Black Rock Stout - Crossroads Brewing Company

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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crossroads Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: ngeunit1 on 05-25-2011)
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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Crossroads Brewing Company in Athens, NY.

Pours a deep and dark black, with a lingering 3/4 inch foamy head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells quite dry (that sentence doesn't really make sense, whatever)- tons of roasted malt, some bitter chocolate, and espresso.

The taste is similar, this is a very roasty and bitter stout. There is a very bitter baker's chocolate flavor, along with dried espresso beans, smoke, etc. The bitterness lingers for a while.

This one has a medium body, with a a creamy but dry mouthfeel, and a low amount of carbonation.

Another excellent beer from these guys, one of the better export stouts I've had.

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3.48/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the source. Listed as 6.8%ABV.

Typical stouty appearance, opaque black, with a dense cap of tan foam that retained as a thick collar. Roasty malts in the aroma and not much else. Your basic stout. Taste was pretty good, heavy on the rich roastiness, dark malts, coffee, unsweetened chocolate. Again, pretty basic, but pretty good...nothing you haven't had before. Average roasty mouthfeel, medium body. I let this one sit for quite a while before trying as it was served pretty cold. Overall not a bad stout.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.59/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Drinking on-tap at the brewery...

It's dark with a nice head. It smells and tastes like roast malt, there's not as much behind the roast malt as I'd like in a beer of what should be around 7.5% alcohol, but... The board lists it at 6.8 for this batch. It's a little thin in terms of mouthfeel (for my tastes).

Overall, I'd order another, but wouldn't go out of my way to find it.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Awesome, awesome beer. Perfect medium mouthfeel, dangerously drinkable with serious rich roasted character. Smell hits you up front with dark roast coffee, some bitter chocolate, bitter charred flavors and some sweet cream. I can't stay away from this beer. Crossroads is great.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Drop Off Service in New York, NY

A: Pours black with hints of dark brown when held up to the light.The head on this beer is a half finger tall and light tan. The head reduces to a very thin layer over the entire surface of the beer with a uniform thickness. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: Lots of bitterness with wonderful notes of dark roasted (almost burnt) malts and some hints of coffee + bittersweet chocolate.

T: Again, the flavor follows the nose for this beer with the dark roasted malts dominating followed by the coffee and bittersweet chocolate. There is some lingering bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium to full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly dry in the finish.

O: Really enjoyable with a good coffee presence. Definitely sessionable and one to grab again the next time I see it when I'm out and about.

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4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Drop Off Service, New York, NY

A: The beer is essentially jet black in color. It poured with a quarter-finger high dense tan head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface and lacing running down the sides of the glass.
S: There are aromas of dark roasted malts and coffee beans in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of dark roasted malts along with notes of coffee beans and roasted malts along with hints of molasses.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate with a bit of smoothness and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy drinking and sessionable as well as being quite flavorful.

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4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into pint glass. Web site says 7.3% abv.

Deep thick oily black...nice froathy white foam.
Smells of roasted malts and a bit of coffee...
taste is of smooth roasted malts, coffe and smoak-ey roastness.
Very smooth and easy drinking. Very good stout. The abv is hidden extremely well for a foreign stout...one may say its a RIS. Either way, its a fantastic stout. I am loving Crossroads...

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Black Rock Stout from Crossroads Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.