Honey Jacket
Revolution Brewing

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British Barleywine
Ranked #57
Ranked #5,639
4.46 | pDev: 7.4%
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States
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Notes: We’re not the only ones who’ve been busy since last Deep Wood season; Revolution’s only permanent residents (residing in a hive on the brewery’s roof) have been pollinating local flora and producing honey for the past year. Not to be outdone, our brewers selected a crop of eighteen-month-old bourbon and rye whiskey barrel aged English Barleywines to imbue with the bees’ golden elixir. Worth the welts. Enjoy now or store cold.
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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.64/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours dark mahogany with a thin tan head that quickly settles to a thin ring. No lacing.

Aroma - Nose is honey, caramel, fig, vanilla, bourbon, lots of oak, smells like a sticky sweet dessert beer.

Taste - Wow caramel, vanilla, oak, bourbon the honey is like a smooth layer of sweetness over all the other flavors. Light fig and tobacco.

Feel - Mildly warming from the alcohol, slick syrupy feel to be expected. Really smooth velvety

Overall - taking SJ to another level the honey especially in the taste really brings everything together.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.15/5  rDev -7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautifully copper red with a fuzzy khaki blanket that's relatively persistent.

The flavor is extremely woody, splintery and dry. The honey sweetens the woody, mature body with a little herbal wildness I really wasn't expecting to show up in flavor. This is syrupy thick and pretty sweet, but not cloying, cleaning up to a decent crispness most of the time. I'm coming back again and again in awe that I'm actually getting that wild flavor that only comes with some decent local and fresh honey. This pairs with some caramel and other typical quality barleywine characteristics, and also develops a vanilla note here or there, coming to a surprisingly paper dry finish.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.75/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

See-through brown/orange appearance.

A violent pour yielded a small, noisy khaki head which quickly dissipated; no lace.

Honey, bourbon heat, oak & mild leather notes in the nose.

Thick, sticky mouthfeel.

Sweet honey & boozy bourbon flavors up front; oak & mild leather notes on the finish.

A sweet booze bomb; I love Straight Jacket, VSOJ and Strawberry Jacket, but this was not in my wheelhouse. Those bees on the roof deserved better...

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Incredible balance between the bourbon & the honey. The honey is unmistakable & the barrel notes are very nice. The beer is sweet without being overly cloying. No booze noted. It is a really excellent beer. Honestly this might be near VSOJ status.

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Honey Jacket from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 17 ratings