’t overdone in any aspect (not to much or too little chocolate), and I think it turned out nicely.

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Box Of Chocolate from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
91 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.