Immort Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by deanhead:
3.33/5 rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Appearance- This beer poured a deep mahogany color. The head was minimal with tightly laced tiny bubbles. This beer could have easily been mistaken for a root beer.
Smell- Upon bringing this beer to my nose there was a huge smoky scent, with underlying essence of peat. This predominant smoky smell was there right up front, but not overwhelming like that of liquid smoke. It also smelled slightly of vanilla, and biscuit which made for a nice sweet smelling combination that also seemed to tone down the scent of the smoke. I picked up absolutely no hop aroma here
Taste- This beer reminds me of a rauchbier on steroids. Initially the smoky taste hits you with a smoky/peaty taste followed by a sweet warming alcoholic sensation finished off with a hint of Vanilla and maple. This beer is a veritable cornucopia of flavors that pulls you in several directions at once. This beer is one complex mother humper of a beer. I am unable to discern any hops in the beer, which is okay because my head was virtually spinning after my palette was assaulted with everything else.
Mouthfeel- This was an extremely full bodied, almost cloyingly sweet beer. While it was a smooth beer that seemed to wash down my gullet with ease, it was also very chewy in nature with a few pronounced malt tannins.
Drinkability- Either beers are getting much stronger these days or Im becoming a light weight, at 11% ABV it was almost over the top for me. I could only drink one of these in a sitting, it would be a fine after dinner drink to be shared with friends. This one should age really, really well in fact it will likely mellow nicely with age, enhancing it's drinkability. This beer is not for the meek.
Serving type: bottle
09-04-2007 16:28:54 | More by deanhead
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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 2,254 ratings.