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Drakes Jolly Rodger (2013)

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
While Jolly Rodger’s been around a long time, it’s also new pretty much every year. It originated as an English-style barleywine, then was later a brown ale, an Imperial Red, and last year made it (almost) full-circle as an American Barleywine. Many years (and many people with some form of the name "Roger") later, we’re going real dark with what will be an 11.5% Imperial American Black Ale (slash Black IPA slash Cascadian Dark Ale).

Also of note, even a pirate’s bound to make a friend or two in 23 years, so this year, Jolly Rodger will be accompanied by some one-off partners J. Rodgerator Doppelbock and Abominably Jolly Imperial White IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (2993) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle thanks to Tectactoe. Aromas are chocolate, espresso, raisins, red wine and light pine. Tastes sweet but light. Light oxidation but doesn’t really bother me. Smooth still with lots of bitterness, chocolate and fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11156) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bomber from TBS, shared at a tasting, 5/4/15. 2013 vintage. Mildly hazy copper, thin creamy tan head. Aroma of toffee, brown sugar, spice, candied citrus. The taste is caramel, toffee, dark fruit, booze. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (7462) - Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2014
22 oz. bottle from notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, some chocolate, grapefruit citrus, resiny hops, a splash of coffee with a hint of caramel, citrus peel, the abv remains well hidden, but warms quite a bit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7878) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 22, 2014
very good black ipa...equal parts dark roast and hoppy goodness...and aggressive on both fronts. smooth yet big, and easy drinking for a strong beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
badpuppy69 (302) - orange, California, USA - APR 22, 2014
Poor Cindy dark brown burgundy almost black. Aroma is chocolate and malt. Taste follows the Aroma with some dark fruit notes Aswel. Very smooth and tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Dark mahogany pour with hints of ebony and a light latte crown. Grapefruit pith, orange peel, and lemon zest accompanied by roasted grains, caramel, and a hint of coffee. Invisible alcohol...dangerous, in fact. Pretty damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (6069) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle (thanks Chris!!). Overall, I call this a subtly hopped, wickedly frothy, flavorful porter. It has perfect visuals, clearly thick and full-bodied. It has a tangy hop araom, but that flavor aspect is well blended into what seems a rich, chocolatey, almost sweet dark ale. Wonderful. (#5446, 2/26/2014)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (3083) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour with a kaki head. Caramel malts, and mild chocolate notes. Might be aged a bit as most of the hop presence had dissipated. Good body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours with a black hued body with a large and retentive brown head that leaves great lace. Aromas are of alcohol, boozy sweetness, tamarind, candied citrus, dank hops and tangerines. Flavors are of tropical fruit, mango, slightly NZ hop like, tangerines and some alcohol. Ethanol or yeast based strawberry ester/notes. Sweetness seems alcohol derived and not from any sort of dextrinous malt. Low bitterness but quite hoppy. Better than expected from the aroma. Warming, low bodied, medium carbonation. Wish it was half the alcohol, but tasty none the less.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2466) - California, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Dark black in color with light tan head.... Light citrus hop, roasted malt aroma... Flavor is fresh roasted coffee, notes of chocolate, toasted malts, light citrus Hop notes throughout... Amazingly good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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