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RATINGS: 1552   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Vast in character, luscious & complex. Brewed with peat-smoked barley, this strong ale is brewed with organic juniper berries, vanilla & maple syrup. It’s aged on oak and fermented with a blend of English & Belgian yeasts.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5294) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 16, 2002
Medium brown color, small head. A full bodied ale. Extremely malty. Malts flavored of maple, vanilla and oak. Yeah. I know but they do. Intense and very complex flavors. Some sweet and sour interaction going on here. Smooth and rich. No alcohol bite despite an 11% by volume. Mouthfeel is very full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter, some residual alcohol bite. Very interesting beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewmaster (168) - USA - SEP 16, 2002
One of DFH’s best. Really top notch ! Now if i can just get my hands on some WWS.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2002
UPDATED: APR 27, 2004 This swarthy sweet peach starlet arrives in a lush dark rum limousine and descends onto a rich caramel carpet, smothered in the omnipresent delicate smoke, to salute her numerous fans...The palate goes wild from the elegant licorice, some tastebuds faint from the powerful alcohol, and the nostrils constantly click away on their scent Kodaks...Her subtle chocolate jewels glitter, draped in a designer maple syrup gown, she bats her cherry eyelids, as sexy as ever, and her inviting smile makes the crowd of onlookers wish they had her right there and right now...The body is perfect, appearance gorgeous, but I would prefer a bit more substance and definition...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2002
Whoah there, these guys don’t try to knock me out with the smoothness of a beer with 11%. The malts are complex and flavorful.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2002
Tried this at the beer festival at Split Rock and nearly choked. I enjoy a godd barley wine but am not quite sure what to call this. Almost syrupy in nature with strong alcohol presence.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2002
Aroma is nutty, spicy, with the advertised vanilla in there, as well as some toffee hints...Color is a cloudy copper-brown with a light, wispy head...Flavor is rich in malt and (of course at 11% ABV) alcohol, with caramel, a little nutmeg essence, and the whole thing together was alot like a slightly spicy butterscotch...Yummy! Palate is rich--almost sticky...No pretense here that this is a rib-tickler...Overall, this is just wonderful, rich tasty dessert...Love that boozy warmth!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
krisfleet (130) - Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2002
Very complex taste and it appears to me that the most noticible is vanilla. The alcohol isn’t masked very well in this, and the 11% alcohol content sneaks up on you quickly. Definately a quality brew, but it is over priced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2002
I started drinking this beer and didn’t like it at all. I’m not a big fan of the Barley Wine style. Due to the high price, I didn’t want to waste it so I kept drinking it. It really grew on me and the maple syrup flavor was really good. However, I couldn’t taste any oak in it. Overall this beer was another great accomplishment from Dogfish Head Brewery.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2002
You only need one of these (at a time). Very strong flavor even for a barley wine. The reccommended glass is a ’brandy’ style and works well.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dominion (78) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2002
If you like barley wine you will like the sharp taste of Immort Ale. I kept a bottle from the winter of 2001 in my wine cellar and split with my friends over the winter. It gets better with age. One of my all-time favorites


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