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Drake's Jolly Rodger American Barleywine 2012 - Drake's Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Drake's Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 12-02-2012)
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scottfrie

California

4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle into snifter.

A: Pours a woody caramel color with a thick, three fingers, of dense light tan head that slowly faded into a thick and lasting film. A network of sticky lace was left down the glass.
S: Sugary sweet overall with dominating scents of caramel and candied dark fruits. I get a few hints of biscuit malt, bread crust, honey, and brown sugar as well. Hops are spicy with a hint of old pine needles. Hint of leather and cocoa, too.
T: Not as sweet as the nose but still potent and rich flavors of caramel, raisins, and candied dates. I get deeper notes of leather, chocolate, hop resin, pine sap, fudge, mead, and spicy, leafy, hops. The finish is strong with rich, boozy flavors that linger long after the swallow. The aftertaste is rough around the edges and slightly boozy.
M: Full body, thick and heavy mouthfeel with a good chew to it. Low, dense and soft carbonation that kicks up on my palate. The booze is noticeable but not especially hot. Still, it adds a sharp bite that, combined with a pretty decent hop bitterness, is a bit rough at times.
O: Deep flavors are rich and fairly complex. Drinks well despite have a few subtle flaws. I enjoyed this one and would enjoy another.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2014 02:49:11 | More by scottfrie
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Picked this up at a great little beer store in Arlon, Belgium, Miorge Mihoublon. Clear mahogany-orange pour with a two finger off-white head with great retention and crazy lacing. The nose is very malt forward with hints of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, tobacco, tangerine, pineapple, and pine resin. The taste is bold and pungent with huge piney, citrus notes up front along with hints of caramel, toffee, orange peel, biscuit, pineapple, grapefruit, tobacco, and subtle dark fruit. The mouthfeel is slightly thick and smoothly creamy with medium body and carbonation and a great tangy, bitter, slightly dry finish. Overall, the balance leans slightly more towards the double IPA side which hurts the drinkability a bit for me, and would probably mellow out with some aging. With that said, it's still a very enjoyable Barley-wine!

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From a bomber into a snifter
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IBU: 72

APPEARANCE: Pours a three finger, medium looking, creamy, off-white head with excellent retention. Clear burnt orange with no carbonation evident. Head fades slowly to a full foamy cap and leaves lots of lacing down the glass. A half wisp and ring remain leaving lots of lacing down the glass. Good looking stuff.

SMELL: Caramel, toffee notes with lots of piney, grassy hops on the nose. Bold aromas, with some light red fruits in there as well.

TASTE: Toffee and caramel up front with pale malts and some nice piney and grassy hops at the swallow. Bold and lingering finish of bitter, piney hops, light citrus notes, spicy flavors and some sweet caramel and toffee as well. Flavorful and quite well balanced. Some bitterness lingers on the palate.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Nicely creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes a touch dry. Good stuff here as well.

OVERALL: Solid, solid stuff. Went down really well while watching the girls tie it up 2-2 and then take it home in overtime. Solid malt base to this one with a really nice hop profile as balance. Equal in quality to their Drakonic Imperial Stout and pretty much equally enjoyable. Something I'd gladly drink on a regular basis if it were available to me. Recommended.

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Drake's Jolly Rodger American Barleywine 2012 from Drake's Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.