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RATINGS: 1986   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
fonefan (35077) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2008
Cask (gravity) @ Great British Beer Festival, GBBF 2008, Earls Court, London, England SW5.
Clear dark brown black color with a small, virtualle none head. Aroma is heavy malty, caramel, alcohol, dark fruity. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - creamy and very smooth, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. (050808)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2008
12 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a diminished tan head. Mild spiced and roasted aroma. Spiced and light acidic liqourice flavoured. Mild roasted. Ends spiced and light acidic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29335) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2008
GABF 2007. Vintage 2006. A pitch black beer with a orange-brown head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of both chocolate and coffee. The flavor is sweet with notes of coffee, cocoa beans, oil, alcohol, wood, and caramel, leading to a alcoholic and woody finish. The body is strong.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2008
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of FlacoAlto. Pours completely black and opaque with a rough, light brown head. Vinous aroma with some roasted malt and woody accents. Quite full-bodied with sweetish roasted malt and a spicy edge, some dried fruit also. Some malt bitterness in the finish. A very interesting beer. 201008

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20810) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2009
Bottle in a hotel room in Bruxelles. Black coloured with a huge beige head. Fruity and light roasted aroma of chocolate and dried fruits. Fruity and roasted flavour of chocolate, liquorice, hops and dried fruits with notes of alcohol. Warming alcoholic finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20334) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2008
Cask@GBBF2008. Black colour, not much head. Aroma is coffee, some roasted malts and fudge along iwth caramel mlts and some wood. Flavour is alcohol, spices, licorice and some fudgeish notes. Impressive, and hides the ABV surprisingly well for being 12 %.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19383) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2008 Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Very dark brown, minimal brown head. Spicy aroma of cinnamon and ginger, without really giving the impression of being spiced. Sweet and syrupy, full sized with lots of caramel, gingersnaps, molasses, wood and herbs. On top of that there’s white chocolate, honey, cardamom and café au lait. A powerful, complex and unusual sipping beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16727) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2009
Draft @ Toronado, SF. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small tan head. Has a malty spicy aroma with some rosted notes and some hints of licorice. Has a roasted malty licorice and dark fruit flavor. Has a long warming malty dark fruit finish with some spicy hints.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2009 11th May 2008. Jet black beer with no real head. Soft and smooth palate. Distinct banana and bubblegum tones riding over a lighly toasted malt background. Aromatic, almost minty vanilla note riding alongside. Different. 5th Aug 2008. On tap at GBBF. Lovely raspberry and blueberry sweet start with aromatic malt. Sourish woody finish. Liked this a little better than the bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14609) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2009
Black color; thin creamy head, brown. Light aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and alcohol. Smooth and quite strong body; strong chocolate character, with some sweetness, light liquorice; the Palo Santo probably leaves a light wood touch, light astringency and light sourness. Correct bitterness; the final is warming but not too alcoholic.
A chocolate brew, powerful but not too complex.


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