Black Gold Stout
Rockaway Brewing Company

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Irish Dry Stout
Ranked #18
Ranked #13,779
3.98 | pDev: 7.54%
Rockaway Brewing Company
New York, United States
Very Good
Notes: A dark traditional dry stout with a frothy, tan head and smooth roasted malt flavor. Leaving you with distinct dark chocolate and coffee taste. Big in aroma! Jimmy Carbone's "favorite beer of 2012".
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 43 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On Nitro at Standing Room, LIC.
Nitro tan bishop’s collar over jet. 4
Lots of chocolate chip and oatmeal. 4.25
Huge whack of chocolate, some brown sugar, sweet roast, and a suddenly tight clean hoppy linger. 4.25
Light-medium, clean, slight chew. 4

Nails session chocolate stout, but cleans up after itself, too. And kudos to the venue for the serving temp. Rockaway have hit their stride. 4.25

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Photo of BrewAskew
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out to a beige nitro head. Dark ruby black . Aroma is clean and roasty. Flavor is spot on for style with roasted barley balancing the malt. Mouthfeel is right. Great Dry Irish.

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On nitro. Maybe mis categorized as a dry stout, but very tasty. Good coffee flavor, but slightly sweet. Some milk chocolate too. Thinner body though.

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Photo of dar482
4.26/5  rDev +7%

The best Rockaway beer I've had.

The beer, despite it's lower ABV, has the exact notes for a stout in its style. A loving medium mouthfeel. A deep roasted flavor of dark chocolate, bitter coffee, a touch of caramel sweetness.

I recommend having it on CO2 (regular) tap over nitrogen.

I would enjoy to see this canned over their ESB.

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Photo of Jacobier10
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

32 oz growler purchased from the brewery. Enjoyed in the parking lot before a Red Bulls game.

Pours opaque black with a large tan head. Huge coffee and chocolate aroma that just makes you want to keep taking another whiff. Flavor is full of roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate with a bitter finish. Medium to full bodied yet very drinkable.

Really enjoyable, possibly the best out of the 4 or 5 beers I've tried from Rockaway. I also sampled it on nitro at the brewery which was great as well, but they do not do nitro growler fills due to the low carbonation.

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Black Gold Stout from Rockaway Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 43 ratings