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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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tennisjoel (1460) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2006
On draught at Town Hall. Imagine yourself on a cold winter night (not that hard up here in MN), with the fire on, sipping this on a comfy couch. What kind of beer would you picture. This one! Heck yah! Nutty aroma. Oatmeal, Vanilla, Licorice, warming...This is one of the best oatmeal stouts I’ve tried to date. Definitely will order again the next time a frequent the joint.

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hopdog (12584) - 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.

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TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 9, 2006
Thanks to hopdog for landing this growler. Pours a dark, dark brown with a large fluffy tan head. The more I poured from this growler into larger glasses the larger and more pronounced the head. Aroma of milk chocolate, tabacco, cherry, strawberry Twizzler and oatmeal. Really a lot going on in this aroma. Flavor was more smokey, chocolate and oatmeal.

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aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2007
Loved it! RBSG 2007. Think and creamy , sweet and delicious like a fine roasted blend of coffees and chocolates. Smooth finish.

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scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2007
RBSG 2007 Pub Crawl - Black, tan creamy head, Nose held notes of soft roasted coffee, creamy vanilla oats, milk chocolate, and hints of caramel. Lightly burned chocolate malt flavor is well balanced with a touch of roasted sweet caramel. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry bittersweet finish. One of the better TH brews this night...

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badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2007
This was a decent beer and I would drink it again, I do enjoy Oatmeal Stout, however, this one did nothing to make me go wow. The smell started me off nice but the taste was not as impressive. There is the taste of roasted grains and caramel. This beer is filling and enjoyable, but don’t expect to be swept off of your feet.

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arminjewell (9676) - 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!

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HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2010
Tap at the brewery. Jet black pour with a thick brown head that eventually settles down into a ring around the glass. Big roasty nose, burnt oak and Italian roast coffee. Taste is all roast at first but then fades into vanilla beans and whipped cream. It is silky smooth in the mouth. Amazing -- like velvet on the palate. I would love to try an imperial version of this. Great stout.

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novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
A very roasty and complex sample pour at Town Hall. Really rich with biscuity sweetness, very dry finish, and some nutty/toffee/roasty flavors in there as well. Must get in MN!

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gregwilsonstl (2505) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 7, 2017
Growler. No head. Bold. Quite thick and creamy in a wonderful way. Sweet. Vanilla rounds out to caramel.


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