Box Of Chocolate
Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery

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From:
Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
Quadrupel (Quad)
Ranked #58
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #6,700
Avg:
4.09 | pDev: 11.25%
Ratings:
319
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 17, 2022
Added:
Feb 13, 2011
Wants:
  218
Gots:
  65
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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4.04 by bpkrippner from Missouri on Feb 17, 2022
 
4.25 by Eyedoc27 from Illinois on Apr 09, 2020
 
4.25 by paulish from New York on Feb 22, 2020
 
4.41 by CheapBeerBuzz from California on Dec 30, 2019
 
4 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on Dec 30, 2019
 
3.94 by cd34 from Illinois on Aug 11, 2019
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3.19/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by wmscottsimpsonjr from Missouri

Smells like milk chocolate. Very very strong flavor (I know it's a quad, but it's just a little too much); quite sweet. Tastes like milk chocolate and...cherry? Maybe dried fruit. Bit of spice. Hint of alcohol, but not much for 10.5 abv. Feels like cocoa in the mouth. Medium bodied and sharply carbonated.

Jun 20, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by FrauTotenkinder from Missouri

Decadent. Sneaks up on you.

Mar 31, 2018
 
4 by monty79_1997 from Missouri on Mar 25, 2018
 
3.75 by fthegiants from California on Mar 01, 2018
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4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ak010101 from New York

Dark Brown, Chocolate with hints of various fruits. Smooth taste.

Feb 04, 2018
 
4 by SDRedDevil from California on Dec 11, 2017
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4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

Appearance - The beer poured a strange shade od brown that reminded me of watered down cola.

Smell - As best I can descibe it, the beer had potent chocolate notes with a Belgian presence.

Taste - At first, this is like drinking a thin, but not overly sweet, chocolate syrup. Other notes include light banana, raisins, and a light sugar sweetness. The chocolate stays relatively strong in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - For a quad, the beer did seem a tad thin. I expect Belgians to be stickier.

Overall - The 10.5% abv is well masked. This drinks like a cordial. Far from perfect, this is still well done.

Dec 09, 2017
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4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by drewskihausen from Missouri

L: dark black, small smooth/silky head, appealing
S: good smell, hint of chocolate
T: smooth taste, hint of chocolate,
F: not acidic; good feel

Aug 28, 2017
 
4 by jkrug5 from Maryland on Aug 11, 2017
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3.39/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by thebeers from Pennsylvania

Ruddy dark brown with a thin, fizzy, cola-colored head.

Chocolate, plum, coffee and carbon dioxide in the nose. It is somewhat reminiscent of a fruit-filled chocolate.

A weird chocolate and plum mix again up front in the taste, with some dull hops and coffee in the aftertaste. Very fruity and sweet.

It's thin-to-medium bodied for the style and surprisingly still in the feel. Between the look, stillness and sweetness it almost comes across as a flat soda feel.

Honestly, the sweet, flat-cola, chocolate and plum combo doesn't work for me.

Jul 30, 2017
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3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

this was a bit of a weird one, not totally lost on me, but definitely a unique brew that takes some pondering to figure out. a belgian quad with a load of chocolate in it. its a great idea, but the beer to me tastes a little cheap and forced, its weirdly perfumy, like the chocolate shouldt be this aromatic, it also smells and tastes like cherry coke to me, with a nice fruity sweet malt base and a syrupy texture, hints of cocoa and food chemicals, its good, but its strange and new, and maybe too flavored. i could see some oak really mellowing this out, but i think it also needs to ferment down a bit more, strong as it already is, there is just so much sweetness on the back end of this, even for the style. i also think the belgian yeast element is a little under developed, or else lost to the chocolate and almost floral fruitiness in here. id like a little more spice from it and a little more breakdown of these sugars. good carbonation and it feels like a belgian to me, with a lightness even though its huge. cool brew, id love the wood aged version i think, but this seems overdone to me. maybe just my tastes though, as it looks like people really dig this...

Jun 01, 2017
 
4.09 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania on Mar 16, 2017
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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

Pours black with a very small amount of head with no lacing. The smell of chocolate first and then dark malts. On the taste the quad comes through with dark fruits underneath a nice sweet chocolate. There is no alcohol taste for the 10.5%. The mouthfeel is low to medium carbonation and reasonably smooth. Overall a nice beer that's very easy to drink for 10.5%.

Feb 15, 2017
 
3.93 by Bunuelian from Minnesota on Sep 28, 2016
 
4.5 by BrewskiBrandon from Missouri on Sep 23, 2016
 
4.02 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on Aug 06, 2016
 
3.53 by snowmageddon from Massachusetts on Aug 02, 2016
 
4.06 by CBrodbeck from Florida on May 24, 2016
 
3.91 by BeerOps from Illinois on May 14, 2016
 
5 by ChinoBeano from Missouri on May 13, 2016
 
4.42 by zachthelaxer93 from South Carolina on May 07, 2016
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Harrison8 from Missouri

Pours black. Got a little bit of khaki fizz to rise to the top, but that was it. Poured straight into the glass. Not off to a good start here. Chocolate with a twinge of Belgian yeast in the aroma. Chocolate flavors mingle with Belgian yeast spice, and dark fruits. Feel has a medium consistency, with fairly easy drink-ability. A bit harsh carbonation. Overall, a beer that is different, but still interesting to try. I don't think it delivered for me, but your mileage may vary.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

May 04, 2016
 
3.52 by TrojanRB from Texas on Apr 26, 2016
 
4 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas on Apr 25, 2016
 
4 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania on Mar 30, 2016
 
3.58 by mothman from Minnesota on Feb 26, 2016
 
4 by jakemn91 from New Mexico on Feb 26, 2016
 
4.06 by TheCuriograph from New York on Feb 19, 2016
 
4.01 by foundersfan1 from Missouri on Feb 17, 2016
 
4 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Feb 13, 2016
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5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Mark001 from Arkansas

This is a great choice. I went to get my growler filled and tried a sample of this one. I didn't try anymore samples. I had it filled right away.

Feb 12, 2016
 
3.94 by dub_deuce22 from Missouri on Feb 09, 2016
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3.19/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Sabtos from Ohio

Dark, light, minimal head.

Some fizzy bubbles surface and dance on the tongue.

I get chocolate, but also some licorice and/or alfalfa, which I suppose is the work of the yeast, which I get a little extra of on its own. There is sweetness but not much bitterness to this.

Feb 06, 2016
 
4.93 by Burgieburg from South Carolina on Jan 29, 2016
Box Of Chocolate from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 319 ratings