RATINGS: 171   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tennisjoel (1412) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2006
On draught at Town Hall. Imagine yourself on a cold winter night (not that hard up here in MN), with the fire on, sipping this on a comfy couch. What kind of beer would you picture. This one! Heck yah! Nutty aroma. Oatmeal, Vanilla, Licorice, warming...This is one of the best oatmeal stouts Ive tried to date. Definitely will order again the next time a frequent the joint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2006
this black beauty was very heavy on the malt with nutty chocolate aromas. chocolate vanilla in taste with lots of depth and a small finish. nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PGA324 (86) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2006
I have misplaced my rating sheet, but I dont need a sheet to realize that this beer rocks! A very dark beer with large brownish head. Smells of sweet chocalate, roasted malts. Flavor is fanatstic, vanilla finish (I think?). Writing this is making me want another one. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hezron (614) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2006
Nitro tap at the brewery. Chocolate mousse, vanilla, a hint of bourbon and a lot of black roasted malt make the aroma very nice on this one. I know it isnt bourbon barrel aged, but I pick up that tiny hint in there somewhere. Dark black in color with a slight amber-brown color around the edges and a thin, creamy nitro head. Coffee in the flavor, roasted coffee with some molasses and sweet chocolate cake that is balanced by a small level of black, malt bitterness in the finish. Medium body, slightly dry while remaining almost sweet.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 6, 2005
HIGHLY dissapointing! It started off strong by looking good. Had a black body with a brown head. One of my favorite looks for a beer. Aroma was kind of funky though: some coffee, and a little roast, but most cardboard. I thought ok the aroma is off with the cardboard notes lets give her a taste. This is where I got OWND! The use of nitro made the beer taste like CRAP, combine that with its gummi bear?!?! taste and you have gummi bears loaded with ntiro. Not very pleasing at all. Actually had some hops come through in the finish. It had a solid body which is normally a good thing, but in this one all it does is make the nasty ass taste even stronger. Remove from menu please. DID NOT ENJOY.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2005
Pitch black, witha cream and coffee head. Deep coffesque and cream aroma with tons of cocoa and roast. Flavor is smoky, seet, creamy and loaded with sugar, molasses and more coffee, yet mellow rounded and fruity, almost like this beer has had a mellow barleywine added to it. Theres a subtle gentle brandy quality, with warming tones and a high level of complexity and depth. Im really enjoying this. A decent run of Tahitian vanilla bean and sweet caramel. Lucious. Damn, Town Hall makes Stouts best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2005
Ontap at brewery (nitro-infused): decent pour: rich black and full cream colored head. Aromas of chocolate and burnt sugar. Flavor was drier than anticipated, with however a distinct dried fruit note. I was distressed by a fake creaminess in the palate and, on the otherhand, a surprising thinness of body. Just OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 1, 2005
Growler. Pours a black oily color with a creamy white head. Nose is lots of coffee, decent amount of roast and some dry chocolate. taste is a little thin, lots of coffee and roast, some light coffee notes are present.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DiscoForever (71) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 2, 2005
Black with tan head. Aroma is massively chocolatey with a late hint of fruit. Tastes amazing: chocolate, lightly roasted coffee with cream, dark stewed fruits, sweet caramel and - yes - theres the alcohol. Like drinking liquid chocolate silk - thick, but not cloying and finishes quite quick then leaves a long and gentle roasted bitterness. Superb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2005 Sampled this at the brewey, it pours to a thick dense creamy tan head that looks like mousse atop a cascading black body. Beautiful spotted lacing. The aroma is oatmeal, brown sugar, coffee. The flavor is initally coffee and cream. Then about 10 seconds later, the flavor turns to chocolate milk and some oatmeal. The palate is surprisingly watery. Smooth. The wateryness of it... perhaps thats why the name?
Non cask version: Ar 6, Ap 5, F 6, P 3, O 13. The cask stout is a little better. My #s are for that.

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