Ghost River Midnight Magic | Ghost River Brewing

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35 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ghost River Brewing
Tennessee, United States
ghostriverbrewing.com

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Ghost River Black Magic

Ghost River Black Magic has a pronounced toasted malt flavor that creates a smooth roasted flavor without the bite found in a typical stout or porter. The end result is a dark beer with great flavor and drinkability.

30 IBU

Added by jsprain1 on 09-19-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
35
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
12.76%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 10
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3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of runparks
4.34/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A dark beer with a smell and taste of chocolate and coffee but not overpowering. Not as much head and not as thick as others I have had in this category.

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Photo of Connormgs
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Squire123
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of russpowell
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours ebony with a pinky of tan head. Alright lacing & great head retention

S: Smokey & roasty

T: Roasty, brown bread, woody hops up front. Faint chocolate notes, dryness, herbal & woody hops as this warms & more brown bead. Finishes roasty, with more brown bread, some figgyness & dryness & a little carob

MF: Medium body, slight carbonation

A good take on the style & well worth a go

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Photo of MidwestBA
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jakea
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of khargro2
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AgentMunky
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Pilsner glass.
4.25/4/4.25/4.25/4.5
Darkest cola color with a tight, creamy head.
Smells roasty-toasty sweet. Yum.
Rich, luscious, and perfectly bittersweet. Coffee and caramel. Lingering bitterness on a longish Endtaste. As it warms, marred by a slight English cheesiness.
Delightful and really solid effort overall.

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3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thirstygoat
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of texasspottedcow
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkermitj
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigGold
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

First had poured from 12-oz. bottle into faceted mug. The label pronounces Midnight Magic "a dark beer for people who don't think they like dark beer." Even if not very demanding, the beer easily clears that low bar.

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Photo of chris826
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of brewskifan55
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a growler into a snifter.

A: Dark brown with a tan one finger head that dissipates fast. Significant lacing.

S: Roasty malts meets chocolate city.

T: Drinks like a porter, and that's nice. Dark chocolate, toasty malts and a hint of coffee. A bit medicinal on the finish, but not offensive. Robust.

M: Medium with medium, creamy carbonation.

O: Glad I got to try this one. My favorite so far from GR. Would go well with cigars or a chocolate chip cookie.

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Photo of MJ64
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a standard pint glass. Dark brown color with a tan head that dissipates quickly leaving a good amount of lacing. Strong roasted malt smell that made my mouth water. first taste was of dark roasted malts with some hint of coffee. Light body which was kind of unexpected. Roasted cocoa beans linger with a very smooth finish. Very well balanced black ale and thoroughly enjoyable.

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Photo of Elicoleman
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Don't force me to review

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Photo of PatrickJay
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of fastestmanalive
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bezy901
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was expecting an heavier stout but was pleasantly surprised by how light this was. I usually expect more sweetness or toasted notes but it was still balanced and a flavorful brew.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of CraigTravor
1.88/5  rDev -52%

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Ghost River Midnight Magic from Ghost River Brewing
3.92 out of 5 based on 35 ratings.
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