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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Pours dark black with almost no head. Nice roasty aroma as well as a a hint of mocha. Nice balanced flavor with a good punch of malt to offset the slight smokiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Tap @ BP. Very nice and drinkable w/ substantial malt background. A nice session stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2007
Growler courtesy of Hellomynameis. Thanks, Zac. The aroma is very roasty and coffee accented with some mild chocolate and vanilla notes. It’s much roastier than you get from most sweet stouts, but that is a good thing. The body is black and holds a thumb thick mocha head that quickly compresses down to pencil thickness, but then holds there. <P> The fore is again quite roasty with vanilla, coffee, chocolate, caramel and a hint of ripe dark fruit. The aftertaste is sweeter with less roasted notes and the mouthfeel is creamy with low carbonation and that hefty feel of a good stout despite some thinness to the flavor through the middle. This is a pretty nice brew and I’m tickled pink to have a whole growler to enjoy. Had a pint yesterday and it seems even tastier today.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3475) - Chagrin Falls, 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 (1375) - 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 (1744) - 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 (1802) - 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 (2541) - 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%.

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