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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Ratings: 2,712 |  Reviews: 1,182
Photo of Lonestargazer52
4.39/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Found this in a grocery store in Tyler, TX, and in my opinion it was about as good as bottled beer, not fresh from the brewery can get. Very dark, rich taste, with some chocolate and coffee aroma. Excellent balance of hops and malt, and significant "alcohol aroma", which is to be expected based on the relatively high alcohol content. Goes great with steak.

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Photo of abex44
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of mpedara429
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Can't describe the color any better than a very clear "brown". Poured out with a thin layer of off white head. Not much retention or lacing

S: Molasses, charred wood barrels, and vanilla. Definitely some dark fruit in there too.

T: The charred wood is prevalent in the taste as it is very smoky. It is almost a bit spicy, probably a by product of the smoky flavor. The molasses and vanilla can also be tasted here as well.

M: Chewy, somewhat heavy body. Carbonation is thin and light. No sharp alcohol bite and this is a whopping 11% above.

O: I was digging this one. The smokiness made it unique but it did not deter from the sweet vanilla and molasses (maple syrup).

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Photo of DaPan
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of VaporDome
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ssalamone
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of ramblinwreck101
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of bvlaminck
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Evan
2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

Photo of buzzy
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of lonewolfcry
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of microbe7
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of jlindsey
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of orangesol
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Lucho
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a rich copper red with a nice white head that foams up thick and white and has decent retention.

Smell: booze, fresh tobacco, chard oak, dark fruits,

Taste: Sweet at first with maple and some vanilla. There is almost an off putting taste of a corked wine, maybe that is the oak and maple playing together. Once it warms up the the maple really comes through with some fresh tobacco flavors. not too bad.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with sweet residue that coats the mouth with each sip.

Overall: This is an interesting brew with some nice flavor notes. I am interested to see how it will mellow out in 6-12 months.

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Photo of ThirstyHrothgar
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of whatsgoody
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Beerswag
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of RWACKO
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of MacQ32
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a nice orange amber with slightly less than a finger of caramel colored head, decent retention, only a thin but respectable layer remains across the surface after ~3 minutes. A decently thick outer lacing remains with a moderate, decent thin lacing.

S - Lots of dark fruits, smoked wood/oak, maple and maybe a little bourbon - hint of smoked bacony aroma as well.

T - Maple and oak followed by a slight alcohol burn and dark fruits (raisins/prunes), some sweet caramel, toffee and vanilla.

M - Medium-full bodied, fairly smooth - perfect ~55 degrees F

O - Very tasty, considerably more enjoyable and a warmish temperature. Quite complex, alcohol is very well hidden, very smooth.

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Photo of brandon911
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Mertzy81
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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