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Illudium - Straight To Ale

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 7
Gots: 9 | 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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Reviews by GPHarris:
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GPHarris

Alabama

4.33/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

04-04-2014 21:32:37 | More by GPHarris
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Golden32

Alabama

3/5  rDev -31%

08-11-2014 03:48:37 | More by Golden32
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sourman

Michigan

5/5  rDev +14.9%

08-20-2014 17:33:58 | More by sourman
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GraceMD

Alabama

5/5  rDev +14.9%

07-31-2014 00:23:41 | More by GraceMD
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Gerasimos

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

06-09-2014 11:42:47 | More by Gerasimos
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richj1970

Alabama

4.46/5  rDev +2.5%

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.

O: This is a wonderful brew. Probably one of my all time favorite STA brews.

03-07-2014 01:21:50 | More by richj1970
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

06-30-2014 13:31:44 | More by mendvicdog
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GratefulEdd

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-25-2014 15:01:16 | More by GratefulEdd
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-21-2014 04:04:16 | More by TheBishopco
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scanderson


4.8/5  rDev +10.3%

08-20-2014 02:53:19 | More by scanderson
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memphischas

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

07-01-2014 02:19:29 | More by memphischas
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Justinbshelton

Alabama

5/5  rDev +14.9%

06-28-2014 03:58:53 | More by Justinbshelton
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zookerman182

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-07-2014 20:11:06 | More by zookerman182
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

08-10-2014 14:30:16 | More by thatoneguymike
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Mikecap

Rhode Island

4.23/5  rDev -2.8%

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!

05-17-2014 03:12:48 | More by Mikecap
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Crimsontider22

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

03-07-2014 02:38:38 | More by Crimsontider22
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RocketCityVol

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

03-29-2014 03:00:00 | More by RocketCityVol
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pbasil1

Alabama

4.54/5  rDev +4.4%

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.

03-15-2014 12:59:44 | More by pbasil1
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bcostner1

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

04-01-2014 12:53:43 | More by bcostner1
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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

05-02-2014 20:01:52 | More by ari32
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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

07-21-2014 02:37:47 | More by visualmartyr
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adam5454

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

07-13-2014 15:30:57 | More by adam5454
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starshark

Michigan

5/5  rDev +14.9%

07-10-2014 21:27:21 | More by starshark
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Vestlake

Alabama

4/5  rDev -8%

07-27-2014 00:53:52 | More by Vestlake
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Texas

4/5  rDev -8%

06-06-2014 22:00:42 | More by cultclassic89
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Illudium from Straight To Ale
93 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.