Straight Jacket | Revolution Brewing

Straight JacketStraight Jacket
BA SCORE
4.32/5
720 Ratings
Straight JacketStraight Jacket
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:
#550
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
720
pDev:
7.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
193
Gots:
244
Trade:
32
HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of BGsWo22
2.5/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I must have missed something with this one

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2.6/5  rDev -39.8%

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3/5  rDev -30.6%

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3/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of muddyh2oblues
3.18/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

not to my liking. too strong of alcohol taste for my liking. almost like doing a shot. liked the very mad cow better.

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Photo of rderedin
3.22/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CityofBals
3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of vinny21bal
3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of Azpittil57
3.28/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Overwhelming smell of whiskey, but the taste is much more acceptable.

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Photo of AgentZero
3.31/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - A very nice looking deep, brown beer that turns yellow on the edges. Great khaki head that had moderate retention and faded to a misty ring. Sides left clean.

S - Lots of dark fruits, figs, raisins, dates. Very sweet smelling. The barrel influence is kind of minimal and dominated by the very strong sweet smell. A little touch of vanilla and some caramel.

T - This really tastes a lot like a quad-barleywine mix. Tons of dark fruit, some caramel and molasses. Alcohol is well hidden but the whiskey is minimal as is the barrel influence overall. Leaves a bit of a lighter fruity taste in the back of the mouth. Very cloying and powerfully sweet.

M - Full bodied and smooth, slightly souring on the finish.

O - One of the more fatiguing beers I've had in a while. So sweet I was ready to call it quits after an ounce, literally. Not that it tastes bad, just way too powerfully sweet and rich. I forced my way through 5 ounces but was rough. Not getting this again at the price.

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3.31/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Regrettably brief impression from a draught pour in Manhattan:

Gooey caramel. Caramelized fruit. Fig. Date. Tannic wood.

Low B- / WORTHY

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Photo of maximum12
3.32/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to chicken13reast, who saw my plea for this brew & answered the bell...been having a weird lust to try some Revolution barrel-stuff, so here we are. 22 oz. bottle split with the wife, if she comes home from her now three-hour 'dinner'. If not, I'll filter it all, baby.

The pour is the dark orange of weathered split wood, actually, it's reminding me of the winterkill I saw floating in a local pond today, but that's a less appealing image. Comes out flat, even with a big pour. Nose brings big vanilla, bourbon, & a buttload of caramel. Slight spicing & ends with rapacious, boozy blast. Certainly not boring.

Straight Jacket is designed to scramble some brain cells; what the hell is the ABV on this creature? Haymaker of alcohol numbs the palate better than an ice pack. The lack of bubbles is troubling & distracting, the beer is plumb-level flat. Getting to the taste, finally, it's a ton of caramel, woozy alcohol bite, butterscotch; the vanilla/bourbon is felt in both the heat & the finish.

Man, I wish carbonation had made even a cameo here. The heaviness & flatness really dulls the flavors & washes out what I suspect is an awesome beer. As is? Merely decent.

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3.41/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of firkingroovin
3.42/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lillitnn92
3.44/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drunkinchicago
3.45/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Overwhelming whiskey taste on this one

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Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -19%

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3.5/5  rDev -19%

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3.5/5  rDev -19%

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3.5/5  rDev -19%

Photo of Sean9689
3.5/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Rev Kedzie Grand Opening Party.

A - Pours darker reddish color, off-white head, thin collar.

S - Bourbon, dark fruits, oak, barrel notes, light vanilla, and caramel. I think I get more JD over the HH Rye, but either way, it works decently well.

T - I'm getting a lot more JD here, pretty harsh. Other notes of dark fruit, oak, caramel, light char. Alcohol is noticeable, but at 13%, it's hard not to expect that. Finish is boozy and burnt sugary sweetness, slightly harsh on the end.

M - Medium to full body (could use a bit more here), good carbonation, creamy oak finish.

O - An improvement over the base beer, but I'm not a big fan of that to begin with. Pretty forgettable when it comes to BA Barleywine, but overall not too bad.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -19%

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3.5/5  rDev -19%

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3.5/5  rDev -19%

Photo of IrishColonial
3.51/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Straight Jacket from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 720 ratings
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