Black Rock Stout | Crossroads Brewing Company

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4.13/5
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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

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Ranking:
#4,926
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
52
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by chrishiker1409:
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4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of renegadeburger
3.05/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

got to try this one while i was there on tap as fresh it could be

my sample poured deep brown almost black but the brown i believe came from some residual yeast in the beer or the beer was not true jet black as a stout head disappated left behind minimal lace in the glass i waited several minutes before taking a sip

taste was ok had a real heavy intense coffee flavor and hop flavor in there bodium medium but not a whole lot of malt character on my side

mouthfeel nice and creamy that was pretty good it helped set off some of the abrasive astringent harsh and bitter dark roaster flavors the carbonation was bright and acidic

overall an average beer i was not really feeling this one lets try some more

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Photo of mkrass
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Varkias41
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of socon67
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beastmammoth
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
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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Photo of mindfuldave
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PaleAleWalt
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
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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Photo of OnryAndMean
3.19/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
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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Photo of Noelito76
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
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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Photo of Ardeer
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lanegan94
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of Mikexw
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
4/5  rDev -3.1%
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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Photo of woodychandler
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another beer from yet another brewery that has found its way, through distribution, to Lancaster, PA! I love cruising through Hunger 'n' Thirst's bottle (CAN) shop to see what has been scored & what CAN be scored for The CANQuest (tm). In this CANstance, I dropped off cardboard 6-pack carriers & waltzed with a buncha CANs.

From the CAN: "Black Rock Stout was named for the Native American encampment located on the banks of the Hudson River in Athens, NY. This award[-]winning [F]oreign[-]style [S]tout combines roasted barley and chocolate malt for a smooth coffee flavor and rich, full body."

I beCAN by Crack!ing open the vent on this 1 Pint gem & then CANtemplating my next move. It turned out to be a slow, gentle Glug since I was running out of steam & I needed a spill like a hole inna head. It was a friendly beer, forming three-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, deep-tan/light-brown head of its own volition. Its head retention was modest, slowly falling back into light wisps of its former self. Nose smelled like my morning coffee, burnt toast, cooling charcoal briquettes & dried dark fruits. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium, thin for the style, but not bad. The initial, up-front flavors were very dark and roasty, very much of coffee, burnt charcoal and overdone toast, all a pleasant departure from interminable sweetness, of which I have been bombarded of late. Finish was dry and very much of berries - blueberries, blackberries & black raspberries! 8=O Yum!

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Photo of Rifugium
3.47/5  rDev -16%
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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Photo of allenson21
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Bonesaw1127
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Johall518
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
5/5  rDev +21.1%

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Black Rock Stout from Crossroads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 52 ratings