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Straight Jacket - Revolution Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

268 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 43
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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Reviews by TMoney2591:
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter at The Firkin.

Another situation where I haven't tried the base beer, but am nonetheless undeterred from ticking the barreled version. Oh yeah. This stuff pours a murky garnet topped by a half-finger of wan khaki foam. The nose comprises toasted toffee, whiskey, light toasted oak, light cocoa, and candied orange peel. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some light ruby red grapefruit rind and a slightly boozy kick. The body is a hefty medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a pretty enjoyable barrel-aged barleywine. It may not be especially crazy or anything, but I'd definitely have another, no hesitation.

Serving type: on-tap

12-27-2012 16:05:14 | More by TMoney2591
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a slightly murky chestnut brown with no sediment and a thin head of fine carbonation that falls off quickly with light lacing. The nose is a mix of molasses, raisin, bourbony oak that finishes with a hint of ethanol and vanilla as it warms. Similarly, the taste is sticky bourbon barrel goodness - bready malts, well integrated bourbon notes, minimal bitterness/hop character, and lingering caramel. The mouthfeel is impressively drinkable with a medium-full, slightly flat body, rich bourbon flavors, lingering caramel sweetness, minimal bitterness, and a smooth, non-burning boozy finish. This is definitely an impressive BA barleywine, made that much better by its shelf status and availability.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 02:05:03 | More by ThePorterSorter
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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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.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 03:20:55 | More by maximum12
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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Straight Jacket from Revolution Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.