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This is our strongest, darkest and most heavy regular offering. It is virtually black in color and features rich roasted malt flavor with a delicate caramel and vanilla finish. It is carbonated and served with the use of nitrogen gas, giving the Black Water a beautiful cascading pour and thick, creamy foam atop your glass. Made with only the freshest American malts and English hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3150) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2006
On tap at Town Hall

This was the second to last sample. It was also a fitting end to the night. While it is not the best sweet stout I have ever tasted it certainly compares favorably in many aspects. Whenever I make a return trip this is sure to be on the list of taps to ask about.

Aroma / Appearance - The body was midnight black with a tan head about a half-finger high. Dirty lacing stuck to the sides of the glass. Despite not having the right glassware, I still picked up a nice bouquet of oatmeal, strong black coffee, vanilla, mocha and some smokiness. Overall it was a very inviting aroma and close to perfect.

Flavor / Palate - Hazelnuts, caramel, oats and roasted expresso dominate the first sip. The mouthfeel is creamy and dense leaving behind a malty aftertaste. I am then reminded of a slice of hot apple pie with a scoop of cold vanilla ice cream on top. This is an extremely well done very balanced stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
waolsen (1367) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2006
tap. black with nice tan head. chocolate, roasted malt aroma. coffee, cocoa, burnt sour malts. tastes more like a milk stout. oats not dominant. nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 20, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Opaque black with khaki head that laced the glass. Roasted malt and anise aroma. Roasty on the tongue with chocolate and light toffee flavors. Full bodied and smooth mouth fell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stine (1641) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2006
Never liked this brew, especially served on nitrogen. On cask it fares a little better but all the flavors, excepting the chocolate, taste a bit overripe, like burnt coffee and corked red wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - OCT 22, 2006
On tap. Molasses aroma. Dark brown opaque. Malty, chocolaty flavors. Sweet and light for a stout. Creamy mouthfeel. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1560) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Tap at brewpub:Black with yellowish brown head. The aroma is burnt malts and the taste is sweet, almost a little cough syrup like. The feel is the classic thin slick feel of the oatmeal stouts. This one is really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2441) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 14, 2006
Served on tap - nitro (16oz glass, $3.75) at the Town Hall Brewery Minneapolis, Mn. Pours with one finger tan head that goes slowly leaving a good lace. Black color. Light carbonation and full bodied. Hints of coffee and smoky nose. Starts balanced and very smooth, finish has some roasted/burnt coffee flavor. The ABV is 6.0%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undsioux7 (824) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2006
on tap at town hall brewery. Almost black with a dark tan head. Very thin compared to other oatmeal stouts I have had. Just not much taste. Didn’t offend though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2006
Tap at brewpub. Good looking nearly opaque body with a dense head. Wet used coffee grounds nose. Tate-slight coffee, slightly lactic, thin but in a good way. A firm stout well done through and through.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
walleye (1072) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2006
a big thanks goes to hellomynameis for this growler of beer. had this earlier this month. poured a dark brown to black with a nice sized tan head. aroma, roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, dark cherries a nice sweetness just lingers over the top of the glass. flavor the sweetness is just right for me , got chocolate covered cherries, malts, a touch of vanilla. mouthfeel was a little on the thin side that just made it a very easy drinking beer I just kept filling my glass I think I drank 3/4 of the growler in a very short period time (like 45 min.)

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