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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (7917) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2014
1/29/14. Snow day! 22oz bottle from Beachs 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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MetalNHopHead (1579) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 5, 2016
Straight to Ale? Unobtanium seems more fit to send your ass straight to bed. This warm, malty, boozy brew is potent and full-bodied. Its also a stunning Old Ale. Deep brown color thats pretty only in the way that English-style malt bombs can be. Rich oaky, boozy aromatics. Brown sugar, molasses, toffee, coconut, and vanilla flavor characteristics. The feel is full yet smooth. Its an English-style ale with some Southern heat. Its damn hard not to love.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HuskerTan (1803) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 3, 2016
(Thanks, James! "jbruner") Bottle. A- Butterscotch, oak, cherry, boozy, brown sugar, molasses, raisins, scotch. A- Dark garnet color, clear liquid, beige head. T- Oak, boozy, brown sugar, subtle dark cherry. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, complex finish. O- What a way to knock off Alabama. A real nice sipper. I feel bad for folks in Alabama that cant enjoy this on a cold snowy winter day. Reminds me a lot of Founders Backwoods Bastard. Good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (12470) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2016
Bottle shared at the MDBG tasting 4/4/16. Dark brown, no head. Aroma of grapes, caramel, raisin, chocolate. The taste is grapes, toffee, toasted malt. Medium bodied, mild booze.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1892) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2016
650ml bottle. Dark brown with small tan head. Aroma of raisin malt and booze. Taste is chocolate, cola, raisin, toffee. Thick and chewy texture. Not too sweet. The aroma was pretty light but I quite enjoyed the taste of this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2016
Pours a dark reddish brown color. Aromas of wood, dark fruit, and some sweetness. Flavors of whiskey?, caramel, and some faint hops.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (4440) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2016 Shared bomber bottle. Lovely red-brown body with a very good head. Lightly sweet with lots caramel and toffee. This is a bit boozy, mainly in the aroma, and it has pronounced bourbon barrel effects in the flavor. Still, excellent whisky barrel effects. Overall: easily the best beer Ive had from this brewer, and one of the best old ales Ive ever had.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (3467) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Bottle. Brown pour with an off white head. Chocolate and caramel malt bouquet. The taste follows suit. Oak, vanilla, and cola lowlights. Good body and mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ctipping (1518) - Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2015
650 mL bottle poured into a wine glass. Deep amber body with a medium khaki head. Nose is dark fruits and booze. Bourbon. Tastes really sweet. Brighter fruits, but still fruity. Bourbon in the back end. Heavy sugars in this one. Well carbonated and very sweet. Way too sweet for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (3693) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 20, 2015
Bottle. 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. Lots of alcohol noticeable. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (3010) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 15, 2015
Sampled at cottage hill. Quite nice but split a bomber with friends. Strong rich and bourbon dominated. A sipper.


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