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Moat Water is a stout brewed with lactose and Skatepart of Tampa’s own moat water, then aged with coffee, vanilla beans and Canadian maple wood veneers. As for the flavor... think All You Can Eat chocolate chip pancakes and bottomless coffee. It’s appearance is dark, just like your future if you dare to partake in the infamous Moat Race during Skatpark of Tampa’s legendary Tampa AM and Tampa PRO.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (13529) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2013
UPDATED: APR 22, 2013 Bottle at the Stouts Pt. III & Others Tasting - London. Thanks to Jack! Pours deep, black-brown with a tight, creamy beige cap. Lots of rich, kind chocolate in the nose, touches of vanilla, hints of burnt wood. Big sweet flavor without being cloying, plenty of chocolate, vanilla, some dark fruits, mild bitterness, cocoa. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Light warmth to finish, sugary chocolate, mild roast, chocolate candies, mellow vanilla. Very tasty stuff. (4.2)

Bottle shared on the RBWG 2013 bus. Pours oily black-brown with a creamy, brown foam head. Ashy roast aroma, some charred wood. Big sweet flavor with more burnt wood, marshmallow, bittersweet chocolate, strong roasted malts. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with rich dark malts, more charred wood, some vinous texture, baking cocoa. Very nice stuff. (4.1)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2013
Bottle thanks to jnkor: pours a rich oily opaque with a stringy-lacing froth of dark tan head. Has a sweet toasted dark caramel malty nose with vanilla and maple notes along with some mocha coffee. Starts with good fullness and rich dark malty sweetness with dark chocolate and vanilla complexity before a sweet maple finish with some lingering roasted coffee flavor. A well-balanced and unique brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brystmar (1310) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2013
Great aroma! Dry cacao nibs and malt. Chocolate and vanilla jump in before the roasty malt base fades. Mildly sweet. Good balance start to finish. This is quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11683) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2013
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured clear dark brown color with medium tan frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium to heavy roasted chocolate, vanilla and coffee aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted coffee and sweet chocolate flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded with a very good stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (6698) - Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by b3shine. Pours dark brown to black with a small dark tan film. The aroma has big roasted malts, black coffee, vanilla cream, light syrupy maple and some chili peppers. The flavor has the same big roasted malts, coffee with cream, vanilla, sweet maple and a hint of wood. This was creamy smooth and well worth the try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukaduke (2566) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Pours a thick viscous black color with a two finger khaki foam. The nose is big roasted choclate and rich coffee. The palate follows the nose with beautiful balance and a dead on mouthfeel thats rich and silky smooth. Big coffee flavor is kept in check by roasty chocolate, burnt sugar and a bit of malt ball character. The vanilla and maple notes come in mid to late palate and really punch the beer up from good to delicious ! Thanks Nate for sharing !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (3430) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Black pour, light head, nice lacing. Nose is coffee and tons of chocolate milk. molasses and aunt jemima syrup VERY roasted, lots of toffee and molasses with some coffee and cedar planks Nice roasted finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5390) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma of sweet chocolate and coffee. Sweet chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. Medium malt bitter. Medium full bodied with good carbonation. Pretty nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (8155) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2013
750ml bottle, 2013 vintage, thanks to b3shine for sharing (one crossed off the wants list!). Dark brown / black color. Nice brown head. Good lace. Nice coffee bean and vanilla in the nose, hint of that maple wood. Maybe some chile at first, but none of that at all in the flavor. Awesome blend of maple wood, vanilla, coffee, darker chocolate in the flavor. Nice big sweet flavor, but a good light bitterness, too. Bigger body. Good chewy texture. Smooth, creamy, light carbonation. Great stuff! Not too sweet for me

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (6376) - Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2013
750 ml bottle to snifter shared by me with the group (thanks for this one, drowland!). Looks good; black with light beige lacing. Smells good too; ROASTY and malty with notes of maple wood. Tastes like it smells with a sweet backbone and a nice vanilla presence. Nice and smooth on the palate. Good beer.

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