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Barrel-Aged Unobtanium Old Ale - Straight To Ale

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Barrel-Aged Unobtanium Old AleBarrel-Aged Unobtanium Old Ale

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

107 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 107
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 58
Gots: 22 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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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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02-11-2013 02:35:55 | More by docnose
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Enjoying what my trading partner has labeled as a 2012 release, poured into a snifter.
A: Pours a deep dark mahogany color, very minimal cream head.
S: Very delightful. Some sweetness and a nice, lightly detectable hint of bourbon.
T: Very enjoyable. Like the smell, a light sweetness, a hint of bourbon and maltiness.
M: First sip was so rich and creamy. As I'm finishing this bomber, it's still nice and thick.
O: Very glad I was able to get try this beer. Wasn't even on my radar but my trading bud offered it up, I read the reviews and said hell yeah and I have no reservations what so ever. I'd gladly buy and consume this were it available for me. I think it was less than $15 for a BA Old Ale bomber...I'd buy this all damn day!

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Barrel-Aged Unobtanium Old Ale from Straight To Ale
93 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.