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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
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Aroma of dark chocolate and coffee, maybe a hint of oats somewhere in there. Appearance is dark black, with a bit a of deep red, and a very small tan head. Some nice lacing as I drink. The flavor is excellent - tons of coffee and dark chocolate up front with some round oat flavors following. Have to say though, I’m tasting the coffee more than anything else. Palate is decent, pretty thick and smooth, but not as creamy as what I would expect (Samuel Smiths) from an oatmeal stout. Overall a very good brew, even if it isn’t the best example of its style.

3.8
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2008
On tap at the pub. They aren’t kidding when they say black H2O, that’s how it pours, with a nice white head. A nice roasted flavor, very malty, another great beer from my favorite brewpub.

3.9
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2006 Dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of molasses, oatmeal, milk chocolate, licorice, smoke and light coffee. Flavor blended the molasses with a candy tobacco sweetness over a slightly thin but creamy palate. Nice lingering malty finish.

3.7
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.

2.9
kosko20 (352) - Bemidji, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2008
I think that beers need to stop calling themselves oatmeal stouts unless they have a distinct oatmeal flavor and feel. This has neither, but has malt and faint chocolate flavor aroma and flavor. The use of nitrogen gas definitely gives this a great look, thick and creamy but I think it takes away from flavor. The finish is fine, but doesn’t leave you wanting to take another sip.

3.7
hillfiiiiire (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Nice dark body with a tan head. Smoky, roasted malts coming up rather nicely in the aroma. Flavor is like drinking a breakfast meal, and in that respect the beer has done quite well. Nice and sweet. A little thin on the body, but otherwise, quite good.

3.3
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2003
Tan head, nice lace, sponge like in it's density, ruby to dark brown color; floral/rosy aroma, kinda tastes like cherrios and dark chocolate milk, with some late bitterness and roasted grain. Nice, unique oatmeal stout.

3.8
OzarkElmo (319) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2009
June 15, 2009 on tap at brew pub. Pours very dark with minimal head. Aroma of roasted malt/chocolate/oats and hint of vanilla. Smooth, thin with good balance. Easy to drink and leaving you wanting another one. Nice stout!

4.4
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2005
Black body, beige/brown head standing throughout consumption. Aroma of light caramel. Not too dark. Smooth palate, slightly biting hop yet clean finish. I will try this again for sure.

4.5
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2005
black with thin off white head. smells of coffee. tastes strongly of coffee. quite pleasing actually for someone who doesnt drink coffee. creamy mouthfeel although alittle thin. i will be drinking this alot


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