Great Waters Blackwatch Oat Stout
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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
This is a full bodied oat stout. Whole malted oats are used for 10% of the grain bill. Roasted barley from the United Kingdom and chocolate malt make up 10% and the rest is two row barley. The whole oats leave behind a slightly nutty flavor. The coffee and chocolate flavors come from the roast and the chocolate malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Pours an opaque chocolate brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma is an earthy peat mixed with oats and vanilla. Flavor is a bit sweeter. Mix of oats, vanilla and malts. Very bland really. Body is creamy but lacking carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2009
On handpump at the brewpub on 05/31/2009. Very dark black body with a medium frothy tan head. Roast, chocolate and light molassas aroma. Chocolate flavor with roast, molassas and a bit of yeastiness. Medium body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
moelikebeer (221) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2008
Cask at the brewpub. Pure black pour with a medium size brownish tan head. Faint aroma of chocolate and coffee. Rich milk chocolate flavor with definite notes of coffee and roasted malt. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tedovertu (289) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2009 Dark chocolate in the aroma with strong coffee mixed in. This is my first cask drawn poor. Pretty impressed. Extremely creamy head and body. Light sweet initial flavor with a slightly bitter finish. Average duration with a medium to full body. Creamy texture with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2008
an excellent black body with foamy brown head nice anise chocolate coffee body smoother than hell. Nice dark roasted malt aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
undsioux7 (869) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2007
Pours black with aroma of coffee and chocolate. Taste is roughly the same, just more subdued. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PGA324 (86) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2007
Very tasty. Very dark beer with excellent head and lacing. Sweet flaors and aromas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Darker’n a black steer’s tookus on a moonless prairie night. There was no bottom. Maybe an inch or so of soft and foamy brown head. Pretty good ringlets of lace. Moderately sweet chocolate malt and some roasted grain in the aroma. Flavors come through with lightly roasted grain (not harsh or overly bitter), a touch of sweet chocolate, and a medium-roast coffee. Nice blend of flavors, they seemed a perfect match for the smooth texture. Nothing overpowering, gently carbonated, medium bodied. Mellow, tasty, and satisfying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2007
Woooo, ol GW does it again. Had a couple of thesse last night. Nice malty flavor, great smell of coffee and coco, nice and thick and smooth, big foamy head too. Coupled with the fact that these were only 1.80 a pint during happy hour adds up to great things!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2007
unsweetened chocolate, roasted, this stout surely won;t disappoint. the best of the beers i tried on my first visit and am glad i saved it until the end. nicely done.

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