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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2013
@RBWG-JAX Grand Tasting-22oz bottle-offwhite-amber. A-bourbon, caramel-med malt, spice. T-bourbon, caramel-med malt, spice. A bit hot still.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle at RBWG in the lobby. Pours clear amber with a fine, creamy cap. Huge sweetness, toffee, ripe fruits, bread. Full bodies with fine carbonation. Hot finish, rich toffee, bitter leaves, sugary bread. Heavy duty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9101) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Brown color with a creamy yellowish head. Flavors of vanilla, toffee, rye whiskey, bourbon, toasted oak, vanilla, coconut, brown sugar. Nice!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Rich caramel malts and their residual sugars slowly sink through the tongue, reaching soulful depths with their vanilla and dark fruit ramifications.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the cloudy dark amber or pale red.
-Alcohol is not a bother at all, giving some warmth only in the second half of each sip.
-This brew’s mmmmhh factor is sky high.
-The barrel-aging job is intelligent; never brash but rather precise throughout.
-3rd Year Beer and this one are obvious proof that this brewery is to be taken very seriously in any very malty endeavours they undertake.

Bottled in Dec. ‘12, as Straight Jacket Barley Wine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7388) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
A sweetish barleywine made even sweeter with the barrels. On par with other sweet bws.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6888) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Share courtesy of dak. The 22oz bomber is labeled Straight Jacket. It pours with a deep murky copper body that supports a thin off white head of foam. The aroma offers up pine hop nuanced sweet sticky malts as well as dark fruity esters and a light degree of bourbon booze. The taste has sweet malts, some pine hops, prunes and raisins. Behind those notes lurks a sweet bourbon booze sensation that is blending into the hoppy and estery notes perfectly. I love a great sipper where the barrel character adds and deepens the experience. Yes!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6633) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 17, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2012 Sampled at the brewpub. Pours a hazy brown with a bit of an amber hue and a yellowish tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is sweet with grains and caramel backed by sweet barrel and a hint of fruit. Flavor begins with sweet grains and is joined by caramel and vanilla as well as a hint of bourbon.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6505) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by our friendly neighbors at DLD 2013. Just labeled "Straight Jacket." Pours a hazy amber color without much head at all. Bourbon, caramel, brown sugar, dried fruits, honey, and butterscotch. Sweet. Medium-bodied, with a malty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Big sweetness masks the booze. Tasty beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6371) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Sampled at a bottleshare, bottle labeled "Straight Jacket". Vanilla nose, very nice. Wood, bourbon-barrel evident. Clear light brown color. Big body. Light smooth, creamy carbonation. Dry finish. Taste is bitter sweet. A light but very welcome boozy warmth. Good earthy hop, some light fermented fruit. Awesome barleywine. Nice amount of warmth to it.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6038) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Bottle, Woof this is a smack down brew. Display lots of classic British character but amped up like an American. Huge bready and rye notes along with oak and vanilla. Sticky and aggressive, lush and abusive.


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