RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Formerly known as Charleville Double Chocolate Belgian Quad.

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.

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3.5
yngwie (17284) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle, 22oz. It’s a dark brown one, more or less clear, and with a dark beige head. Quite chocolatey aroma, with vanilla and coffee. Roasted matls too. It’s full-bodied and quite sweetish, with vanilla, roasted malts and lots of chocolate. Pleasant carbonation. Chocolatey finish with a good touch of roasted malts and vanilla. Well, I certainly like the chocolate part of the beer, but it’s not superb in any way. But I like it though. 121109

3.7
Meilby (11791) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle 650ml @ fonefan
Pours clear dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, chocolate, caramel and vanilla. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a very sweet chocolate finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.9
Rasmus40 (22169) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy reddish brown with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, roasted malt, chocolate and vanilla. Very sweet. Very sweet finish. 091112

3.6
chrisv10 (18733) - DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle, 10.5% @ FOneFan. Dark brown/red with small white head. Aroma is roasted malts and very strong chocolate. Flavour is roasted malts, sweet, very strong chocolate, little artificial and caramel.

3.8
saxo (19583) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are rich chocolate, malt, fruits, molasses and hops. Quite sweet.

3.4
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2012
22 oz bottle acquired via trade. Pours a richer brownish pour, some darker brown elements, darker with some good haze, some glowing edges and small frothy brownish head dies to a ring, laces small. Aromas are cocoa,d ark chocolate. Some toffee, gentle yeast and cocoa, roast, cherry. Toast, biscuits, and more cocoa. Dusting, kiss of spice. Initial is medium bodied, a bit lighter with bigger milk chocolate, sweet and toffee, gentle cocoa, kiss of toast. Caramel, kiss of fruit, cherry, and some toffee. Gentle vanilla, spice, cinnamon. Lingering milk chocolate, toast, and caramel. Gentle Belgian yeast, kiss of dark fruit and cherry. Sweeter, lots of milk chocolate overall. Sweet.

3.7
gnoff (11145) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, first session
Clear dark brown to black color, brown head. Sweet, malty scent. Sweet, malty, bitter taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.

2.8
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Bottle, thanks to theAlum. Pours a deep brown, light comes through the edges. Nose is chocolate, faint caramel and soft malt. Nose is quite sweet. The yeast is pretty non-descript, as is the hopping. on tasting, holy cow is this sweet. Chocolate is strong as is a punch of lactose, pushing this into cloying. Hugely sweet and cloying. Not in my wheelhouse at all.

3.9
radagast83 (8624) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2012
This nicely labeled 22oz bottle even looks like a fancy box of chocolates. Poured a dark brown color with a small, tan head. Aroma was heavy on the sweet milk chocolate variety, with some cocoa, and a touch of roasted malty notes. Flavor was quite enjoyable - I am particularly reminded of a canned chocolate soda that I used to drink as a kid and haven’t probably had in 20 years, but if this didn’t remind me of that one in the flavor and palate. Quite nice.

3.7
Huhzubendah (3775) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Shared by Chris. Thanks man! The beer appears dark chestnut brown with a broken head of tan bubbles. The aroma offers a lot of chocolate scents, along with a rich, dark roasted malt. Definitely a huge chocolate presence. Not sure I would identify this as a quad, but hey, it’s good stuff. Heavy chocolate presence throughout. Overall, this is ok, but not something I would regularly crave. Now that I have had it, overcoming the anticipation of never having had it, I would choose any of the standard Belgian examples of the style over this. Bonus points for chocolate deliciousness, but counteracted by lack of depth and complexity.


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