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Un-Leashed Jolly Old Scratch - Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)

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Un-Leashed Jolly Old Scratch
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Ratings: 3
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 9.04%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown) visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A black barleywine brewed with dried cherries.

(Beer added by: Etan on 01-15-2014)
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

SkinniePost, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of mjpolzin
3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought a 22 oz bomber of this when it first came out but have had it in my cellar for a little over a year mostly because I haven't been that impressed with other Great Dane bottles so I wasn't in any rush to drink this.

It pours a dark black with a brownish head. It almost looks more like a stout. The smell is of faint fruit. The taste reminded me a lot of a cherry stout. It was tart upfront with some sweetness on the backend. There was also a dark malt profile in the background.

Although there are many barleywines that are better than this one, I liked it enough that I may try to grab another bottle to stash away. I think this beer was a little overpriced when it came out which led to much of it sitting on shelves in Madison for quite awhile.

mjpolzin, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of Etan
3.18/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

22oz.

A: Pours black with a healthy dark tan head. Looks like a stout.

S: Dried cherries definitely coming through in the aroma, along with mild roasted grain, cocoa, toffee, a slight mint-like note.

T: Taste brings a rush of sweet, almost syrup-like cherry flavor, moderate roast, a hint of hop bitterness, maybe some mild caramel behind the huge sugary cherry.

M: Thick-bodied with light carbonation, chewy.

O: This is an interesting idea but the cherry flavor is just too over the top and cloying to enjoy more than a few ounces of.

Etan, Jan 15, 2014
Un-Leashed Jolly Old Scratch from Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.