Black Rock Stout | Crossroads Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crossroads Brewing Company
New York, United States
crossroadsbrewingco.com

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ngeunit1 on 05-25-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
40
Reviews:
12
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark walnut-brown on the pour. Stormy jet black in the glass. Quite clear. Tan head, bready looking--lots of air pockets. Some huge swaths of lacing.

S: Big on the malted barley. Espresso dusted fudge. Baker's chocolate is the end result. Very low on fruitiness, but some licorice adds to the bouquet along with amaretto, which keeps it from being too monotone.

M: Incredibly smooth on first take. Carbonation picks up to counterbalance the creaminess creating a medium-full body.

T: Roasted espresso, dry chocolate soda over shaved ice. Nary a hint of sweetness other than the aforementioned chocolate. Simple, restrained and tidy. Definitely ends bitter, but not astringent; orange pith comes to mind. Would like more warmth behind this; otherwise, I feel like I'm drinking a milk stout...a good one though.

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4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.19/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.67/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
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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3.47/5  rDev -14.5%
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 +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Black Rock Stout from Crossroads Brewing Company
4.06 out of 5 based on 40 ratings.
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