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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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 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.

Aquilo's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aquilo (596) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
I always love a good barlywine, and this one does not disappoint. Dark and cloudy amber color. Citrus and caramel aroma. Very bitter flavor is balanced by a fairly smooth mouthfeel. This is not the most unique barlywine I’ve ever tasted, but it is still wonderful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leghorn99 (167) - Livorno, ITALY - NOV 1, 2015
Si presenta di un profondo color mogano, leggermente torbida, con riflessi rame; schiuma abbondante, chiara, compatta, di buona persistenza. L’aroma è pungente, alcolico, dolce, liquoroso; note agrumate e leggero torbate. In bocca rispetta quanto percepito al naso: inizialmente si percepisce malto e note di uva passa, in seguito caramello, agrumi, al palato rimane morbida. E’ corposa, dalla bassa carbonazione, note resinose; gran mix tra sapori dolci e quelli amari, per un ottimo equilibrio.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (3734) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2015
10-SEP-2015, bottle @Delirium Hoppy Loft, with Ulkløbben. Hazy amber with lasting off-white head. Very malty. Chocolate - does that come from aged hops? Spice, malt, caramel. A bit tired and a little dusty perhaps but still a very nice drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (1103) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 11, 2015
Caoba tupido y espuma beis compacta. Aromas de caramelo, anís, avellana y frutos secos, toque cítrico. Cuerpo medio alto, sabor dulce de caramelo, anís y final seco.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnicolaescu (1441) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 28, 2015
Malț mare dublu, hamei pe locul doi dar puternic, amărăciune moderată zesty, puțin alcool

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (2328) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle..Pour is dark amber with a nice off colored head..Nose is nice chewy caramels, dark fruit, apple skin, mashed squash..Taste is burnt sugar, spice, caramels, dark fruits, sticky..love it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (1611) - SPAIN - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle 66cl / Botella 66cl. Vintage 2012. @ Cervezorama 2.0. A: Hazy amber / Ambar turbio. T/S: Malt, sweet, raisins, alcohol, slightly hoppy / Malta, dulce, uvas pasas, alcohol, ligeramente a lupulo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (4737) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
Bomber bottle at Hasse. Dark amber with off white head. Aroma salty, minerals, marmalade, caramel, dried fruit and fruity hops. Taste is balanced, caramel, marmalade, low bitterness, fairly sweet with some warming alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (6112) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle @ 3N tasting. Deep reddish pour with a small head. Hot cereal, apples. Caramel. Peppers. Toffee. Taste is pretty chewy. Sweet caramel. Brown bread. Fruit leather. Full body, soft carb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (4418) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 19, 2015
Thanks Habek for sharing! Not sure who got it for him. Amber-brown body with a medium sized white head. Sweet, heavy malty aroma, raisins, fresh, tomato juice (?), etc. Fresh seeming though slightly oxidized taste, dried apricots, nice. LIght hopiness, not much bitterness. Not too sweet too. Well balanced overall, not that thrilling but definitely a very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (10933) - 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

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