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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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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.01/5  rDev -2%

On-tap at the brewpub on 21 November 2013. I've had more of Town Hall's seasonals and rarities, so I'm working my way through their regular line-up. A chilly snowy day calls for a stout.

Pours black, as it should given the name. Brought with one finger of medium-dark tan head. Good retention, nice lacing.

Smell is faint. Smooth and sweet from the oats, a touch of dark roast. It's served too cold to really let the smells out.

Taste is excellent. Deep and rich, with char and dark-roasted coffee. The oats add a delicate sweetness that balances out the bitter in the finish.

Feel is good. Relatively light for a stout, and doesn't have that amazing creaminess that some oatmeal stouts have. But those are quibbles.

A stellar oatmeal stout. Smooth, creamy, deeply roasty. Very nice.

01-12-2014 02:45:21 | More by zeledonia
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

I had this on tap and the lighting is fairly dark at town hall, but I couldn't detect any light passing through and this was dark brown to black and opaque. There was a thin but fluffy head that dissipated within a couple minutes and left only a hint of lacing up top, but as my glass emptied the only ring was at the initial crest.

This has a very rich and rounded smell, with dark chocolate and dark roasted coffee, finished with heavily roasted, almost burnt malts.

The taste is heavy on the roasted malt and coffee. The coffee roast is deep and dark like espresso. It's all backed by a dark chocolate sweetness. The finish is a coffee-like bitterness.

The mouthfeel was a little thin for an oatmeal stout, but was full bodied and had the right touch of carbonation. It leaves a nice dry palate.

07-12-2009 03:02:18 | More by Vonerichs
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AllenJasper

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

10-26-2012 19:21:39 | More by AllenJasper
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Ragingbull

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

Dark black color with a mocha colored head. Strong oatmeal and malts on the nose. The flavor is rich with roasted flavors that are wonderfully interwoven with oatmeal. The oatmeal lends the nice texture to the beer that it often does to create a nice smooth mouthfeel. The attack is refreshing and light, the mouthfeel is thick, yet clean and then the finish leaves you ready for another sip.
Good beer.

07-17-2009 14:35:12 | More by Ragingbull
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GeezLynn

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-14-2011 06:47:10 | More by GeezLynn
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FeelinSurley

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-13-2014 14:41:58 | More by FeelinSurley
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yokken

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-17-2013 20:37:36 | More by yokken
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jakea

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-04-2013 02:26:07 | More by jakea
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MITCHELLMPLS

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-05-2012 03:41:18 | More by MITCHELLMPLS
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herman77

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

A: Black with a light brown head. Decent lacing

S: Dark roasted malts with some sweetness. Smells like a lactose like sweetness. Some nutty characteristics and a bit of chocolate and vanilla as well.

T: Nice blend of roasted malts and a bit of chocolate sweetness. A bit of coffee and a small dose of hops come through as well.

M: Medium to lighter body. Smooth and a bit creamy. Lower carbonation.

O: Good drinkability. Well done, not my favorite oatmeal stout, but better than average.

05-14-2012 00:30:40 | More by herman77
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-17-2014 05:16:34 | More by mattmarka1
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josephwa

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-08-2013 19:19:28 | More by josephwa
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jimmah120

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-15-2013 16:23:21 | More by jimmah120
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ja09

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-15-2014 18:58:21 | More by ja09
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-11-2011 21:29:57 | More by mhaugo
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-13-2013 21:57:55 | More by spycow
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grumpygerman

Alabama

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-09-2013 19:15:16 | More by grumpygerman
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-19-2014 02:44:43 | More by millelacsmark
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TVolt1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-19-2012 03:12:12 | More by TVolt1
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taylorhamrick

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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.

07-08-2009 11:51:02 | More by taylorhamrick
Black H2O Oatmeal Stout from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.