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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Ontap at brewery (nitro-infused): decent pour: rich black and full cream colored head. Aromas of chocolate and burnt sugar. Flavor was drier than anticipated, with however a distinct dried fruit note. I was distressed by a fake creaminess in the palate and, on the otherhand, a surprising thinness of body. Just OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 1, 2005
Growler. Pours a black oily color with a creamy white head. Nose is lots of coffee, decent amount of roast and some dry chocolate. taste is a little thin, lots of coffee and roast, some light coffee notes are present.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DiscoForever (71) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 2, 2005
Black with tan head. Aroma is massively chocolatey with a late hint of fruit. Tastes amazing: chocolate, lightly roasted coffee with cream, dark stewed fruits, sweet caramel and - yes - thereís the alcohol. Like drinking liquid chocolate silk - thick, but not cloying and finishes quite quick then leaves a long and gentle roasted bitterness. Superb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2005 Sampled this at the brewey, it pours to a thick dense creamy tan head that looks like mousse atop a cascading black body. Beautiful spotted lacing. The aroma is oatmeal, brown sugar, coffee. The flavor is initally coffee and cream. Then about 10 seconds later, the flavor turns to chocolate milk and some oatmeal. The palate is surprisingly watery. Smooth. The wateryness of it... perhaps thatís why the name?
Non cask version: Ar 6, Ap 5, F 6, P 3, O 13. The cask stout is a little better. My #ís are for that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2566) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2005
pours a black w/ a cascading thick creamy tan head. Well laced. SOme roasted malot & oatmeal brown sugar & butter aromas fairly light. Palate is thin well coated & creamy, first tatse is butter & roasted malt hints of vanilla and a mild hop w/ tiny touches of oatmeal. Overall pretty darn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2006 Dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of molasses, oatmeal, milk chocolate, licorice, smoke and light coffee. Flavor blended the molasses with a candy tobacco sweetness over a slightly thin but creamy palate. Nice lingering malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Rich dark nearly opaque brown pour with a thin, whispy light tan head. Aroma is malty, roasty and sweet with a touch of dry hoppiness. Has a caramel dark chocolate flavor with lots of cinnamon and nutmeg spice and some coffee mocha in the finish. Smooth, interesting and complex, an enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2005
Opaque. Nose full of molasses. Molasses carries over into the flavor, but itís a bit cloyingly sweet, like itís flavored with dark corn syrup or something (which I know itís not, but still . . .).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2005
black with thin off white head. smells of coffee. tastes strongly of coffee. quite pleasing actually for someone who doesnt drink coffee. creamy mouthfeel although alittle thin. i will be drinking this alot

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2005
Black body, beige/brown head standing throughout consumption. Aroma of light caramel. Not too dark. Smooth palate, slightly biting hop yet clean finish. I will try this again for sure.

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