Box Of Chocolate | Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery

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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:
#2,627
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
308
pDev:
11.22%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
220
Gots:
65
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Ratings: 308 |  Reviews: 108
Photo of pschul4
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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Photo of litheum94
2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

Photo of troegaarden
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Tuey13
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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Photo of swoopdog
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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Photo of injuredreserve
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of bnes09
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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Photo of tobelerone
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of laymansbeerfan
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of eclipse54
3.59/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

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Photo of VonZipper
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of TheBishopco
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of AlaskanYoung
2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of klipper
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of dav
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Dirty25
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of slapperloon
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of dtx00
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of thebouch01
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of AllHailBeercules
3/5  rDev -26.8%

Photo of Knapp85
4.42/5  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.

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Photo of brystmar
4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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Photo of afksports
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Box Of Chocolate from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 308 ratings
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