Straight Jacket | Revolution Brewing

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BA SCORE
95.7%
Liked This Beer
4.32 w/ 715 ratings
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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:
104
Ratings:
715
Liked:
684
Avg:
4.32/5
pDev:
7.64%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
191
Gots:
244
Trade:
32
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 715 |  Reviews: 104
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 rsquared59
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of agreenman19
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - pours a lovely ruby red crimson with a caramel brown core. Toasted iced latte froth head.

S - bright oak and loads of soft vanilla wash over the senses. Caramel and subtle raisins. Dates and pistachios. Finish is a slightly tart cherry booziness.

T - gentle and smooth. Toasted almonds. Woodsy barrel goodness with a rich vanilla bean pungence that gives it quite dessert-like quality. Bourbon sweetness and brown sugar. Starts soft and continually grows with flavor, gently easing you in and out of each sip. How polite.

F - low on the prickles and high on sticky syrupy goodness. Not terribly thick for 12.2%, but it leaves sticky residue on the teeth. It's got a robustly creamy frothy carb, but is by no means aggressive about it.

O - this is a gentle giant barleywine. Tall, commanding flavors, but isn't in your face about it. Supple and warming with great toasty flavors to keep you from freezing on this bizarre hail-filled day. I can feel the booze in the pit of my empty stomach and it feels good.

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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 PDXAmbassador
4.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Looks dark for an English BW. Smells quite bourbon-forward and rich. Taste is oak and barrel prominent, but good amount of burnt sugar and dried dates. A bit of cocoa and toasty notes too. Could maybe be a bit thicker, but that's a small criticism and I'm not sure how much thicker I'd even want this beer. A very fun and delicious beer, and I'm jealous that this is sitting on shelves much of the year in the Chicagoland area. Certainly one of the best barleywines in the country.

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Photo of KBlodorn
4.54/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

(On nitro)

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Photo of BSiegs
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very dark ruby in color, quite clear. One finger of light tan foam with moderate retention. Superb aroma. Big bourbon and barrel presence. Also dark fruit, molasses, brown sugar, hint of vanilla. Flavor and taste match. Dark fruit, molasses, brown sugar. Perfectly blended, bourbon and oak are present, but not overwhelming the base barleywine. Lingering but subtle hop bitterness on the back. Full bodied, low-moderate carbonation, and a dry finish. A superb BA barleywine.

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Photo of Beerhemoth
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of ZEB89
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smithj4
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bandi
3.99/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stud122433
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hoosier222002
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Ohiovania
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tourdot
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of loganburgh
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of pstam87
4.85/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of Daniellobo
4.11/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrismattlin
4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bammer21
4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SomethingClever
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle poured into snifter.

A: Very light small tawny head. The body is a deep brown caramel very murky.

S: Rich toffee, bourbon, honey, caramel, figs, dates

T: Lots of sweet bourbon, vanilla, toffee, honey, dates, figs

M: A little prickly heat body is a medium to slick from the alcohol.

O: This is a nice BA barleywibe its sweet smooth honey and bourbon make the figs and jammy raisin shine.

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Photo of Patches826
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Straight Jacket from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 95.7% out of 100 with 715 ratings
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