Barrel-Aged Unobtanium Old Ale - Straight To Ale
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Reviews by nickthegun12:
4.35/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
had this beer last night, 4-22-11, at the aprilfest in auburn alabama...
the appearance is great...nice and black....the head holds up nicely
smells like it has been aged....almost a licorice smell to it...dark malts smelled great
the taste is outstanding....dark malts mixed so well with the aged whiskey barrel....the malts character dominates....but hides the alcohol very well
feel is dry....nice lacing...
overall this is outstanding beer...i would love to see this brewery do well in the years to come
Serving type: on-tap
04-23-2011 20:10:14 | More by nickthegun12
More User Reviews:
4.4/5 rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
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!
Serving type: bottle
06-14-2014 22:26:54 | More by SanFranJake
3.55/5 rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Slips out a dark brown, opaque body, with a slim, scant head the color of yellowed beige.
Smell: Darkened aggressive toastiness, charred nuts, caramel and molasses. Already, there's a bit of sting from the alcohol, like getting caught by a spritz of hairspray. Fruity yeast esters throwing off notes of cherry, grilled plums.
Taste: Darkened bread crusts ground by a pestle and mortar. The dark caramel sweetness is robust. Earthy, nutty tone throughout. Touch of molasses. Maybe some oak qualities, but very little in the way of tastes I would have expected (or even half-expected) from the barrel aging. Moderate fruity esters. Sharp pop of alcohol, a little solventy. The finish is smooth, sweet and presents more of the belly-warming alcohol.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Fairly smooth mouthfeel.
Overall: Big deal.
Serving type: bottle
05-29-2014 15:25:50 | More by ChainGangGuy
Barrel-Aged Unobtanium Old Ale from Straight To Ale
93 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.