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Black H2O Oatmeal Stout - Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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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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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

augustgarage, Jun 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

IrishColonial, May 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Hopstout, May 25, 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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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

dmadsen, May 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

djschnabel, Apr 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Localdrinklax, Apr 01, 2012
4/5  rDev -2.2%

MITCHELLMPLS, Mar 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

TVolt1, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of therobot
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

therobot, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of MattyG85
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

MattyG85, Jan 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

mellowmark, Jan 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

KAF, Jan 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Slimpo, Jan 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

nmann08, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of Heavenisbeer
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Espresso black, with a cappuccino head, and very nice intricate lacing.

S: Bitter, dark chocolate and deep espresso notes.

T: Dark chocolate and espresso. Very sweet malt backbone. Has a roasted bitter malt finish. This could use a little more of a hop kick to cut the sweetness of the malts.

M: Light and pleasant for an oatmeal stout. Very drinkable.

Heavenisbeer, Dec 27, 2011
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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
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

mhaugo, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

callmeishmALE, Dec 05, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

fuzzcherry, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

tbeq00, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of Tucquan
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on 2011-11-18 at the downtown brew pub.

A - Deep, dark brown with a 1-finger tan head and moderate lacing.

S - Roasted grain, some milk chocolate and floral spice. Not real strong.

T - Solid and well-balanced. Roasted grain and chocolate, light splash of coffee and a dollop of hop bitterness to help the finish.

M - Medium-heavy body and light-medium carbonation. Moderately thick yet refreshing.

O - Gotta say; this is one fine stout. Doesn't knock you over the head but it does everything right.

Tucquan, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

plumcrazyfx, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

richkrull, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

dizztracted, Nov 15, 2011
Black H2O Oatmeal Stout from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.