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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3233) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Pours a clear dark brown body that throws up a big fluffy head of off-white. The aroma has caramel. raisin and some alcohol. The flavor is sweet but with a big firm hop bitterness to balance.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3967) - 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 (5469) - Charlottesville, Virginia, 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 (4180) - 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 (10215) - 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 (8252) - 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 (56) - - 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 (11380) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (12151) - DENMARK - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle, "2012", 9.6&. Hazy dark amber/orange with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, dark fruits, hop, pine and grapefruit. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, oak, dark fruits, sweet, hop, little grapefruit, little pine, little biscuit and bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (828) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark, reddish copper. Semi clear and a small off white head. Aroma is malty sweet with lots of sweet, sugary strawberry jam, faded hops, overripe to rotten orange, mango, candied apples. Taste starts off sweet, but has lots of the hop bitterness as well. Sugar/syrup, caramel and just overall huge malt profile. Oily body and a medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukasmh (455) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle. A jammy aroma spreads as pouring. Pours semi clear cobbler with one finger lasting beige and creamy head. Aroma is jam! Malts, bread, strawberry and some orange/pomerans, bit burn sugar/caramel and some fainted hops. Taste is really bitter at first sip. But then reveals red ripe apples candied apples, caramel, fruity jam, bitter hops. Sticky oily full body and really bitter hoppy finish with some spices.


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