V.S. Vanilla Deth Jacket
Revolution Brewing

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Style:
Strong Ale - American
ABV:
13.6%
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Avg:
4.44 | pDev: 5.18%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
7
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Revolution Brewing
 
Illinois, United States
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Notes: A blend of Jim Beam Distiller's Masterpiece Bourbon French oak PX Sherry finish-aged Stout and Barleywine, and two Vanilla Deth "money barrels," one dosed with three pounds of bourbon-soaked Papua New Guinea vanilla beans, and another stuffed with toasted Forêt de Tronçais French oak. Lumber-derived vanilla soars above a torrent of sweet caramel, date, and softened roast. Pinkies up, kiddos.⁠
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michaelsmith11 from Illinois

4.33/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I was excited to try this one. Blending a stout with a Barleywine is a pretty ambitious endeavor. I was expecting that this would be in your face vanilla but it turns out the vanilla was actually pretty subtle. Chocolate, caramel, and dried fruit on the first wave. It was boozy with oak and vanilla in the finish.

Nov 23, 2021
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on draft at the Taproom on 11/20/21.

Midnight black appearance.

Minimal tan head; no lace.

Rich notes of vanilla, sherry, oak & sweet chocolate.

Velvet-y mouthfeel.

Just incredible.

Nov 22, 2021
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FBarber from Illinois

4.04/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On draught at Rev taproom.

Lot going on here - vanilla, fruit, very sweet, candy, sweet cream. Can't really pin down what its overall character is. Its good, but not really grabbing me. Sprightly carbonation.

Nov 21, 2021
V.S. Vanilla Deth Jacket from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 4.44 out of 5 with 7 ratings