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Straight Jacket - Revolution Brewing Company

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Ratings: 349
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.18%
Wants: 108
Gots: 102 | 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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Reviews by vic21234:
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vic21234

Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +4.7%

22oz bomber poured into a snifter. Warmed at room temperature from the fridge for about 15 minutes. Bottled on date is 12/6/12.

A- Pours a dark copper/ ruby color, mostly clear with a small amount of haze. A minimal amount of head quickly fades. Nice alcohol legs along the sides of the glass.

S- Initial smell is of dark fruits and an overall sweetness. Molasses and bourbon round out the taste.

T- At first taste comes sweet malts and bourbon. I get hints of vanilla and dark fruits also. Lots going on in the taste as with most barleywines. As it warms the flavors become even more notable.

M- Medium to heavy, low carbonation, a nice sipping beer. The bourbon flavors are big in this one, but it doesn't drink as hot as some BA American Barleywines I've had in recent memory.

This is the first I've had from Revolution as far as their BA offerings, and I am impressed. A great example of a BA American Barleywine.

01-02-2013 00:59:37 | More by vic21234
More User Reviews:
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DanGeo

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-17-2014 01:09:30 | More by DanGeo
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-31-2014 12:46:59 | More by tectactoe
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-08-2013 03:14:23 | More by jaminjohnson
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-16-2014 14:44:12 | More by stereosforgeeks
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CLCardinal84

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11%

05-02-2013 20:54:59 | More by CLCardinal84
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

06-29-2013 00:32:01 | More by acurtis
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.5%

04-18-2014 22:29:51 | More by DerekQXQX
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timc100

Illinois

4.36/5  rDev +1.9%

A: Dark, muggy ruby with a minimal beige head. When aggressively poured it reveals nice big boozy spotted big-bubble lacing. Ready to tuck in, no doubt

S: Fantastic. Big dark fruits - bourbon soaked raisins, figs and plums. Huge brown sugar sweetness as well as bourbon caramel. The vanilla is very subtle. There is a very nice organic woodiness to it. Overall has the aroma of a cohesive beer - not necessarily a barelywine and bourbon, more a marriage of the two. There is certainly some heat on it, needs a year or so to balance out.

T: Very, very tasty; however, too boozy right now. Big sweet dark fruits, brown sugar and caramel. There is more vanilla than the aroma, but still not as much as other BABWs. Bordering on cloying sweetness.

P: Thinner than it should be, but it doesn't take away much. Very smooth with soft carbonation - medium bodied.

O: A fantastic bourbon barleywine all around. Very excited to see how it ages, I have high hopes.

05-03-2013 04:24:49 | More by timc100
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weonfire

Illinois

4.46/5  rDev +4.2%

A - Reddish mahogany, pinky thickness white tiny bubbled head, dissipates quickly

S - Sweet bourbon, purple grapes, toffee, aged fruits: cherry?

T - initial: sweet, real sweet, bourbon, toffee, chocolate, grapes, cherry. finish: aged fruit, real minor booze

M - just a toucher thinner than some of the exceptional barley wines, frothy, medium body, moderate linger-er

O - Lovely. Bourbon is extraordinary, frothy level was great, aged fruits were outstanding- real complex. only knock maybe be a bit sweet for some palates and I wish it was just a touch thicker, but thats just me.

04-10-2013 02:05:31 | More by weonfire
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-08-2014 22:24:59 | More by mdaschaf
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-14-2013 20:03:39 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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TheSixthRing

California

3.9/5  rDev -8.9%

Appearance - Pours a hazy auburn brown with a khaki-colored half finger head. Fair retention gives way to wisps of suds across the surface, and a thick ring around the glass. Leaves very little in the way of lacing.

Smell - Aroma hits you with a strong boozy bourbon punch, backed by lesser notes of sweet malty character and a moderate oak wood undertone.

Taste - Molasses and caramel notes combine to give this a touch of cola-like sweetness, along with that bourbon barrel influence which brings with it a fair touch of oakiness and light hints of vanilla. Ghostly traces of coconut. The end result gives this a flavor somewhat reminiscent of a Jack and Coke.

Mouthfeel - Full-bodied with very little carbonation. Thick and syrupy, with a drying finish. Fair heat on the finish that leaves a warmth in the gut.

Overall - Good, but not really my style. A bit too sweet and hot for my tastes. Can't shake the thought that this tastes like a 'hard cola'. Only other BA Barleywine I've had was the FW Sucaba... hard to say that I'd prefer one to the other, and truth is I'd probably rather have a well crafted BW to a BABW any day of the week.

05-27-2014 05:26:12 | More by TheSixthRing
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gangstafaceclay

Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +4.9%

A- ruby with a white head and minimal lacing

S- Carmel, vanilla, oak, bourbon, coconut

T- like nose you get bourbon, nice Carmel, roasted coconut, oak, vanilla, some coco, dark fruits, a good sweetness to this brew but balanced with bitterness. Very good balance of all the flavors.

M- full bodied and creamy with light carbonation.

O- this is a very good brew. The taste is sooo good. I think it would taste even better with age. I really enjoyed this.

03-17-2014 03:14:07 | More by gangstafaceclay
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Griffith

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-24-2014 01:58:39 | More by Griffith
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

10-31-2013 02:33:45 | More by schmidtmattsays
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cjgator3

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.5%

05-20-2014 01:26:32 | More by cjgator3
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-06-2013 01:03:17 | More by Gonzoillini
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4/5  rDev -6.5%

07-07-2013 19:20:56 | More by hooliganlife
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.14/5  rDev -3.3%

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Amber body. Small off white head. Medium collar.

Smell - Bourbon, vanilla, caramel. Simple and great aroma.

Taste - Sharp oak very prevalent throughout. Bourbon. Vanilla and a little bit of fruitiness. Caramel.

Mouthfeel - Thick and syrupy. Sweet. Slightly sharp flavor.

Overall - Very tasty. Great barrel. Everything works well here.

01-20-2014 18:33:05 | More by Alieniloquium
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-25-2014 19:52:22 | More by Kegatron
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MontereyBay831

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

08-07-2013 20:34:38 | More by MontereyBay831
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mjc3151

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.8%

04-18-2014 00:55:16 | More by mjc3151
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Vonerichs

Illinois

4.11/5  rDev -4%

Looked a little thin at first. The carbonation was very active and fizzy, which is not typical for barleywine. Otherwise, nice chestnut color and clarity.

Really nice bourbon aromas. Vanilla, wood, carmalized sugar.

It manages to extract the bourbon flavors without being overly-boozy. The wood really pops along with vanilla, toasted coconut, and brown sugar. It's sweet, but not cloying.

It's very smooth for 13%. It's heavy and has a light heat, but as expected.

A very good barrel aged barleywine. This bottle had almost one year on it which may have mellowed it. The flavors are great and captures the essence of barrel aging.

09-06-2013 02:14:20 | More by Vonerichs
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JohnnyNicks

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.5%

04-29-2014 21:27:56 | More by JohnnyNicks
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Straight Jacket from Revolution Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 349 ratings.