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RATINGS: 1958   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (2815) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2014
09-JUN-2014, bottle @home, from Kihoskh. Black with low lasting, tan head. Aroma is Wood, syrup, raisin, roast, Brown sugar. Earthy, spicy, and slightly minty. Taste the same. Sticky, full body, soft carbonation. Really nice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (6754) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle at home. High creamy long lasting and good looking light brown head.. Lovely black body. Mild dusty roasted malt wood aroma. Sweet creamy dried fruit smoke flavor with little hops bitternes, low carbonation and a long sweet finish. Alcohol well hidden.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (387) - - JUN 7, 2014
Pours dark brown. Aroma is dark fruits and vanilla. Taste is sweet and follows the nose.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HellesBunny666 (147) - Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Woodsy and spicy, very intense aromas. Super oaky. Heavy body. Smooth. Boozy. Dark fruit, sweet - ish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emeister84 (862) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Aromas of raisin, licorice, cinnamon, oak. Deep dark red-black, with a lasting dark tan head. Dry, spicy, very complex between fruit, earth, and spice flavors. Full bodied. Awesome!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy00 (43) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Dark brown pour with almost no head. Smells of herbs, coffee, and a bit of sweetness. Roasted grain flavor and a little bit of caramel with a big boozy finish. This should probably be cellared for a while before drinking to balance the flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zakoon (16) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2014
Very dark brown with creamy brown head. Aroma is caramel, wood and brown sugar. The taste is roasted caramel, vanilla, cherries, figs. It’s sweet and a little boozy.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
cthomas2390 (211) - Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Pours a very very dark brown -- almost black but with reddish highlights. Little head that disappears quickly. Smoky, alcoholic, slightly oxidized note coming through on the nose (6 months old, stored at room temp). Rich, roasted coffee and warming, sweet alcohol presence. Wood comes through on the end -- sweet charcoal/campfire kinda thing along with a dry alcohol note. Huge body and smooth, medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsnicholas (64) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle (12oz): Dark Beer with very little reddish brown head Strong aroma. I taste roasted coffee and booze. Pretty thick in the mouth. A little sticky too. I do like it very much, but its a sipper and 1 is probably enough. This will be on my regular buy list.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (715) - New York City, TURKEY - MAY 28, 2014
Drought. Inky black with chocolate colored spongy head, nutty aroma, roasted malt taste with alcohol aftertaste, low carbonation. Tingling feeling on your tongue.


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