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RATINGS: 124   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Pours an amber color with an off white head. Amazing aroma. Hops and brown sugar. Taste is very balanced between some strong pine hops and some maple syrup. Bit bitter with a bit of a creamy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3152) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Tap. Pours clear reddish amber with a medium creamy beige head that dissipates slowly with great lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine, caramel, bread. Flavor is the same, nice citrus and resinous hoppy, light malty sweetness. Finish is medium bitter with the abv coming through in the far finish. Mediumbody. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3351) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2013
22 oz bottle. Hazy brown with a whipped off-white head. Nose is butterscotch, orange Creamsicle, spruce and light pine. Creamy and resiny with tongue-tickling carb. This does strike a nice balance between the hops and malts; citrus honey, melon, lemon peel and pine. More of an American strong for me; very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6375) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (2818) - Nijmegen, 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (999) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (3803) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle @ press Dean’s button tasting. Aroma is caramel, bready, somehting rye ish, thick hops. Flavour is the same. LRAB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle at Dean’s stickiest floor tasting. Pours a clear amber beer with a light, off white head on top. Aroma of barley, vineous characters and quite boozy. Flavor is very sweet, light alcoholic and malty. Alcohol is present in the palate, but still not disturbing. Slightly herbal and very strong flavors. Full bodied, nice!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (7397) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IluvatarMilan (272) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle thanks to Benzai - terrific deep ruby red body with solid white head. Aroma is rich on pine, ceder, nuts. Medium bodied, flowery taste, more chocolate.

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