Immort Ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

BA SCORE
87
very good
2,712 Ratings
Immort AleImmort Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: English Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-15-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,712
Reviews:
1,182
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
14.51%
 
 
Wants:
177
Gots:
502
For Trade:
14
User Ratings & Reviews
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Dyerseve
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of bwarren82
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Schmuckles
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of philbe311
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - A slight half fingers worth of crisp fizzy off-white colored head that quickly fades away leaving the slightest veil of splotchy lacing an uber thin collar... A slight to moderate bit of mixed paced carbonation... The color is a murky brown that s a bit lighter than medium...

S - A huge slightly intoxicating nose can be noticed well away from the glass... Caramel... Pineapple... A plethora of dark fruits... A slight bit of maple syrup... Vanilla... A very light oak component lies beneath the surface... A deeply complex and exciting nose...

T - The flavor profile is a slight departure from the nose... Vanilla and a subtle yet assertive oak are at the forefront... Caramel and brown sugar are next... The pineapple and dark fruits take a very distant back seat... The maple syrup may be present, but it hard to detect... Not bad by any stretch, but the flavors don't compliment each as as well on the palate as they did on the nose...

M - Medium to full bodied... A bit chewy... A bit syrupy... Limited carbonation yet lively... Sleek... Rather nice...

D - An interesting brew... Solid and enjoyable all the way around with an absolutely stellar aroma... An enjoyable sipper with a hefty 11% ABV... Not my favorite DFH brew, but definately worth investigating for the curious BA...

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Photo of aslamm75
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of YieldToNothing
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

poured from a bottle into a duvel tulp.
pours a reddish brown. smell is a little sour, kinda reminiscent of like a cabernet sauvignon. kinda has a wine texture going on with a slightly bitter aftertaste. not too hoppy, not very heavy on the carbonation either. vanilla/maple notes are subtle, but definitely present. abv is hidden well
paid a little under 4 for a single bottle at my local store that will split up any 4 or 6 pack. was definitely worth a try, but probably not a beet i'll get back to any time soon...if ever.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of SirHefeweizen
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of themind
3.11/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Interesting brew that seems like it could have been great but has fallen short. It has a slight smokiness to it with an interesting aroma. I didnt taste much maple in the brew but overall I enjoyed it watching UFC on Fuel. That said with all the great beers out there I would not buy it again.

Bottom Line: Worth the scratch to obtain the experience.

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Photo of hAle2theWort
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of JohnQVD
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of ZRBE
3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Great color, despite a noticeable lack of head. Smells more like a barleywine than anything else. The heat is pretty apparent. Definitely doesn't taste like a barleywine though. The vanilla is nice, but I seem to recall enjoying this a lot more last time I tried it. Probably best served with a meal, I found it to be a little too busy and robust to just have on its own. A lot going on here.

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Photo of guajolote
1.5/5  rDev -61.1%

Photo of DruRho
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Immort Ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.86 out of 5 based on 2,712 ratings.
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