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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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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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.

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.

magsinva (1425) - 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.

DiarmaidBHK (5900) - 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.

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

Itzjerm (3119) - 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

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

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.

kp (10880) - 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

alexsdad06 (10803) - West Chester, 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.

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