Box Of Chocolate | Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery

Box Of ChocolateBox Of Chocolate
BA SCORE
4.1/5
306 Ratings
Box Of ChocolateBox Of Chocolate
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
Missouri, United States
charlevillevineyard.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

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.

Added by jmvecchio1 on 02-13-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,539
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
306
pDev:
11.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
221
Gots:
65
Trade:
6
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 306 |  Reviews: 107
Photo of drewskihausen
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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Photo of jkrug5
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thebeers
3.39/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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...

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Photo of MDDMD
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jvgoor3786
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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%.

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Photo of Bunuelian
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zekenyce
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snowmageddon
3.53/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CBrodbeck
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerOps
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChinoBeano
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Harrison8
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of TrojanRB
3.52/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Whiskeydeez
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mothman
3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jakemn91
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCuriograph
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of foundersfan1
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mark001
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

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Photo of dub_deuce22
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Box Of Chocolate from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 306 ratings
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