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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (4397) - 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 (13152) - 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 (8211) - 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 (11888) - 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 (2055) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zgaier (1922) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Bomber. Pours a muddy red brown with a tan head and strong bourbon and vanilla aroma. Taste is of bourbon notes throughout, with vanilla, alcohol, and dark fruits into the warming finish

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baraciisch (3030) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (7917) - Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2016
3/12/16. Sampled during 2016 Hunahpus 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2715) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (11684) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle at the hanging bat. Pours deep amber, nose is caramel, toffee, vanilla, taste is similar, sweet, light fruit.


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