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RATINGS: 2074   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (71) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 13, 2015
No light getting through this dark, thick beer. One finger thick light-brown head formed then dissipated with virtually no lacing along the glass. The body of this brew is almost like that of a stout. Smells of some chocolate, molasses, some sweet dark malts, nuts, possibly caramel, and of course of vanilla. Truly divine flavor and taste of coffee, chocolate, caramel, molasses, toffee, dried fruits and vanilla. This slick, smooth, mouth feel may be quite possibly amazing amongst the subtle carbonation. Overall, this was an awesome concoction that I cannot wait to savor again! Stored a couple away for next time. Highly recommended!!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (881) - Iowa, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with thin tan head. Nose is soy, dark fruits, raisins, alcohol. Taste is similar with some alcohol burn. Creamy mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BroadestTom (211) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Aroma chocolate, coffee, roasty, alcohol, Appearance black, brown foam, Taste medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate full body, thick feel, Overall I would suggest this beer to someone who likes big beers

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (2170) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2015
Shared bottle, dark black colour with a small tanned ring. Dark espresso coffee, cacao, oak, raisins, hints of licorice, dark red fruits, malts, bit of a spicy alcohol burn

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stoned99 (542) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle from Waterbury Craft Beer Cellar, thanks Ben. Aroma: caramel, vanilla, roasted coffee, wood. App : pitch black with small frothy beige head. Taste and palate: full creamy body, medium sweetness, finish is fruity (dark red fruits), sweet and warming from the alcohol. Overall: for some reason, I wasn?t expecting this smell and color when I read it was an American strong ale but I was very impress by its taste and palate.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
demannu (204) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2015
I enjoy the complexity of this beer. Great palate with a balanced flavor profile. Sweet cherry, vanilla, cola, smoked wood, slight booziness and subtle bitterness in the finish are all delivered within a smooth full mouth feel. A great beer for sipping.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyW68 (1219) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Near black pour with light tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee and wood. Taste adds plum. Nice stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alberti92 (159) - - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours as dark as night with a tiny ring of head. Aroma is pretty intense and complex and reminded me a lot like garage projects umami monster minus the fish. Aroma has some slight chocolate, coffee, smoked bacon, wood and perhaps a slight hint of sea water. it's full bodied with little to no carbonation. Taste is complex much like the aroma. First you get a hit of dark chocolate and vanilla which is then followed by some cherry. It has quite a bitter finish and at the end of the palate you get that hit of roasted peanut and dry wood. Unlike umami monster this leaves a wonderful taste in the mouth. Didn't know much about this beer before I had it and I definitely won't forget how good it was!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maxbier (704) - Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2015 Dark brown with thick brown head. List of woody toffee cherry and booze aroma very nice viscous mouth feel. Starts off boozy dark toast malt like an American strong ale or imperial porter. Quickly followed by an unusual and delicious cherry like boozy woody flavor from the unique wood used in the barrels. I haven’t had this in a few years and forgot just how great this beer is.

3.9
   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.


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