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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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3.3
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Oh black water, keep on rolling... Because you’re tasty and it’d be sad if you stopped!

3.8
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2011
On tap at the brewpub on August 11th. Poured as you’d expect, a dark brown/nearly black opaque pour. Went down very silky smooth, and had everything you’d want from a nice sweet stout - chocolate, some coffee, roastiness. Delicious.

4.2
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2011
Dark black in color and had a rather tall tan head. Just a perfect roasted malt flavor, one of my favorite stouts.

3.4
chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
On tap at the brew pub...Pours black with a medium tan head that rises a finger and stays a decent amount of time. Thick lacing...A decent aroma of sweet chocolate, roasy and the oatmeal comes through nicely. Could be a bit stronger and more roasty to really get me excited...The taste is on the sweet side, needs more roast to balance it out more. Light hops on the back give some balance, just not enough. Worth trying but nothing special.

3.7
cubs (10641) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2012 On tap at MTHB. Dark black appearance with a brown head. Oatmeal and dark raosty chocolate malts in the nose. Roasty dark chocolate malty flavor with some espresso.

2.8
crossovert (13080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Like most Oatmeal stouts, average. It wasn’t too sweet with some roast, but it was also not super thick.

3.9
nickd717 (4707) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Haha, this is listed as "Black H20" when it should be "Black H2O." Epic listing fail. Trying to drink a molecule made of 20 hydrogen atoms would totally suck. Very dark brown with a lasting tan head and some good lacing. Roasty coffee aroma with a hint of anise, very full and balanced. Excellent flavor, with dark chocolate, anise, roastiness, and coffee. A damn tasty beer from a brewery that makes some great stouts in my experience. Dry on the mouthfeel, but paradoxically has a good oatmeal smoothness to it. Really solid overall - this and Masala Mama were the best in the classic sampler.

3.5
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Sampled on tap at the brewpub (Minneapolis, MN). Pours a near pitchblack opaque pour, a decent frothy grayish head, maybe light brown dies to a ring, laces small. Aromas are sweetened coffee, cream, touches of cocoa and roasty grains. Initial is roasty, a fuller bodied, but not overly big. Tastes are roasted coffee, sweet cream, oatmeal, some cocoa, and earth smoke. Peanuts. Some smokiness, roasty, toast, sweet toffee. Not bad, the roast really strikes some good notes. Solid house sweeter slanted stout here, doesn’t overdo it, instead letting the roasted malts take over on the backend

3.6
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Draft at Town Hall. Pours a deep black with a tan head. Nose is rich roasty notes and some graham cracker/toffee. Perhaps a touch of diacetyl? Additionally, some roasted cocoa comes across as well. On taste, full body that carries the soft roast quite well. More of the caramel and graham cracker. Pretty decent stout.

3.8
wilnatp (720) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Tap pour. Black body with dark brown but minimal head. Very roased aroma and that carries into the taste to mingle with the bold chocolate taste. Smooth and creamy palate.


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