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Straight Jacket - Revolution Brewing Company

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67 Reviews
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Reviews: 67
Hads: 542
Avg: 4.25
pDev: 23.53%
Wants: 171
Gots: 184 | FT: 23
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 09-08-2011

(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
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Photo of AgentZero
3.31/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - A very nice looking deep, brown beer that turns yellow on the edges. Great khaki head that had moderate retention and faded to a misty ring. Sides left clean.

S - Lots of dark fruits, figs, raisins, dates. Very sweet smelling. The barrel influence is kind of minimal and dominated by the very strong sweet smell. A little touch of vanilla and some caramel.

T - This really tastes a lot like a quad-barleywine mix. Tons of dark fruit, some caramel and molasses. Alcohol is well hidden but the whiskey is minimal as is the barrel influence overall. Leaves a bit of a lighter fruity taste in the back of the mouth. Very cloying and powerfully sweet.

M - Full bodied and smooth, slightly souring on the finish.

O - One of the more fatiguing beers I've had in a while. So sweet I was ready to call it quits after an ounce, literally. Not that it tastes bad, just way too powerfully sweet and rich. I forced my way through 5 ounces but was rough. Not getting this again at the price.

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Photo of maximum12
3.32/5  rDev -21.9%
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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Photo of Sean9689
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Rev Kedzie Grand Opening Party.

A - Pours darker reddish color, off-white head, thin collar.

S - Bourbon, dark fruits, oak, barrel notes, light vanilla, and caramel. I think I get more JD over the HH Rye, but either way, it works decently well.

T - I'm getting a lot more JD here, pretty harsh. Other notes of dark fruit, oak, caramel, light char. Alcohol is noticeable, but at 13%, it's hard not to expect that. Finish is boozy and burnt sugary sweetness, slightly harsh on the end.

M - Medium to full body (could use a bit more here), good carbonation, creamy oak finish.

O - An improvement over the base beer, but I'm not a big fan of that to begin with. Pretty forgettable when it comes to BA Barleywine, but overall not too bad.

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Photo of MasterSki
3.7/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got my Mug Club 5oz taster of this one - missed the base beer so didn't really know what to expect. A blend using both Jack Daniels and Heaven Hill Rye barrels.

A - A finger of tan foam settles to a partial cap and thicker collar, leaving behind some spotty lace. Murky caramel brown body.

S - Very sweet - lots of unfermented sugars in here. Toffee, caramel, lightly toasted malts. It's initially very Jack Daniels-forward, but the Heaven Hill character builds as it warms up. Some alcohol present, but nothing unexpected for 13%.

T - This is an odd case where I think the base beer has overwhelmed the barrel flavors - there's minimal oak and only a light whiskey bite in the finish. Just tons of caramel, toffee, treacle, and brown sugar. Sort of boring actually, as it's mono-dimensional sweetness and gets cloying after a while.

M - Medium-full body, chewy and sticky, light tannic finish, and lower carbonation. Some moderate alcohol warmth, but not too much.

D - A decent barrel-aged barleywine, but one of Revolutions weaker offerings. I didn't feel the need to order a whole glass of this one. I think I preferred Haymarket's stab at this style to be honest, although it suffered from excessive booze. Wooden Hell, BA Behemoth, and BA Hi-Fi Rye are safe on the podium for the moment.

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Photo of yamar68
3.74/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Thanks scalzo!

Nice ruby brown body with a thin but well-retaining off white head that produces great lace, plenty of alcohol legging.

They definitely weren't kidding around when it came to the bourbon barrels. Vanilla, caramel, huge bourbon sweetness, milk chocolate, toffee, brown sugar, warming booze... it's a big'n.

Woah... even bigger on the palate. The big malt/bourbon sweetness hits first, then the heat surfaces, then a dry and sticky finish. The booze-soaked oak is pretty much a theme through and through. Honestly, this one tastes even boozier than 13%. Are they just saying that in order to appease those pussies in Ohio?

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Photo of freeride
3.74/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle - bottled 06DEC12

Appearance - pours thick, deep amber, almost red. head disappears quickly, but carbonation lingers. Thin on the lacing, but it's there...just not prevalent. Thought it was a bit too dark, perhaps a result of the barrel aging.

Smell - This is the fun part of this beer. There's so much going on here. I get a nice balance of powerful malt with the combination of bourbon notes. Bourbon comes off as if the guy next to you is drinking a fine bourbon and it leaves you wondering what he's drinking. There's a bit of toasty biscuits in there. Just an overall anticipation on how this is all going to play out...like the first time you...are at the plate awaiting the first pitch. I am a bourbon fan, so this smell hits home with me.

Taste - In a word...playful. this is a little over a year old right now, so I would expect some of the taste to develop. I get a lot of toasted coconut, some toffee-ness, and a lot of that great malt character. It is a bit overpowered, still, by the dryness of the ABV. At 13%, I think this beer still has a while to develop. The taste notes invite you to the party, but don't let you in just yet. You can see your ex-girlfriend over the bouncers shoulder, and you leave bitter and angry. Taste will be there, for sure. Of this, I have no doubt. It just may not yet be ready to fulfill it's potential.

Palette/Mouthfeel - The thin lacing is followed through on the palette. Given the smell, the initial taste notes, I wanted this to dance on my tongue. But the palette was thin...in the way you hope the next girl will make up for the last. But the silver lining is the aftertaste. What lingers is the bourbon notes and malt profile that serves as a reminder that this beer WILL be good...oh yes, it will be good. It will develop, grow bolder, and mature nicely. But like you're first time, it's still just not yet ready.

Overall - it's a REALLY strong brew. A well executed beer with some great potential. I think the grain bill and mix will yield a well developed barrel aged barely wine in another year or so. Hold on to this one, with age will come promise. And this beer has promise AND the ability to follow through in the future...

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Photo of snaotheus
3.74/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle split between a pair of large snifters. No dates I can find.

Pours murky brown with little or no head, and little evidence of carbonation. Smell is powerful booze, caramel and toffee. Vanilla, maybe maple.

Taste is similar to the aroma, but with a little more of a plummy note. Not as sweet as I expected (which is good, I think).

Mouthfeel is surprisingly thin. Overall, tasty, interesting barleywine.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.89/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of kawilliams81
3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Pipeworks snifter.

A- pours a dark copper with a 1 finger tan head. Some blotches of lacing remain on the glass.

S- sweet dark fruits, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla.

T- caramel, toffee, dark fruits, whiskey, slight citrus, and some bitterness at the finish.

M- full body and medium carbonation. Smooth yet syrupy with some alcohol,present.

O- good BA Barleywine. Not a top 10 Barleywine but falls in line shortly after.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.97/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

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Photo of Phelps
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap in a snifter at the brewpub in chitown.

Brown and opaque, like a dark, sour cherry. Half finger of filmy light tan head.

Bourbon, vanilla, maple, mint, toffee, chocolate.

Sweet. Tons of toffee, dark cherry, acidic wood, sugary at the finish. Vanilla ice cream and cherry sauce with toffee candies. Oak and whiskey at the finish.

Fairly tongue numbing, big alcohol. High pinching carbonation, viscous medium-full body. Warming.

Good to combat the winter cold.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.01/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Shared a bottle of this last night with friends, but we didn't kill the bottle. I'm taking it upon myself to do the dirty work we couldn't handle last night. Killing two birds with one stone at that, since this also helps me clear out my fridge a bit.

Love the burgundy or sherry-like color in the body and the film that sits over it. Obviously less carbonation than yesterday, but that's okay. To be expected. Still looks deviously delectable. Devilishly delicious. Other alliterations as needed. 4.5

Smells like a lot bourbon and caramel were making babies and things got aggressive. Noticeably boozy and oaken and spicy and sweet. Plenty of character. Tasty. Oh no wait, I can't say that about a smell. But I said it anyway. 4

Forgive me if I think I'm drinking a port. This has lots of port-like taste. Rich caramel thick flavor with a bit of spiciness and boozy bite. As it warms it develops raison flavor and some plum and fig. Dark fruit and vinous-ness-ness-ness. Apparently vinousness isn't a word so I added the extra -ness to show extra contempt at its exclusion from the world's vocabulary. T- 4 M- 3.75

I'd have loved to age another bottle and let some of the booze settle, but this drinks pretty nicely as is.

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Photo of brentk56
4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dec 06.12 bottling

Appearance: Just a film of a head that layers on top of the chestnut colored liquid; not much staying power though it does leave some dotty lacing behind

Smell: Boozy and very sweet; with molasses and Bourbon tones prominent; also detected are oak, raisins, fig, stone fruit, pine and vanilla

Taste: Bourbon and molasses forward, with the stone and dried dark fruit flavors building; vanilla and oak, underpinning; in the mid-palate, the piney hops build, making a strong impression of bitterness on my palate; residual sweetness lingers underneath

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low carbonation; boozy warmth in the gullet

Overall: With its assertive hoppiness, this tastes more like an American Barleywine to me; decent, but I am not as big a fan of it as others around here due to the cloying sweetness

Thanks, Eziel, for the opportunity

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Photo of Florida9
4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Not the prettiest beer. Color is a red-hued opaque cloudy brown. Served with a thin layer of creamy light tan head. Leaves some light lacing.

S: Smell is of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, and vanilla. Smells sweet, almost sugary.

T: Much like the smell. More caramel and brown sugar. Vanilla complements the sweetness. There is some oak, but it is fairly light when compared to the strong vanilla quality. I tend to not like beers that are this sweet, but this beer is quite balanced and it just works together.

M: Mouthfeel is full bodied. Very luscious with soft carbonation. Alcohol is present, but you'd never guess it's 13%.

O: A very nice BABW. The flavors blend play well together and I'm glad the barrel aging wasn't overdone. Fairly sweet with lots of vanilla. If there ever was a dessert beer, this would be it.

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Photo of zrbeer1579
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Opened this up two nights ago. Bottled date is January 17 2014. It was not even a month old when consumed. Review from notes.

Appearance: Pour a brown-reddish with a half finger tan head. Dissipated rather quickly; only held for a minute or less. No lacing at all.

Aroma: Soft bourbon, oak, and lots of caramel. Some coconuts and marshmallows. Slight dark fruits and peach. Getting a little spicy alcohol as well.

Taste: Oak and bourbon up front. Subtle vanilla and coconut. The malts are a little rich. Lots of caramels and some toffee. Some dark fruits, mostly raisins. And peach, I'm not sure why I'm getting peach, but I'm tasting it. Also, some very mild chocolate as well.

The lingering finish is a nice long buttery oak with little flavors mentioned above. The buttery oak is actually very nostalgic to me.

Mouthfeel: Straight Jacket is not heavy at all. Drink pretty damn easy. Carbonation is light and a slick feel.

Overall: I thoroughly enjoy this beer. A good barrel-aged barleywine. I love finish of this beer as mentioned. I do not remember ever tasting that particular characteristic as strong in other barrel aged beers. Maybe I will get another bottle to age.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Orange-brown body, a little hazy, light tan head that dissipates and leaves no lacing. Tidy box-and-bottle set.

S: Tons of wood and malt. Some whiskey spice coming through as well.

T: Again, lots of wood, mostly smooth with some malt sweetness but also slightly harsh, I'm sure the high ABV contributes. Hints of vanilla and leather. Very malty as well, it approaches the level that gives me a headache. Not very bitter, but the somewhat harsh wood notes are balanced by a mild sweetness. Long finish.

M: For the intense aromas and ABV, this is medium bodied and drinkable. No filminess and moderate carbonation.

O: Maybe a little heavy on the wood aspect, but with such a heavy-malt brew it works well. For a barleywine, this is nicely complex and appropriately alcohol-ed.

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Photo of emerge077
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 bottled batch:
Dark saturated amber orange, wispy head that fades quickly.
Creme brûlée, toasted coconut, rich caramel toffee, good dose of Woodford or similar sweeter bourbon. Very smooth, moderately sweet and confectionary, big toffee and toasted marshmallow. Pretty tasty and seemingly and improvement from the first batch.

9-8-11 - 3.8
Opted for the smaller $5 draft pour, a brimming taster glass.

Pours a murky reddish brown, with a thin layer of creamy foam that faded slowly into a wispy web pattern on the surface. Sticky lace all around the edges. Opaque body.

Sweet caramel, cajeta, toffee, vanilla. Extremely sweet, "dessert in a glass" impression from the nose alone. More barrel character here would add some balance, but it's nice as is.

Feel is sticky, flavors of sweet caramel, vanilla, and toffee flavors dominate. Sweet lingering finish, vanilla from the wood, but not especially boozy. The alcohol does seem to dry out the palate after the sweetness passes. The distinctive dried cherry notes of the base beer have been obliterated by the barrel it seems. Overall this is good, and potent in small doses. Wouldn't want more than one, and then only for dessert.

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Photo of inlimbo77
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle
The Bruery tulip

A: Murky amber color. No head at all. Just laces of white whisp. Maybe see some tiny bubbles. Definitely some alcohol feet. Could have used a touch more carbonation.

S: Wow, holy bourbon. Smells of wet barrel for sure. Smells as soon as I cracked bottle. Oak is certainly there. Vanilla. Caramel. Sticky toffee pudding. Sweet malty goodness.

T: Taste follows the nose. Definitely getting sweet toffee and vanilla and caramel with this one. Touch of bitterness on the tip of the tongue, but then it's malt city. The sweetness continues during the sip, until you get some alcohol heat on the back end. I wish the barrel was a little more incorporated in the base, but it's pretty darn solid at any rate.

M: It's not super think, but is a full bodied boozy beer.

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Photo of Vonerichs
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of GbVDave
4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter at Revolution 9/17/11. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

A: Served a murky dark caramel brown color with an exceedingly creamy layer of khaki colored foam on top. Lacing was pretty and plentiful, leaving intricate patterns down the inside of the glass.

S: No mistaking that this spent a while in Bourbon barrels. Strong, but not overwhelming, aromas of bourbon coupled with molassas, dark fruit, vanilla, and coconut.

T: As above with toasted nuts, chocolate, brown sugar, and more bourbon.

M: Very slick and full, but not at all syrupy. Sweet. Heath noticed a bit of alcohol burn, but I had a hard time detecting much heat.

O: This was a rare 13%er that didn't wear out our tongues. Dangerously easy to drink. Excellent effort in their BA program.

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Photo of Jeffo
4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber from Masterski. Cheers!

From a bomber into a snifter
6 December 2012

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium looking, off-white head with lousy retention. Perfectly clear chestnut red with lower levels of carbonation evident. Head fades to a faint wisp and ring. A swirly wisp remains until the end but leaves no lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Bourbon, oak, coconut, caramel and toffee aromas on the nose. Spicy booze in there as well, with some dried fruit. Bold and enticing.

TASTE: Quite boozy up front, with bourbon, oak, sweet dried fruit and some spicy flavors initially. Sweet caramel and coconut from the bourbon barrel at the swallow. Big and lingering finish of oak, coconut, caramel and toffee sweetness, dark fruits and spicy alcohol. Very flavorful and the alcohol adds plenty of spicy flavors as opposed to just booze.

PALATE: Medium-full body with medium levels of carbonation. Weighty enough, creamy as well, goes down okay and finishes sticky on the palate. A scratch at the swallow and some heat lingers.

OVERALL: A solid brew for sure. This was definitely my favorite of the four Revolution brews I sampled recently, as it was very flavorful, well balanced and had a full, creamy feel to support everything that was going on. Something I would gladly drink again. Cheers again for the stuff Masterski. Recommended.

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Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a trade with TheFugitive. 22 ounce bottle into snifter bottled on 1/17/2014. Pours hazy dark ruby red color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of raisin, plum, fig, date, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, vanilla, coconut, bourbon, oak, and toast/oaky earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark malt, bourbon barrel, and dark fruit notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, date, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, vanilla, coconut, bourbon, oak, and toast/oaky earthiness. Slight tannic oak bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, fig, date, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, vanilla, coconut, bourbon, and oak on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and robustness of dark malt, bourbon barrel, and dark fruit flavors; with a great malt/barrel balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy, fairly slick, and slightly tannic mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome barrel aged English barelywine style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark malt, bourbon barrel, and dark fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the huge ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Tieman for sharing this one at jmgrub's tasting.

Bottled 12/6/12.

Pours a hazy orange-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, wood, and bourbon aromas. Taste is much the same with brown sugar, toffee, and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody and hop bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with great bourbon aromas and tasty flavors.

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Photo of oline73
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter. This was opened at a BA Barleywine tasting.

Pours with a decent amount of head and an amber color. This one has a good balance between sweeter flavors and hop bitterness. The smell is very strong and full of malt and bourbon heat. I'm getting some caramel and vanilla notes. The hops lighten up the sweetness a bit. This is pretty easy to drink.

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Straight Jacket from Revolution Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.