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Drakes Jolly Rodger (2012)

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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2014
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a tall off-white head. Aroma of caramel, grass, pine, bread, and dried fruits. Flavor of grass, dried fruits, caramel, orange peel, and brown sugar with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (5161) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2014
Bottled. 10cl sample. The aroma has raisin, toast, caramel, some hoppiness still. Clear, red-brown coloured beer with a thin head. The taste is sweet with more bitterness towards the end. There is rarsin, caramel, toast. Good, but just a bit unbalanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (4190) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is quite fruity, caramel, alcohol, ripe fruits, malty and a bit aged. Flavor is malty sweet, caramel and spicy. Smooth texture and nice balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3869) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle. Hazy deep copper with medium off-white head. Aroma of dried fruit, raw sugar, bread, caramel, toffee, booze, port wine and citrusy hops. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of raw sugar, toffee, pine and citrus. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abijen (2458) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2015 Pours an orange slightly unclear beer with a good white head. Smells malts, honey , caramel and dried fruit. Tastes the same with a very bitter finish. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hansvf (679) - - MAY 30, 2014
Ruikt zwaar, zoet, lekker. Donker troebel amber, iets re dun schuim. Smaakt errst zwaar maar is snel weg, niet heel lekker..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (3542) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2014
shared bottle. poured a amber / light brown colour with a white head. malts, caramel, red fruits, toffee, some bread. medium carbonated. ok..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (6181) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Art (3037) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3901) - 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,

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