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RATINGS: 166   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brosen561 (70) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2011
On tap at Town Hall. Perfectly black stout with thick tan head. Wonderful aroma of chocolate and coffee along with hazelnut. Very creamy, thick, and powerful tasting stout, having similar, though milder, flavors to much stronger imperial stouts but without the overwhelming hit of alcohol. Good bitterness balances the sweetness. Excellent, especially at its (in house) price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreatDane1632 (668) - USA - JAN 29, 2015
On tap at the Brewery/Brewpub -- This was the best of the flight. Great aroma, flavor and body. Fits the Oatmeal Stout category perfectly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
VT (1708) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
On tap at brewpub. A ruby reddish black with a short lived white head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roast. Flavor is roast, coffee. Finish is dry, coffee bitterness. Light body, watery mouthfeel, average carbonation. Flavorful, but lacking in body and complexity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
That1Guy (1988) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Part of a flight at the taproom. Notes just say surprisingly sweet without being cloying. Not crazy about nitro beers usually, but this one was very pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2398) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Growler brought back from the brewery .... Pitch black pour a little oily with a small khaki to tan creamy head ... aroma is of dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and caramel malts .... taste is of roasted malts, dark chocolate, light smoke, vanilla (kind of comes off with light lactose), caramel malts and light coffee ... finish is dry and sweet .... mouthfeel is oily and slick .... really nice solid oatmeal stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1468) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Growler from the source, shared among the family. Coffee, chocolate, some lactose and caramel. Fairly sweet, but not cloying. 14.2

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RussianDragon (564) - - 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 I’ve tasted in home brews. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ericular (705) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Pours very dark with beige head and OK lacing. Lots of oats on the nose. Taste is heavy roast with a decent aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2013
On tap. Pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, light oatmeal. Taste is very smooth and the flavors are there. I was expecting the roastiness to hit me in the face a bit more but it was well-balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2746) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Draft at Town Hall. From notes. Caramel with some roasty vanilla and chocolate. Pretty darn good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (6055) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2013
The freckles needed to go .. . Brown stained table .. . Light foam .. . Some burnt instant oatmeal and mild grain .. . Easy to drink .. . . Wearing a tie makes you look professional... unless you have no pants on..

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