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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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.

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3.5
b3shine (9359) - Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Growler to snifter (thanks brew3crew). Looks solid; caramel with little carbonation or lacing. Smells and tastes solid; sweet and boozy. Average on the palate. Solid, but would love to try it fresher (the growler was a couple of months old).

4
wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Tasted on 2/5/13 from a 22oz bomber bottle purchased at Grand Cru. Pours a very deep, dark brown with an average tan head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is full of molasses, dark raisins, port wine, dark fig, dark chocolate, vanilla, toffee, caramel, and just a touch of banana. The flavor is the same, dominated by caramel, toffee, caramelized fig, raisin, chocolate, coconut, and vanilla. The body is full with just lighter than average, and very smooth carbonation, and a long toffee, caramel, fig, raisin, and vanilla finish.

4.5
Thewade (340) - USA - JAN 31, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2013 Damn fine brew. Hint of bourbon and oak. Slight vanilla. Love bourbon barrel strong ales so this is right up my alley. Very impressed with the Straight to Ale brews.

2.7
Stracey (39) - Pelham, Alabama, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Pours a thick dark brown. Syrupy almost with a thin head. Nose is full of bourbon. Lots of bourbon and alcohol. Only ok.

3.6
magsinva (1493) - Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Tap growler in plastic from the wagon wheel - pours cola with a thin white head. Aroma is bourbon and cola. Taste is sweet with mild booziness. Palate is sticky with a touch of alcohol burn as it warms. Overall, solid brew.

3.4
DiarmaidBHK (6180) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Draft from Wagon Wheel Liquors. Pours brown with almost no head. Fairly big bourbon notes on the nose. Pretty boozy on the tongue with a lot of whiskey as well. Finish lingers a bit.

5
scapegoat (2) - huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 26, 2012 does not count
This beer is a great season with a great bourbon kick to too off the maltiness. A fine beer

4.3
Itzjerm (3239) - 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

3.3
jsh12bama (761) - 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

4
Rustyham (1836) - 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.


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