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RATINGS: 139   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (1003) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17520) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (3046) - Baarle-Nassau, 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13777) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4709) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4288) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Roonai (245) - - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle shared by deyholla, thanks Derek!! Pours a pretty dark amber with foamy white head and laces well. Nose is boozer honey: rich but balanced. Taste is tasty combo of booze burn, bitter to cut and sweet honey to balance. Very good example of a barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6954) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours a clear amber orange with a grayish light brown head that dissipates to the edges slowly. Aroma has a combination of pine and sweet grains with a bit of underlying resin. Flavor starts with sweet grains but finish is strong pine with a bit of grass and a resin kick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6251) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2013
22. Pours a cloudy medium amber with minimal head. Nice clean sweet nose, pure malt caramel goodness. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Toasty caramel, toffee, and butterscotch on the mid palate. Long toasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (2021) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2013
Sample from 650 ml bottle. Clear, amber-golden colour with a thin, white head. Fruity aroma with rich caramel malts, bread, toffee and dark, dried fruits. Grasses, citrus and pines hops. Taste is sweet. Full body, creamy texture. Finishes bitter with toasted malts. An alcohol note. Very nice BW.

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