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RATINGS: 1923   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 26, 2008
bottle from archerliquors. Damn, I love Dogfish Head!!! Another awesome brew. Dark brown almost black with a small fizzy tan head. Sweet malty, woody aroma with some nutty notes. Bright lively palate. Initially crisp citrus and mild chocolate taste, followed by caramel and vanilla flavors, finishing with a semi-dry, sticky sugar, roasty citrus taste. Excellent.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
alex1012 (13) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2008
Pours dark with little to no head. Aromas of alcohol, wood, and bannans. Flavor is thin and alcoholic with notes of wood malt and and Belgian type yeast. Tastes like its brewed with a ton of corn sugar. May be good in 5 years or so. Another novelty beer from DF.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 25, 2008
Draft. Rich brown beer with a light tan head. Cinnamon, spice, light chooclate aroma. Chocolate, cinnamon, caramel, woody flavor. Medium-plus body. Cinnamon, chocolate, caramel, light spice, and wood linger.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gueuzeisgod (113) - Graham, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2008
Aroma is a rich, ripe, chocolate covered banana against a backdrop of roast and coffee/chickory with slight wisps of vanilla, bubble gum and taffy . Flavor is creamy chocolate, some mellow wood, hot alcohol, some hop bitterness is present but stays in its place. Alcohol vapors waft through the nostrils, finish is dry and bitter with spiritous alcohol lingering. Will put some of this down to age for a while, I think it needs a little bit more time. Very nice nightcap, especially when it warms up- should not be drunk any colder than 55-60 degrees F. Nice effort from an adventurous brewery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2277) - California, USA - APR 24, 2008
Draft at Toronado. Black color, tan head. Aroma is very roasted and rich with coffee, lesser chocolate and caramel notes. Somewhat woody, but didn’t come off all that unique to me. Interesting having this beer and knowing nothing about it and trying to guess what weird process it underwent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmmbeer (1213) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2008
12 oz. bottle in trade with Snojerk321- thanks! Poured into trappist glass- thick black body, non transparent when held to a light source, low carbonation, thin off white ring for a head. Aroma of dark chocolate, wood, and 3 day old coffee that has been sitting- but in a good way. HIts the mouth with a defined medium body, alot of the dark malt comes through cleanly, a note of hardwood which is shockingly good, finish has a subtle burn to it. Very enjoyable- my tongue is thanking me as we speak...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2008 Black pour with a thin tan head. Roasty aroma with hints of nuts, chocolate, wood, vanilla, and floral hops. Flavor is nice. Lots of chocolate and vanilla with a touch of woodiness. Thick, malty finish. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ando (105) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2008
This was from a tap. *liked it would buy* aroma: kinda mild and stale. Not as wood smell as the bottle. Nice black grain malts. App: black thick goodness. Flavor: roasted black malts. Wood dry cocoa mild earthy sweetness. Palate:lil to spritzy. OA: nice fun stout thingy.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - APR 21, 2008
Bottle. Pours with a dark color and just the right amount of carbonation. Definitely aromas of wood and most definitely vanilla. Flavors of oak and vanilla togther with some nice malts. Alcohol is fairly subdued. A very nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2008
Tap @ O’Brien’s. Pours black with red highlights. No head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, wood, and earth. Flat mouthfeel. More wood and earth in the flavor, but a very nice malt backbone, carob, and some smoke make this very pleasant. Definitely a sipper.


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