Noble Ale Works / Beachwood Brewing The Ghost Of Jacob Barley | Noble Ale Works

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Brewed by:
Noble Ale Works
California, United States

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by GRG1313 on 12-12-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 50
Photo of facundoCNB
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep brown pour with a finger of head which dissipated slowly. Smells of coffee, brown sugar, sweet malt, chocolate.
The flavor is mostly coffee up front with tons if sweet malt, brown sugar, chocolate.. Almost like a coffee barley wine, this is solid. Medium/full body mouthfeel low carbonation.
This is a deliciously sweet drink with wonderful coffee roast notes. Not overly sweet like most winter warmers, alcohol is hard to detect

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Photo of mhksuccess
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

had on tap at surly goat in Los Angeles
was hard to see what look as it dark bar
smell was awesome heavy coffee
taste pretty much follow the coffee is heavy and robust
smooth and very drinkable
mouthfeel is decent not too thin and definite not thick is a good mix
overall very solid outing from noble definite a great beer would like to try in the bottle

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Photo of notchucknorris
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a murky brown color with a thin tan colored head. The head recedes fairly quickly, leaving swathes of lace on the surface.

S: Really nice coffee notes here. Freshly ground medium roast with some nuttiness to it, almost a hazelnut note. Interplays well with the cinnamon and brown sugar notes here. Slight buttery toffee note as well. I like.

T: Roasted malt and coffee notes upfront. Slight hit of cinnamon with some caramel, toasted rye bread, brown sugar and slight charred malt on the finish. Mouthfeel is just a touch syrupy but holds the flavors together nicely. Just a hint of warmness from the booze in here. A really nicely put together Winter Warmer.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, coffee bean, brewed coffee, and slight cinnamon spice aromas. Taste is much the same with coffee and cinnamon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a fantastic coffee presence that works quite well with the base beer.

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Photo of mactrail
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Collaboration with Beachwood. Very fragrant with coffee. Dark amber in the St. Bernardus globe with a thin foam and plenty of lacing in the glass.

Fruitcake dipped in coffee is the general taste. Dark fruit and a dose of liqueur sweetness. Burnt raisins and pound cake. Warm toffee and hot with enough alcohol to keep this from becoming syrupy. The cinnamon is restrained but adds a deep spicy note.

Like an Irish coffee with lots of booze. A touch of candied apricots. Quite a tasty and different kind of winter ale. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bine & Vine.

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Photo of dave10mm
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appereance- looks of an opaque unfiltered DIPA with not much head soon after it was poured. almost had an old ale look to it.

smell- This was almost perfect of a smell(if you love coffee) the coffee really stood out. fresh mild roast like waking up to the smell of it on the pot with almost a slightttt hazelnut essence. i was stuck on the smell for a while before tasting it.

Taste- the aroma matched the taste! spices and cinnamon and almost nutmeg with a nice coffee back end finish.. this is not like a dark roast coffee/cacao finish its a mild roast hazelnut finish.

Mouthfeel- medium body.. something along the lines of a barleywine, not like a hoppy one but like one with a sweet carmel finish. you have some stickyness from it and can see it on the lacing aswell

Overall- this was a great winter warmer, for me at least, not overly spiced, not overly infused with coffee and the abv is almost not present at all. drink this bad boy fresh as i have a feeling the coffee will leave it as it ages.

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Noble Ale Works / Beachwood Brewing The Ghost Of Jacob Barley from Noble Ale Works
4.11 out of 5 based on 50 ratings.
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