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Box Of Chocolate - Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

225 Ratings
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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 225
Gots: 54 | 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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laymansbeerfan

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

02-01-2013 02:53:43 | More by laymansbeerfan
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DarthKostrizer

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

01-28-2013 01:00:21 | More by DarthKostrizer
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eclipse54

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 21:55:15 | More by eclipse54
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VonZipper

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

01-22-2013 23:07:47 | More by VonZipper
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

01-22-2013 19:37:47 | More by TheBishopco
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

01-21-2013 00:13:33 | More by AlaskanYoung
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

01-13-2013 22:01:29 | More by spycow
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-12-2013 20:21:59 | More by klipper
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dav

Missouri

5/5  rDev +21.7%

01-12-2013 03:47:02 | More by dav
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Dirty25

Germany

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-28-2012 21:40:26 | More by Dirty25
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slapperloon

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

12-27-2012 17:38:41 | More by slapperloon
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dtx00

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +21.7%

12-26-2012 20:06:02 | More by dtx00
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

12-23-2012 23:17:03 | More by thebouch01
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AllHailBeercules

Missouri

3/5  rDev -27%

12-17-2012 17:59:46 | More by AllHailBeercules
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This Quad poured out as a very dark brown color. There is a nice creamy looking head on top. The retention is moderate, some very light scattered lacing. The smell of the beer is sweet with a beautiful chocolate aroma in the mix. The taste of the beer has some cocoa flavors with the dark fruits and bready yeast. There is also a slight sourness in there also that fades into a creamy chocolate sweetness. The mouthfeel of the beer has a good carbonation with a medium body. Overall I thought this was really impressive. The balance in the flavor is really good. The chocolate comes and goes nicely leaving the base flavors on the tongue. Very happy I got to try this.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2012 01:50:38 | More by Knapp85
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brystmar

Texas

4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Third time with this beer, and I certainly didn't remember it being this good!

Good looking pour: dark brown body, fizzy tan head. Aroma is pure milk chocolate. Delicious chocolates of all types inside this bottle; the quad base turns out to be a perfect choice. Fruity, creamy, decadent. A terrific creation that every beer geek should try.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 21:39:26 | More by brystmar
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afksports

New York

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

11-12-2012 20:25:03 | More by afksports
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rudylaw

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

11-07-2012 19:07:04 | More by rudylaw
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to Number45forever for sending this brew my way in a trade! Thanks again Bill!

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: dark brown bodied beer with a light tan colored head that is small than one full finger of head. Drops fairely quickly to a thin ring.

Smell: This beer smells like a combination of milk chocolate, tootsie rolls and cocoa. Not getting much in the nose of dark fruits or any quad "influence" in the nose. Smells good, just not to style. The nose isnt really big or overwhelming, but you know it smells chocolately.

Taste: This beer is just like a gourmet milk chocolate upfront; a decent amount of chocolately sweetness. Its a wonderful chocolate flavor that really translates well into this beer without tasting fake. Maybe even a hint of vanilla too. As the beer warms closer to room temperature the Quad begins to show itself in the flavor profile. Its closer to the middle and the end of the beer as the chocolate notes fade away that dark fruits and belgian yeast start to become know. It has really well balanced, complex flavor profile between the chocolate notes and the traditional quad flavors. The finsih and aftertaste is really nice too. A hint of dry cocoa and dark fruits that are moderately sweet.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied beer with carbonation level thats almost a moderate carbonation level. This beer is creamy and silky smooth. Such an easy drinker on the palate. It drinks like it 7% max. Not even a hint of booze. This beer is near perfection in reguards to mouthfeel.

Overall: This is a great spin on this style of beer. I really enjoyed the beer alot. I would love to revisit this beer again someday. A unique and well crafted beer. This brewer has an adventurous side and it really worked well in this beer. No doubt that the brewer hit his mark on what he tried to accomplish with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2012 05:36:26 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by Chris. Thanks man!

The beer appears dark chestnut brown with a broken head of tan bubbles. The aroma offers a lot of chocolate scents, along with a rich, dark roasted malt. Definitely a huge chocolate presence. Not sure I would identify this as a quad, but hey, it's good stuff. Heavy chocolate presence throughout. Overall, this is ok, but not something I would regularly crave. Now that I have had it, overcoming the anticipation of never having had it, I would choose any of the standard Belgian examples of the style over this. Bonus points for chocolate deliciousness, but counteracted by lack of depth and complexity.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 03:34:26 | More by Huhzubendah
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

08-16-2012 09:23:16 | More by jaminjohnson
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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Part of a trade with my buddy Andrew out in St Louis, Thanks man!

Poured a dark brown into an "Ales of the Revolution" tulip glass, tiny ring of tan colored head quickly fades. This quad smells A hell of a lot like tootsie rolls and cocoa powder. Taste Very sweet, rich chocolate flavors, some dark fruits, belgian yeast, and boozy underneath. This is one of the better chocolate beers I've had, I'm generally not a big fan of Belgian style quads but the play on this is exceptional. Would love to have another one of these.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 01:10:32 | More by JustinMatthew
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aasher

Indiana

3.45/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was courtesy of MordorMongo, thanks Scott!

This one pours a medium bodied dark cola brown in color with a light soapy, beige lacing. The nose is pretty bland. It's dark fruit with an ever so slight touch of chocolate malt. Blah. The flavors are similar. It's raisins, honey, figs, and a little bit of Ovaltine. It's ok. I don't know why it has this reputation. It's a quad with a small amount of chocolate. It's laughable this used to demand beers far superior to this. Meh, its average.

Edit: This beer was much better on draft when sampled at Bailey's Range in St. Louis at the beginning of 2014.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 22:13:17 | More by aasher
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ajs4bd

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

07-13-2012 12:31:42 | More by ajs4bd
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Jeffo

Netherlands

2.28/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Got this bottle recently in an trade with bsuedekum. Thanks for hooking me up with this long-time want man.

From a bomber into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: Pours a small, loose, fizzy, off-white head with lousy retention. The coke-like head quickly fizzes away to a slight wisp and ring. Clear bistre brown in color with lots of carbonation evident. A light wisp remains leaving some dots of lacing down the glass. Head relaxed a little on the second pour, but overall, this is lack luster.

SMELL: Some dark chocolate and cocoa notes, as well as some spicy yeast and caramel aromas. Light dark fruits as well, but mostly cocoa on the nose. A little mute; not as impressive as hoped.

TASTE: Some caramel malts and spicy pepper flavors as well. A touch of dark fruits, raisins, and dark chocolate near the finish. Mild flavors and a little wattery, unfortunately. Mild yet lingering aftertaste with hints of dark chocolate, some dark fruits, spices, and a hint of bitterness from the cocoa. Still a little watery and unimpressive.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. A little watery on the palate, goes down fine and finishes slightly sticky on the palate. Whatever.

OVERALL: This was lousy at best. Not off putting, just mute and boring. The chocolate component was mute and the base quad was pretty boring itself as well. I can't believe the high scores this one has received; I can only hope this most recent bottling is over the hill and it was much better fresh. Regardless, I was happy to finally give this one a shot, so cheers for all the hard work bsuedekum. Best to steer clear of this one at this point.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 20:57:03 | More by Jeffo
Box Of Chocolate from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
91 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.