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Revolution Brewing

Revolution Brewing
Straight Jacket Barrel-Aged Barleywine

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.1%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
Cellar Selection

Revolution Brewing
Straight Jacket Barrel-Aged Barleywine

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.1%
Reddish mahogany color. Aromas and flavors of raisins in caramel, butterscotch, candied yams, molasses cookie, coffee liqueur, and chocolate bundt cake with a satiny, crisp, petillant, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, engaging, medium-long candied orange peel, carob, and marzipan finish. A complex and balanced barrel-aged ale that offers port-like fruit and a whiskey-like brawn; luxurious.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Spicy & Complex & Rich & Heavy
Aroma Aroma: raisins in caramel, butterscotch, candied yams, molasses cookie, coffee liqueur, and chocolate bundt cake
Taste Flavor: candied orange peel, carob, and marzipan
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Flank Steak with Bacon Balsamic Glaze, Blue Cheese, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A complex and balanced barrel-aged ale that offers port-like fruit and a whiskey-like brawn; luxurious.

The Producer

Revolution Brewing

The Producer
3340 N. Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618
USA
1 773-588-2267

Barrel Aged Ale

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Serve in a Snifter
The category of barrel-aged beer represents a diverse range of ale and lager styles that have been aged in non-neutral wood. These beers commonly range between 7.5-10% in alcohol with further variations depending on the interpretation of the style. These beers are characterized by both wood-influenced flavors (vanillia, caramel, toast, coconut) and secondary flavors of the alcohol previously aged in the wood (bourbon, scotch whisky, sherry). The overall character of the final beer may also included acetic, lactic or Brettanomyces flavors and aromas resultant of the barrel. A wide variety of base beer styles may be barrel-aged for an additional level of complexity, although barrel-aged versions of darker or more alcoholic styles are among the more common examples. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, Alltech Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale and Grand Rapids The Mound Maker.

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