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Straight Jacket - Revolution Brewing Company

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Straight JacketStraight Jacket

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437 Ratings
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Ratings: 437
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 7.93%
Wants: 143
Gots: 140 | FT: 20
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of zrbeer1579
4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
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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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Straight Jacket from Revolution Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 437 ratings.