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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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haukur (2124) - Kópavogur, ICELAND - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle. Huge pines in the aroma, along with malt notes. Full bodied, long bitter finish. Trademark west coast barley wine

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VsXsV (4572) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle. Hazy deep copper with medium off-white head. Aroma of dried fruit, raw sugar, bread, caramel, toffee, booze, port wine and citrusy hops. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of raw sugar, toffee, pine and citrus. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Really nice.

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hallinghansen (3471) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle at World Cup Brazil tasting. Unclear amber body with a medium offwhite head. Ripe fruit, malt, vinous, dark fruit, raisin, light hops, fruity, alcohol sweetness. Nice.

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ansjelaah (1747) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle @midlaren with dutchdrebus. Dark amber color with a beige head. Smells hoppy, sweet, fruity, malts, chocolat, caramel. Tastes hoppy, fruity, wood, sweet, bitter.

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tderoeck (10593) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2014
24/VIII/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: n/a, 2012 version apparently (2014-948)

Clear red brown beer, big creamy off-white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, caramel, raisins, strawberry jam. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: some bitter hops, little sour, sugary, soft bitterness. Aftertaste: sour hint, very fruity, alcohol, dried fruits, raisins, soft bitter touch.

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Bov (13354) - 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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dnicolaescu (2787) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 28, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2015 100ml sample. Big bold double imperial malts, strong hops but clearly behind the malts, moderate zesty bitterness and a touch of alcohol. Big and very good.

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Cuso (8950) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle from Beerlovers. Hazy golden colo with small white head. Honey, malt, citrus hops. Taste, malt, strong citrus hoppy taste. Long hoppy bitter finish. Tasty.


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