Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Dogfish Head Immort Ale

My last visit to Aroma Thyme Bistro resulted in the tasting of two Dogfish beers. Dogfish Head is one of head chef/owner Marcus Guiliano's all-time favorite breweries, so it is no surprise that he is now stocking 15+ of Dogfish's offerings. The first beer tasted was Dogfish Head's Immort Ale.
Immort Ale is "Brewed with peat-smoked barley, Immort is brewed with organic juniper berries, vanilla & maple syrup. It's aged on oak and fermented with a blend of English & Belgian yeasts".
Immort poured a light brown color with a thin tan head. The nose was malty, with a big aroma of sweetness and vanilla. The body is rich and sweet with a big malt profile. The finish is short with a lingering dryness as a result of all of the malt sugar.
Overall, this is a great brew. The complex body is deep with plenty of flavor. The 11% ABV is noticeable in the body but is not overwhelming.
This beer would pair extremely well with any rich cheeses, chocolate fudge, and a nice braised lamb shank.

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