Barrel Aged Box Of Chocolate
Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery

Barrel Aged Box Of ChocolateBarrel Aged Box Of Chocolate
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Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
Missouri, United States
Quadrupel (Quad)
4.19 | pDev: 6.92%
Jan 31, 2018
Apr 24, 2014
Barrels Used: Buffalo Trace and Henry Mckenna 10 yr.
Date Filled: December 9, 2013
Date Bottled: April 1, 2014
Bottles Produced: 420
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Rated: 4.64 by Eagleyes from Missouri

Jan 31, 2018
Rated: 4.43 by Mattybuchs from Vermont

Oct 20, 2017
Rated: 4 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

Jul 19, 2017
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Reviewed by Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Ruddy, dark brown in color. Vanilla, figs, Belgium yeast esters, oak, Cherry skins and booze. Smooth. Lower carb. Has a ba old ale vibe. Pretty good.
Feb 22, 2017
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.67/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12 oz. bottle. Almost black body. Medium off-white head. Smells of chocolate, some bready malts, and a little bit of Belgian yeast. Tastes really chocolatey. Not very sweet, though. Some dark fruits and bready malts. Something like a bourbon barrel character, but it’s a pretty light flavor compared to the quad and chocolae. Medium heavy. Nice chocolate flavor. It kinda carries the beer.
Jan 13, 2017
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Reviewed by PBRmeasap1980 from Indiana

3.77/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A- Deep brown. Almost no head
S - Sharp whiskey, chocolate hard candies (almost synthetic), caramel
T- Brown sugar, butterscotch hard candies, cheapish whiskey
F- Medium -thin
O- Meh. Its ok, but not a beer I would want to drink again
Nov 11, 2016
Rated: 4.34 by KeyWestGator from Florida

May 01, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

Mar 30, 2016
Rated: 4.12 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Mar 12, 2016
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
650ml bottle of the 2015 release. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a murky medium dark brown body, one finger offwhite head, fair retention, no lacing. Smells of molasses, honey, caramel, bourbon and milk chocolate. Weird, but promising. Flavour is very nice; it literally does taste like a box of dark chocolate, perhaps the liquor type; bourbon, caramel, milk chocolate, dark chocolate overall comes with a nice liquid inside that clears things up nicely when you bite into the chocolate- that's what this is. Very unique and nicely executed to meet the expectations that arise when the name of the beer is revealed. Mouthfeel is medium-fuller bodied, lower in carbonation than expected, substantial still with a nice melting chocolate finish. This was a good beer that tastes like what the name advertises.
Mar 12, 2016
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Reviewed by Gtwreck45 from Missouri

4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
L: very little carbonation, no head to speak of. Pitch black, even at the edges
S: born on and cocoa dominate, with notes of vanilla and caramel
T: most of the traditional quad flavors are gone, replaced by chocolate, pleasant oakiness, and bourbon. Some dark fruit flavor is there underneath, in the flavor of raisins or prunes.
F: full mouthfeel, while the oak lends a dry finish to this
O: definitely a step up from the regular box of chocolate; the look of the initial pour is the only place it falls short. This is quite a good creation that hopefully will continue to be an annual offering
Feb 08, 2016
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

3.92/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
2014 bottling

Appearance: Pours fudge brown, with a modest tan head that quickly fades to a ringlet; leggy, with viscous lacing

Smell: Chocolate, Bourbon and a range of dark fruits - cherry, mostly

Taste: Dark fruit forward, with berry and cherry tones; the chocolate flavors build, through the middle, with the Bourbon and vanilla arriving to bring up the caboose; slightly tart finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I like this better than the base beer but it is still not all that and a box of chocolates; would like to see a fuller mouthfeel and a more complex malt character
Jan 11, 2016
Rated: 4.21 by Snig623 from Missouri

Jan 01, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by BrewSTL from Missouri

Nov 17, 2015
Rated: 4.44 by Beercellar92 from Missouri

Sep 14, 2015
Rated: 4.68 by Jamato14 from North Carolina

Aug 25, 2015
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Reviewed by Monkeyknife from Missouri

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Not retired. Date filled 12/15/14. Date bottled 7/10/15. Limited run.

Poured from the bottle a dark mahogany-black with a single finger of tan head. No lacing at all.

Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, ripe red fruit, and booze.

Tasted of chocolate, vanilla cream and boozy notes from the barrels.

Medium bodied and smooth with an average carbonation.

Definitely enjoyed the Barrel-aged version more than the regular Box of Chocolate.
Aug 19, 2015
Rated: 4.2 by lemmy187 from Missouri

Aug 06, 2015
Rated: 4 by CTJman from Connecticut

May 24, 2015
Rated: 3.91 by Tertullian007 from Missouri

May 22, 2015
Barrel Aged Box Of Chocolate from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 37 ratings