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
Ratings:
696
Reviews:
99
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
7.87%
 
 
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189
Gots:
243
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33
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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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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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

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

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4.99/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

look: dark amber red with short lived off white lacing.
smell: molasses, brown sugar, and vanilla.
taste: delicious, maple syrup , molasses , nutty, dark fruits, and brown syrup... reminds me of capirotada..
feel: full bodied, smooth, alcohol is hidden well.
overall: one of the best barley wines ive had...

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

2013 aged very gracefully and is drinking very well right now for those who have cellared this beer

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4.96/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into an Ale Syndicate Pint Glass

A) Amber Reddish brown, thin one finger head, lacing, not cloudy but rather clear. Minor Carbonation

S) Wonderful! Bourbon, oak, burnt sugar, vanilla, grape skin, malt, alcohol

T) Same as aroma, Maris Otter for sure Bourbon up front, oak finish, sugar, vanilla, grape skin, fig and bread, not too boozy

M) Thick but not very carbonated

O) One of the best Bourbon Barrel beers I have ever had, perfect amounts of sweetness and flavor all around a great beer. Lots of flavor and worth the price.

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Straight Jacket from Revolution Brewing
4.32 out of 5 based on 696 ratings.
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