432. Dogfish Head Immort Ale

432. Dogfish Head Immort Ale

I picked up a bottle of Dogfish Head Immort Ale at Whole Foods a few weeks ago. The bottled on date is 4/5/06. I served this at around 50ยบ F in one of my New Belgium glasses.

The bottle says:
Vast in character, luscious and complex, this smooth, full-bodied ale reveals interwoven notes of maple, vanilla & oak.
Beer Stats:
Brewery: Dogfish Head Craft Brewey
Alcohol: 11.00%
Serving: Bottle, 12 oz.
Style: American Strong Ale

Appearance (4.0): Pours a clear copper with a fluffy, beige head that thins to a persistent quarter-inch layer and leaves patchy lace.

Smell (3.5): The aroma is sweet malts under a dominant smoky oak and vanilla aroma.

Taste (4.0): Sweet notes of dark fruit, vanilla and oak. The finish is strong, spicy alcohol with low bitterness and a touch of smoke.

Mouthfeel (4.5): Moderate carbonation, full-bodied and creamy.

Drinkability (3.5): The flavors and alcohol are strong, this is a beer to sip.

Overall (3.9): This is a pretty good beer. The oak and smoke flavors and aromas are strong. This was a pretty fresh beer, so perhaps it could benefit from aging.

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