Black Ghost Oatmeal Stout - Madison River Brewing Company

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Reviews: 6
Hads: 30
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: n/a
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Madison River Brewing Company visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Brandt on 11-17-2009

Madison River brewed this beer with the purpose of giving people a quality Stout in the Winter season. It has had such a positive response MRBC has decided to brew this beer and keep it a permanent fixture in our lineup all year. This stout provides a bigger body, but due to its oatmeal influence is not overpowering. In turn, this stout is balanced and smooth, giving you the opportunity to taste authentic ingredients without being too heavy in the finish.

16.9 IBU
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Reviews: 6 | Hads: 30
Reviews by GeezLynn:
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3.79/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep dark brown with a big, fluffy tan head and good retention. Looks the part. Aroma is pretty typical for the style – malty and musty with some chocolate malt showing through. The flavor is defined by the bold roastyness with a nice balance between bitterness and sweetness. Some chocolate character and a hint of licorice show before the malt drops off into a clean, slightly dry finish. Mouthfeel is smooth with moderate carbonation.

Overall, I enjoyed this, especially for the reasonable price. It was a little shallow on flavor/body for a 7.5% stout, and the finish is a bit clean for my preferences. But definitely a beer I wouldn’t mind having again. Seems like it would be a great candidate for nitro (723 characters)

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Photo of williamjbauer
3.75/5  rDev n/a

Photo of JohnLynch
4/5  rDev n/a

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.76/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours dark cola brown with a tan, finger width head. Fair retention, resulting in a thin, broken layer of surface suds.

Smell - Roasted malt and a touch of smoke. Fair chocolate and a hint of oat.

Taste - No surprises here. Sweet malt with a light, roasted edge. Caramel undertone. Hints of smoke. Light earthy hop notes. Faint oat character in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Silky texture, going down easy.

Overall - A fine oatmeal stout. Smooth, nice flavor and fantastic smoothness. Doesn't quite hit the depths of, say, the Rogue Shakespeare, but it's hard to pinpoint any flaws here. (642 characters)

Photo of riotontheroad
4/5  rDev n/a

Photo of Brandt
4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this beer pours out looking like chocolate milk then turns to a dark opaque black as the nitro settles out and leaves a nice tight tan head

this beer smells mostly of faint coffee/roasted malts and hints of chocolate

the flavor here is mostly a semi dry type stout with hints of black and roasted malts with a faint hop bitterness at the end.

the finish is great on this one, the nitro makes for such a sily smooth beer that is again helped by the oatmeal in it to bring a really great feeling beer that goes down with a nice thick coating action on the tongue and leaves a subtle roastedmalt in the mouth, great for a cold night (638 characters)

Photo of ShwarzAl3r
5/5  rDev n/a

Photo of Siv_Art
4.5/5  rDev n/a

Mildly creamy texture, dry finish, chocolate taste. Moderately creamy head. I liked it, but there are better nitros. (116 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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4.75/5  rDev n/a

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4/5  rDev n/a

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

Photo of elektronen
3.66/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev n/a

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3.45/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev n/a

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3.25/5  rDev n/a

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4.5/5  rDev n/a

Photo of mflamar
3.84/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Murrhey
2.57/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a bomber into a conic pint glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- One and a half finger mocha-colored head. Erodes in about one minute. Some wet lacing. Black body.

S- Chocolate, toffee. Pretty bland.

T- Quite watery, chocolate though.

M- Semi-creamy and dry finish.

O- There just isn't much to say about this beer. Love the style, dislike this example. (393 characters)

Photo of Sark
3.86/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drunk at Philipsburg Brewfest 2013

Appearance- almost completely pitch black, light toffee cream head

Smell- Dark and roasty toasty malts, the lightest of hop notes

Taste- dark roasted malt with hint of smoked astringency, oat characters

Mouthfeel- full bodied with watery persistence

Overall- smooth oatmeal velvet, nice stout with minimal carbonation for those who like it real slick, big on the toast bitter (415 characters)

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.72/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown, nearly black color with a cream colored head of about one finger in height. The head fades very rapidly, leaving a ton of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is rather strong of a roasty and toasty smell mixed with a rather strong aroma of an oatmeal smell as well as a little bit of caramel. With these aromas comes lighter grainy and vanilla aromas, creating a dark and malty smell overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a rather dark and roasty taste with a good grainy base. The sweetness of the brew is light upfront, with just a hint of a caramel and vanilla sweetness. The sweetness remains light throughout the taste, with the roasty taste being joined by a somewhat rough steel cut oatmeal flavor. As the taste moves onto the end, a bitter coffee flavor joins the taste profile, leaving one with a rather dark and roasty, and slightly bitter taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew slightly thinner side for a stout of 7.5 % abv with a carbonation level that is rather light to average. The lighter carbonation is nice for the darker and roasty flavors of the brew, although a little bit of a thicker body would have accentuated these and the oat flavors even better. Overall it was an OK feel.

Overall – This is a rather nice oatmeal stout overall. Dry and roasty with an easy drinking feel. While not a flavor powerhouse, it is a good, less warming, dark brew to have. (1,538 characters)

Photo of LoganMc
4.04/5  rDev n/a

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