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Straight Jacket - Revolution Brewing Company

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95
world-class

331 Ratings
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Ratings: 331
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.2%
Wants: 108
Gots: 95 | FT: 11
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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Ratings: 331 | Reviews: 48 | Display Reviews Only:
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jffrson729

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.1%

03-11-2014 03:22:47 | More by jffrson729
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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benghan

Sweden

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.1%

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mkennedy119

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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bralston345

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-02-2014 02:40:42 | More by bralston345
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bdelonj13

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

03-01-2014 02:52:57 | More by bdelonj13
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imyourhero21

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-28-2014 19:48:42 | More by imyourhero21
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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-26-2014 17:09:07 | More by KAF
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ahbithwabm

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

02-24-2014 04:30:32 | More by ahbithwabm
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mlklein27

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-21-2014 01:05:05 | More by mlklein27
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Jd2391

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-19-2014 03:32:49 | More by Jd2391
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zrbeer1579

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 19:57:14 | More by zrbeer1579
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-16-2014 00:15:06 | More by ksbuell
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alexm1309

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-15-2014 15:41:52 | More by alexm1309
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Fcolle2

Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark dark brown with some dark mahogany hueswith a tan one finger head that retains nicely.

Smell is great. Loads of caramel malt forward with aromas of oak barrel some light bourbon aromas, lots of dark fruit mainly dates and figs. Some lighter vanilla and marshmellow aromas are also present though somewhat light.

Taste follows the nose. Lots of caramel malt forward woth a mild amount of sweetness before a great oak and bourbon flavor come to dominate the midsection. Slight flavors of bourbon soaked raisen vanilla and marshmellow that will probably come out more with age.

Mouthfeel is great big body for a big beer. Mild carbonation, great sipping beer.

Reall glad I have a bottle to age, this will do great things I'm sure.

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2014 01:38:00 | More by Fcolle2
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.1%

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Illinois

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Illinois

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Straight Jacket from Revolution Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 331 ratings.