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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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3.7
yespr (47113) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2007
Sample from tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown to black with chocolate brown head. Aroma of mild roasted malt, a hint of toffee and chocolate and mild coffee. Flavour is soft malty dark, slight coffee. Slight citric note, but it goes down in a soft malty dark blend. Mild malty finish.

3.2
djd07 (15356) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Growler. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong roasted malt, chocolate, wood. Medium mouth feel, similar flavors to nose, very sweet, light vanilla, good.

2.8
argo0 (14127) - 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
crossovert (13747) - 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.

3.8
bu11zeye (13139) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2007
(Draft) Pours a black body with an average brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, roastiness, and lactose.

4
hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2006
Tasted from Growler acquired in trade with kms399 (thanks!). Poured a dark, dark brown color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas, which increased in coplexity as the beer warmed, of tobacco, smoke, light oatmeal, chocolate, some dark fruits and roasted malts. I got something different everytime I smelled this one. Tastes of chocolate, raisins, and oatmeal. I found the tastes not as complex as the aromas. Smooth body with some lacing.

3.6
Sammy (12637) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2008
Well they took this off nitro I am told,though it had the characteristics of a nitro, but more the taste of a tap. The carbonation is good at the Hall. Roasted barley and chocolate smell. It is dark and lacey. An above average mouthfeel, not as creamy as a nitro - chocolate rich. A good stout.

3.6
jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2009
@RLRL with Orlando group-thanks to GoT/4.4-40-growler-pours a tight thin brown head that laces and black color. Aroma is earthy, dark chocolate-dark malt. Taste is earthy, dark chocolate-dark malt, some hops bite.

3.5
deyholla (12038) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Poured black with a brown head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma had a nice combination with of strong roasted malt and slight smoke with a bit of backing oat. Flavor had a strong roasted note initially accompanied by some smoke that mellowed to a dark grain finish.

3.4
rosenbergh (11759) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2016
Draught at the Town Hall Brewery, Minneapolis, MN.
Dark reddish brown color with a small off-white head. Sweet malt, roasted malt and some dryness in the aroma. Roasted malt, sweetness, mild bitterness and mild hops in the flavor.


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