After Life
Ghost Brewing Co

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Ghost Brewing Co
New York, United States
California Common / Steam Beer
Ranked #9
Ranked #20,980
3.72 | pDev: 7.26%
May 21, 2023
Dec 30, 2019
Aged on Cocoa Nibs and 3 different types of Cherries, this beer has large amounts of Oats, Corn, and Rye to make a modern twist on the traditional golden Kentucky Common, leaving a Cherry Cola like finish with a more Amber coloring.
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Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

May 21, 2023
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Well this is a weird historical style, done in a very strange way. From my understanding it’s basically a darker California Common, and only recently got recognized by the BJCP. However, this one is done up with cacao nibs and cherries, so I’m intrigued by this one. Let’s get into it

Pours a murky orange gold with a finger of off white head that fades to a thin ring and leaves minimal lacing

The nose here sure is interesting, it’s very raw and unrefined. I’m picking up on aromas of earthy cacao, roasty coffee, tart cherry, toffee, and dark bread

This is straight up weird in taste, but I’m kinda digging it. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting tart cherry juice, toasted grain, toffee, acidic coffee, light cocoa powder, and a touch of vanilla. The swallow brings notes of tart cherry, raw cacao, acidic coffee, dark toast, orange zest, and light earthy hops

A light medium body pairs with gentle tingling carbonation, resulting in a sharp and acidic beer. Finishes mostly dry with an earthy balance

This is super strange, but I’m enjoying it for its weirdness. I’d love to see what the actual historical style is like minus the adjuncts
Apr 21, 2022
Rated: 3.9 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Feb 27, 2022
Rated: 4.11 by eluvah from New York

Jan 28, 2022
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Cloudy orangey amber with an off-white head. Cocoa and earth in the nose with light undefined fruit and malt. Taste has the cherry come into focus in a big way, typical steam malts loom large too with accenting dark fruits, cocoa, and sneaky big earth. Not a traditional steam beer, but I don't hate it, not super sweet as I feared. Feel is smooth but harsh bittering textures running back and forth through it. Different take, interesting
Jul 29, 2021
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Reviewed by Greywulfken from New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Per the label, a "Kentucky Common" beer - but it's nuanced enough that it probably doesn't showcase the base style, as this particular take on the style, my first, features chocolate and cherries... Hops are Azacca and Amarillo, malts are Carabelge, flaked rye, flaked corn, and oats... Their website indicates the beer is aged on cocoa nibs and three different types of cherries...

Though unfamiliar with the "aged Kentucky style common," I really just enjoyed the beer... Warm and malty, rich and rewarding, the chocolate and cherries are very subtle - totally not overdone, and very gracefully applied - smooth and mild, very enjoyable...

Weird that this beer which is called a Kentucky Beer is classed as a California Common, but is in fact, brewed here on Long Island, in New York... New York Common?

Apr 11, 2021
Rated: 3.49 by SpaethJam from New York

Dec 28, 2020
Rated: 3.52 by plaid75 from New York

Aug 16, 2020
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: The beer is hazy light amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that left a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of cocoa nibs are present in the nose along with notes of cherries.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of chocolate from the cocoa nibs along with notes of cherries towards the finish and bits of spicy rye.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and rather smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I thought that the combination of chocolate and cherry flavors were rather pleasant and unique.

Serving type: can
Jul 25, 2020
Rated: 3.57 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

May 27, 2020
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Rated by wildman69 from New York

3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Unique beer. Chocolate+cherry
May 03, 2020
Rated: 3.89 by smithj4 from New York

Feb 19, 2020
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Reviewed by EMH73 from New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Had on tap at the brewery. Poured a clean mahogany with a thin tan head that left spotty lacing. Smells of sweet malts, chocolate and cherries. Tastes of lightly roasted sweet malts, semi-sweet chocolate, very slightly tart cherries, sweet cherries, dates and molasses. Light side of medium bodied, light carbonation. Overall a drop too sweet for my taste.
Feb 15, 2020
Rated: 3.85 by socon67 from New York

Dec 30, 2019
After Life from Ghost Brewing Co
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