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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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Todd

Colorado

3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, dark copper with ruby edges and crowned with a pillowy, off-white, creamy foam lace with plenty of retention and stick.

Alcohol, esters, some wet paper and chickory in the aroma.

Thick, full-bodied beer with a juicy, chewy, sweet malt character of coffee, chickory, maple, vanilla, raisin and deep earthy oak flavours around the edges. Vinous at times with grape undertones. Alcohol notes run deep and are very warming, while also lending a subtle spicy note to the beer. Hop bitterness is light with a peaking earthy and leafy twang that settles back into the malt flavours and finishes with a slightly toasty / bready finish.

I'm not that fond of Dogfish Head beers, but this beer is a very unique and complex Barleywine. Not the best, but certainly worth tracking down for a try.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2002 15:42:04 | More by Todd
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Presentation: Green label with blurb about the beer on a 12oz brown bottle. "Ages Well", is noted on the label with a "Packaged In" date also.

Appearance: Lightly hazed dark reddish copper colour with a thin off white lace. Semi-creamy tiny bubbled chunky head.

Smell: Deep, rich and full of caramel with ripe fruit, notes of wood and tree sap in the nose. Extremely complex and fragrant. Alcohol is a touch vinous with estery and mild solvent aromas.

Taste: Big vinous character, woody flavours play on a faked dryness. Light acidic twang, syrupy malt flavour of caramel and ripe fruit. Traces of vanilla and toasted grain go back and forth. Ghost like smokiness. Alcoholic character is bordering on overwhelming, ester with faint fusel solvent flavours. Hops are part of the brashness that comes along with the alcohol and remaining grain. Hints of dried bitter orange peel and black pepper unfold in the finish.

Notes: A barley wine of no other, so extreme and complex this could easily use another year or two to mellow out. Though it is fine to sip in the brash form that it is in now. Outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2002 20:43:16 | More by Jason
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Immort Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 2,260 ratings.