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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.


3.2
   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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2006
A very dark brew with a nice tan head. Nose is heavy on the roasty toasty malts but the is an underlying graininess that lends some depth to this.It was just a little thin for me but very enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undsioux7 (807) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2006
on tap at town hall brewery. Almost black with a dark tan head. Very thin compared to other oatmeal stouts I have had. Just not much taste. Didn’t offend though.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (2740) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Sampler at the brewpub. It poured a very dark brown color with a thin foamy brown head. The aroma was of dark roasted grains and ripe plums. The taste was of roasted grains, almost smokey with ash, vanilla, chocolate and juicy fruits. A very decent Stout.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4842) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Pitch black body with a dense light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee & bitter burnt scents. Medium-bodied; Very nutty taste with good roasted malt flavours. Aftertaste shows more bitter tastes and more coffee flavours. Overall, not great-too much nuttiness for an oatmeal in my opinion. Many thanks to hopscotch for bringing this beer! I sampled from this growler at the November RB party at Founder’s in Alexandria, Virginia on 20-November-2004.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Just another pretty face. Just another good looking oatmeal stout. Kind of sits there without intensity or complexity. Sweet coffee taste, smoke smokey nose, some bitter finish that seems out of place.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (5695) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Black Olive colored pour; mocha colored head with good lacing. Good sweet chocolately aroma. Has a bit too much lacticity for my taste. Good bittersweet chocolate notes make a presence but the mouthfeel is just a bit thin. Overall, not bad and would order a pint or two next time around.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2008
I think that beers need to stop calling themselves oatmeal stouts unless they have a distinct oatmeal flavor and feel. This has neither, but has malt and faint chocolate flavor aroma and flavor. The use of nitrogen gas definitely gives this a great look, thick and creamy but I think it takes away from flavor. The finish is fine, but doesn’t leave you wanting to take another sip.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11635) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stine (1627) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2006
Never liked this brew, especially served on nitrogen. On cask it fares a little better but all the flavors, excepting the chocolate, taste a bit overripe, like burnt coffee and corked red wine.


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