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Immort Ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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3.84/5
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2,729 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#10,966
Reviews:
1,185
Ratings:
2,729
pDev:
14.58%
Bros Score:
3.97
 
 
Wants:
181
Gots:
505
Trade:
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Ratings: 2,729 |  Reviews: 1,185
Photo of sjones5045
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of keithmurray
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - bronze colored body with off white head

Smell - maple, caramel, vanilla, oak

Taste - caramel, maple, oak, pine, vanilla, brown sugar

Mouthfeel - medium plus body, full carbonation, brown sugar and maple sweetness upfront, vanilla and brown sugar on the finish,

Overall - decent English style beer here, drinks almost like a cross between a barleywine and a scotch ale. Worth a try

Price point - $3.50/12 oz bottle

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Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KTCamm
3.62/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11/29...pours deep reddish brown, dark, scant white foam sits atop. Old musty nose, some dark fruit sweetness. Currants. Complicated fruity swirling taste. Vanilla oak chips. Boozy right from the go, thick mouthfeel. Syrup like consistency and in the flavors.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a murky amber with a one finger off white head. Light amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is plums, raisins, figs, brown sugar and toffee.

T - Tthe taste is maple, vanilla, charred oak and a bitter piney finish.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbnation. Soft creamy mouthfeel with a sticky dry finish.

O - An interesting beer. Reminds of a mcpix between a scotch/barleywine/old ale.

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Photo of stortore
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a small chalice: color is amber, a little dense, head is light tan with fine bubbles and compact head (1/3 inch). Light bubbly lacing on the glass sides.

Smell is subtle but seems to be a great precursor and presents the depth of the brew better than than taste: light peat, hint of raisin, earthy.

Taste is similar to the aroma with a light peated malt flavor, then some fruity malt flavor which at first reminds me more of a barleywine than strong ale; then hoppiness takes over with moderate bitterness and earthy flavors. Maple flavoring is not entirely noticeable, but the dryness and fruitiness reminds you of the sugars backing up the malt. Peat smoke flavor lingers.

Mouthfeel is a bit bitter, which leans towards the strong ale side of this category, however there is a sharpness on the tongue - maybe the ABV strength catching up with itself.

Overall, a good strong/scotch/barleywine style ale - maple does not present strong, juniper is subtle and more bitter and earthy, but the deep malt flavors and barleywine style flavors are pleasant along with the peat smokiness.

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Photo of FrancisM12
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.67/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. bottled on 12/21/15

Pours dark maroon ruby red with a dense creamy khaki colored foam head. Smells like candied dark fruit, figs, raisins, prunes, plum, grapes, juniper berries, spice, maple, smoked malt, oak barrel, vanilla, caramel, toffee, rich molasses, brown sugar, with earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like candied dark fruits, figs, raisins, prunes, plum, grapes, juniper berries, spice, sweet maple, smoked malt, oak barrel, vanilla, caramel, toffee, rich molasses, brown sugar, with earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy and smooth with moderate low tingly carbonation. Overall a really nice, smooth and balanced brew.

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Photo of strohme2
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Chestnut, autumn red colors, I finger of head that receded quick but left a smallish ring in the perimeter.
Smell-Earthy, vanilla and maple dark fruits. Taste is sweetness, wood, vanilla and maple. Figs, dark chocolate cocoa powder, maybe grape jelly finish.
No alcohol detected, smooth mouthfeel.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brandonwnw
4.44/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rdoggg
4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maz
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdFed
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PJCarnell
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jkn09
4.26/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BIGPOPPAS
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brureview
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle date: 12/15.
Bought this recently, so it's probably been sitting on the shelf a while- which is good.

Poured a semi clear mahogany color with a 1f head in a tulip.

Intense oak, lighter maple waft from the glass. The oak intensifies with warming. Very deep aroma. Love it.

Great taste: maple syrup, berry, vanilla, finished with a good bitterness laced with oak, berry and maple syrup.

It's Halloween. Who needs summer ale? This is what craft beer is all about.
Complex, deep, well crafted.
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Photo of mgroothuis
4.39/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RickyRecord-oh
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayden34
3.28/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Brianito
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TastyIsBeer
4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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