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:
692
Reviews:
99
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
7.87%
 
 
Wants:
189
Gots:
242
For Trade:
33
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Ratings: 692 |  Reviews: 99
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

Photo of MurphDog14
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is excellent! Pours out dark amber and had a good head with lacing. The beer had a light sweet smell. The taste is of sweet chocolate and bourbon. The feel of the beer is smooth. I was blown away by this beer! Best I've had in a long time.

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

Photo of Eman17
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of st9647v3
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ffshore545
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Angerhaus
3.81/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A really fantastic barlewine. The nose is sweet, the palate is even sweeter, with a final push of caramel and molasses punching through on the end. The alcohol is prominent and the heat hits you hard at the beginning.

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

Pours a dark brown. You can see the mahogany in the light. Smells or dark fruits. There's some decadent plums and figs, a little nuttiness as it warms, and a chocolatey finish. This is a really nice barleywine. It has some great complexity and awesome flavors.

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

Photo of Muss42
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bkwhoppa66
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mothman
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Light beige head. Caramel brown color.

A very nice bourbon and oak flavor. Lots of vanilla, caramel, and toffee. Chocolate notes. Coconut with light molasses. This beer has a lot of the right flavors going on. Full bodied. Very well done.

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

Photo of kreg02
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of gruss004
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zoomslowik
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L- Pours a light brown that darkens as you fill the glass. 1/2 inch white head that fades quickly.

S- Syrup, caramel and dark fruits with a hint of bourbon.

T- Nice combination of flavors. Much like the nose, sweet caramel, syrup and dark fruit flavors as well as a bit of toffee. Balanced with the bourbon and a bit of barrel. Smooth, not a lot of heat.

F- Medium thickness, very smooth with just a little alcohol burn on the finish.

O- Very enjoyable. Nice blend of flavors, and it's pretty easy to find. I will probably grab the fresh stuff when it hits stores.

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Photo of Wolverine48092
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Raisingfable
4.98/5  rDev +15.3%
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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Photo of millerbuffoon
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Straight Jacket from Revolution Brewing
4.32 out of 5 based on 692 ratings.
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