Straight Jacket | Revolution Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

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

Added by MasterSki on 09-08-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#553
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
726
pDev:
7.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
188
Gots:
249
Trade:
33
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Ratings: 726 |  Reviews: 106
Reviews by Florida9:
Photo of Florida9
4.02/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Not the prettiest beer. Color is a red-hued opaque cloudy brown. Served with a thin layer of creamy light tan head. Leaves some light lacing.

S: Smell is of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, and vanilla. Smells sweet, almost sugary.

T: Much like the smell. More caramel and brown sugar. Vanilla complements the sweetness. There is some oak, but it is fairly light when compared to the strong vanilla quality. I tend to not like beers that are this sweet, but this beer is quite balanced and it just works together.

M: Mouthfeel is full bodied. Very luscious with soft carbonation. Alcohol is present, but you'd never guess it's 13%.

O: A very nice BABW. The flavors blend play well together and I'm glad the barrel aging wasn't overdone. Fairly sweet with lots of vanilla. If there ever was a dessert beer, this would be it.

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Photo of Bartleby91
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottled 12/17/15. Poured into a snifter.
This is freaking amazing and is easily one of the best beers I've ever had.

The appearance is a beautiful opaque and hazy dark brown. Almost muddy, which is just how I like my Barleywines to look.

The aroma is massive with bourbon, oak, vanilla, raisins, brown sugar, and some nuttiness.

The taste is big and sweet with vanilla, caramel, oak, bourbon spice, brown sugar, molasses and dark fruits.

The palate is full with a wonderful creaminess that lasts beautifully. Has a hint of lingering alcohol.

Overall this is a damn perfect beer that is easily one of the best beers in my favorite style, BBA English Barleywines.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Gem-esque copper-red with a thin, creamy tan ring and a thin film that looks like wood grains.

Wow, what an exceptionally smooth and velvety thick body--it isn't heavy, but just right. I'm getting a balanced mix of wood, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, soft pine, roasted nuts, pruney fig, and sweet crisped biscuit, with a gut warming swallow that instantly hits your consciousness, mellowing you out with alarming swiftness.

Perfectly straddling the middle ground between sweet and bitter, I can see why this Barleywine is so revered.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tbryan5
4.54/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ben7773
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of warnerry
4.17/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chitex78
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pretty hot, needs some time to age.

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Photo of tigg924
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy, chestnut brown, with 1/4 inch head and low carbonation. Taste is layer upon layer of sweet malt, caramel, toffee, dark fruit, vanilla, and bourbon. Sticky, heavy bodied with low carbonation. Complex and tasty. My type of beer. I would love to be able to drink this one every night.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bpfrush
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrKarl
4.62/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of GOBLIN
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Zonian1
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1BeerToRuleThemAll
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CLCardinal84
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of bnewt21
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of PatrickG
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Straight Jacket from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 726 ratings
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