Unobtanium Barrel-Aged Old Ale | Straight To Ale

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Unobtanium Barrel-Aged Old AleUnobtanium Barrel-Aged Old Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Straight To Ale
Alabama, United States
straighttoale.com

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Unobtanium is a barrel-aged English-style Old Ale that ages for six months in a bourbon barrel, soaking up all sorts of amazing whiskey character as well as hints of oak and vanilla. The name was taken from an old aerospace/engineering term for a specific material or object (often imaginary, impossible or highly improbable to obtain) needed to complete any given project.

And, before you ask, we did not take the name from the elusive metal in Avatar. James Cameron reportedly named the substance as an inside joke to his fellow techie/gear-heads. Our version is much tastier, though.

Added by t0rin0 on 06-18-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
224
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
12.17%
 
 
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Photo of nickthegun12
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
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

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Photo of ncfranklin
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at The Nook on 03/07/11.

A: A dark dirty brown with a small tan head that dissipates quickly. Looks thick.

S: Feint bourbon, maybe dark fruit. Not very potent.

T: Dark fruit up front, before a big burst of alcohol, sugary sweetness, and a caramel note. The Barrel aging ads just a peek of wood and vanilla, giving this a slight bourbon tang. Very complex, with flavors blending together very quickly.

M: Thick and tacky, sticks to the jaws.

D: Overall, a delicious old ale. But one is enough at this alcohol level.

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Unobtanium Barrel-Aged Old Ale from Straight To Ale
4.11 out of 5 based on 224 ratings.
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