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Revolution Barrel Aged Institutionalized Barley Wine

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
charule (1057) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle from Binnys. Poured dark red brown with light cream head. Aroma pleasant with sweet plum booze. Light carb med bod. Quite sweet taste dark fruits, molasses, char, barrel. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mora2000 (5664) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Reddish-amber pour with a white head. The aroma is full of bourbon, oak, vanilla, maple and toffee - everything I want from a barrel-aged barleywine. The flavor is equally impressive. The maple and vanilla notes really stand out, but there is a nice whiskey and alcohol flavor as well as some sweetness from the caramel and toffee malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle..Pour is dark gold with a thin fading head..Nose is bourbon, heat, caramel, dry, oak..Tatse is smooth vanilla, dry, caramel, spice, oak..

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (1870) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle at the Beechner Blind Beer Bash. Drank as Straight Jacket. Lots of barrel and booze in the nose. some fruitiness. Reminds me of a sweet liquor like cognac or similar. Fruity and moderately chewy malt flavors with some alcohol warming. Lots of fruitiness. This was most everyoneís favorite of the 4 in the blind flight, me included.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davey101 (684) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 14, 2014
22 oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a clear dark copper/red with some khaki edging. Nose is caramel, butterscotch, marshmallow, vanilla, oak, and some warm booze. Taste is similar with lots of oak and vanilla on the finish. Sweet and decadent with a light char. Thin to medium mouth feel, this is a nice warming sipper. Really awesome beer and up there with some of the best BA English b-wines.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansermadide (1519) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Medium-dark brown in color, this true treat looks murky, but mostly just dense. It looks like a simple, thin barleywine, but the nose quickly makes up for that. It smells supremely supreme, mostly alcoholic, soft and slick, with a sticky but soft mouthfeel and candy-like stickiness. Itís unusual in that, well... I just donít know how to describe this. I love it. Itís like licking a cough drop coated in malted barley. A stickiness reminds me of the crystallized alcoholic sugars that collect around the mouth of a flask of Chartreuse. Iíve reviewed alot of beers today, and I think this may be the best of the afternoon. Itís complex, sweet, a little hoppy, and really neither American nor English - a perfect hybrid of the best of both styles.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bomber thanks to Mittenator. Sweet, lots of vanilla bourbon and really smooth. One of the best from revolution.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mittenator (1284) - Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bomber. Garnet with a tan head. Huge nose of sugar, caramel, candi and bourbon. Similar flavors. Great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1151) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle from a trade, believe it was í13. Deep copper. Vanilla, very light bourbon, toffee. Rich toffee and light caramel malt sweetness, light oak and very well integrated bourbon, there but just a supporting cast member. Very nice, smooth barley wine, especially given the ABV.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1349) - Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle (straight jacket) : pour is mahogany with a two finger khaki head present into this glass, with average retention and sticky lacing presence. The nose is bright, with alcohol heat, vanilla bean and coconut presence, which perhaps takes a back seat to dark fruits and caramel malts. The flavor profile reveals a sticky, sweet, and boozy barley wine. The dark fruit presence is dominant, as is the vanilla oak presence. Coconut moves to toffee which moves to more heat, with some mineral and sweetbread, with a lingering bite. Itís nice, perhaps somewhat unrefined, but a nice one


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