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RATINGS: 2091   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (3701) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2015
(Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron) Bottle 355 ml at home,bottled 11/2013, served into a snifter. ABV 12% Black coloured body, one finger of dark brown head, with good density and retention, leaving light lacing behind. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, toffee, caramel, light alcohol, prunes. Great taste. Lots of dark fruits, prunes, sweet caramel, chocolate, malts, vanilla, quite boozy, roasted malts. Thick body, notable carbonation, sticky on the palate. Smooth mouthfeel. Very good, in spite of the sharp alcohol.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Carlisle (276) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Draft. Black color with dark tan head and minimal lacing. Chocolate aroma. Chocolate flavor with slight alcohol in the finish. Heavy mouthfeel and consistency. Overall, more characteristic of a porter or stout than a brown ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (2305) - DENMARK - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a medium sized dark brown head. Malty nose with some chocolate, wood, brown sugar. Flavour has quite some barrel with cedar like notes coming through. Also cocoa, brown sugar, dark dried fruits, vanilla, light charcoal, Full body, warming alcohol, soft carbonation, some sweetness but balanced by bitterness and alcohol. Just short of being over the top for my taste, I like this ok as a sipper; the alkiehol isn’t too aggressive and the mouthfeel is fairly soft.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Black pour, khaki head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and oak. Taste is chocolate, coffee and wood pulp. Very thick and oily. Palo Santo wood adds nice backbone to complex flavors. Very good and well built beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gandalf39 (153) - - MAR 20, 2015
Une brown ale avec un arome enorme de fruit cuit’ on dirait une biere vieillie dans un fut de porto ou madere.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
martinrumsam (562) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle. Black pour. Thin tan head. Big aroma of coffee chocolate vanilla oak dark fruit. Complex taste of all those. Rich but not too sweet lovely smooth mouthfeel. Handles the 12% alcohol very well with just a nice back if throat warmth. It is up there with the best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1857) - Herning, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2015
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours hazy amber with a little sediment and a white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are tropical fruit, grapefruit, and pine - with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (72) - 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!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (1006) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BroadestTom (259) - 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

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