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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (3682) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle @ press Dean’s button tasting. Aroma is caramel, bready, somehting rye ish, thick hops. Flavour is the same. LRAB.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3048) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
Poured a medium with no head. Aroma of sweet berries and alcohol. Full body, flavour of the aroma. Could be left for a decade or so.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (5024) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle shared @ JMDST Thin creamy white head. Clear amber pour. Bitter sweet aftertaste. Very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7785) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2013
Medium, cream-coloured head over finely carbonated brownish orange beer. Sharpish initial nose of alcohol and ink. Some hints at seewater/food (sepia?). Then more classical sweet-nutty, caramel induced aromas. Even a bit cheesy. Bitter, going over in roasted-sweet, caramelly and even syrupy notes. The hop is present, but cannot control the ubiquitous caramel. There is some balance, but me seems there’s not much going on for a big barley wine. Aftertaste shows some spiciness, and again a hint at cheese. Very slick, onctuous but not really overfully bodied as some - there’s restraint here, which is a good thing. Yeah, it’s worthwile, but it won’t drive me wild.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (925) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2013
Appearance: Dark amber with 2 finger thick ivory head. Aroma: Christmas cake, raisin, prune, vinous, slight chocolate note, hint of cherry, vanilla, grapefruit and pine. Taste: Low sweetness and sourness, medium/high bitterness which is fairly harsh. The flavours are an amalgamation of cherry, vinous notes and grapefruit like bitterness. Palate: Thick texture and mouthfeel with a medium body, and low carbonation. Lingering astringent bitter finish. Comments: Quite harsh bitterness akin to an IPA but still very enjoyable and refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle @ yespr. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy cararamel aroma. Sweetish malty spicy bitter caramel flavor with weak hints of dark fruit. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy bitter caramel finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (2739) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2013
Clear amber colour, slight off-white head. Malty aroma, alcohol, some soap, citrus, honey and flowers. Bitter flavour, malts, quite some hops. Rather full body, bitter finish.
(From 66cL bottle shared @ ZZT-ish VIII / BBT I)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13228) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear amber - white head. Bisquit, sweet malty, barley, light alcoholic, cookies, bitter notes, orange, zesty, roasted malty, warming alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4302) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle@ZZT8: BBT1: Thanks to the lads DutchDrebus, IluvatarMilan and Martinus: Medium to smaller creamy yellow ish foamy head on top of clear amber colored beer. Aromas of barley malts, cream, honey, flowers. Flavours of barley malts, cream, herbs, spices, bitter, yeast. Aftertaste is bitter, floral, spicy, light dry, creamy, malty. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to fuller body and a creamy oily texture.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (3791) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle @ BBT 13. Clear orange to copper with a small white head. Smells hoppy, barley, malty, sweet, slightly nutty. Tastes sweetish, malty, barley, nice. Full body, soft carbo.


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