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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HappyHandsClub (11) - - JAN 31, 2014
This Old Ale is "alive" with witch’s brew bubbles percolating in the glass to the very last drop. I have no problem with any aspect of this recipe, finished product or even the chemistry professor doing lab work label pic. I can’t fault it’s uniqueness like too many picky [thy ass] people out there. Maybe it matches my character: Strong, Rich, Bold, Radioactive.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (6082) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2014
1/29/14. Snow day! 22oz bottle from Beach’s in Fort Walton Beach. Dark amber pour with basically no head, barely a small khaki. Booze in the aroma, a touch of acetone, straight up whiskey, oxidation, sweet dark fruits, and maltiness. Rich sweet flavor up front, some whiskey, a bit of sourness, actually, with caramel and fruitiness, oxidation. Meh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2264) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Tawny colored pour. Small off-white head. Aroma of hops and malt. Fruity malt flavor. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3774) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 16, 2014
On tap. Nearly opaque deep brown with a lasting ring of bubbles. Aromas of cola, oak, vanilla, chocolate and whiskey. Taste has vanilla, oak, whiskey and peppery green herb. Heavy body is thinned by the slightly overpowering whiskey and abv presence. Has a nice balance and smooth, medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2014
22oz bottle. Poured a deep amber color with an off white head. Caramel, fruity, very light whiskey, some wood, and vanilla.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
b79turner (226) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 30, 2013
22oz bottle, pours dark brown with a small tan head that quickly disappears. Nose is caramel, oak, vanilla, alcohol...lots of big aromas here! Taste is very rich and boozy! Wow! Great beer, I would love to taste one with a little age. This is a very big and complex beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - OCT 31, 2013
FROM NOTES: July 3, ’12 Poured into a tasting glass at the MCBF ’12. Had a great many tastes.... A: Strong bourbon smell with caramel notes, some earthy hops, a smokey, oak notes and maybe a bit of molasses. A: Pours a deep amber with a thin off-white head. T: Initially a very malty flavor that fades into more complex oak, smokey, bourbon barrel flavors with a complementary alcohol burn. P: Thick palate, low carbonation. O: This beer is so good I can’t believe it’s brewed in Alabama! This is a world-class beer and worthy of your efforts to obtain it.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5186) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 28, 2013
The score might be a little misleading because I don’t know that I fully enjoyed this like a 3.5 score indicated. Oh, sure all the components are there nice flavor, sweet and malty, with a lot of molasses. But it was just, I don’t know, more than I was wanting at the time.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Bottle @ Richard’s tasting. Copper colored pour with a white head. Nose is sweet caramel malt, brown sugar, vanilla, and oak. Minimal bourbon, some dark fruit, and alcohol. A lot of sweet sugar to the flavor. Caramel, brown sugar, and molasses. Notes of bourbon, vanilla, and oak. Some booze, cardboard, and dark fruit as well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6606) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by brew3crew. Thanks again, Jason! Pours a dark amber color with a small beige head. Notes of caramel, vanilla, boozy cake, molasses, dark dried fruits (dates, figs), earth, and some faint spicy and tangy notes. Medium-bodied, with a chewy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Good, sweet old ale.


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