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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

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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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starshark

Michigan

5/5  rDev +18.2%

07-10-2014 21:28:15 | More by starshark
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Rlhinson2104

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

07-05-2014 13:27:38 | More by Rlhinson2104
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Jonbw

Mississippi

5/5  rDev +18.2%

07-02-2014 18:33:55 | More by Jonbw
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relynnjr

Alabama

5/5  rDev +18.2%

07-02-2014 18:12:48 | More by relynnjr
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

07-01-2014 12:26:34 | More by ldhughes3
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

07-01-2014 03:03:51 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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memphischas

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-01-2014 02:20:32 | More by memphischas
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KG710

Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-29-2014 18:01:33 | More by KG710
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-29-2014 14:24:14 | More by CRJMellor
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capnamerica

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-28-2014 07:04:03 | More by capnamerica
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mvdillman

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-23-2014 22:16:47 | More by mvdillman
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-18-2014 00:22:16 | More by rolltide8425
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Jonaussie

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-15-2014 13:07:05 | More by Jonaussie
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SanFranJake

California

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
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Zonian1

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-14-2014 15:16:43 | More by Zonian1
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Lare453

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

06-09-2014 12:16:19 | More by Lare453
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cultclassic89

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Gerasimos

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-30-2014 03:52:03 | More by Gerasimos
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

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
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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beersdmf17

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-23-2014 23:44:55 | More by beersdmf17
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Cyclone8

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-23-2014 18:06:39 | More by Cyclone8
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krl2112

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

04-29-2014 02:45:58 | More by krl2112
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Braden

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +18.2%

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

Alabama

4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
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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Barrel-Aged Unobtanium Old Ale from Straight To Ale
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