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Straight Jacket - Revolution Brewing Company

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257 Ratings
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Ratings: 257
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.71%


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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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.33/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to chicken13reast, who saw my plea for this brew & answered the bell...been having a weird lust to try some Revolution barrel-stuff, so here we are. 22 oz. bottle split with the wife, if she comes home from her now three-hour 'dinner'. If not, I'll filter it all, baby.

The pour is the dark orange of weathered split wood, actually, it's reminding me of the winterkill I saw floating in a local pond today, but that's a less appealing image. Comes out flat, even with a big pour. Nose brings big vanilla, bourbon, & a buttload of caramel. Slight spicing & ends with rapacious, boozy blast. Certainly not boring.

Straight Jacket is designed to scramble some brain cells; what the hell is the ABV on this creature? Haymaker of alcohol numbs the palate better than an ice pack. The lack of bubbles is troubling & distracting, the beer is plumb-level flat. Getting to the taste, finally, it's a ton of caramel, woozy alcohol bite, butterscotch; the vanilla/bourbon is felt in both the heat & the finish.

Man, I wish carbonation had made even a cameo here. The heaviness & flatness really dulls the flavors & washes out what I suspect is an awesome beer. As is? Merely decent.

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04-12-2014 03:20:55 | More by maximum12
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Outstanding beverage that is exciting to open, pour, look, smell, and ultimately taste!
It is a rich brown color that pours quietly yet gives a small head top. As you smell it you quickly notice a hint of what you may think is a softer bourbon which makes it very unique. The taste that follows is remarkably smooth, complex and a special blend of brew!!

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Straight Jacket from Revolution Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 257 ratings.