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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Black Rock Stout is a dark and robust full-bodied foreign-style stout bursting with flavor. Roasted barley and chocolate malt combine with sweet and fruity fermentation flavors to create the rich body of this full flavored brew. American hops help balance the robust malt flavor, and the high alcohol content adds a touch of sweetness and a warming sensation on the palate. This beer is perfect for warming up on a cold dreary day! Overall look for a thick tan head atop a jet black brew with rich roast & chocolate notes, a bit of sweetness and a bit of kick from the high alcohol content. This ale is certainly not for the faint of heart!


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1611) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Now this is a beer. Deep dark murky brown, tan silk head with retention and lacing. Roast and chocolate nose. Big malty body feature roast, chocolate, light smoke. Hops and bitterness are they but don't interrupt the malt explosion. Nice.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (413) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Nice roasted malt aroma. Flavor is a full flavored stout. Mostly roasted malt, some coffee flavors, no smokiness. Enjoyable stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
snoworsummer (1925) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Pours dark brown with a frothy tan head and lots of lacing. Tastes like roasted coffee, creamy, but watery and a burnt dull flavor. Light body and carbonation. Smells like smokey roasted coffee and burnt toast.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (3357) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Tap at brewery. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is chocolate and roast malts, light prunes, and light earthy notes. Flavor is dry roast malts forward with some earthy hop bitterness, light ash, and faint dark fruit sweetness; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8914) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Deep brown color with a light brown head. Very roasty with some nice hints of prunes and espresso. Carbonation was a bit prickly, but still a nice stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drchesteradk (21) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Really good local delicious stout. Roasty toasty nice mouth feel easy drinker. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (5944) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2012
In short: A superior roasted stout marred by excessive carbonation
How: Tap at Tap-NY 2012
The look: Black body topped by a small tan head
In long: Nose is typical roasted coffee beans with some herbal notes. Taste has the basic elements I hope to get in a non-fruity roasted stout. Roasted coffee beans, burnt toasts, some bitter black chocolate, light vanilla notes. Then there’s a decent amount of herbal hops. Almost everything was perfect in this beer, almost. Unfortunately the batch I tried was marred by an excessive carbonation and almost had a soda-pop mouthfeel. This added a bit of astringency. With a proper carbonation to make this beer creamy I suspect this could be a seriously kick-ass stout. Hopefully will try again. I’d hate to be Black Rock, and have to come home and explain to my kids how I got beat by white Paper.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (2930) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2012 Sample, draught, at TAP NY, savoured on April 28 2012; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of brown head; nose: roasted barley, vanilla, slight fruity; mouth: roasted barley, vanilla, slight fruity, light hops, finale in roasted barley with light presence of vanilla, medium-full body, average carbonation, lightly oily texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, en fût, bue au TAP NY, savourée le 28 avril 2012; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse brune; nez : orge torréfiée, vanille, très léger fruité; bouche : orge torréfiée, vanille, très léger fruité, léger houblon, finale en orge torréfiée avec légère présence de vanille, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation moyenne, texture légèrement huileuse; en résumé : bien

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boliv (1148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2012
Draught. Pours dark brown, reddish when held to light. Aromas of papaya and cocoa, with the flavor following closely; papaya, cocoa, and bitter chocolate. Medium body. Good. [1028]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2012
A deep dark brown stout with a thin lacing mocha head. In aroma, nice coffee grinds predominates, light bitter chocolate, faintly nutty. In mouth, rich chocolate and coffee, grassy notes, nice and smooth, well done. On tap at Barcade Brooklyn, Dec. 30 2011.


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