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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (4333) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2014
This one poured a lighter brown color with a beige head. Aroma was of caramel and oxidations. Flavor was similar, minty, boozy and just not very inviting.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
artmcd8 (1610) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Pours a cloudy brown with an off white head. Aromas of slight caramel and old oxidized hops. Taste is bready/ slightly sweet. Not so great with age.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2617) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2014
Bottled, 2012. Pours deep amber with small of-white head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, a little honey and hoppy notes. Very sweet flavor that ends up more dry with alcohol, yeasty. Medium bodied, creamy tosyrupy texturee and low carb. A nice Barley indeed,

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (2882) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark copper pour with a creamy beige head, pine and caramel aroma, taste has intense pine along with robust caramel, biscuity malts, tangerine, grapefruit, quite sticky mouthfeel and a big bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
aenima (258) - Askim, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2014
A little citrusy aroma with caramel. The taste is a little plain and boring. Mostly caramel. A little sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IluvatarMilan (272) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle thanks to Benzai - terrific deep ruby red body with solid white head. Aroma is rich on pine, ceder, nuts. Medium bodied, flowery taste, more chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vells (669) - LATVIA - MAR 24, 2014
Nice caramel malty profile, bit toasted, bread, honey, decent fruitiness (grapefruit, mango), piney hops. Sweet, maybe bit too sweet with pleasant moderate bitterness. Enjoyable HQ barley wine, thou didnt impressed me a lot

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1305) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle. Huge pines in the aroma, along with malt notes. Full bodied, long bitter finish. Trademark west coast barley wine

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Pours a rich amber with thick foamy tan head. Smells of hops, malts, pine, alcohol, and dried fruit. Tastes of hops, bitter, caramelized malts, and alcohol. Has a creamy and thick mouth feel and light carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1407) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAR 19, 2014
Appearance: Dark red, clear. Some light tan head. Aroma: Fruits and berries, malts. Vinous. Taste: Vinous, dark malt and fruit. Quite a bit of hops. Warming. Info: 650ml bottle, 19/3-2014


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