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Straight Jacket - Revolution Brewing Company

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334 Ratings
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Ratings: 334
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.18%
Wants: 108
Gots: 96 | 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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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

This poured as a very nice clear brown color, there is a thin white hea on top also. The retention is thin, just a ring around the edge of the glass. Not much lacing. The smell is sweet and very malty, some bourbon and hops in there as well. The taste is sweet with loaded of malt, caramel, maple and oak. The mouthfeel is syrupy, gently carbonated a slick. Overall it's a very nice barley wine, the barrel aging isn't over the top but still very good.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 22:51:53 | More by Knapp85
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

05-14-2013 09:07:12 | More by zestar
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gumballhead1

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.8%

05-14-2013 02:18:24 | More by gumballhead1
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Hopbully

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-12-2013 05:42:18 | More by Hopbully
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ObiWanKushnobi

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +11%

05-10-2013 20:52:20 | More by ObiWanKushnobi
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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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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

05-06-2013 15:42:15 | More by MinorThreat
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SkeeterBoganski

Colorado

4/5  rDev -6.5%

05-06-2013 12:48:54 | More by SkeeterBoganski
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leprakhan

California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

05-06-2013 03:32:59 | More by leprakhan
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timc100

Illinois

4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 04:24:49 | More by timc100
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yamar68

Minnesota

3.71/5  rDev -13.3%
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?

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 01:06:34 | More by yamar68
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CLCardinal84

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11%

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

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.5%

04-29-2013 03:38:48 | More by hansgruber
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IPx

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-24-2013 16:58:05 | More by IPx
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bcm75

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-22-2013 23:50:51 | More by bcm75
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incubuscience

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-20-2013 22:51:54 | More by incubuscience
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Duff27

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-16-2013 23:27:26 | More by Duff27
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auggie

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.8%

04-14-2013 02:40:59 | More by auggie
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injuredreserve

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-11-2013 17:29:25 | More by injuredreserve
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weonfire

Illinois

4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-08-2013 20:13:29 | More by JohnnyChicago
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Brew33

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-08-2013 00:09:40 | More by Brew33
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle
12/6/12
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2013 17:54:14 | More by inlimbo77
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HopsMatt

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -6.5%

03-29-2013 02:19:28 | More by HopsMatt
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-29-2013 01:51:30 | More by MaseFace
Straight Jacket from Revolution Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 334 ratings.