Oh what a wonderful thread I've discovered. I need to venture out of AMT more often.
Shep, would love to hear more thoughts on Immort Ale. I'm hoping it ages into something more palatable, but so far it just takes like bottled campfire to me. The smokiness overpowers everything else. My wife went a step further and said it tastes like bandaids. As a huge DFH fan, I hate to admit it, but I tend to agree with her. I defy you to drink another one without tasting band aids now that I've put the thought in your head.
Desperately hoping a few months in my beer closet will allow some of the other complexities to breakthrough the campfire shield...
As for 120min, I came across a random wine store in the metro DC area that had a shelf full of it. I don't think the owner was a beer guy b/c he was willing to sell me as much as I wanted for under $10/bottle (not much under, mind you, but anything under $10 is a deal for 120). I had one as soon as I got home and plan to store the rest to see how it ages. I like it, don't get me wrong, but at this point the sweetness of the residual sugars overtakes the hops on my tongue, which is not what I'm looking for in an uber-DIPA. Curious to see how aging treats it, since for an 18% abv beer, the alcohol is already very balanced.
edit: for DFH hops, I can't recommend Burton Baton enough. 90min was my first DIPA and so will always have a special place in my heart, but BB in my opinion is a more well-rounded, balanced beer.