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Straight Jacket - Revolution Brewing Company

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454 Ratings
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Ratings: 454
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 7.93%
Wants: 151
Gots: 153 | FT: 22
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American 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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served chilled in a snifter, from a 22oz bomber.

A: Very light and opaque. Looks like an aged bourbon with a golden hue on the edges.
S: The smell is complex and boozy, with notes of bourbon, vanilla, raisins, cherry and dark fruit.
T: The taste follows the nose, except it's not as boozy as you might expect given the aroma. Remarkably smooth and balanced.
M: A full bodied mouth feel, very enjoyable.
O: Overall this is a superlative barley wine and bourbon barrel aged beer. This beer is very underrated in my opinion. I've had some good barley wines recently and Straight Jacket beats Sucaba, and Behemoth. More comparable to this years Bourbon County Brand Barley Wine. I would highly recommend grabbing a bomber! I can only imagine it gets better with age.

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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.

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Straight Jacket from Revolution Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 454 ratings.