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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2009
@RLRL with Orlando group-thanks to GoT/4.4-40-growler-pours a tight thin brown head that laces and black color. Aroma is earthy, dark chocolate-dark malt. Taste is earthy, dark chocolate-dark malt, some hops bite.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2009
growler shared by godofthunder. Nice roasted malt aroma with hints of coffee and chocolate. Pours dark brown black with a thin tan head. Smooth dark flavors, roasted malts, bitter chocolate, hints of coffee and vanilla. Very smooth. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joechristenson (146) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2009
Beautiful, almost black color, but there is certainly a brown hue. Toasted oat aroma. Coffee flavored -- like a strong dark roast bean prepared in a French Press. I tasted some chocolate as well. Nice "warm" feeling on the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2009
On tap, poured into Pint Glass. Black and opaque. Virtually no head or lacing, even when I try to shake it up. Looks thin. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, licorice. Roasty sweetness, nutty flavor, slight bitterness at end. Slick feel, low carbonation. Medium bodied but a little thinner than hoped for. Decent stout overall, but there are many others I would rather choose.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - SEP 20, 2009
On tap at the brewpub.
Pours a dark brown-black with long-lasting foamy tan head. Aroma is roasted grains, molasses, and a touch of toffee. Flavor is roasted grains/coffee, molasses, a hint of chocolate and a hint of raisin that works well. Searched in vein for the vanilla notes alluded to in the description and never found them. Palate is weirdly thin and tingly, not what I would have expected from this style, but that wasn’t enough to detract from the overall experience.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2009
pint at brewery - Aroma is roasted chocolate malts and oats with a smokey coffee finish. Flavor matches. Palate is creamy and ashy. I like the smokey finish on this tasty brew easy drinking brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3554) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Opaque 95% black color. Runny, deep tan colored head. Toasty, almost burnt, barley malt aroma. Sweet, chocolately, creamy, stout flavor. Creamy, and smooth, but not too thick, so as to weigh one down too much. Warms, a little bit from the inside out, even at only 6.2%.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Got a taster of this at the DDG release party. Dark dark brown with tan head. Cocoa, roasted malt, and coffee on the nose. Taste is same. Smooth. Thanks BMan for sharing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2009
JW77 with another great beer he brought to Cigar City. This one was really delicious. Almost a black pour with a rich tan head. Chocolate, coffee and some light molasses on the nose. Flavor is roasted and very smooth(oatmeal)...creamy as hell. Chocolate and coffee. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Growler, courtesy JW77. The pour yields a dark chocolate brown body with a small, foamy, light brown head. Patchy sheets of lacing cling to the glass. The nose is simple but well executed, notes of bittersweet chocolate, burnt caramel, and coffee all smoothed and drawn together by roasted oats. Flavors are largely the same, displaying a nice balance between the same sweet points in the chocolate-caramel profile, and the roastiness of the coffee with the earthen hops. The creamy oats are the glue that binds everything together and keeps things smooth. Medium bodied and silky, the palate is balanced but lacking a bit in substance. Overall, a fine, tasty, sessionable stout. Good stuff.


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