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
Ratings:
303
Reviews:
106
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
222
Gots:
65
For Trade:
6
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Photo of brentk56
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2011 bottling

Appearance: Pours coffee brown with a modest head; very leggy, with dots of lacing streaming down

Smell: Ovaltine, vanilla and brown sugar

Taste: Ovaltine forward, with brown sugar and vanilla flavors developing; hints of dark fruit and Belgian yeast emerge, through the middle, but the finish is much like the start

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A bit one dimensional and hard to think of as a Quad, frankly; not bad for an after dinner drink but awfully sweet for anything else

Thanks, millerbuffoon, for the opportunity

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Photo of Jfgaddis
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewSTL
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jlang2012
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PassMeAZima
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sirhc3034
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chippo33
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stoutishmilkman
4.91/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Scottyd22
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of diablo14
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesStreet
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gibgink
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dustin22martin
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 22Blue
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Getalegup
3.43/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Thin, chocolaty, mildly sweet
Does not taste like a typical quad, weird, more like a chocolate flavored ale.
The recipe sounds better than it tastes.

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Photo of Richard-Scott
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pure box of chocolates .. good stuff!

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Photo of Jender
4.52/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tried at hair of the dog in St. Louis. Nice chocolate flavor. Good balance with the higher alcohol content.

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Photo of Faroveryonder
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ddedhed
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of infinitebruner
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

March 19, 2015

22 oz bomber, snifter

A – Very deep brown, nearing black. About a quarter-inch of tan head, bubbly, with moderate retention.

S – Definitely chocolate, and some darker pitted fruit, like plum or perhaps like currant. Chocolate is like cocoa nibs or powder. Also some estery components, pear or apple, perhaps from the alcohol. Hops are not apparent. Perhaps the lightest tinge of peppery, yeasty spice.

T – A bomb of chocolate, heavy on cocoa nibs, a bit of milky-dark, creamy flavor. A touch of vanilla. The fruitiness translates to the flavor, but is very low. No hop flavor. No spiciness like there is on the nose.

M – Medium to thin body, with moderate-low carbonation. Moderate levels of residual sweetness, with some mild bitterness on the finish. Not dry at all, and the alcohol is well-hidden.

O – The chocolate is well done, but not sure this beer meets the definition of a quad. Tasty, but ultimately not satisfying.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mojuyt
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deebo
4.63/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at a new joint in Arkansas. This is a straight up chocolate truffle. Sweet and chocolatey. Doesn't disappoint-hits the name straight on. Well done.

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Box Of Chocolate from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
4.05 out of 5 based on 303 ratings.
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