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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thewolf (12023) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours light murky amber with a medium, staying, creamy, yellowish head. Aroma has sweet caramel, light vinious, raisins. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good malty sweetness, caramel, vinious, raisins, fine hops, solid bitterness. Lovely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (11866) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 9, 2015
from Mikkeller&Friends - hazy orange-brown beer with a long lasting yet chaotic foam left; a bit eartzhy and with strong notes of caramel and prunes, apples and vanilla; sweet and full-bodied, light grainy, solidly bitter; long aftertaste of caramel, walnuts, honey and plums, warming alcohol presence

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (11360) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11311) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Sample at a weekly bottle sharing event at Red House BBQ in Tehachapi, CA on 02/02/2013. Pours a dark ruby-amber color with a medium thick and foamy beige head that dissipates steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel and hops. Medium to full body with flavors of caramel malt, herbal hops and fruit. The finish is malty with a short grassy hops aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10847) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Nice dark caramel colored pour, small off white head. Sweet malts combine with some spicy hops notes. Quite a hoppy barleywine.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10263) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours orange brown, nose is crystal malt, berries, caramel, taste is sweet toffee, caramel, dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (10176) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2015
22 oz bottle. Bottled 11/26/12. Bomber tasting at Timo A.
Cloudy amber colour with a small off-white head. Sweetness, strong maltiness and warming alcohol in the aroma. Sweet malt, hops, strong bitterness, strong caramel maltiness and warming alcohol in the flavour. Quite nice. Sweet but drinkable Barley Wine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (9995) - F*#k The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle shared at the Press Dean’s Button tasting. Pours clear ber with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, grassy hops, brown sugar. Flavour is light heavy sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (9993) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (9919) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
"A very nice hop forward barlwywine that seems to change it stripes as it opens. Starts out with an aroma more akin to a IIPA than a BW. First sip gives you hints of honey and biscuit malt in addition to the hops. As it opens, it develops more malty sweetness in the aroma, and a distinct (and delicious) malt character very similar to my favorites from great Divide, Hibernation and Old Ruffian. Dangerously drinkable at 9.6%!"


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