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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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4.2
   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 doesnt 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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ciocanelu (2044) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - APR 10, 2017
Hazy dark amber color with tan head. Aroma has really nice bourbon, butterscotch, caramel and a bit of burned sugar. Taste starts with sweet bourbon, some dried dates, brown sugar, quite complex, tasty, not overpowering in any way. Syrupy body, low carbonation. Overall its a great barleywine with a really nice bourbon flavor.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariuspoenari (2197) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2017
Bottle shared at a tasting. Dark caramel pour, semi-hazy, with a tan head. Notes of sweet bourbon, caramel, sweet raspberry and prune jam, dried fruit, whiskey. Nicely balanced, the flavour unfolding as you drink. A great barley wine.

4.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thedm (6045) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2017
This draft brew from a beer bar was served at a cool temperature and poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized brown colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind no visible carbonation semi-opaque dark ruby red brown colored body and a very good lacing. The mild aroma was vinous malty and alcohol. The smooth thick mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering vinous aftertaste. The yummy flavor contained notes of brown sugar semi-sweet roasted malt and mild hops. A wonderful best in class brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (2853) - New York, TURKEY - MAR 10, 2017
Draught @ Malt and Mold. Murky dark brown with small frothy beige head, woodsy aroma, low carbonation, slightly sweet woodsy malt taste with molasses, smooth body, long woodsy finish. Very well covered alcohol content and great, smooth palate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (14189) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2017
Tap. Poured a dark ruby color with an average frothy tan head that lasted with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, dark fruit and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy toasted malt, dark fruit sweet flavor with a heavy dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is standout beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (4557) - Sofia, BULGARIA - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle at a tasting - thanks, Kevin! Known as Straight Jacket now. Relatively pale brown color with a large tan head. Aroma is caramel, fruit, berries, even a touch of berry tartness. Caramel, toffee, vanilla flavor, medium sweet. Medium bodied, light for style, carbonation on the higher side. Good but not worthy of the hype some have bestowed on it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (13301) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2016
Keg at World of Beer Wauwatosa, 9/13/16. Listed as Straight Jacket. Hazy dark amber, large creamy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of toffee, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, booze, bourbon, oak. The taste is toffee, molasses, vanilla, bourbon, dark fruit, whiskey. Medium-full bodied, low carbonation, boozy. Nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (8891) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2016
2014 vintage. Clear dark Amber with a thin light tan head. Sticky sweet nose thats got a weird sugary tone about it with some boozy pale and Amber malts. Great flavor though thats got wood, cherry, currant, caramalt, bright malty booze and a big dose of sweetness and stone fruit. Really tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (12083) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2016
22oz bottle. 2012 Vintage. Poured a brown color with a deep amber hue and a small sized off white head. Vanilla, caramel, bourbon, nuts, brown sugary sweetness, and dark fruits. A big boy sipper.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (2107) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2016
With Z, pours a maroon Amber pour with a beige head. Nose is oak, vanilla and whiskey. Taste is heavy thick whiskey with anoaky vanilla sweet notes. Ends on the very heavy whiskey notes, sweetly and dryly with a moderately long finish . A very nice sipper! quaff score 8 / 10


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