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Immort Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Immort AleImmort Ale

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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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JudgeRoughneck

Louisiana

3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

There is a big, healthy, khaki, two fingers of creamy head on this dull and dark, ruby-colored beer. It fades slowly to about half an inch and leaves a really thin, sticky, sheet-lacing. Carbonation bubbles race to the top.

Despite my weak sense of smell, the aroma of this beer leaps out at me. It is a bouquet of floral perfume, alcohol, vanilla soap, and day-old congealed bacon fat, with some yeasty kick. It is quite pungent, and while intriguing, not altogether pleasant.

This beer is intensely sweet. It is a fulsome honey/maple/ sugar taste. There are strong underlying tones of vanilla and alcohol. Fruity hop bitterness in the finish clears the way for a smoky and woody aftertaste. I want to rate this beer lower because the sugariness gets to be too much to bear, but the complexity of the beverage forces me to up the score. The mothfeel is heavy and full and saved by soft and lively carbonation.

Drinkability is a huge issue with this beer. I suggest having some cheese or other food on hand when you drink this. It will make maple-glazed ham taste amazing, and in turn make the beer a little easier to down. Ultimately, I just felt full and had to tass the last once or two. I doubt I'll revisit this beer unless I want to brew an American Strong.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2006 04:22:09 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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Immort Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 2,260 ratings.