The Great Chocolate Wreck | Good Nature Farm Brewery & Tap Room - Downtown

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4.11/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Good Nature Farm Brewery & Tap Room - Downtown
New York, United States
goodnaturebrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
An imperial chocolate stout brewed with cocoa nibs & cocoa powder to commemorate the day, in September 1955, that a freight train carrying a load of Nestle chocolate derailed from the Ontario and Western Railroad in Hamilton just yards from our brewery.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,319
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
44
pDev:
10.71%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 44 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of npolachek
3.59/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mild smell compared to many other chocolate stouts. I found the taste weak combined with a weak nose. When poured this beer has lots of lacing and can also form milk like bubbles.

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Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a dark beige head.
S: Light to moderate aromas of chocolate are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has lots of flavors of dark milk chocolate. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and smooth on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is like drinking a liquid chocolate bar and is very chocolatey. I was very impressed with how well it hid any traces of alcohol from the taste.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Bpatch50
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer puts a lot of the more sought after Stouts to shame. One of the best Stouts I've ever had.

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Photo of NickTutino
4.97/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Wilson_Looker
3.86/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jon51570
4.71/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of butters_mcgee
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of greyghost86
4.81/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this at the 2015 Ballpark Brewfest in Syracuse, NY where I got to chat with Matt Whalen, brewmaster at Good Nature.
Poured with a nice tan head that stayed for a good minute. Dark, near black appearance.
Aroma- if you like chocolate stouts, this is a good one. The smell was awesome!! Chocolate and hot chocolate smell that made me want to take a bath in it!!
Taste- followed the aroma, chocolate in the front, middle and finish with hot chocolate and vanilla in the background. Not boozy at all for a 10% brew.
Feel- creamy and full bodied with a good amount of carbonation.
Overall- I always expect chocolate stouts to be overly sweet, but this hits the chocolate tastes without that sickly sweet flavor. I could not detect any hop presence, but knew it was there to make this so balanced. Loved it!!!

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Photo of tarkulich
4.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer poured dark brown, almost black, with red highlights when held up to the light. Had a thick, tan, spongy-looking head. The nose had a prominent alcohol tinge to it, accompanying notes of cocoa and molasses. Chocolaty on the tongue, ending with bitter coffee notes and an alcohol warmth in the throat. Mouthfeel was full bodied with moderate carbonation. The alcohol left a tingling on the tongue and burnt-caramel aftertaste.

A highly enjoyable beer for a cool evening. Make sure you aren't driving anywhere for a while, though.

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Photo of SABERG
3.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreenStreet
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rspauldi
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerrebel
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best chocolate beer ever, Love it!

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Photo of KWolf
4.48/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Syracuse12
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of loganburgh
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of AMCimpi
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of DoubleMalt
4.63/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Brewed in Fall 2016 and bottled in 12.7 oz bottles. Better than the 2015 brew by far, in my opinion.
Look-dark with a hint of brown light getting through the glass at the edges.
Smell-Chocolate Liquor!
Taste-mildly sweet dark chocolate malted milkshake with some alcohol showing through at the end of each sip.
Feel-thick, creamy, rich, full-bodied.
Overall-the chocolate flavor and thick and creamy mouth-feel put this one right at the top of my favorite chocolate stouts.

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3.4/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of JohnK17
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ZenBiscuits
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of paulytasker
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of ksimons
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Docrock
3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

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The Great Chocolate Wreck from Good Nature Farm Brewery & Tap Room - Downtown
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 44 ratings