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