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Straight Jacket - Revolution Brewing Company

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350 Ratings
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Ratings: 350
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.18%
Wants: 110
Gots: 103 | FT: 14
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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vfgccp

New York

4/5  rDev -6.5%

05-31-2014 13:52:35 | More by vfgccp
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TheSixthRing

California

3.9/5  rDev -8.9%

Appearance - Pours a hazy auburn brown with a khaki-colored half finger head. Fair retention gives way to wisps of suds across the surface, and a thick ring around the glass. Leaves very little in the way of lacing.

Smell - Aroma hits you with a strong boozy bourbon punch, backed by lesser notes of sweet malty character and a moderate oak wood undertone.

Taste - Molasses and caramel notes combine to give this a touch of cola-like sweetness, along with that bourbon barrel influence which brings with it a fair touch of oakiness and light hints of vanilla. Ghostly traces of coconut. The end result gives this a flavor somewhat reminiscent of a Jack and Coke.

Mouthfeel - Full-bodied with very little carbonation. Thick and syrupy, with a drying finish. Fair heat on the finish that leaves a warmth in the gut.

Overall - Good, but not really my style. A bit too sweet and hot for my tastes. Can't shake the thought that this tastes like a 'hard cola'. Only other BA Barleywine I've had was the FW Sucaba... hard to say that I'd prefer one to the other, and truth is I'd probably rather have a well crafted BW to a BABW any day of the week.

05-27-2014 05:26:12 | More by TheSixthRing
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Jaycase

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

05-26-2014 02:01:24 | More by Jaycase
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will1256

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

05-24-2014 04:52:51 | More by will1256
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BeerLover99

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-24-2014 00:35:54 | More by BeerLover99
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DrChadly

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

05-22-2014 16:30:17 | More by DrChadly
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cjgator3

Florida

4/5  rDev -6.5%

05-20-2014 01:26:32 | More by cjgator3
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funkyaudio

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11%

05-19-2014 21:16:57 | More by funkyaudio
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mpayne5

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-19-2014 00:18:44 | More by mpayne5
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blankenhoney

Ohio

4.48/5  rDev +4.7%

22oz bottle. Crushed in a one-man operation, with help from my trusty snifter.

Straight Jacket pours a dark amber brown, with today's sunshine bringing out some intense red notes. Head is light and soapy and stays in place around the ring of the glass. Aromas are intense and excellent: burnt caramel, oaked dark fruit, and lots of booze. Going in for a sniff never gets old. Taste is sticky sweet vanilla butterscotch and oaked dates. Some nice char and light hops that work against the (very pleasant) sweetness. Mouthfeel was just right: on the lighter/thinner side, but substantial enough to coat the palate. Overall, I could pound this one all night. So rich and tasty. From the taste I would've thought this was an English barley wine, but can see it as a milder Central Waters BA barley wine (in terms of that tart happiness I like in the American style). Ideal drinking environment is dead of winter, next to a fireplace. But a sunny porch on a 65 degree late afternoon will do.

05-18-2014 23:13:15 | More by blankenhoney
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Pencible

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +11%

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xdtfx

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.5%

05-18-2014 19:56:50 | More by xdtfx
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

05-17-2014 20:04:39 | More by Tucquan
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uturn

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-16-2014 15:42:53 | More by uturn
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New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

05-15-2014 02:36:40 | More by metter98
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11%

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pcarney8

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-09-2014 23:26:25 | More by pcarney8
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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.5%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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Straight Jacket from Revolution Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 350 ratings.