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Revolution Barrel Aged Institutionalized Barley Wine

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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
In November of 2010, we filled 1 Jack Daniels and 1 Heaven Hill Rye Whiskey barrel with our Barleywine (Institutionalized). The combination of these two unique barrels yield a very rich and complex finished product. Deep aromas and flavors of dark stone fruits, bourbon, molasses, toasted coconut and vanilla come in waves as you swirl this beer in the snifter.

Future releases, especially the first bottle release saw this offering aged exclusively in Woodford Reserve barrels. This is noted for the 2012 December Release, but will not be seperated out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (8371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle at the hanging bat. Pours deep amber, nose is caramel, toffee, vanilla, taste is similar, sweet, light fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryanfolty (2270) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2015
December 21, 2015 - bottle from Brett. Brown pour with some head. Aroma and taste of caramel, wood, dark fruit and bourbon. Part of the barley wine battle royale night and this was second place. 2012 bottle labeled as Straight Jacket.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (1295) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle shared in the line for Blåbær Release 2015. Pours a clear amber with a tiny, white head. Aroma has toast, bourbon, caramel, oak, slight licorice, vanilla. Taste is sweet with lots of bourbon notes, caramel and a slight dryness in the finish. Full, sticky body and an average to low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (4394) - Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2015
On tap at Falling Rock as Revolution Straight Jacket. Deep reddish brown appearance with a small diminishing head. Aroma of caramel malts, figs, raisins, chocolate, oak, coconut, toffee and light alcohol. The flavor adds hints of bourbon, vanilla, earth, leather, molasses and dark fruits. Full bodied with soft carbonation, a smooth creamy feel and a rich finish. Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosskyle (320) - - OCT 8, 2015
Served on tap at falling rock tap house. Dark red color with a tan head. Plum chocolate sweet aroma. Heavy body. Plum caramel bourbon vanilla flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickTheRick (791) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2015
Un joli liquide cuivré aux reflets rougeâtres se verse dans le verre et ne mousse que très peu. Au nez, on a droit à un sucre d’orge de luxe, très vanillé et avec un aspect boisé léger. La texture de la bière est très sirupeuse en bouche, et combinée à une chaleur d’alcool très intense, on croirait boire un bourbon gazéifié. Des épices, des fruits rouges ... plein de choses se passent et c’est superbe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Paigeturner (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Pretty damn good barley wine. Big malty aroma with some barrel age character. Taste toasty and hoppy and barrel comes through really well. Some booziness which actually was very enjoyable. A sipper for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (1867) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle in line for blåbær. Thanks to Simon for sharing. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, syrup, dark fruits, weak vanilla, weak rye and some barrel notes. The taste is sweet and english styled with notes of caramel, toffee, syrup and barrel. Pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (1721) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2015
Bottle in line for Blåbær ’15. Dirty brownish pour with a tiny head. Toasted malts, caramel, bourbon, vanilla and some booze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (1110) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle thanks to Simon Feldt. Pours orange/dark brown. Aromas of vanilla, fudge, caramel, orange sweetness, malts. Taste is orange, dark fruits, fudge, vanilla, malts.

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