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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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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3.8
chrisv10 (18516) - 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.

3.3
TBone (18228) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle 650ml (Bierkompass)
Clear dark amber color, steady beige head. Aroma has pine needle hoppyness, toffee and hints of licorice and alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Front is salty then slightly toffeish maltyness leading to piney and resiny finish and aftertaste. Ryeish notes. A bit alcoholic. Powerful but simplish.

4.2
Benzai (16695) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle @ "Press Deans button tasting". Clear dark amber to reddish color, small beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, nicely hoppy and a bit sweet. Taste malts, hops, lightly alcohol, some sweetness. Really nice, love this one. Full body, long lingering bitter alcoholic finish, medium body. Very nice!

3.7
brokensail (16648) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Hazy amber/copper pour with a small off-white head. Sweet caramel and brown sugar nose, some toffee, and plenty of fruit and citrus. Grapefruit, orange, and piney hops. Slight perfume, too. Nice balance of sweetness, alcohol, and bitterness. Pine, grapefruit peel, and heavy floral qualities. Sweet caramel and toffee maltiness, some peach, and brown sugar.

3.8
Dedollewaitor (16393) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle @ World Cup Tasting. England - Uruguay. Cheers to Hallinghansen. Pours ruby amber with a small white head. Ripe fruit, caramel, vinous notes, Nutty and rye-ish. Warming alcohol. Sippable for sure.

4.1
bhensonb (15761) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
bomber from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours dark ruddy copper with a creamy off-white head that tried to lace. Aroma of darker bread with a hint of treacle. Med body. Flavor isn’t sticky sweet, but it’s dark brown sugar, a little heat, and some damn strong hop. This doesn’t finish like a relaxing sipper. This ale is strongly bitter - yet allows the odd sweet note (treacle for one) to pop out once in awhile. Good stuff.

4.3
Ratman197 (15376) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of floral notes, carmel, grapefruit, pine, tangerine, peach and light melon. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, peach, earthiness, pine and grapefruit with a smooth lingering earthy finish.

3.7
Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear amber - white head. Bisquit, sweet malty, barley, light alcoholic, cookies, bitter notes, orange, zesty, roasted malty, warming alcohol.

3.7
Stuu666 (14881) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours orange brown, nose is crystal malt, berries, caramel, taste is sweet toffee, caramel, dry.

3.6
kermis (14566) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle shared at the Press Dean’s Button tasting. Pours clear ber with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, grassy hops, brown sugar. Flavour is light heavy sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.


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