prawlie (1013) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Drakes. Dark red-brown with a good bubbly head. Nice crystal malt aroma, and flavour. Pretty good, though a little 2D. Smooth and hides the alcohol reasonably well.
elihapa (1519) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drake’s Jolly Rodger 2012 1/5/13 notes: Bottle, $6.99. American Barley Wine, and shows its tried and true colors well. Toasty, piney aroma, robust and with hints of black cherry. Flavor is simultaneous wallops of bready, kilned malts and floral, piney, resiny hops. Could detect a fairly classic CCC possibly Simcoe hop blend, nothing nouveau here and that’s fun. Great beer.
vvesside (256) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2013 A bit harsh, but with some nice spices, hops, malt, pine, and caramel flavors.
Gription79 (2001) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Alaskan Barleywine Festival. I always look forward to trying a new Drakes beer. Grainy, hoppy, malty, warming, citrus, slight astringency. A tasty brew.
BK7 (622) - Turner, Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Caramel, grapefruit and pine. A bit resiny. Lingering bitterness with a light alcohol burn.
Ratman197 (8484) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of floral notes, carmel, grapefruit, pine, tangerine, peach and light melon. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, peach, earthiness, pine and grapefruit with a smooth lingering earthy finish.
TheEpeeist (3050) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Hazy brown with a whipped off-white head. Nose is butterscotch, orange Creamsicle, spruce and light pine. Creamy and resiny with tongue-tickling carb. This does strike a nice balance between the hops and malts; citrus honey, melon, lemon peel and pine. More of an American strong for me; very good.
timfoolery (1067) - California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at poker. Aroma and flavor of floral hop, some malt. Just wasn't a big fan of this one. Astringent and rough on the palate. Eh, ok beer.
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Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at a weekly bottle sharing event at Red House BBQ in Tehachapi, CA on 02/02/2013. Pours a dark ruby-amber color with a medium thick and foamy beige head that dissipates steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel and hops. Medium to full body with flavors of caramel malt, herbal hops and fruit. The finish is malty with a short grassy hops aftertaste. Above average overall.
IrishBoy (3686) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from BevMo Salinas. Nose is toffee, a whole wheat biscuit, and a hint of molasses and sweetness. Clear rusty red with a medium, lightly lacing beige head. Flavor is light bitterness, light sweetness, and a hint of alcohol warmth.