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RATINGS: 1561   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Vast in character, luscious & complex. Brewed with peat-smoked barley, this strong ale is brewed with organic juniper berries, vanilla & maple syrup. Itís aged on oak and fermented with a blend of English & Belgian yeasts.

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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8736) - 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...

   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 donít try to knock me out with the smoothness of a beer with 11%. The malts are complex and flavorful.

   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.

   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!

   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 isnít masked very well in this, and the 11% alcohol content sneaks up on you quickly. Definately a quality brew, but it is over priced.

   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 didnít like it at all. Iím not a big fan of the Barley Wine style. Due to the high price, I didnít want to waste it so I kept drinking it. It really grew on me and the maple syrup flavor was really good. However, I couldnít taste any oak in it. Overall this beer was another great accomplishment from Dogfish Head Brewery.

   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 íbrandyí style and works well.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernest (6906) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2008 Bottle. Head is initially small, fizzy, light brown, fully diminishing. Body is dark amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, toasted bread), with light notes of alcohol/whisky, brown sugar, smoke, strawberry, vanilla. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Full body, syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic. Another once-mighty titan has fallen, it seems. I used to rate this in the low/mid 4ís, but no more. Latest batch is still pretty nice in the aroma (after it warms), but syrupy sweet with a short finish. This brewery is apparently just coasting nowadays...the attention to detail is gone.

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