Black Ghost Oatmeal Stout - Madison River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 4 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by GeezLynn:
3.8/5 rDev -3.6%
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
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2013 03:23:21 | More by GeezLynn
More User Reviews:
2.55/5 rDev -35.3%
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.
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2013 01:31:04 | More by Murrhey
3.85/5 rDev -2.3%
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
Serving type: on-tap
02-22-2013 06:22:17 | More by Sark
4/5 rDev +1.5%
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
Serving type: nitro-tap
11-17-2009 16:20:03 | More by Brandt
Black Ghost Oatmeal Stout from Madison River Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.