RateBeer
overall
99
99
style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 2060   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


haugeberg's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haugeberg (71) - - SEP 2, 2012
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Great flavor! The raisin notes and rich flavor make this a unique beer. It almost has a brandy-like quality. Quite good for a 12% beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
climberbob (266) - Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle into fancy stout glass. Thick tan head on a hard pour. Black. Aroma of molasses, raisins and wood. Slick full mouthfeel that hides alcohol. Taste similar to aroma, hints of vanilla, some sweetness but also finishes dry w mild hop bitterness. Solid beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinfull (1055) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Dark brown color; small , beige head. Aroma of malt , caramel , vanilla and wood. Sweet malty taste with notes of roasted caramel , vanilla , dark fruits and hint of alcohol. Good , dessert beer .

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
echudy (57) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Very sweet scent, extremely dark and thick color. This was aged for two years by my friend, so it's probably much smoother than a fresh one, but excellent flavor

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geologyguy (941) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2015
very good slight (vanilla?) sweet smell that smells high in alcohol, taste is high alcohol with bit of licorice...slightly bitter finish...very bold and "hot"...hurt’s it though :(

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jinroh (669) - ESTONIA - MAY 25, 2015
Pours dark with a bit of foam. Aroma is woody, something interesting going on, library bookshelf? Tastes really rich, full of chocolate, bitter one with not too much cocoa. Booze bites a bit and leaves beautiful long lasting aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cargo150 (1000) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2015
Couleur noire aux reflets bruns avec un mince col qui se dissipe lentement. Aromes de torrefactions, cafe, chocolat noir, fruits rouge, bois, alcool, tres licoreux. A boire tranquilement.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (3132) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Draft at Dogfish Head Fairfax. Pours dry dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Tastes like booze, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and woody malt. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like dark chocolate, booze, caramel, woody malt, and light earth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rando7 (776) - Iowa, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Very unique. Bottle pours Very dark brown with one finger persistent tan head. Aroma Palo Santo and malts. Taste matches with wood, vanilla, roast malts and other spices I can’t identify which I guess are coming from the Palo Santo. Almost a cinnamon/nutmeg sensation. Creamy palate with woody finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Humlehode (278) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2015
Pours black with brown head. Roasted, oaked, chocolate, toffee. Full bodoed, some residual sweetness. Nice balance. Finishes with coffee after taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
borre_m (630) - NORWAY - MAY 16, 2015
Pours black dark tan head. Aroma is malty, fruiy. Some alcohol. Taste has prunes, roastiness and warming alcohol.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 206


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50