Oak Aged Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by parris:
4.13/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Nice copper color with lots of carbonation, about an inch of head in a curved 22 oz glass. The foam looks very creamy, and sticks around for a while.
I set the beer down next to a window to write about the appearance, and the draft gave me the rich malty aroma from about 3 feet away. Getting closer the smell is almost all malt, a bit toasty, and maybe a hint of tart citrus.
The thick mouthfeel is noticeable before the taste, but there is definitely a lot going on with the taste. First up is a mild dark chocolate and toffee flavor, followed by the typical sweet malty imperial IPA flavor, and ends with a bit of a light/medium oak flavor. The finish lingers on for a while with a bitter and astringent flavor.
The mouthfeel is oily and thick, which is expected for the style of beer. I'm knocking off a point for the papery flavor left on my tongue, but adding one back for how the taste hits all parts of my tongue. I think I can actually taste under my tongue, maybe I have abnormal taste buds placement.
I couldn't drink more than one of these in a night. It's a great beer, but a really really big beer. It doesn't go down as easy as a PBR, obviously, I've already got a bit of a buzz and I'm 8oz done. So, even though I couldn't drink a lot of this, I thoroughly enjoy every sip. The people at unearthly clearly put a lot of TLC into this.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2010 22:35:22 | More by parris
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3.7/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Holy oak taste, Batman!
Forget aged in oak. This tastes like I'm just drinking right out of the barrel. Oak, brown, tannins. That's what this beer tastes like. Also some hops and malt... but mostly just oak.
No real good aromas to speak of.
What am I drinking? Sigh. Drinkable and unique, but wouldn't have it again
Serving type: on-tap
07-08-2014 21:10:13 | More by tkdchampxi
Oak Aged Unearthly (Imperial India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,062 ratings.