50belair (2240) - Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cloudy burnt orange pour with an off white head. Enticing caramel malt aromas. Shit, this barley wine has potential, but itís tough to get pass the dominating grapefruit and grassy hop bitterness. Undercurrents of tasty caramel malts and muted orange liquor. Good mouthfeel and body.
beertholomeus (789) - California, USA - JUN 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
BoBoChamp (5448) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
DrSilverworm (6375) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
prawlie (1141) - 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 (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drakeís 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 thatís 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 (2263) - 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 (734) - 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 (9808) - 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.