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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
after years of scallywagging about and dallying with any style that caught its fancy, good ole JR is returning to it’s original form, an American Barleywine. Originally crafted as a holiday brew that Drake’s brewers could get behind, Jolly had all the warming powers of malt and alcohol, minus the strange holiday beer ubiquitousness of overpowering pie spices, and finished with the open handed smack of bold Northwest American hops. The 2012 Jolly Rodger is full-bodied with rich caramel malt undertones and mild biscuit malt character. Sufficient additions of West Coast hops balance the malt with pine needle aromatics and satisfying bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (12633) - DENMARK - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle, "2012", 9.6&. Hazy dark amber/orange with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, dark fruits, hop, pine and grapefruit. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, oak, dark fruits, sweet, hop, little grapefruit, little pine, little biscuit and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (910) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark, reddish copper. Semi clear and a small off white head. Aroma is malty sweet with lots of sweet, sugary strawberry jam, faded hops, overripe to rotten orange, mango, candied apples. Taste starts off sweet, but has lots of the hop bitterness as well. Sugar/syrup, caramel and just overall huge malt profile. Oily body and a medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukasmh (548) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle. A jammy aroma spreads as pouring. Pours semi clear cobbler with one finger lasting beige and creamy head. Aroma is jam! Malts, bread, strawberry and some orange/pomerans, bit burn sugar/caramel and some fainted hops. Taste is really bitter at first sip. But then reveals red ripe apples candied apples, caramel, fruity jam, bitter hops. Sticky oily full body and really bitter hoppy finish with some spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alexanderdahl (101) - DENMARK - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours caramel amber. Smells like jam, caramel, pineapple, old hops sweetness. Gives you a straight hook of bitternes at first sip, almost knocking you over, but smoothes into a jammy sweetness. Lots and lots of malts and slightly fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
llkc (722) - århus, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2015
duft: en smule sød, en del karamel. og en okay mængde humle. smag: malt sød karamel. citrus. lidt krydret lidt alkohol varm i eftersmagen

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
60minuteman (1031) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Fruity and malty, caramel, tree/oak. Pretty tasty. Very sticky for the style. Heavy in the malt finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (13808) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle from Mikkeller Web Shop. Clear orange with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 090115

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
marcogrind (99) - Milano, ITALY - DEC 27, 2014
Copper reddish barleywine. Lot of caramel, ripe yellow fruits, honey, end is more chocolaty and bitter. Long burnt bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
The Gavmeister (28) - , SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s...off strawberry new quick on the nose...choc toffee...bit cheesy...ace

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (6307) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy amber with a thin white head. Aromas of lactic acid, tobacco, cardboard, toffee. Taste is sweet. Finishes sweet.

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