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Immort Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,260 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,260
Reviews: 1,100
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 15.71%
Wants: 132
Gots: 298 | 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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1000lbgrizzly

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Deep mahogany, slightly hazy, sand-colored head that quickly recedes. Some carbonation is visible. Label/box art is decidedly lame, what is that clamshell with an X on it, and what the heck does any of that have to do with the beer?

S: Unusual; smoky, cherries?, vanilla bean, some sweetness, earth. All over the board, not superficially appealing but certainly intriguing for the adventurous soul.

T: This is unique. Have to credit DfH on that. Primarily smoky on a good taste, metallic on a bad one. Alcohol can be detected on the breath out. Leather, plums, mineral notes, burnt wood (because why not throw that in, too?). Some sweetness as a familiar taste you can cling onto in this chaos of flavors. Every once in a while I feel like I can glimpse the promise of vanilla and oak that is stated on the label, but if it wasn't in print I would think it was a hallucination.

M: My mouth is so confused right now I can't even tell. Nothing offensive, nothing that stands out. I'll go middle of the road on this one.

O: For such an off-kilter, unique brew my straight 3.75 rating seems bland and doesn't tell the full story. On the plus side, this beer is unlike any other, and has some notes that would be highly appealing to a certain crowd (liking peat in your whiskey is a good start). On the bad side, there is not much to compel another immediate swig (again, whiskey sippers might feel at home). I could barely detect anything but smoke and alcohol, certainly not the luscious (from the label) beer I was expecting. Good as part of a flight, but hard to finish by oneself. Maybe pick it up?

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 08:33:06 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
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Immort Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 2,260 ratings.