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Straight Jacket - Revolution Brewing Company

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399 Ratings
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Ratings: 399
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.18%
Wants: 129
Gots: 118 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
(Barrel-Aged Institutionalized) A strong ale to warm your insides in the dead of winter. Deep aromas and flavors of dark stone fruits, bourbon, molasses, toasted coconut and vanilla come in waves.

55 IBU

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 09-08-2011)
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3.76/5  rDev -12.1%

Karl_M, Yesterday at 10:15 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

notchucknorris, Tuesday at 04:05 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

vrbulldog22, Monday at 11:01 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

gpblackgt, Monday at 02:27 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

PassMeAZima, Monday at 12:37 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Rhyzy, Saturday at 10:51 PM
Photo of KYGunner
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%

Yet to have a bad Revolution but this may rank as my favorite as they hit all the right elements of a Barleywine. The nose is of brownie batter, toffee, molasses and a strong caramel malt.

The flavor starts smooth and sweet with caramel and toffee. The middle tends more to maple syrup, molasses and brown sugar. It ends with a literal barley wine ie, barley malt and fermented grape flavor. All the while it serves smooth and thick and masks the 13% very nicely.

KYGunner, Saturday at 01:23 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

brandoman63, Nov 15, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +1.9%

Wowcoolman, Nov 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

kevindp9, Nov 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

mkirkland80, Nov 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

VeganUndead, Nov 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

TastyIsBeer, Nov 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Holland, Nov 04, 2014
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4.54/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up from a great trade with Evan! Beautiful mahogany-red pour with a one finger beige head that quickly fades with decent lacing. The nose is bold and oaky with huge vanilla and sweet caramel malt along with hints of bourbon, dark fruit, toffee, brown sugar, and subtle white pepper. The taste is even bolder with huge oaky barrel notes along with hints of vanilla, bourbon, dark fruits, molasses, coconut, brown sugar, caramel, subtle cocoa, white pepper, and raisins. The mouthfeel is thick and syrupy with light carbonation, incredible balance, and a nice smooth, warming finish. Overall, this a bold, flavorful, and hugely drinkable Barley Wine that is right up there with all my favorites in the style. Highly recommended!

beerdrifter, Oct 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

DIPAFAN, Oct 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

dleiner, Oct 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

wiescins, Oct 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

BRami127, Oct 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

nguasta2, Oct 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

BrianBo, Oct 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

ldhughes3, Oct 25, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev -7.7%

4DAloveofSTOUT, Oct 22, 2014
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4.51/5  rDev +5.4%

Bottle (this is Straight Jacket) from trade. Pours dark amber with lots of reddish color and a beautiful creamy two finger off white or khaki head. Aroma is lots of fruits, figs, toffee, caramel, vanilla, oak, bourbon. Flavor is sweet rich caramel covered figs with brown sugar, vanilla, tinged of dry oak. The bourbon is here but oh so smooth with very little evidence of the 13% ABV. Silky smooth and thick, rich body with low plus carbonation. Man, this is really good. And apparently my trade partner grabbed it off the shelf? More please!

BMMillsy, Oct 22, 2014
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Straight Jacket from Revolution Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 399 ratings.