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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Pours black. Aroma is of chocolate syrup and brown sugar. Flavor is chocolate syrup, brown sugar, burn wood, and a slight marshmellow.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Pours dark black with almost no head. Nice roasty aroma as well as a a hint of mocha. Nice balanced flavor with a good punch of malt to offset the slight smokiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RussianDragon (574) - - AUG 24, 2014
On tap at Town Hall. Pours a very dark brown with light passing as crimson when backlit. Aroma is mild and sweet chocolate malt, caramel and oak. Flavor is same with slight off flavor Iíve tasted in home brews. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheEnemy (564) - 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 wasnít enough to detract from the overall experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChiGuy68 (556) - Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 Tasted on tap at Town Hall Brewery. Fatally opaque dark drown to black in color with a frothy brown head. A very smooth drinking stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burgy (456) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Part of the house sampler! This one of my favorites of the evening. Simple and smooth! Lots of oatmeal and smoothness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2007
This was a decent beer and I would drink it again, I do enjoy Oatmeal Stout, however, this one did nothing to make me go wow. The smell started me off nice but the taste was not as impressive. There is the taste of roasted grains and caramel. This beer is filling and enjoyable, but donít expect to be swept off of your feet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
A very roasty and complex sample pour at Town Hall. Really rich with biscuity sweetness, very dry finish, and some nutty/toffee/roasty flavors in there as well. Must get in MN!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Aroma of dark chocolate and coffee, maybe a hint of oats somewhere in there. Appearance is dark black, with a bit a of deep red, and a very small tan head. Some nice lacing as I drink. The flavor is excellent - tons of coffee and dark chocolate up front with some round oat flavors following. Have to say though, Iím tasting the coffee more than anything else. Palate is decent, pretty thick and smooth, but not as creamy as what I would expect (Samuel Smiths) from an oatmeal stout. Overall a very good brew, even if it isnít the best example of its style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2008
On tap at the pub. They arenít kidding when they say black H2O, thatís how it pours, with a nice white head. A nice roasted flavor, very malty, another great beer from my favorite brewpub.

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