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RATINGS: 2020   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nataskaos (4) - - AUG 4, 2014 does not count
Could be the best smelling beer of all time. Great up front malt and fruit tastes. Love the lingering sweetness. This is a new favorite for me. Too bad I can’t get it all of the time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rayaron (427) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle sample at American Strong Ale tasting at Beer&Beyond, Tel Aviv. Dark black with low quickly diminishing brown head. Unique floral aroma, soapy, woody, smoked, very rich. Very sweet flavor, floral, soapy, woody, date honey, vanilla, chocolate, notes of coffee, balanced. Oily texture. Light carbonation. Full body. Sweet coffee aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TET (1812) - FINLAND - AUG 1, 2014
A very dark brown beer with a quite weak and beige head. The aroma is unique, complex and powerfull, great. Liquirice, dark fruits, aromatic wood, nuts and chocolate. Taste has rich and balanced malts, some caramell and liquirice, aromatic wood. Almost full bodied, easy to drink, nice. Alcohol cannot taste and it’s gives only the strenght and richness, great. Very unique beer, where the complex flavours mix to nice balance. Enjoyable. Complex. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4551) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Extremely good. Great mix smoke with some roast and a nice dose of citrus hops. Dark chocolate and light booze. Medium bitter finish. Pours murky brown with decent head and lacing l. Tap at Rehoboth Beach brewpub.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ronaldtheriot (1377) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Dogfish Head Santo Marron has a thin, cream-colored head, a extremely dark-brown (essentially black) appearance, with noticeable, fierce bubbles streams at the side of the glass. There is a lacing sheen left behind. Aroma is super-sweet, full, syrupy, and of alcohol. Taste is of dark-roasted, very sweet, syrupy barley malt, a background wood note, subdued hop bitterness, and even molasses, I think. Mouthfeel is rather heavy, with an underlying chalkiness (which I perceive as a flaw). Dogfish Head Santo Marron finishes mostly wet and very boozy. RJT

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
veronneaupy (188) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
Une brown de luxe! Un nez de bonbons a la réglisse noire, pomme compotées, d'alcool et de sucre. Le goût est tellement riche et enveloppant. Des goûts amère de chocolat se développe en bouche. On sent aussi l'alcool et le sucre. La finale est ronde et persistante. On sent plus a la fin la torréfaction des grains. Une belle surprise d'un ami ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mhanc (3) - Magnolia, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2014 does not count
Sweet, dark chocolate flavor. Nice cover for the abv. On tap at Lowe’s foods. Very nice overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerFunGuy (777) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2014
This beer has a wonderfully inviting aroma of almost a red wine. It has a smokey woody flavor and a beautiful black color with a brown sugar colored head. I like it very unique. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Corrinado711 (80) - - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep dark brown with a very thin carmel head. Aromas of soy, nice deep sour red fruits, alcohol, roasted malt, coca. Taste is a unique malt profile with roast, followed by sweetness and a light booze note finish. Very unique taste for a brown. After a few sips there is a coca/molasses taste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ametras (536) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2014
12oz bottle. Dark brown pour with a frothy brown head. Flavors are smoked wood, cocoa powder, roasted malts, maple syrup, burnt brown sugar, molasses, licorice, cherries and alcohol. Full body, soft carbonation, creamy texture.

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