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RATINGS: 2108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1879) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 17, 2015
Appearance: Dark brown, leaning towards black. Minimal, dark tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, coffee, wood. Dark fruit.
Taste: Dark malt, roasted, dark fruit. Slight alcohol, warming.
Bought: Total Wine (Sterling), 355 ml, $3.99
Info: 17/9-2015

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (982) - New York, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Tap at Clubhouse BFD. I had this one a few years back. Pours dark, almost black, tan head. Aroma is as woody as I remember. Tons of smoke on it. Malt and hops come through but the wood and smoke are the center pieces. Flavor is amazing. Oak, sweet malt, dark fruit, smokiness, hops, roasted malt. What a complex beer. Absolutely fantastic.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Changed (459) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours black. Tan head, little lacing. Aroma is booze, past ripe dark fruit, and since this thing was aged on wood and somebody told me so, wood. Flavor is fruity, booze, wood, tobacco, spice, chocolate, coffee. Front-heavy carbonation, but creamy finish. Long, syrupy, battering. This is a beer that kicks your ass, in a really good way. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JEFE79 (6) - Santo Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - SEP 5, 2015 does not count
Color oscuro, cabeza densa pero sin mucha consistencia, chocolate, melaza y madera, dulce y suave pero con carácter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dal9000 (437) - Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2015
��sampled at 2015 Dayton Alefest = Pours black with a thick tan head. Delicate coffee creamy taste with a sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mambossa (249) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2015
High gravity, palo santo wood, I was sold at that. Bottle to snifter. Thick syrupy pour, ephemeral tan head. Aroma bursting with barbecue, pretzel, ripened fruit atop thick caramel and dates. Flavor is smokey out the wazoo, raisiny, medium resin, oily milk chocolate, lingering cacao and coffee. 12% and little to no alcohol presence, heartily blanketed in syrupy smokiness. Sip it slow and thank yourself later.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttoadee (1161) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Viscous deep brown pour (there is a glimmer of light coming through), ring of coffee colored head. Nose is dark malt, hint of spice, wood, and alcohol. Sweet. Middle is wood shavings on the back of the throat, dark malt with molasses and hints of cardamon, coffee, and allspice. Finish is a blanket of sweet fruit and booze. Better than most ports. Have to have this one again.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
illiniphil (146) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark oily brown with a 1 finger dark tan melted ice cream head Lots of toasty malt and alcohol but very balanced. Drinks very smooth. You’d never know its 12 abv. Will definitely cellar this one. Can’t wait till next year. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cam_Dynamite (116) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2015
I’ve had this a few times and had mixed experiences. Pours dark. Aroma is fruity, vanilla, wood. Taste is coffee, cocoa, wood, booze, tobacco. I dig.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown color with a light brown head. Aroma is syrupy, dark fruits, roasted malts. Thick, chewy, boozy, dark fruits. Tasty.


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