Black Gold Stout | Rockaway Brewing Company

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35 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rockaway Brewing Company
New York, United States
rockawaybrewco.com

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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".

Added by RblWthACoz on 11-18-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
35
Reviews:
5
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
8.07%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by abkayak:
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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Photo of k47k
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewAskew
4/5  rDev -2.2%
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 cecilperkins
4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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Photo of NorseKaiser
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of plaid75
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kkazemi
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Timfromthemainland
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of allenson21
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jlabs
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thornburyslasher
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brogger00
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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Photo of dar482
4.26/5  rDev +4.2%

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 tobelerone
3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmdrpi
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
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 Skellbop
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Roberto11232
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jacobob10
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
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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Photo of StJamesGate
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
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 grue_soda
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bandi
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of dextermcgurk
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bckayaalp
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Black Gold Stout from Rockaway Brewing Company
4.09 out of 5 based on 35 ratings.
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