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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.

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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9490) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours lightly hazy and burnt-orange with a tiny, fleeting, white head. The aroma is a malty collage of coconut, vanilla and bourbon accompanied by toasted oak and caramel malts. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and lazy carbonation. The flavor is a rich melding of Caramel, vanilla, toasted oak and buttery toffee. Boozy, caramel and coconut finish. Another world class beer shared by the one, the only, the ever-generous newcigarz! I’m really digging the bottles coming out of Revolution. I look forward to more of them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2014
On tap @ FoBAB 2014. Pour is red/orange with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor of heavy molasses, brown sugar, caramel, and slight vanilla. Finish is cloyingly sweet with a hint of whiskey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artmcd8 (1780) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2014
On tap at fobab. Pours a cloudy golden orange. Aroma of caramel and slight vanilla. Taste is sweeter. Medium body and medium light carb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (4173) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 14, 2014
From a shared 22 ounce bottle. Big boozy bourbon nose followed by the taste and sticky light brown sugar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (1598) - Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2014
A very good sweet Bourbon BW tending towards the sweet and molasses part of the spectrum. Not super complex, doesn’t have any real fruitiness for me and lacks a nice spiciness that bourbon can sometimes impart, but definitely worthwhile.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ernesto987 (3917) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 5, 2014
bomber, hated it. Intense unbalanced sugar and sharp malts. Smelt like a hangover, lowest amount of drinkability in this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2562) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2014
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co. and snifter served, displaying a mahogany brown color, with a presentable layer of off white/light tan head foam, and lacing that was mainly spots. The nose was sweet, dark fruit, lurking alcohol, and barrel induced vanilla. Full bodied, with sufficient carbonation to transport the goodness to the palate, the taste was continued sweetness & dark fruit as prune, a bit of treacle, with a light tartness, and pleasant, bourbony warmth. An excellent brew to sit with and sip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMMillsy (1515) - Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle (this is Straight Jacket) from trade. Pours dark amber with lots of reddish color and a beautiful creamy two finger off white or khaki head. Aroma is lots of fruits, figs, toffee, caramel, vanilla, oak, bourbon. Flavor is sweet rich caramel covered figs with brown sugar, vanilla, tinged of dry oak. The bourbon is here but oh so smooth with very little evidence of the 13% ABV. Silky smooth and thick, rich body with low plus carbonation. Man, this is really good. And apparently my trade partner grabbed it off the shelf? More please!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
charule (1270) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mora2000 (5853) - 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.

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