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Ghost River Midnight Magic | Ghost River Brewing

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BA SCORE
3.86/5
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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
Ranking:
#16,757
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
35
pDev:
12.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
19
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives looking almost like a stout, with a dark brown color and a tan head that leaves a fairly nice amount of lace

Smell: Chocolate and brown bread

Taste: Chocolatey, up front, with a bready counterpoint that develops by mid-palate; after the swallow, the chocolate flavors linger

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Not a real dark chocolate flavor, but a flavor that has some milk chocolate character; closer to a stout than the typical schwarz - perhaps a function using an ale yeast

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Photo of russpowell
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
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 atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of AgentMunky
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
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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Photo of Zazzi82
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of khargro2
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CraigTravor
1.88/5  rDev -51.3%

Photo of jakea
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of jsprain1
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

They said at the brewery that this is a Scwarzbier brewed with an ale yeast.
A- Pours a black, slightly brown when held to light, with a thick tan head that disappates into something of a foam and leaves wonderful lacing.
S- A bit of hoppiness, and some coffee aromas. Appealing, but mild.
T- Coffee, some dark chocolate, a good amound of balancing hops to it. A very clean and refreshing finish.
M- Smooth carbonation, very smooth. Medium bodied for style. Pretty silky up front and a clean finish.
D- Very drinkable. This is far and away my favorite Ghost River beer, and thus far, it has to be near the top of my Schwarzbier experiences.

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Photo of Elicoleman
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Don't force me to review

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Photo of Squire123
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MidwestBA
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of memphischas
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of brewskifan55
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
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 grahamboudreaux
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of BigGold
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
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 OtisCampbell007
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of doucmehu
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of jkermitj
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thirstygoat
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 prost2hefeweizen
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Ghost River Midnight Magic from Ghost River Brewing
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 35 ratings
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