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RATINGS: 805   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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"At Southern Tier Brewing Company, vigorously hopped beer is our standard and inspiration. An Uninhibited infusion of hops and oak. We continue a commitment to innovation with an aggressive offering. Oak Aged Unearthly is a manifestation of the brewer’s craft; skillfully balancing art and the forces of nature to produce a divine liquid, this brew is aged on oak. Pour a taste into a fluted glass. Smell the enchanting aromas of hops as your first sip divulges this beer’s fervent soul. To underestimate Oak Aged Unearthly is to trifle with the mysteries of the universe, so please consume wisely." -- Southern Tier 23 Plato 2-row pale malt cara-pils malt red wheat kettle hops: chinook and cascade hop back: styrian golding dry hopped: cascade, centenial and chinook.

2012 vintage 9.5% abv


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1354) - Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Bomber. Caramel with a tan head. Caramel, hops and lots of wood. Really good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedR (1269) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2013 This is my second barrel-aged DIPA, and whoever first thought of the idea -- taking a beer normally intended to be fresh and aging on wood instead -- is genius. This guy doesn’t disappoint. Clear copper pour with a surprisingly malty nose. The aging imparts a nice smokiness and perhaps even bourboniness (new word) to the flavor, and dulls the hoppy bitterness enough to let the malt come through to result in a beer that’s still bitter, but balanced. Only downside is that it’s just a tad too boozy, but a minor quibble, that. Nevertheless, recommended! A-

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (2687) - Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2013
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 4/8/2013. Pours fairly clear orange amber color with a 2 finger dense off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange zest, orange rind, lemon zest, floral, pine, caramel, toast, toffee, bread, grass, oak, light clove, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of malt and hop notes; with moderate oak presence and great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, orange rind, caramel, pine, toffee, toast, floral, grass, oak, light clove, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pine, floral, grass, caramel, toffee, toast, oak, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance and complexity of malt and hop flavors with moderate oak presence; with a sizable malt backbone that does not over take the hops; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very creamy, sticky, and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic oak aged DIPA. Great balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors with moderate oak presence; and dangerously smooth to sip on for 9.5%. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
odinstyr (561) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Pours a clear amber with a small cream head. Smells of oak, grapefruit, lemon zest, caramel. Taste is sweet and bitter - oaky vanilla, grapefruit, piney resin, caramel, a hint of spices.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2282) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Poured from a 22ounce bomber thanks to Jason. The aroma is caramel malts, hop resin. The flavor is soft vanilla notes, caramel maltiness, resin, pine, floral, fruity. I enjoy the oak aging of this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimsRatings (420) - - JUN 22, 2013
On tap at World of Beer (Raleigh) Clear amber with light head. Very nice merging of oak and hop flavored. The oak tempers the harshness of the hops. Even so, my tongue wants to curl from the underlying hoppiness. Not bad... If hoppy beers scare you, this might work for you. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Growler. Clear copper with an off white head. Aroma is pine, citrus, caramel, biscuit and some vanilla/oak. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, fairly strong hop bitterness and some warming alcohol and oak. Medium body with a sticky feel. Really nice beer, lots of malt, hops and oak.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfontain (811) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2013
22 oz bottle, 9.5% abv, Andersons, $8.99. Pour is almost textbook; full-bodied amber with a white almost-rocky head that verges on fizzy and dissipates into a thin ring and very slight covering. Aroma predominantly caramel, pine, and orange; oak is not apparent in the aroma. Flavor exhibits the oak much more clearly but it’s still fairly subdued and not in-your-face; it comes out more in the finish which is interesting given how bitter this beer is; feels like a lot of IBU’s but it’s more of a fruity, juicy bitterness and not a sharp, harsh bitterness. Alcohol warmth is present in both the aroma and flavor but it’s not astringent. Lively carbonation, medium body; full and oily. Drank half of this with Domino’s bacon & pineapple pizza and it fit the bill just great. Nice stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigaddie (75) - - JUN 6, 2013
Heavily oaked man, this aroma is all oak. After the excitement ends, you get a grassy finish to the aroma. Also quite a bit of papaya aromas but it's all kinda masked. It has a beautiful look. Clear but darker thanks to the oak. A bit of a head with little lacing. Pretty decent for a barrel aged beer. Oaky and boozy notes fill the front of the palate with a bit of bitterness too in the front. I'm not sure if I love the booziness and oakiness of the beer. It's pretty decent but I'm NOT WOWED. Overall - good beer. Warms your body, probably pretty high ABV. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Rich, sweet aroma of vanilla and a tinge of alcohol. Sweet floral taste with a very slight earthy bitterness. Lively carbonation, syrupy body, with a finish highlighted by alcohol and vanilla/oak. Exhibits sweet characteristics bordering on that of a barley wine.


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