Black Ghost Oatmeal Stout | Madison River Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Madison River Brewing Company
Montana, United States
madisonriverbrewing.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by Brandt on 11-17-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
38
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
27.76%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 38
Reviews by GeezLynn:
Photo of GeezLynn
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
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

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More User Reviews:
Photo of williamjbauer
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of JohnLynch
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Shawner
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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Photo of riotontheroad
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Brandt
4/5  rDev +7.8%
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

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Photo of tourdot
3.46/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ShwarzAl3r
5/5  rDev +34.8%

Photo of Siv_Art
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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

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Photo of Dhamma73
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of MTfish
4.75/5  rDev +28%

Photo of jrsqc7
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Meh. some sips are woah that's watered down others are mm mmm good like really good usually really good

Not many Montana brewers do this style major props for not doing another cold smoke clone

Will certainly try again

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Photo of elkinbrown
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of crobinso
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of elektronen
3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KlayWey
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of nmann08
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WckdVbz
3.45/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of zeff80
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DarkUnity
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of flagmantho
3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: very dark brown with plenty of haze and a thin layer of frothy tan foam. Nice.

Smell: sweet malt with a light, smooth roastiness and plenty of chocolate character. I really like it.

Taste: caramelly, malty and lightly roasty, there's a little less chocolate in the flavor than in the aroma. The roastiness comes out more as the beer warms on the palate. I quite like the overall effect.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: a good oatmeal stout. Hearty and flavorful; it would indeed be great in the winter (or perhaps as a camping breakfast beer).

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Photo of GeoTravel
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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Black Ghost Oatmeal Stout from Madison River Brewing Company
3.71 out of 5 based on 38 ratings.
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