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RATINGS: 170   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40417) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2007
Sample from tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown to black with chocolate brown head. Aroma of mild roasted malt, a hint of toffee and chocolate and mild coffee. Flavour is soft malty dark, slight coffee. Slight citric note, but it goes down in a soft malty dark blend. Mild malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (13229) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 20, 2003
Dark cola body with creamy tan head. Aroma is coffee, mildly sweet. Taste is coffee, mildly sweet. Creamy smooth body. Maybe I've gotten so used to coffee beers that I need something more, but to me this beer seemed to just sit there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2007
(Draft) Pours a black body with an average brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, roastiness, and lactose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11501) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2006
Tasted from Growler acquired in trade with kms399 (thanks!). Poured a dark, dark brown color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas, which increased in coplexity as the beer warmed, of tobacco, smoke, light oatmeal, chocolate, some dark fruits and roasted malts. I got something different everytime I smelled this one. Tastes of chocolate, raisins, and oatmeal. I found the tastes not as complex as the aromas. Smooth body with some lacing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Like most Oatmeal stouts, average. It wasn’t too sweet with some roast, but it was also not super thick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11170) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2008
Well they took this off nitro I am told,though it had the characteristics of a nitro, but more the taste of a tap. The carbonation is good at the Hall. Roasted barley and chocolate smell. It is dark and lacey. An above average mouthfeel, not as creamy as a nitro - chocolate rich. A good stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 06/23/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

black, fine tan head, drippy lace, sweet roasted and dark chocolate aroma, creamy body, lots of roasted flavor, sweet dark chocolate comes in the second wave,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10870) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2007 Jet black with a creamy, light brown head. Lots of used coffee grounds in both the nose and flavor. Also notes of bitter-sweet chocolate and tawny port. Lightly sweet at first, but then balanced out by the burnt, roasted flavors. Medium-bodied with a thin, watery mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Textbook oatmeal stout. Quality beer! Thanks to robertsreality for the growler!

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