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Immort Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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very good

2,350 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 2,350
Reviews: 1,108
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 15.4%
Wants: 141
Gots: 318 | 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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Photo of fossage78
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Samp01
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle 2012 aged one year. Pours a slight cloudy rich copper amber with a quickly fading razor thin head. Aroma is of sweet caramel malt, yeast, fruity some toasted vanilla oaked essence and dark fruit and mild maple notes, some smokey notes as well. Taste the same as aroma with a bit of earthy herbal hops bitterness and a bit of brandy like notes in the flavor. The palate is a full and rich and smooth with moderate carbonation and there is some bubble effervescence. Finish is the same as taste with some smoked flavors as it warms up with a lingering brandy like sweetness and mild bitterness on the end. Not as sweet as some other barley wines as this is labeled but very good. Overall a very good smooth and easy drinking and pleasant bw. Very nice, I feel immortal already. enjoy

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.9/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of memphischas
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%

Almost a rauchbier to me, I get loads of earthy smoke and oak.

Photo of UlfAndreas
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of brewskifan55
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into as snifter. Thanks, Darren.

A: Ice tea amber. A tan one-finger head that quickly dissipates. Thick lacing.

S: Bourbon pops up in a hurry followed by vanilla, oak and maple. Nice.

T: Wow! Dark, oaky, bourbon-y goodness. Vanilla, too. Like drinking an English barleywine. Malty. Hits you like a brick.

M: Medium with medium, frothy carbonation.

O: Excellent. Highly recommended. Sip and savor.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.6/5  rDev -6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Arithmeticus
4.75/5  rDev +24%

Poured chilled in standard ale glass. This puppy has aged for two years+.

A: 3: ruddy dark copper color; thin head; very nice carbonation
S: 4.5: plum, figs, currant up the ying yang; wow, this smells great, obviously aged with time, like a port
T: 5: rich, thoroughly complex malts; the aging did amazing things for this beer, turning it into a very sophisticated beer; leather overtones

Highly recommended for any kind of drinking, but was a very good choice for aging. Cheers!

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.56/5  rDev +19.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Immort Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 2,350 ratings.