Straight to Ale Unobtanium

Straight to Ale Unobtanium

Rated 3.567 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Straight To Ale Limited Liability Company

Hunstville, AL, United States

Style:  Old Ale

11.5% Alcohol by Volume

68 International Bittering Units

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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.

ID: 50739 Last updated 8 years ago Added to database 8 years ago

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Overall Rank2227
Overall Percentile95.2
Style Rank27 of 208
Style Percentile87
Lowest Score4.1
Highest Score4.2
Average Score4.133
Weighted Score3.567
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • CYBERCAT 9429 reviews
    rated 4.1 6 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a dark, barely translucent mahogany with a thick but effervescent light tan head. Strong aroma has a syrupy overtone, almost a little too sweet, caramel with nutty and malty notes. Flavor explodes with caramel, sweet malt and molasses notes as well as subtle nutty and miso flavors. This would make a good dessert, it is so sweet - and yet there is a hint of hops in the background. Heavy, syrupy, viscous texture has a good amount of fizz. Finish is sweet, but not too sugary; hints of hops and malt let you know it is still a beer. See if you can obtain one.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 4.1 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    On tap @ Sunspot, Knoxville. Muddy brown color with a very tight and sustained tan head, nice lacing. Oaken vanilla and Bourbon please the palate and nose right away, with a nice toffee and whiskey linger along with some very earthy and ample hops bitter. As this one warms it drinks like an English Barleywine. This is a damn fine brew.

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 4.2 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    This is tasty; I'd love to see it added to their regular line up. The oak/whisky character greets the nose with a pleasant warmth that make one want to linger over it. Deep copper brown with a hint of a ring of head around the top. Flavor is rich with caramel and sweet malt topped with vanilla. A sipper for sure... only a slight hint of the alcohol to the pallette.

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