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Immort Ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Immort AleImmort Ale

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

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

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Ratings: 2,729 |  Reviews: 1,185
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.11/5  rDev -19%
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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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of ZRBE
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
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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1.5/5  rDev -60.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.39/5  rDev +14.3%
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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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Immort Ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 2,729 ratings
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