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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Orange pour with a white head. The aroma has some toffee and pine notes. The flavor is a mix of pine and orange from the hops as well as some caramel and toffee that help keep the bitterness down. I also get a bit of alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (5324) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
650 ml bottle @ RIP camp.
Pours a dark copper colour with a white lacy head. Strong aroma of resin, caramel, pine needles and biscuit. Flavour of caramel malts, strong resiny bitterness, pine needles, some citrus and spruce. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and a long, warming, resiny finish. A heavy bitter barley wine, which I would love to taste from a fresh bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (5300) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein rötlichoranges Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr süß malzig, Karamell, holzig, alkoholisch. Geschmack angenehm malzig fruchtig, wärmend, Karamell, alkoholisch.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (5260) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
65 cl bottle @ RIP Camp.
Pours clear orange color with a small head. Aroma of resinous hops, grass, caramel malts, toffee notes, wet cardboard and apricot. Flavor of resin, caramel malts, some citric fruits and goose berries. Bitter fruity palate with a bit too strong malty and resinous finish. Not bad though.
4515

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5104) - 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 (5016) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (4941) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
75 cl bottle @ RIP camp, bottled 26.11.2012
Aroma is sweet with caramel, resiny malt and some berry tones. Flavour is heavy and fruity with malt, caramel, some resiny notes and some vanilla. Also some woody tones. Too sweet, but then again what else can an American BW be?

Once again the D and G were on top of each other and I never understood

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (4662) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle shared @ JMDST Thin creamy white head. Clear amber pour. Bitter sweet aftertaste. Very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (4256) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4109) - Utah, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Alaskan Barleywine festival
Appearance: Clear amber with a big beige head and good lacing
Aroma of pine and toasted malts. Flavors of toasted malts, sweet caramel and grassy hops
Decent


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