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RATINGS: 2055   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arcadia (61) - DeLand, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle from ABC. Pours a nearly pitch black with a thin brown head. Lacing is nice as well. Malt aroma for days; burnt molasses, straw, dark bread. A doughy yeast backbone, it seems. Taste is sweet - vanilla and caramel with strong oak flavors and some pretty well-hidden booze. Body is incredibly full with an almost syrupy texture. The alcohol really comes through on the finish. Beginning to really like this beer. Acquire.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rectacrab (4) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2015 does not count
Great! Looks like a thick black coffee when poured. Initially the flavour is smokey, which gives way to a rich sweetness and good bitterness. Hard to find in Australia, and it is $14 a bottle. Amazing beer though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flying_pig (1096) - SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2015
355ml bottle as a gift from Virginia, USA:
A very nice beer from Dogfish Head once again, this one had an enjoyable taste to it and went down a lot easier than I had imagined going in. The nose could have been a little more pronounced with some notes proving a little difficult to detect but once given some time to open up things started to be a little more noticeable. The alcohol was fairly well hidden with only small amount coming through and the sweetness in the taste was very nice. A great beer overall and definitely one that I’d like to try again, hopefully I can get my hands on another bottle somehow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (3868) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle shared at Anchorage Jan ’15 Tasting:: Poured a dark black/brown with a light brown head. Aroma was vanilla, woodsy, and caramel. Taste is carbonated, sweet caramel, vanilla, and some wood. A light alcohol burn, just lively to the mouth not over powering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jookos (3219) - FINLAND - FEB 5, 2015
Bottle. Black, brown tan head. Chocolate, milky vanilla brown malty nose. From the aroma already it’s pretty clear it’s going to be an intensive drink. Full bodied, soft wonderfully smooth texture. Malty chocolate, some wood. Doesn’t feel too oaked though (a good thing), just lovely smooth malty. After a couple of sips I do feel a bit of an alcohol burning in the back of my throat, but have no idea how it sneaked there..

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloshgator (533) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron doesn’t live up to the hype for me. Dark brown pour with a thin head that doesn’t last. Very light aroma of malt. Taste is very boozy with notes of mostly bourbon with subtle hints of wood. Not a lot of compexity. For me, Palo Santo Marron was just big booze bomb.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
yourilevesque (219) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2015
OK this is my first and only 5/5 score so far. I have always been against giving a perfect score to a beer/wine/meal but I think this one totally deserves it. May sounds weird, but I had it with a medium-spiced chili con carne. I was in Heaven! The beer is not spicy at all. Nose of woods,vanilla, coffee and a bit of smoke in the end. Taste is woody just as the nose, a litle sweetness, dark fruits, whiskey. This is so complex! I have no words to describe this. Sorry to leave you guys, but I got to lay back a moment to enjoy this magnifiscient beer in this very moment. Cheers!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hangunder (302) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2015
Smells great, smoke and dark malt. Not overly complex but rich aroma. Looks great, very dark with long lasting brown head. Tastes great, vanilla and sweet malt upfront, woody and smoky notes to finish. A bit of cherry and sweetness round out the finish. Great and interesting beer. Super silky smooth, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ImperialSuttle (17) - - JAN 24, 2015
Bit of an alcohol aroma but rather smooth on the tongue. Earthy and chocolatey, with a bit of oaky bite ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VictorStr (1623) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2015
[ölprovning med Rydis, januari 2015] fantastisk arom, mycket chocklad. EXKTREMT bra balans

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