Black Gold Stout
Rockaway Brewing Company

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Style:
Stout - Irish Dry
Ranked #16
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
87
Ranked #14,348
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 7.52%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
45
From:
Rockaway Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
  5
SCORE
87
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".
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Gajo74 from New York

4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Rockaway Brewery, Far Rockaway, NYC.

Pours a mostly pitch black color with hints of dark mahogany. A large creamy tan head reaches almost to the bottom and, similar to a Guinness, takes a moment to settle. The head retains throughout along with rings of lacing.

A pleasant roasty aroma evokes dark chocolate and espresso. There are also aromas of caramel, hone, biscuity and dark toasted malts.

Flavors align with aroma as a biscuity sweetness is balanced by roasty espresso bitterness, dark chocolate and earthy hops.

Full bodied, mouth coating and creamy. Ultra smooth overall with a low carbonation that reflects the nitro pour. The finish is dry and roasty.

I enjoyed this as it reminded me of a slightly more bitter Guinness.

Oct 14, 2020
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StJamesGate from New York

4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
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

Jul 04, 2016
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BrewAskew from Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Jan 06, 2016
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Jun 23, 2015
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dar482 from New York

4.26/5  rDev +6.8%

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.

Dec 03, 2014
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Jacobier10 from New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

Nov 11, 2014
Black Gold Stout from Rockaway Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 45 ratings