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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2555) - 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.

3.9
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - 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.

2.4
   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 . . .).

4.5
   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

4.4
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2004
DC gathering. This one had made a long journey by growler, but didnít seem to have suffered too much on the trip. It had a typical big coffee aroma, which carried through on to the palate. Some bitter chocolate too and, despite the "sweet stout" tag, I found it quite dry. Lots of fruity accents. Not the biggest stout, but pretty respectable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4707) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Pitch black body with a dense light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee & bitter burnt scents. Medium-bodied; Very nutty taste with good roasted malt flavours. Aftertaste shows more bitter tastes and more coffee flavours. Overall, not great-too much nuttiness for an oatmeal in my opinion. Many thanks to hopscotch for bringing this beer! I sampled from this growler at the November RB party at Founderís in Alexandria, Virginia on 20-November-2004.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2004
very dark black color with a tan head, Nice aroma, surprised by how strong the carmel flavor was, pretty good overall beer, I liked the mocha porter better, but this may have been a close second

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5224) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Had this at the DC/MD/VA/WV/PA gathering. Growler courtesy of hopscotch.Dark brown to near black. Nice roasted notes, dark chocolate, light coffee, some hints of alcohol and cocoa. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, alcohol, and dark fruit. Body is surprisingly bigger than expected and is almost chewy. Finishes with cocoa, chocolate and cofee, notes. Good beer!


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