Today has been a seriously lazy day. Mostly due to the fact that I stayed up until 3:00am last night and then woke up at 8:00am. Despite a mid-afternoon two hour nap, I still had no energy to be productive. To top it off, there hasn’t been much on TV all day. Right now I’m watching a preseason football game between the Bears and the Giants. I have no idea whether the game is live, or this is just a re-airing.
What better way to cure boredom than to review a beer? Not feeling terribly creative tonight, I knew I would need to review a beer that had plenty of unique character. Briefly rifling through the crisper in the fridge, I would up with a 12oz bottle of Dogfish Head Immort Ale. This should do the job. The 11% ABV might even inspire some creativity.
When poured, there was about an inch of head. The beer is mahogany in color. The aroma reflects the ABV. There’s something else in the aroma which I can’t figure out. Raisins? Spices? I dunno…
Woah! *contorted faces* The taste is unique alright. I’m going to need a few seconds here to recover after the first sip. I feel assaulted by flavor. A few more sips and my taste buds are recovering. The dominant flavor is vanilla. The label mentions maple, which I wouldn’t have picked up on my own, but I’ll trust the label. I think the maple was what I was smelling, but could not identify. The beer is sweet through and through.
The beer is incredibly smooth. Very minimal carbonation. Given the high alcohol content, and the fact that I can already taste the booze, this brew is almost certainly best served stone-cold.
While I enjoy the Immort Ale, it isn’t my favorite Dogfish Head beer. Don’t get me wrong…it’s a quality beer from a quality brewery and I would recommend that you try it!
Now I’m off to vacuum. We are battling a flea infestation, and I appear to be losing the fight as my animals still have fleas despite numerous anti-flea treatments. It’s probably all the damn carpet we have…grrrr.