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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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 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.


aenima's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
aenima (318) - Askim, - APR 6, 2014
A little citrusy aroma with caramel. The taste is a little plain and boring. Mostly caramel. A little sweet.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnicolaescu (1322) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 28, 2015
Malț mare dublu, hamei pe locul doi dar puternic, amărăciune moderată zesty, puțin alcool

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (2175) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (1345) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (4281) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (5821) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (4330) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (10614) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (8690) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2015
22 oz bottle. Bottled 11/26/12. Bomber tasting at Timo A.
Cloudy amber colour with a small off-white head. Sweetness, strong maltiness and warming alcohol in the aroma. Sweet malt, hops, strong bitterness, strong caramel maltiness and warming alcohol in the flavour. Quite nice. Sweet but drinkable Barley Wine.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
seehaferb23 (98) - - MAR 4, 2015
This was our first beer for beer club night. A lot of us were new to Barley wine.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thewolf (11555) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours light murky amber with a medium, staying, creamy, yellowish head. Aroma has sweet caramel, light vinious, raisins. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good malty sweetness, caramel, vinious, raisins, fine hops, solid bitterness. Lovely.


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