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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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.


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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OzarkElmo (300) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2009
June 15, 2009 on tap at brew pub. Pours very dark with minimal head. Aroma of roasted malt/chocolate/oats and hint of vanilla. Smooth, thin with good balance. Easy to drink and leaving you wanting another one. Nice stout!

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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Truly a pitch black body, a few fingers of fluffy khaki head recede to a thin cap that goes on to retain from start to finish. Loads of fresh oatmeal, milk chocolate, some faint dry flaky hops, fresh cream, some brown ale characteristics. Super smooth and velvety, oatmeal, slightly bitter chocolate... incredibly smooth and easy to drink. I think this growler’s gettin’ kicked tonight no problem.

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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2008
very dark with a scent and taste of bittersweet chocolate and coffee. smooth finish with very slight oat nut. more of a chocolate coffee stout than an oatmeal stout, but still very good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2003
cask. they just started serving this from the cask recently. tons better than the tap... slight aroma of berries and coffee. much more lacing and denser head w/the cask version. lots of chocolate, slight coffee flavors. creamier than guinness. lots of flavor. much more flavor than the regular tap version and sweeter. a very delightful glass of beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Growler courtesy of CLevar. Pours opaque black with thick tan head that sticks around leaving a lot of lacing. Aroma is Chocolaty with notes of coffee, and oatmeal cookies. Flavor is much the same with a full body and creamy palate

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2004
I didn’t really order this, but it was busy and when I said “Old Ale” the barkeep thought I said “Oatmeal”. Oh well, never one to waste good beer….A very slow pour. Nitro tap is set to pour at a trickle. Black as night. Tight, mocha head. Roasty malt aroma. Roasty malt taste. Slight hops in the finish. Not as “velvety smooth” as some oatmeal stouts I’ve had. But still, this is a meal in a glass. Notes of vanilla, white chocolate as well. Very satisfying.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmyh221 (157) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2006
It was dark brown in color with a nice head. It had a nice smooth flavor with a taste of coffe. Of all the beers I tried at Town Hall, this was the one I enjoyed the most.


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