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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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While Jolly Rodgers been around a long time, its 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, were 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 pirates 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.

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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (4603) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2017
10-MAR-2017, bottle @Ulklbben meeting, @Ole. Black with a lasting, Brown head. Aroma is roast and a barrel-like note. Taste the same with quite some hops. This is served blind as an Imperial Stout but as it warms it becomes clear that there is no barrel aging - "just" huge amounts of hops. Some age on this. Hops are still very much there but I quess they must have been "brighter" as a younger drink but still this is tastefull. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (4618) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2016
Bottle at tasting. Aroma of malt, chocolate. licorice and passion fruit. Taste has licorice, chocolate, old malt, coffee, passion fruit, candy and a malty finish. Just solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danlo (2936) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2016
1 pt 6 fl oz bottle, Halloween 2016. Pours black in colour with a foamy beige head leaving alittle lacing and aroma of malt, molasses, roasted, with floral citrus hops. Taste is dark malts, liquorice, some molasses, roast, chocolate & coffee notes, with citrus hop, pine and earthy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry tangy bitter finish. Very drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Batavi (382) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2016
Fles gedeeld, diepe donkere zwartbruine kleur, met een kleine lichtbruine schuimkraag, die mooi blijft kleven aan de binnenkant van het glas. Aroma's van: geroosterde mout, chocolade, hop notities van pijnboom, grapefruit en sinaasappel en zachte vanille. Het smaakpallet is mooi in balans tussen drogere milde tonen van geroosterde mout, espresso, chocolade, rozijnen en fruitige frissere notities van grapefruit, sinaasappel, en duidelijke pijnboom tonen. Medium carbonatie, en een houtige drogere finish. Dit bier is een mix van 2 stijlen, een Black IPA en een Imperial Porter/Stout, maar wel mooi in balans, en perfect bewaard gebleven in 3 jaar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (7731) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle share on the 42nd as Drakes Jolly Rodger 2013, 11.5%. Black with a big foamy dense brown head, light lacing. Aroma is chocolate, pine, rose petal. Body is smooth, soft carbonation, lightly foamy. Taste is toffee-sweet with chocolate, earth, pine, booze and coriander leaves. Pretty decent BIPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (5864) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2016
Sample from bomber bottle during Kalmar lfestival. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma is malty, roasted malt, toast, alcohol, dried fruit and slight chocolate. Taste is similar, big beer with some alcohol, roasted malt, toast, dried fruit, slight cofffee, liquorice with some piney hops in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (12485) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2016
Bottle shared at THT. Very dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of fruity hops, roast, dark chocolate, caramel, malt and toffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Above medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (9919) - Doncaster, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2016
75cl bottle shared at April THT. Thick creamy tan head. Clear almost black pour. Nice bitterness, still.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (18841) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2016
Bottle at Haket lfestival 2016, Gteborg. Black beer with a nice beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, caramel, licorice, fruity, some cocoa powder. Roasted chocolate and cocoa flavor, vinous, figs, some caramel, warming alcohol. Skoskydd turning inte a barley wine or American Strong Ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (11363) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2016
Bottle shared at level 42 Canary wharf tasting. 5/4/2016. Huge thanks to Daniel for this one. Pitch black viscous pour with a lasting dirty tan head. Aroma is dirty hop, dirty roast, some alcohol warming, pine hop. Flavour is composed of sticky piney hop, dirty coffee, mellow roasted grains, candied orange. Palate is medium full bodied, rounded, frothy carbonation. Like it a lot. Sticky resinous hop. Lasted well.


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