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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
portableparty (2384) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Growler to glass. Pours dark brown black with a quick khaki head that dissipates to a thin ring around glass. Aroma has roasted malt and cereal with a touch of soy. Taste is bitter roasted malt and black coffee with some cereal and soy or faint peat and prune flavors. Palate is full and slick with a dry finish.

3.2
maekchu (4058) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 23, 2012
On tap at Town Hall Brewery. Good mild chocolate and sweet roast aroma. Black. Mild creamy chocolate flavors; some balance in mid palate; final peters out rather quickly. Smooth, medium body, and a bit fizzy. Okay. Tasty. but nothing special.

3.2
jmikolich (1486) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2012
On tap at TH 20Aug2012, Of course it looks great, and smells great but the body is too thin, the oats dont seem to add much to make it smoother, fuller or creamier.. your average roast flavor makes this a solid beer but not superb

3.7
oobawa (1748) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Solid stout. Roasty, with a nice mocha backbone shoring up a moderately sweet center. Mildly bitter lingering fade, with even more chocolate and coffee popping up. I could definitely use another one of these.

3.1
jandd1983 (4606) - Wentzville, 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.

3.7
northropfrye (3693) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
On tap at Town Hall. Dark black in colour with brown head. Thick and creamy, sweet and frothy. Very nice.

4.1
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.

3.2
esjaygee (3906) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2011
On tap at Town Hall. Dark brown with ruby lowlights and a creamy brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel and fake chocolate. Body is a tad thin and tastes of semi-sweet roasted malt and mild chocolate but mostly just roasted barley and roasted malt. Finishes up a tad dry.

4.2
rayl101 (166) - 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

3.2
bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Black like a stout with tan head that disappears and no lacing, definitely no nitro. Smell is clean vanilla, milk and dark chocolate, not overly sweet, flavar starts thee same, becomes fairly lactic, smoky and woody amd bitter root or bark as it recedes....which is taking a very long time this one.


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