Illudium - Straight To Ale
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Reviews by zookerman182:
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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
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
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
4.36/5 rDev +0.2%
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.
05-31-2014 15:14:25 | More by brewskifan55
Illudium from Straight To Ale
93 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.