Black Gold Stout
Rockaway Brewing Company

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From:
Rockaway Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Style:
Stout - Irish Dry
Ranked #8
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
89
Ranked #10,898
Avg:
4.02 | pDev: 7.46%
Ratings:
45
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 02, 2022
Added:
Nov 18, 2013
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  5
SCORE
89
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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4 by paulish from New York on May 02, 2022
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4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Gajo74 from New York

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
 
4.44 by dankestcompsci from New York on Aug 03, 2020
 
4.06 by BubbleBobble from New York on Oct 22, 2019
 
4.19 by chiefz1 from New York on Jan 19, 2019
 
3.94 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Jan 11, 2019
 
4 by vfgccp from New York on Jan 06, 2019
 
3.77 by runwild99 from Minnesota on Sep 03, 2018
 
4.02 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on Jun 02, 2018
 
3.84 by jaydoc from Kansas on Nov 11, 2017
 
4.25 by elamb106 from New York on Nov 11, 2017
 
4 by Jlabs from New York on May 21, 2017
 
3.94 by k47k from New York on Feb 12, 2017
 
3.96 by Jkolls from Ohio on Jul 06, 2016
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4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by StJamesGate from New York

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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5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by brogger00

Awesome. Must have if you want an easy drinking stout with tons of flavor.

May 29, 2016
 
5 by KingPurple from New Jersey on May 28, 2016
 
4 by Skellbop from New York on May 18, 2016
 
3.78 by NorseKaiser from New York on Apr 17, 2016
 
3.9 by grue_soda from New York on Feb 14, 2016
 
3.97 by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania on Jan 07, 2016
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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Skywave from Oklahoma

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
 
3.92 by Timfromthemainland from New York on Nov 19, 2015
 
4.24 by thornburyslasher from Illinois on Oct 09, 2015
 
4.27 by plaid75 from New York on Aug 01, 2015
 
3.73 by Roberto11232 from New York on Jul 29, 2015
 
3.75 by dextermcgurk from New York on Jul 09, 2015
 
3.83 by kkazemi from New York on Jul 04, 2015
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4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

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
 
3.89 by allenson21 from New York on Jun 01, 2015
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4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by cecilperkins from New York

Looks and feels exactly like a nitro pour should. The better half asked "does this have milk in it??" Delicious.

May 24, 2015
 
4.01 by beerbarron18 from New York on May 09, 2015
 
3.81 by tobelerone from New Jersey on Mar 29, 2015
 
3.4 by Phigg1102 from New York on Dec 21, 2014
 
4 by dbrauneis from North Carolina on Dec 20, 2014
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4.26/5  rDev +6%
by dar482 from New York

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
 
3.75 by Spreetaper from New York on Dec 02, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Jacobier10 from New Jersey

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
 
3.96 by smithj4 from New York on Oct 03, 2014
 
4.25 by VaTechPhilly from New York on Aug 24, 2014
Black Gold Stout from Rockaway Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 45 ratings