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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Itzjerm (1542) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Strong oak aroma with bourbon flavor. Sweet with strong bourbon flavor... actually is this an old ale? Just call a bourbon barrel mild. Taste like the great bourbon barrel stouts out there.. just not the color but every other part. Other state this is sweet... not this go round. Sweet bourbon perfection.... unobtanium... I can believe that name. If this is consistent to be like this... its amazing! btw thin head... poured at brewery

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Draft at Leroy's. Pours brown with thin off white head. Aroma of molasses, brown sugar, and caramel malt. Taste of vanilla and caramel. Do not pick up much bourbon or oak. Has nice alcohol burn in the finish. Decent Old ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rustyham (1778) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2013 Sweet smell of malt, caramel, and salt. Very sweet, caramel, like a fresh Thomas hardy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Unobtainium
Date: March 12, 2011
Mode: Growler
Source: Tasting
Appearance: hazy dark amber, wispy beige head
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma, fruity sweetness, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, fruity esters balancing phenolic spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (6419) - Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Sampled at DLD 11 from??? Pours an amber brown color with a small off white head. The nose was sweeter caramel malts, bourbon, vanilla, oak and some earthy hops. The flavor was caramel malts, bourbon vanilla with some mild earthy bitterness to the finish. I had this early in the day, but would like to try this again in a different setting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (4919) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Bottle thanks to bleeng at the May tasting. Pours a dark ruby with a paperthin off white head that quickly diminishes to nothing. The aroma is cinnamon and hairspray. Alcohol upfront with a smoke vanilla flavor. A decent old ale from Straight to Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Bottle from bleeng. Thanks!
Pours a deep amber with a nose of semi-sweet oak and light bourbon. Flavor is light bourbon with a saccharin oak finish. Thick on the tongue. Tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 4, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2012 Draft. Pours a deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma and flavor are very malty, lots of caramel, some earthy hops, some oak, a bit of smoke. Almost a doppelbock quality to it. Thick palate, low carbonation. Very tasty. Would definitely drink this one again. .... Sampled again at Magic City Brewfest. Delicious. Reminded me again of a doppelbock, and I liked this much better than StA’s actual doppelbock.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Thanks to bleeng for sending this beer with him to the Houston May tasting. Pours a dark cola color with no head, although it did lose carbonation in the shipping. Nice Old Ale nose, with malt and some hops. Oak flavors, some light hops. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
horto008 (169) - Alabama, USA - APR 1, 2011
Terrific stuff here. Growler from Liquor Express. Poured with very thin and small head. It’s a cloudy dark brown in the glass. Pretty carbonated for the style. Absolutely love the bourbon notes..much more of an aftertaste than an in your face bourbon flavor. Has a floral hint that really reminds me of some of the trappiste ales. Sweet but avoids being cloying and syrupy. This is my favorite Straight to Ale brew so far. Alcohol is present but given the ABV it doesn’t slap you in the face. This is the type of brew that could sneak up on you if you’re not careful.

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