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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Sampled on tap at the brewpub (Minneapolis, MN). Pours a near pitchblack opaque pour, a decent frothy grayish head, maybe light brown dies to a ring, laces small. Aromas are sweetened coffee, cream, touches of cocoa and roasty grains. Initial is roasty, a fuller bodied, but not overly big. Tastes are roasted coffee, sweet cream, oatmeal, some cocoa, and earth smoke. Peanuts. Some smokiness, roasty, toast, sweet toffee. Not bad, the roast really strikes some good notes. Solid house sweeter slanted stout here, doesn’t overdo it, instead letting the roasted malts take over on the backend

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Draft at Town Hall. Pours a deep black with a tan head. Nose is rich roasty notes and some graham cracker/toffee. Perhaps a touch of diacetyl? Additionally, some roasted cocoa comes across as well. On taste, full body that carries the soft roast quite well. More of the caramel and graham cracker. Pretty decent stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wilnatp (622) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Tap pour. Black body with dark brown but minimal head. Very roased aroma and that carries into the taste to mingle with the bold chocolate taste. Smooth and creamy palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4702) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Draft at Town Hall. Deep black-brown, with a long lasting rusty orange head. Sweet mossy,malty chocolate aroma. Rich chocolate and oatmeal tones. Quite smooth and mellow. Does the style right.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
acurtis (53) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2010
mnbearsfan hooked me up with a growler of Black H2O Oatmeal Stout. Drank from snifter and pint, just polished it off. Syrupy thick black pour with super dark brown head. Nose of roasted nuts, bread. The hops really come through. Taste of roasted malt and barley with a strong earthiness. Finishes with some vanilla. Thick but smooth, lots of carbonation. Very flavorful and quite drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6974) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Poured black with a brown head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma had a nice combination with of strong roasted malt and slight smoke with a bit of backing oat. Flavor had a strong roasted note initially accompanied by some smoke that mellowed to a dark grain finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Had on tap at Town Hall in August 2009. Pours a dark black with a very nice brown head and a little bit of lacing. The smell is one of abundant roasted grains combined with bits of coffee and a few nibbles of chocolate. The oats work their way out as well. The taste brings the oats out a little bit more and also includes some mild bittering hops. The mouthfeel is very nice--medium-bodied and quite chewy. Very drinkable considering the style, and something I’d love to have a constant supple of as the leaves fall off the trees. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 10-01-2009

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Sample at Town Hall on 10/29/10. Black pour with a medium tan head. Roasty and chocolatey nose with a bit of dark fruit. Milk chocolate and malt flavor with a semi-roasty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a black body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is roasty with lots of cocoa powder and caramel along with some earth and dark fruits. Flavor is similar. Lots of roast, chocolate, caramel, and earth before this finishes with a light bitterness from the roasts and hops. Lots of caramel and cocoa in the aftertaste as this slowly dries with a medium length duration. Medium, creamy body and a light carbonation. Overall, a pretty flavorful oatmeal stout. Lots of caramel with a nice, sweet, dark chocolate and a solid earthy roast. Good beer.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Goodgrief (1811) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Typical effort. Lots of roasted flavors, not much oatmeal noticeable. Slightly astringent and thin. Not really great. Oh, and it was overly carbonated, too.


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