Immort Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by QuentinCall:
3.7/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
On-tap at The Porter in the ATL.
This pours the color of a semi-precious stone -- dark and somewhat translucent amber but with a tawny seam when held up to the light -- and possessive of a dense, creamy and blatantly cascading head that proves itself fairly resilient, maintaining its breadth even three quarters of the way through. Nose is astonishingly sweet; and while there are some traces of wood and warm esters present, the notes of vanilla and roasted sugar are so pronounced that the ultimate aroma is explicitly of cotton candy. Thankfully, the taste does not proceed in this crushingly candied wake. Upfront is all oak and fruit. Yes, the juniper holds sway but there are also some grape and pear characteristics as well as an undercurrent of smoke/must. Here, the vanilla and maple act as complements (rather than forthright, obvious components) to great effect, significantly deepening the total sensory actuality. The finish is another surprise, super smooth and almost entirely comprised of vanilla. The mouthfeel is rich, yeasty, appropriately carbonated and rather lovely. Overall, this is an extremely daring and extremely complex beer with entirely too many ingredients that manage to thread themselves into an utterly fascinating and indecisive amalgamation. It is certainly singular and of note but perhaps just because it is such a blatant and unapologetic oddity.
Serving type: on-tap
12-16-2011 05:07:53 | More by QuentinCall
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3.88/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a transparent dark rust orange color with a thin head that dissipates immediately.
Smells of maple, vanilla, and an accompanying boozy burn.
Strong oak flavor with hints of vanilla, maple, and a warm booze finish.
Mouthfeel is lush and velvety, goes down very smooth.
Overall, a very good warmer, but I would love to see what a year or two does to this!
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2014 22:53:24 | More by larryarms847
Immort Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 2,262 ratings.