V.S.O.J. | Revolution Brewing

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4.65/5
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V.S.O.J.V.S.O.J.
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States
revbrew.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Very Special Old (Straight) Jacket

Aged a full 2 years in hand-selected Heaven Hill and Old Forester barrels.

Added by emerge077 on 01-16-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#114
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
61
pDev:
5.16%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Photo of illtexzona
4.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of sordyl
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bkwhoppa66
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dismembered_MC
4.71/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eternal218
4.83/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fthegiants
4.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ellswrth
4.77/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nuggetz
4.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dukeandduke
4.51/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

10/17/18 (Chicago): $6.82 5 ounce sample pour into snifter at the Revolution release event held at the brewpub. 2018 release 13.8% ABV. Dark black amber pour, very nice aroma, bourbon, vanilla, wine, on the sweet side. Very smooth whiskey malt taste, vanilla as well, very well balanced. Extremely smooth and creamy mouth feel, very easy drinking. Overall excellent pour, outstanding!

Brewer notes for this version: A cuvee of English Barleywines aged between two and three years in our favorite bourbon barrels. Very Special Old [Straight] Jacket is a luscious, complex celebration of malt, oak, and patience.

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Photo of Fireman_RK
4.82/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Pours a lustrous stream of dark chestnut and mahogany, which is met by a gracious 1cm tan head
S: Cognac, vanilla beans, toffee, and figs on the nose
T: Wow - incredibly complex profile that starts with oatmeal raisin cookies, fig newtons, and caramel and finishes with a grade B maple syrup, boozy roasted malt, and bourbon combination
F: Thick, creamy, and rich with a moderate carb
O: Decadent and full octane barleywine - bold flavors expertly combined with a skillfully crafted extended barrel aging. Easily one of the best barleywines I've had in recent memory.

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Photo of edisacoolcat
4.48/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2018 Can

A: huge boozy flavors, tons of raisin and vanilla, toasted oak, rum and whisky, fig, prune, and caramel

A: very dark brown to black with shallow head that falls to a nice tan lacing

F: caramel, fig, raisin, prune, oak, vanilla, caramel and roasted malts.

M: surprisingly creamy for a barleywine, full body with lingering dark cherry, vanilla, roasted oak, and raisin.

O: very enjoyable and pleasant. Lots of whiskey barrel aged flavors but mouthfeel is more like a stout

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Photo of Lare453
4/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of absoluthamm
4.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lazhal
4.81/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of eddie5721
4.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Stevem68
4.93/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dharmelink
4.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dicers
4.02/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
4.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ragnar3
4.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jkrug5
5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is just as good as king henry and Voodoo K-13

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Photo of Benish
4.46/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stevedore
4.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12oz can, snifter glass. Dark caramel brown body, one finger offwhite head, good retention, plenty of lacing. Looks like liquid butterscotch, opaque. Smell is massive bourbon and vanilla, a veritable depth charge of caramel, butterscotch, oak, vanillin, toffee to go along with a dose of sweet oaky whiskey. Damn. Flavour is a massive coalescence of all of the aforementioned aromas; it's literally everything you could ever want in a barleywine and amplified to 11. Yes, this one goes to 11. Mouthfeel is medium fuller bodied, lighter carbonation, smooth as silk, warming heat on the backend. It's delicious and massive. It brings all the boys to the yard, this one.

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Photo of Phoodcritic
4.31/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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V.S.O.J. from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 4.65 out of 5 with 61 ratings