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:
702
Reviews:
100
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
7.64%
 
 
Wants:
190
Gots:
243
For Trade:
33
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Ratings: 702 |  Reviews: 100
Photo of addiwilliams
3.41/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Raziel313
3.57/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CPAles
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of TomO23
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lloydboss
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gambyt20
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of THoffner
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap, pours a dark reddish brown, no head, just a thin beige ring. Aroma is bourbon. Flavor is raisin, plum and fig with a boozy finish. Warming. Texture is oily but thinner than the BBA stouts. Very nice.

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Photo of Pierre_Pressure
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark amber body which shows as a beautiful red when put to light. Medium head on pour which leaves some lacing in its wake.
S: Very strong scent of bourbon on this one; I can smell it from about a foot away. Following this is a sweet toffee like scent. The strong bourbon in the nose falls off quickly leaving the aroma more balanced.
T: Leads off with a sweet toffee flavor before quickly giving away to the vanilla, oak, and bourbon notes inparted by the barrell. Very well balanced here as this avoids the cloying sweetness that many BBA barleywines have.
F: Lingers on the tongue rather nicely. Perhaps a touch thinner than one would like, but not enough to be a detriment.
O: I've really been enjoying what I have had so far from Revolution's Deep Wood series, and Straight Jacket is no exception. This is sweet enough that its more of a sipper, but it is far from the sugary mess that some BBA barleywines can turn into. This is something I will be trying to pick up again.

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Photo of Winston3737
4.77/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of knicks19947
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of -Rick
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A great beer here. Pours a nice amber color with a slight head. Not a lot of lacing going on here. Loads of sticky toffee, caramel, and bourbon in the taste. Lots of vanilla on the nose. My only complaint is I found it to be a TAD bit thin. Would certainly buy this one again.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to Jeff for this one. 22oz. capped bottle into a Cigar City snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Nose is caramel, sweet dark fruit, molasses and bourbon. Rich and deep. Opens incredibly sweet. Hints of molasses, brown sugar, maple syrup, tobacco and caramel. Oakiness and bourbon flavors towards the end further sweeten the experience and add a boozy bite. Excellent. Smooth and rich in the mouth and goes down hot and filmy. Finishes hot with a sticky aftertaste.

Every bit as good as the description. An excellent beer all around.

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Photo of McHenry
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fthegiants
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stompilator
4.85/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Jason1221
4.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of akk14
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shopk
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of whitenads
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IckyT2012
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Straight Jacket from Revolution Brewing
4.32 out of 5 based on 702 ratings.
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