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RATINGS: 131   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.

Sikash's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Dec 2012 bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a foamy white head that doesn’t leave great lacing. Aroma is very bourbon oak forward with a sweet toffee notes as well. Flavor is very delicious bourbon but you are still able to pick out the sweet caramel, dark fruits, and malt notes. The end is very astringent with bourbon notes almost as if this is more than 13%. Mouthfeel is sweet full and carbonation is average. Overall this is an absolutely delicious beer that I would buy any time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baraciisch (2730) - California, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Mahogany brown in color... Aroma of sweet caramel, toffee, sweet burnt brown sugar... Flavor is sticky, sweet, bourbon, vanilla, toffee... Light heat, not much hops but that's how I like it... Delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (7775) - Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2016
3/12/16. Sampled during 2016 Hunahpu’s Day. Amber pour with a nice khaki head, good lacing. Nice aroma, barrel and oak, vanilla, toffee, caramel, dark fruits. Good flavor, whiskey, oak, vanilla, caramel, toffee, dark fruits, doughy. Tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2284) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2016
650ml bottle from ck1, shared by all at poker night. Thanks bro! Big thick pour with little head. Aroma has stone fruits, candied fruits, and big sweet malts. Taste is of plums, other stone fruits, and some citrus & candy all on a vanilla caramel thick malt base. Blend was well done, and the body was quite thick. Lowly carbonated and alcoholly. Finishes sweetly thick and tart. Quite strong and quite good ... but a sipper. 13.8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (9555) - 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 (2334) - 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 (1439) - 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 (4702) - Fort Collins, 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 (466) - - 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 (882) - 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.

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