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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,993
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
52
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 14
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 OnryAndMean
3.19/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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 timfc
3.58/5  rDev -13.3%
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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Photo of Barleycorn
3.67/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Varkias41
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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

Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.86/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a well made stout here, sturdy and complex, yet very drinkable due to a smooth mouthfeel and upbeat carbonation, we really enjoyed this one. dark cocoa color to it, really heady, fizzy and active, rising high and lasting. nice layering in nose and taste here, strong coffee, ground espresso beans, charred wood, molasses, leather, and then a sort of light tannic thing, a flash of red wine fruitiness that comes up in the center and recedes, and a bitter, strongly roasted finish wrapped up in this mellow smoothness, rich without being sweet. i get some almost burnt notes to this, quite a deep malt base, lots of grain character and a lot of coffee notes through it as well. i like it being a little stronger and i like it even more as it warms up a bit. i have not had any beers from these guys before this one, but its a pleasant and well made stout, drinkable, wintery, and distinct. all the bubbles make it unique in its class, and this has me excited to try more of their stuff when i get the chance!

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Photo of Wheels2532
3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jsalz21
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of PaleAleWalt
4/5  rDev -3.1%

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 Adamostella
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of mskiddo
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of thoglund
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IndyDad
4/5  rDev -3.1%

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

Photo of Cath
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 mindfuldave
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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