The Ghost Of Jacob Barley
Noble Ale Works

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Style:
Winter Warmer
ABV:
9.6%
Score:
87
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 8.48%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
50
From:
Noble Ale Works
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  1
Gots
  1
SCORE
87
Very Good
Notes: Collaboration with Beachwood Brewing
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 50 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by mhksuccess:
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mhksuccess from California

4.21/5  rDev +5%
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

Jan 19, 2014
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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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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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The Ghost Of Jacob Barley from Noble Ale Works
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 50 ratings