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Black H2O Oatmeal Stout - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Black H2O Oatmeal Stout
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169 Ratings
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 24
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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taylorhamrick

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on cask @ Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

Pours a dark brown, pretty clear, almost black, but lets enough light through that you can see bubbles cascading up through the beer. The head is densely packed, about 1-2cms, brown colored, and it leaves bits of lacing as I drink. Looks nice. The primary smells are coffee and chocolate - a good bit of roasted malts, and not leaning too heavily in any one direction. There's also the sort of standard sweetness mixed with the kind of smell I can hardly describe as anything but the oats. The taste is right on. It tastes kind of slick, nearly syrupy with a tiny bit of esters, but it's nice and sweet. There are hints of coffee, but really it tastes more like roasted, not quite burnt or charred malts, fresh cracked. At times it feels a bit too slick, and the cask doesn't contribute much to the flavor, just the feeling, but it does serve to balance out the flavors a bit in the beer. Especially when you can get a sip of the creamy foam on top. The low carbonation in the beer itself leads to a more full feeling as well, but it also exposes a bit of thinness in the finish. Still this one is right on for an oatmeal stout. The beer is enjoyable, it's nice and smooth, just complex enough to keep me interested, and not too much of a heavy hitter - though a bit higher in ABV than I expected. Overall, and enjoyable beer, and definitely worth a shot on cask.

Serving type: cask

07-08-2009 11:51:02 | More by taylorhamrick
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Black H2O Oatmeal Stout from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
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