Immort Ale | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

BA SCORE
87
very good
2,718 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:
2,718
Reviews:
1,183
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
14.51%
 
 
Wants:
178
Gots:
504
For Trade:
14
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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.44/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jkn09
4.26/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
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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4.39/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a powerful kick ass 11-percenter that is all the reasons I used to love dogfish. There's also a reason I quit loving dogfish -- a little too strong and clever -- and this is also a threat here. I'm going to have to revisit this one (poor me) but I think I really like it. Chicory, maple thickness yet quite easy to drink and get drunk.

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3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
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4/5  rDev +3.6%
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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smells like strawberry jam, caramel. Reddish orange. Decent carbonation. Taste is leathery, toffee, vanilla, roasty finish. I don't taste the booze at all. This is another elegant beer. It's a beast at 11%, but it's delicate.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
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4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is medium brown, just a light head and a bit of lacing. The aroma is wood (slightly smoky), and maple. The taste is maple, smoky, vanilla, and hoppy. It's not particularly bitter, but there is a definite hop character in there. Some reviewers have called this a cross between a pale ale and a barleywine. Maybe so, but to me, it's a heck of a lot closer to barleywine territory than to a pale ale. The 11% ABV is noticeable. All these flavors blend beautifully, making this one a real treat.

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Immort Ale from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.86 out of 5 based on 2,718 ratings.
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