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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
after years of scallywagging about and dallying with any style that caught its fancy, good ole JR is returning to itís original form, an American Barleywine. Originally crafted as a holiday brew that Drakeís 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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (10562) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnicolaescu (1319) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 28, 2015
Malț mare dublu, hamei pe locul doi dar puternic, amărăciune moderată zesty, puțin alcool

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arone12 (924) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2012
22oz bottle from Belmont Station in Portland, OR. Pours a clear amber colored body with a finger-width, creamy and frothy, light tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is pretty solid. Biscuity and toasty toffees with a nice earthy and piney hopping. Brown sugar, grapefruit and pineapple citruses with a few resins, caramel, touches of red fruits, and barely a hint of cocoa. Flavor is similar. Fairly hop forward with a good amount of piney and earthy hops, but a solid toasty and biscuity toffee malt backing. A few resins from the hops with some grapefruit, brown sugar, and deep caramels. Finishes dry and bitter with a nice toffee note. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a softer, moderate carbonation. Overall, a really enjoyable barley wine. Well hopped with a good amount of piney and earthy grapefruits, but a solid toffee malt backing to balance. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (4749) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Sampled in a bomber. Pours deep brown with mild carbonation. Has a solid fresh hop flavor along with solid barley malt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10320) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3557) - 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 (8696) - 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 (3865) - 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)

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