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Immort Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,262 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 2,262
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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QuentinCall

Georgia

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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Immort Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 2,262 ratings.