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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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10983) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2007 Jet black with a creamy, light brown head. Lots of used coffee grounds in both the nose and flavor. Also notes of bitter-sweet chocolate and tawny port. Lightly sweet at first, but then balanced out by the burnt, roasted flavors. Medium-bodied with a thin, watery mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Textbook oatmeal stout. Quality beer! Thanks to robertsreality for the growler!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10936) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2009
JW77 with another great beer he brought to Cigar City. This one was really delicious. Almost a black pour with a rich tan head. Chocolate, coffee and some light molasses on the nose. Flavor is roasted and very smooth(oatmeal)...creamy as hell. Chocolate and coffee. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 06/23/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

black, fine tan head, drippy lace, sweet roasted and dark chocolate aroma, creamy body, lots of roasted flavor, sweet dark chocolate comes in the second wave,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10584) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (10122) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2009
TAP: at Town Hall, 2.22.09. Pours a jet black, minimal head. Plenty of roast on the nose, and roast/chocolate taste. Very good stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9922) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Some pulls from my wifes two pints at Town Hall. This one pours a dark brown with a finger of beige head that dissipates into a film and ring. Notes of roasted malts, chocolate, oats, cream, caramel, toasted nuts, vanilla, and toast. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Roasty, sweet, and right to style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (9556) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Pours thick black with deep tan head, smell is roasted malt with coffee and chocolate. Taste upfront is coffee and bitter chocolate, really creamy mouth feel from the oatmeal, and ends nicely with smooth roasted/smoky malts. Excellent beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (8294) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2013
The freckles needed to go .. . Brown stained table .. . Light foam .. . Some burnt instant oatmeal and mild grain .. . Easy to drink .. . . Wearing a tie makes you look professional... unless you have no pants on..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (7938) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Tap. Pours opaque black with a small brown head and little lacing. Aroma is strong coffee and dark roasted malts. Flavor is about the same, with notes of vanilla and molasses. Medium sweet, lightly bitter on the finish, and a light citric astringence. Body is medium to full. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7921) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Growler as an extra from tytoanderso! Thanks Tyler, shared with some people at Lost Abbey. Pours with a black body and a creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, leather and roast. Taste is roast, earthy, chocolate and leather. Pretty solid. Creamy body.


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