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Black H2O Oatmeal Stout - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Black H2O Oatmeal Stout
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175 Ratings
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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.31%
Wants: 26
Gots: 12 | FT: 2
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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Photo of Agold
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thus beer pours nice and dark with a finger of off white nice head that recedes to nothing fairly quickly. Aroma is mild sweet caramel with roasty coco and roasted barley. Flavor is creamy roasty and has a bit of coco/milk chocolate. Mild astringency, but otherwise very nice. Mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy. Medium
Bodied with nice carb. Awesome beer.

Agold, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of zeledonia
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

zeledonia, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev -2.2%

DaftPatrick, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of badbeer
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

badbeer, Dec 14, 2005
Photo of Slimpo
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Slimpo, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of AndyH
4/5  rDev -2.2%

AndyH, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

WoodBrew, Sep 21, 2011
Photo of Vonerichs
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Vonerichs, Jul 12, 2009
Photo of AllenJasper
4/5  rDev -2.2%

AllenJasper, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of Ragingbull
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Ragingbull, Jul 17, 2009
Photo of GeezLynn
4/5  rDev -2.2%

GeezLynn, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of FeelinSurley
4/5  rDev -2.2%

FeelinSurley, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of yokken
4/5  rDev -2.2%

yokken, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of jakea
4/5  rDev -2.2%

jakea, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of MITCHELLMPLS
4/5  rDev -2.2%

MITCHELLMPLS, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of herman77
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

herman77, May 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

mattmarka1, Jan 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

josephwa, Jan 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

jimmah120, Apr 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

ja09, Apr 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

mhaugo, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

spycow, Jan 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

grumpygerman, Jun 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

millelacsmark, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of TVolt1
4/5  rDev -2.2%

TVolt1, Feb 19, 2012
Black H2O Oatmeal Stout from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.