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Barrel-Aged Unobtanium Old Ale - Straight To Ale

Barrel-Aged Unobtanium Old AleBarrel-Aged Unobtanium Old Ale

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

85 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 85
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.56%


Brewed by:
Straight To Ale visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: t0rin0 on 06-18-2010)
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Ratings: 85 | Reviews: 19 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Riverared:
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Riverared

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +12%

02-18-2013 19:08:14 | More by Riverared
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Braden

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +17.9%

04-21-2014 20:22:41 | More by Braden
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Rbroccoli

Alabama

4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Served out of a chilled bomber poured into a nonic pub glass.

A: Very dark brown with decent 1/2 finger head, low retention. Looks like the ideal old ale.

S: Slightly boozy with sweet confectionary undertones.

T: Starting out cold I picked up on a lot of the sweetness. The flavors of this old ale are perfect for an Alabamian like myself. Sweet syrup flavors such as sorghum molasses and clover honey, balanced with a subtle nuttiness that tastes like a southern pecan pie and an oak like woodiness. As it warms, the sweeter flavors hide underneath the woodiness and a nice bourbon flavor begins to move in. Not too boozy, but some booziness. Very good.

M: This is where it gets tricky. It is good when it is cold: a nice slight viscosity with light carbonation. However, as it warms up, the mouthfeel seems to thin out and almost takes on the texture of diet cola. This is my only complaint about the beer-- it doesn't seem to warm well.

O: It's a great beer! I would definitely buy it again, and drink it cold. It may age well, and that may give the mouthfeel that extra boost.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 04:42:56 | More by Rbroccoli
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mbonugli

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -29.2%

03-23-2014 23:46:05 | More by mbonugli
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ajzy

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-22-2014 22:38:17 | More by ajzy
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got this from RocketCityVol, wowza, thanx a ton man!

I see its labeled as barrel aged on BA, but I don't see anything on the actual label, ok well uh... here goes, fair enough:

A: dark brown close to black colored body with a slim half fingered white foamy head that dies within twenty seconds (yeah pretty quickly), not much lacing but what there is tries to coat the glass but slides fairly quickly

S: dark rich malts, toffee and coffee with a large amount of barrel aged bourbon-ness (yeah, that's really there, trust me), once it warms a bit I do start to get some woodiness

T: kinda sweet to woody almost a rich sort of maltiness that tries to add a bitterness but doesn't really cut it, the aftertaste is a pretty rich woody/maltiness with a dry lingering woody finish

M: it sits about a medium to heavy with a fairly low carbonation, there's a decent sweet wet finish, sessionability - well, ok, not bad, I could see having several pints in a session

O: well, this is an old ale and you know what - though old ales aren't my go to style, this one was very good. It might not be any Smuttynose Really Old Brown Dog ale, but hey, I'd take this one definitely again, for now I'd probably say this is probably all time favorite "second" old ale. Good job Straight to Ale!

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 06:34:48 | More by BeerKangaroo
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-07-2014 12:31:45 | More by Daniellobo
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DamnYankeeHeadHunter

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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TheBishopco

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-22-2014 07:54:32 | More by TheBishopco
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GratefulEdd

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +12%

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cvm4

Mississippi

3.9/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

They should really update the label here. There's no mention of being barrel aged on the label. I wasn't sure if this was the base beer (which there isn't one) or the barrel aged beer.

A - Pours a murky deep with with tinges of red to it. Has a one finger tan head.

S - Malts, toffee, caramel and banana esters. For a barrel aged beer, not much barrel on the nose.

T - Ahh, there's that bourbon and oak kick. It's present, but doesn't take over. Also has vanilla, sweet malts and dark fruits.

M - Medium to full bodied with low carbonation. Has a wet finish and low abv burn.

O - The barrel nose is weak. It's a solid beer though and the base beer does shine through as well.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 02:21:40 | More by cvm4
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pschie1

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Hanzo

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-27-2014 16:09:10 | More by Hanzo
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Justinbshelton

Alabama

5/5  rDev +17.9%

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Chadical

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +17.9%

01-20-2014 21:47:45 | More by Chadical
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blue-dream

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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AlexFields

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -5.7%

01-14-2014 23:45:21 | More by AlexFields
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firstlighthiker

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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cfaulman

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

01-07-2014 16:28:40 | More by cfaulman
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fredmugs

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

01-05-2014 03:54:47 | More by fredmugs
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Golden32

Alabama

3/5  rDev -29.2%

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Florida

4/5  rDev -5.7%

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tweezer159

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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KlayWey

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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zookerman182

Alabama

4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky red/brown color with almost no head at all.
Aroma is dark fruit, vanilla, oak, with a little Booze.
Flavor is the same as the aroma times two.
Strong vanilla with bready, dark fruit notes.
Warming alcohol throughout but not as boozy as Laika.
Fantastic beer that becomes more complex as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 16:51:38 | More by zookerman182
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Barrel-Aged Unobtanium Old Ale from Straight To Ale
93 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.