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RATINGS: 129   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10308) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2013
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light beige head. ARoma. Herbs, ripe fruits sweetness, some flowers, spice. Flavour. Ripe fruits, herbs, caramel, light bread, spice. pine, flowers. Medium to full bodied. Ends light bitter and fruity. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle at yespr. Clear orange coloured with a small off-white head, Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and hops. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits and hops. Hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29473) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
Bottled. An amber beer with a tan head, The aroma has notes of malt, straw, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and alcohol, leading to a bitter finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
22 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted malty and breadish. Bitter and dry caramelish. Bitter and caramelish, alcohol presence. Smooth roasted malty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (1651) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2013 Bottle. Clear amber with a small good lasting off white head. Toffee, caramel, over ripe fruit, tropical and light greasy hops. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Medium/heavy sweet and medium bitter, light drying alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2338) - Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy burnt orange pour with an off white head. Enticing caramel malt aromas. Shit, this barley wine has potential, but it’s tough to get pass the dominating grapefruit and grassy hop bitterness. Undercurrents of tasty caramel malts and muted orange liquor. Good mouthfeel and body.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (822) - California, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Pours a red amber color with thick off white head. Malt, caramel and pine aromas. Malt, caramel, hops and pine taste with a slightly bitter caramel finish. Spectacular is the word that comes to mind.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5541) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 1, 2013
65cl, Vintage 2012, new American brew, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, malty/sweet and slightly bitter/fruity, not too heavy, balanced, hazy, good head, good Winter brew, yet expensive!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6571) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2013
22oz bottle, shared by DanielCoor. Mostly clear reddish amber color. Good thin khaki head. Solid lace. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Kind of creamy. Nice spicy hop profile. Some chocolate. Light dark fruit. More sweet taste, though not cloying at all. Light bitter. Nice spicy hop, kind of earthy. Great stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1153) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2013
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.


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