Strawberry Jacket
Revolution Brewing

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British Barleywine
Ranked #44
Ranked #3,870
4.43 | pDev: 4.06%
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States
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Notes: Yes, Strawberry Jacket. A slightly drier blend of bourbon and rye whiskey barrel English Barleywines aged eighteen months provides a base for the delicate nuances of fresh strawberry to shine while retaining the same balance we expect of our beloved Straight Jacket. Reminiscent a fresh, juicy strawberry atop a crème brûlée, this sipper is as at home beside your favorite dessert as it is on its own. Enjoy now or store cold.
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4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap. Opaque and grainy appearing russet brown body with virtually no head save a little tan foam here and there. Strawberry jam aromas mix with the rye whiskey, bourbon, and wood, with leather and slight toffee lingering behind. Taste is much more potent than expected, strawberry stays true while playing nice with the booze and wood, surprising depth, certainly a sweet treat but not ridiculously so. Feel is appropriately dry and woody, with plenty of lush booze and sweetness. If you are hankering for a great heavy strawberry beer look no further! The wife was not able to try this one, but I can guarantee she would love this one!

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4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The appearance is strikingly clear but dark copper red with a thin but creamy tan blanket settling to a thin collar.

Much to my surprise this features all kinds of strawberry without tasting like medicine, and the barrel aged barleywine survives while not being crazy bourbony. The strawberry is sweet and jammy--wild and homemade even--somewhat thinning out the base, and maybe making it more drinkable.

There is a fine carbonation as the caramel-vanilla of the base interacts with the strawberry, albeit a little more in the background now, before a semi-sticky finish. It's a little warmingly woody on the exhale, accented by the softest touch of pine.

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4.07/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pous a ruddy brown color. Opaque and quite shiny. Thick fizzy two finger head dissipates quickly. No residual head remains.

Aroma has strong notes of strawberry jam, some oak notes, a touch of rye, some light notes of cinnamon and spice. But overall its really bowled over by the strawberry jam aroma.

Taste follows the nose with strong strawberry notes. Jammy, but not overly sweet. Reminiscent more of fresh preserves. Underlying that is a lovely English barleywine with notes of vanilla, toffee, dark fruits, oak and leather. On the back end you get some spicy rye notes. The strawberries take on a somewhat tart finish

Feel is light to medium bodied. Bright carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

Overall its a really unique beer. The strawberry its different but it works and they've utilized it really well here. A must try if you like the style and feel like being adventurous.

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 7/12/19; drank 7/19/19 @ the Yarchives.

See through purple/brown appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice, noisy khaki head which quickly dissipated; minimal head.

Strawberry jam, oak & leather notes in the nose.

Creamy, thick mouthfeel.

Strawberry jam, leather & mild oak flavors; mild booze heat notes on the finish.

A delightful barleywine; fruity but substantial. A winner!

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4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Love the strawberry aroma and taste; it’s authentic as it gets. Strawberry is a hard fruit to get right with most beer styles, yet it’s done well here. Not much barleywine or barrel aged flavors going on besides the rye notes from the rye whiskey barrels.

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Strawberry Jacket from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 26 ratings