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Black H2O Oatmeal Stout - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Black H2O Oatmeal Stout
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172 Ratings
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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 26
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Traditional oatmeal stout. The silky smooth oatmeal lends itself perdectly to the intense roasted malt character of this dark robust stout.

(Beer added by: ADR on 04-06-2003)
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blackearth

Minnesota

2.83/5  rDev -30.8%

Enjoyed at Town Hall Brewery in Minneapolis, MN. Poured a black body with a light tan head of foam. Aroma was dark roasted malts and I swear I could smell straw. Full bodied with a smoothy, creamy mouthfeel. This one starts off great, but it turns out to be too sweet. Half way through I was tired of it and wished I'd ordered something different. Too bad.

09-15-2009 19:03:59 | More by blackearth
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-25-2014 01:56:42 | More by DaftPatrick
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bishopdc0

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

03-03-2013 13:05:48 | More by bishopdc0
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badbeer

Iowa

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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.

12-14-2005 17:09:58 | More by badbeer
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ryancl

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

08-03-2012 02:11:03 | More by ryancl
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev -5.9%

Serving glass: On tap, poured into Pint Glass.

Appearance: Black and opaque. Virtually no head or lacing, even when I try to shake it up. Looks thin.

Smell: Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, licorice.

Taste: Roasty sweetness, nutty flavor, slight bitterness at end.

Feel: Slick feel, low carbonation. Medium bodied but a little thinner than hoped for.

Drinkability: Decent stout overall, but there are many others I would rather choose.

04-21-2009 13:24:32 | More by bsp77
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

09-29-2012 05:31:24 | More by NilocRellim
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +6.4%

On tap at the brewpub. Poured into a standard shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Dark black with a little bit of brown color coming through. Solid three fingers of creamy tan head with good retention and a nice froth. Good amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: Dark roasted malts with some chocolate, nuts, oats, milk, and a little coffee. A fairly strong aroma of smoke mixes in with the chocolate. Smells very roasty, robust, and fairly sweet.

Taste: Sweet dark roasted malts up front with some good notes of chocolate, oats, nuts, milk, subtle coffee and lactose. A pretty noticeable taste of smoke lingers around making this taste like a cross between an Oatmeal Stout and Baltic Porter. Very nice.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. Very creamy, lightly sweet and syrupy, and very smooth. Sweet but finishes moderately dry.

Overall: A very solid oatmeal stout. The smoke and milk flavors add a nice touch.

01-31-2012 06:18:13 | More by MattyG85
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ADR

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -3.4%

Nitro tap at the brewpub...

Almost opaque black color, downward carbonation is somewhat brief but a sturdy and persistant 1/2 inch creamy head remains on top. Fat ring laces that drip. Very little aroma, just slightly malty without being roasty. Flavors lean much toward milk chocolate, with just a slight sense of darker grains. Finish has elements of some caramel along with the chocolate. Overall, a little thin in body but a faithful representation of a non-dry Stout.

Notes on regular tap: Body is similar, far more coffee flavor.

04-06-2003 11:35:19 | More by ADR
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beenitty

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +1%

Recieved Growler from Rebis1bear, thanks Dave

A: Pours like the name, Black, with nice light brown head and not much lacing at all, but slight swirl reconsititutes and settles into nice layer that eventually becomes a decent size ring of sitting head.

S: Roasty, Malty, very nice. Slight coffee notes.

T: Creamy malt, roasted barley, and coffee. Extremely nice.

M: Creamy, Smooth, wish this came in bottles.

D: Super high, could drink this 6% beer all night

06-21-2011 23:04:02 | More by beenitty
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -24.2%

( Served in an American pint glass)

A- Dark black body with a faint hint of brown but to opaque to really see. A nice creamy tan head on top.

S- Black patient and other roasted grains with a slight sweetness. No sourness noticed but a hint of dried fruit like prunes in the background.

T- With the first cold sips I tasted notes of sweet dark chocolate bourbon and oak complexity with some tanginess but it was all condensed into one flavor. However the taste quickly changed with as it warmed slightly. It didn't have all that complexity but more of an off-taste that loosely held those notes of flavor. It tasted more like a defect rather than a quality. It had a faint hop bitterness but no real hop finish and the off-flavor seemed to dominate.

M- This beer has a medium full mouthfeel and no astringency.

D- This was an O.K. beer but the only real flavor was what I would call an off-flavor. It didn't really have any distinct flavors from the oatmeal no real nuttiness or grainy flavors.

07-16-2005 19:24:16 | More by rhoadsrage
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richkrull

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +22.2%

11-16-2011 15:50:58 | More by richkrull
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-29-2014 16:46:20 | More by LXIXME
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -4.6%

mnbearsfan hooked me up with a growler of Black H2O Oatmeal Stout. Drank from snifter and pint, just polished it off. Syrupy thick black pour with super dark brown head. Nose of roasted nuts, bread. The hops really come through. Taste of roasted malt and barley with a strong earthiness. Finishes with some vanilla. Thick but smooth, lots of carbonation. Very flavorful and quite drinkable.

12-12-2010 20:35:40 | More by acurtis
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biniek13

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-01-2013 19:04:14 | More by biniek13
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Slimpo

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-18-2012 23:12:47 | More by Slimpo
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AndyH

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-24-2013 15:04:01 | More by AndyH
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -7.6%

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.

11-20-2008 04:26:41 | More by Sammy
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augustgarage

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

06-05-2012 16:58:52 | More by augustgarage
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dirtylou

Washington

4.28/5  rDev +4.6%

on-cask at the brewpub

cellphone notes

appearance: served in a standard pint - rich dark mahogany, creamy chocolatey head with great retention

smell: the creamy head of this beer gave hints of whiskey and peat, below is lush chocolate and roasted malt. nice

taste: I enjoyed this oatmeal stout late-night on the patio and it went down easy - rich and chocolatey with nice contrast provided by the oats and light alcohol presence.

mouthfeel: velvety, rich and creamy

drinkability: high

08-30-2010 16:28:06 | More by dirtylou
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

Town Hall did a decent job with this Oatmeal stout. It had just enough body to make it palletable. Any less and it would have tasted like typical micro-brew failings. This beer was dark...opaque with nice tan head that laced. The smell included roast and espresso. The taste was nice and balanced...others at the table thought bitter....but I didnt think so. Great balance with the roast, coffee, and enough hops to clean the pallet without being to bitter. The mouthfeel was good....more body would be nice....the ABV was perfect and this is definitely a good stout.

09-21-2011 20:47:10 | More by WoodBrew
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +2.2%

In a head-to-head battle royale with Sammy Smith Oatmeal Stout, I put my money on the Black H20. It's just so smooth and creamy, all the while providing a chocolate malt body with a hint off roasted grains and coffee, it's hard not to love. This is a beer drinker's beer.

05-26-2007 07:41:04 | More by tempest
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

10-25-2013 19:54:02 | More by Gonzoillini
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djschnabel

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

04-18-2012 04:18:25 | More by djschnabel
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.78/5  rDev -7.6%

64 oz. growler poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Black body, but not total opaque, with a huge mocha head. Great retention and great lacing. Love it. It looks luscious and rich.

Smell - Not a whole lot on the nose. Some roasted malts in the form of coffee, but it's faint.

Taste - Much better flavor. Chocolate primarily, with a lactose sweetness in the back end. It's coupled with a slight bitterness that prevents either flavor from coming through too much.

Mouthfeel - Thick, despite the low ABV (it's not that low, really). That lactose sweetness does it in a little bit for me, but it's still good. I had no problem putting away 32 oz. of this.

Overall - Nice, but not something I'd seek out again. Something I'd drink if I was in the area, for sure.

11-12-2011 02:59:16 | More by Alieniloquium
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Black H2O Oatmeal Stout from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
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