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RATINGS: 1983   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1267) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
Riche, bien noire, elle présente une mousse rare et une texture huileuse, lourde. En nez, vanillée et chocolatée à la fois, avec un peu de café et de fruits confits, sans doute dû au bois. L’alcool est très fort en bouche, le sucre aussi, mais la décadence est agréable. Crémeuse et douce, bien qu’agressive. Une offrande très solide de DFH,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nakedwhendrunk (2081) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Reviewed from notes. I’ve had this in a pint glass several times but once in a tulip. There wasn’t any differences. The appearance was basically a ruddy brown color with a nice one finger white foamy head that dissipates at a decent pace leaving some nice lacing. The smell was basically like a woody Brown Ale with some light vanilla and booze features. The taste was basically the same. On the palate, it sat about a medium on the body with a nice smooth slightly creaminess running about my mouth and tongue. Overall, I say this was a nicely done Strong Ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Campy877 (170) - Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep brown almost black ink color. Thick long standing dark brown head with heavy lacing. Sweet fruity aroma. Deep roasted malt flavor on the front with a sweet finish that has a distinct alcohol finish. Very well done, Dogfish Head! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (2888) - 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 (7062) - 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 (686) - - 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 (185) - 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 (985) - 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 (105) - 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 (20) - 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.


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