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RATINGS: 2092   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Big Brown Ale aged on palo santo wood from Paraguay. This beer is a 12% abv, highly roasty, and malty brown ale aged on the wood of the Palo Santo tree from Paraguay. Palo Santo means "holy tree" and it's wood has been used in South American wine-making communities. We were lucky enough to get our hands on 20 blocks of the super-dense wood and the wood was added to the ageing tank after fermentation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mette (224) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2008
Igen er det Bager som er på banen med en god øl til klubben. Næsten sort med er rødligt skær, næsten intet skum. Let syrlig, mørk ristet, tørrede frugter, bitter choko, brændt, puddersukker. Blød og runs. ligesom bager.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
allfreej (554) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 29, 2008
Bottled on 02/11/2008. Poured dark brown, viscous-looking, brown lacy head. Nose was dark fruit, chocolate, raisins. Flavor was vanilla, coffee, chocolate, wood, slightly sweet. Finish was slightly dry, subtle alcohol notes. Mouthfeel was pleasingly carbonated, balancing the viscousness of the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mvisser (2) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 28, 2008 does not count
I do not much care for browns, but this brown is rich, complex, and elegant... it is porter-esque. If every there was a beer that could stand next to a fine French bordeaux, this is it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2008
Pours dark fudgey brown, with just a little bit of a purple hue. Very chocolaty aroma with some good roasted character. Very robust. There is an underlying whiff of wood character. This beer is big on flavor. I get some really good plum character with a chocolate aftertaste and a woody tannic edge. Quite full bodied and velvety smooth. No signs of alcohol, and an even finish. Wow. I haven’t been a fan of a DFH beer in a long time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4682) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2008
Black color with a thin head. Light woody aroma. Lots of chocolate, roasted malt and earthiness. Lots more where that came from in the taste. Chocolate, earth, a little smoke, kind of like peat, but not quite. A little dark fruit (cherry, prune). Dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5360) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2008
Sampled from 12-oz bottle and shared by Badgerben. Pours a semi-clear dark brown brew with some red highlights and a fast dissolving beige head that dissipates to a fine film and no ring. Aroma of roasted dark malt, a touch of molasses, red licorice, vanilla and a touch of dark pitted fruits. Taste is medium to full bodied, with flavors of roasted dark malt, figs, raisins, some light chocolate and red licorice. Finish has a nice alcohol warmth, semi-sweet with a smooth lingering vanilla and wooded malt aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fattibobatti (246) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2008
poured a dark black with 2 fingers of tan creamy head. powerful aroma of raisins, dark fruit, alcohol, and liquorish and the lumber section of home depot. taste is complex and loaded with flavor. dark fruit, sweet raisins, roast, liquorish, coffee, deep and complex vanilla hiding in the finish. more wood and smoke as it warms. feels thick and full on the tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (3017) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 27, 2008
Bottle: Deep and rich in a brown pour with a small tan head. Roasty and sweet up front in the aroma with a bit of molasses and candied dark fruit. Smokey? Has almost an impy smell... Tastes is roasty, coffee, fruity, and a bit more smoke. Has a great dark roasted feel to it. A solid brew. Thanks to BuckDich.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
IndianaRed (3122) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Dep dark brown black with a faomy beige head that was coaxwd with a swirll or two. Eich aroma o dark roasted maltiness and dark pitted fruits, prunes and raisons. Sweet stoutish. WWS even. Expwcting a stout from the aroma...the flavor is a bit of a let downm To be fair though, a vry nice sweet dark roasted flavor. More IBUs would have balanced it bettter I think. Very good over all though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Bottle: Pours a ebony mahogany color with a smoky tawny edge towards the tailings. The nose is strong and fruity with those dark resinous things that you wouldn’t expect from the beginning: figs, brown sugar and a chewy bourbony note. The flavor is creamy and resinous with an ample hop note and a roasty chicory and chocolate note. The finish is sweet and balanced, woody tail and a balanced overall impact. Nice and woody but doesn’t have that same bourbon note that most of these barrel aged beers have.

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