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Illudium - Straight To Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

23 Ratings
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 6.93%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Straight To Ale visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
English-style Old Ale aged in Cognac barrels.

(Beer added by: Golden32 on 01-09-2014)
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Ratings: 23 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by GPHarris:
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GPHarris

Alabama

4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

a - poured a 1/2 finger thick dark tan and fizzy head into a snifter that left the thinnest of rings throughout. the body was a mahogany color, deep and dark brown with a reddish edge to it.
s - boozy.
t - plums, chocolate, molasses with a little heat.
m - medium and coating.
o - terrific old ale and the booziness really complimented the sweetness here. STA does a great job with these types of beers.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 21:32:37 | More by GPHarris
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4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass

A: Brandy brown, opaque. Not much head; a little tan fuzz on top that produced medium bubbles. Light lacing.

S: I could smell this one all day. Cognac heavy with malts and sweet molasses. Just divine.

T: A malt slide. Biscuity malts intermingled with the cognac barrels. A sweet, syrupy finish. Alcohol is very evident. Sip slowly and enjoy with a cookie or cake.

M: Medium with light to medium carbonation. A bit dry.

O: Ungodly good. A fantastic dessert beer. Straight To Ale has produced some outstanding higher end beers in a very short time. Can't wait to try their Hellfire and Laika.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2014 15:14:25 | More by brewskifan55
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Mikecap

Louisiana

4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle into a CCB snifter.

A: Poured a dark brown with a finger of foamy whitish head.

S: Plums, raisins and figs and dark fruit. Followed by a nice dose of booze and sweet malts - exactly as expected.

T: Up front with raisin and fig and dark fruit, followed with molasses, some dark chocolate and a bit of heat/sweetness from the barrels. Delicious.

M: Medium to full bodied and surprisingly smooth. At 11.5% I expected more heat but this is quite smooth. Thick and sweet for sure, but a bomber is not a chore to put down.

O: A fabulous beer from Straight to Ale. Not only my first beer from them, also my first AL beer. Definitely not my last, great brew, get it if you can!

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A: Pours somewhat cloudy dark brown with minimal head.

S: Notes of cognac, and fruity nuttiness.

T: Smooth cognac upfront, and tapers off to a fruitier note of raisins and figs. Finishes with a hint of alcohol in a pleasant way.

M: Creamier and smooth, nice full body to it.

O: Fantastic brew from Straight To Ale. This is a cognac barrel aged version of their Unobtanium.

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4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22 oz bomber into tulip glass.

A: Pours a very dark brown almost black with minimal one finger head. No lacing at all.

S: Sweet cognac mixed with raisin, fig, and dates. Reminds me a bit of a nice toffee pudding,

T: Big cognac flavors up front mixed with sweet dark fruits. A nice blend of raisin, figs, and dates. The alcohol is apparent, and has a nice warming quality to it.

M: Full bodied and nicely carbonated. Coats the tongue nicely without being overly thick or sweet.

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Illudium from Straight To Ale
92 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.