Ravendark
Ghost Hawk Brewing Co.

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From:
Ghost Hawk Brewing Co.
 
New Jersey, United States
Style:
Foreign / Export Stout
Ranked #8
ABV:
7.3%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,968
Avg:
4.35 | pDev: 7.59%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
8
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 12, 2022
Added:
Apr 24, 2019
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  3
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Notes: The aggressive use of roasted grains on top of Irish malt lend the intense and complex flavors of coffee and cocoa to this mighty foreign-style stout. It will transport you to a dark realm where you just might feel Immortal.

18 IBU
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Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Feb 12, 2022
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Reviewed by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

3.87/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I like Stouts - honestly, I do - but this one didn't quite measure up to what I expected. Oh sure, it's enjoyable and checks off all of the proverbial boxes but I can't understand how it achieved it's lofty rating on here, as it almost seemed as much an Irish Dry Stout as an Foreign / Export Stout...

Of course, this poured dark as it was a few shades short of black with a sufficient, mocha head full of tiny bubbles. Very little lacing was left behind as there were just a few hints of wavy rings near the center of my pint glass. Lots of coffee, milk chocolate, and Irish Malt in the nose as there was some oats, coffee, and espresso in the taste. Full-bodied, somewhat dry, and pretty slick at the same time, this was easy to drink as the booze was well-hidden. A bit of dark fruit stuck around in the aftertaste along with the growing presence of oats that made me want to crack another can open.

No date was written on the bottom of the can and it was quite difficult to read what was on the label but overall, this was a decent beer was plenty cloying and light on the hops. A bit burnt and roasted, this almost needed a chaser of water or creamer afterwards to finish it off. Seek this out if you can't find Guinness!
Nov 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.34 by Latarnik from New Jersey

Feb 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.17 by JerseyJohn02 from New Jersey

Feb 01, 2021
 
Rated: 4.15 by allenson21 from New York

Apr 24, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by christiannicosia from New Jersey

Apr 11, 2020
 
Rated: 4.37 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Jan 07, 2020
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Reviewed by npolachek from New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Solid dark black stout that’s not sweet. Smells of coffee. White mocha head. Very good beer for those that like dark not sweet stouts. Drinkable. Solid.
Jun 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.32 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Jun 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4.15 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Jun 02, 2019
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Reviewed by Mike_Ashworth from New Jersey

5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I loved this stout. It is one of the best classic dry stouts I've had in ages.
L: Near black and completely opaque. It has a just enough dark brown head that lasts.
S: Rich malty, black coffee, slightly smoky.
T: Rich roasted barley, balanced bitterness. Big maltiness without getting sweet. Mild hop favor it the background. Balanced is the word that keeps coming to mind.
F: Velvety and creamy mouthfeel. Clear presence of oats.
O: This beer is a throwback. No extra ingredients or flavors, just an excellent representation of the style.
Apr 25, 2019
Ravendark from Ghost Hawk Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 11 ratings