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Immort Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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very good

2,292 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,292
Reviews: 1,103
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 15.4%
Wants: 136
Gots: 310 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
For this beer, we use maple syrup from Red Brook Farm -- Sam's family farm in Western Massachusetts, peat-smoked barley, juniper berries and vanilla.

Immort is fermented with a blend of English and Belgian yeasts, then aged in the big oak tanks at the brewery.

The sweet and earthy flavors meld magnificently in the Immort Ale. But be warned, the ABV is 11%, so after one or two you may start feeling immortal (even though we promise you won't be).

50 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-15-2001)
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

UlfAndreas, Yesterday at 04:45 AM
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Poured into as snifter. Thanks, Darren.

A: Ice tea amber. A tan one-finger head that quickly dissipates. Thick lacing.

S: Bourbon pops up in a hurry followed by vanilla, oak and maple. Nice.

T: Wow! Dark, oaky, bourbon-y goodness. Vanilla, too. Like drinking an English barleywine. Malty. Hits you like a brick.

M: Medium with medium, frothy carbonation.

O: Excellent. Highly recommended. Sip and savor.

brewskifan55, Monday at 07:47 PM
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

pmangold, Sunday at 01:28 AM
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3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

Benh777, Aug 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +24%

Poured chilled in standard ale glass. This puppy has aged for two years+.

A: 3: ruddy dark copper color; thin head; very nice carbonation
S: 4.5: plum, figs, currant up the ying yang; wow, this smells great, obviously aged with time, like a port
T: 5: rich, thoroughly complex malts; the aging did amazing things for this beer, turning it into a very sophisticated beer; leather overtones

Highly recommended for any kind of drinking, but was a very good choice for aging. Cheers!

Arithmeticus, Aug 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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3.66/5  rDev -4.4%

Drinking a bottle that is about 7 or 8 months old

Appearance: half way from a burnt orange to a garnet red color. a finger or so of a tan foamy head. fairly strong clarity

Smell: strong sweet caramel, maple syrup, vanilla, oak, and some astringent alcohol

Taste: opens with a sweet syrupy mess of caramel, vanilla, maple, and other sugars. some oak character along with a hint of alcohol. all of this is underlain by smokey earthy malts.

Mouthfeel: thick and creamy. some slight alcohol warmth. smoke lingers behind

Overall: I think I would like this beer immensely if it weren't for the smoked malts. the syrup and sweet aspects work well with the barrel aspect. I just can't get the balance between them and the smoked malt

SportsandJorts, Aug 06, 2014
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Immort Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 2,292 ratings.