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RATINGS: 1973   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlbeer (774) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle. Dark pour with light brown pour. Smells of dark malts, chocolate, dark fruits and slight wood. Tastes sweet on the front with a slight lingering bitterness. Very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennisjoel (1166) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Boozy aroma of raisin, fig, vanilla, caramel. Appearance is opaque dark brown with a creamy long lasting head. Interesting flavor that I didn’t expect from the aroma. I taste a distinct flavor like a spruce tree, probably from the wood it was aged on. This is very unique, I couldn’t detect the wood aging in the aroma. A good surprise and nice find.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmm313 (55) - Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Aroma- Cherries, raisins, chocolate, booze (but the good kind), caramel, something that reminds me of oats, light smoke, hoppy spice, and vanilla. Taste- This is one of those that goes from good to glorious as it warms. Sweet mix of dark fruits in the very beginning. Beautiful combination of coffee, chocolate, and caramel comes next, morphing into wonderful dark roast coffee. Spice, dark chocolate, and coffee aftertaste that fades into a light raisin flavor.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (3436) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2014
"Bottled on 02/11/08." Dark beer with a thin brown head. Deep rich nose of dried fruit, roasted malts and alcohol. I have not had a fresh one of these, but this is a gorgeous beer with this much age on it. Buttery smooth with nice woody tones, dark caramel, rich fruit cake, salty chocolate, and a gentle alcohol caress. For 12% this is a silent killer. Very nice beer and I’m now looking for more to age.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chucklemation (454) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Pours a dark brown without much of a head. Has a very strong wood aroma and flavor. I don’t get much else due to how overpowering the wood flavor is, but there is also some sweet caramel and malts. Has a full body feel and goes down smooth. The aroma and flavor are both very powerful. The alcohol presence may be a tad high, but this is one delicious ale.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Newmassres (20) - - MAY 4, 2014
Another gem from dogfish head. Malty roasted goodness with an infusion of the wood. Very very impressed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeuroPliny (143) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Tasted on tap at DFH Brewings & Eats with ML. Pours dark brown/black with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, dark chocolate, expresso, vanilla, and cherry. Flavour is burnt sugar, chocolate, coffee, molasses, vanilla, and candied fruit. Full body, nice carbonation. What a statement for a Brown!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
anthony850 (250) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2014
On tap at dogfish head very smooth good tasting brown. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tfelts07 (6) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2014 does not count
Very dark beer with a light head and a flavor that has a slight coffee taste overall not bad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NicolasGalli (20) - - APR 23, 2014
chocolate, coffee, with a heavy malt presence. Full body, thick creamy texture, flat carbonation, long finish. Sweet flavor, pretty alcoholic for my taste, and you can taste the woody smoky notes. This beer is definitely a sipper. I realized when I poured my glass that it was going to be a rush of flavors.


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