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Drakes Jolly Rodger (2012)

 (RETIRED)
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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle, Brew Dog.com. Dark copper pour with a small yet lingering off-white head. Sweet malt, fragrant hop and bready notes in the nose. Brown sugar, sweet malts, up front booze , a little summer fruit and hops aplenty flavour-wise. Robust bitterness. Thoroughly enjoyable brew that punches its weight. Lovely.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (6379) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle from Burg Bieren, large sample, served in a tulip glass. Clear amber color, short frothy head. Aroma of biscuit, cookie, whole grain cookie, some grapefruit, pine, slight milk chocolate and mocha, hint of toffee. Bit sweet in taste from whole grain coffee cookie, bit bitter as well. Nice combination of biscuity and grainy malts and grapefruit and piney hops. Soft carbonation, medium bodied. Nice american strong ale / barley wine.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerardgathier (511) - - NOV 1, 2014
Very malty beer hoppy finish Nice brew. One of the better barley wines not too sweet

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MisoW (2954) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle at Bolime tasting 3/2016. Pours hazy Amber color, white head. Aroma of hops, caramel, malty. Taste is medium sweet, bitter, caramel, citrusy hops, chocolate.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
On tap. Dark reddish brown with a fizzy off white head. Big hoppy aroma. Tastes of caramel, molasses, grapefruit, and hop resin with a decent bitterness and a chewy palate. Very good.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Drake’s 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 that’s fun. Great beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (39114) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (11283) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (42888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ home.

Clear medium orange amber colour with a average to large, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, bread, caramel, dried fruit, wood, alcohol, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, fruity hops, caramel, malty, hoppy, dry. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - creamy and sticky, carbonation is soft. [20130827]

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1624) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle. Huge pines in the aroma, along with malt notes. Full bodied, long bitter finish. Trademark west coast barley wine


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