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%
 
 
Wants:
189
Gots:
243
For Trade:
33
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Ratings: 696 |  Reviews: 99
Photo of BobZ
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of A_Rad
4.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chillin
4.73/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Thirstygoat
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

22 ounce bottle into a snifter.

Pours a dark amber, a little garnet around the edge. Cloudy, with a slight head and little lacing. Smell leads with malt, then plums, figs, bourbon, raisins, some oak, light vanilla. Taste also leads with the malt, then a bigger bourbon presence than the nose- especially as it warms, vanilla, oak, figs, dates, raisins. Light alcohol. Smooth, full bodied, taste lingers on the tongue.

Enjoy this one a lot, good flavors and the barrel is is complimentary, not overwhelming. I did like the 2014 better, but this was certainly worth the purchase.

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

Photo of Brian29
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ksimons
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle Date 12/17/16

A-pours a very dark amber brown color with a thin layer of khaki colored head that leaves a thin layer of lacing on the top

S-smell is of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, and dark fruits

T-taste is of bourbon, dark fruits, vanilla, caramel malt, and a light oaky woodsy hops presence

M-medium to full body, light carbonation, crisp body

Overall a delicious bourbon forward barleywine, nice vanilla and dark fruits, very smooth

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Photo of zekeman17
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrDarcy
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of jaydoc
3.94/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of majorlance
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DMAN74
4.96/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of jimmygord
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Flounder57
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served in a snifter at Meadhall.

Appearance: A one finger off white head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is dark amber brown color with no vision of anything. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Caramel, toffee, toasted, molasses, bourbon, oak, vanilla, maple syrup, coconut, and dark fruits

Taste: Super awesome blend of above aromas. Smooth, delicious, slight bitterness, warm boozy alcohol, and awesome.

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth, medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, slight bitterness, and warm boozy alcohol.

Overall: The bourbon barrels compliment this beer a lot. Delicious and tasty. Dangerous too. I'll be revisiting this one again in the future.

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

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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Photo of HabaJohn
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2015 at blind tasting

Smell is dates, caramel, vanilla, bourbon, red apple
Taste is caramel, toffee, vanilla, dates, bourbon, brown sugar, cocoa, alcohol

Overall this is an incredible bourbon barrel barleywine and top 3 in a blind tasting of 12

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Photo of Elumbeer
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Buster
4.61/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Ri0
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured vintage 2013 into chalice. Caramel brown with a 1 finger sandy head. Fades quickly into a very thin ring and only leaves behind small spotty lacing. The aroma is wonderful with plenty of caramel, toffee and vanilla along with hints of bourbon and some oak. The flavor is stunning and sweet with caramel but a nice complimentary soft bourbon and vanilla. Feel is medium with some soft carbonation, but feels smooth. This is one of my favorite BABWs. I have no idea what it is like fresh, but it is terrific at 2 years.

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

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