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RATINGS: 2083   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (14519) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2008
Cask, 12.0% at GBBF08. Black colour. Small light brown head. OK liquorice mouthfeel. Very peppery flavour. Quite high alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (14419) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2011
Trade by Beerbill, thanks. Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee and dried fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. Smooth and soft. 271211

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (13757) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Dark, dark brown in color with a thin tan head. Smells quite sweet. Lots of brown sugar, molasses, and toffee. The wood is prominent and gives an almost spicy aroma. A hint of vanilla in there which balances some of the roast nicely. Mildly spicy with lots of dark sugar notes--molasses, burnt sugar, and caramel. Light vanilla flavor and a subtle roast flavor. Really well balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koelschtrinker (13631) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 29, 2011
Malziger Antrunk mit semiger Bananennote, danach fruchtiger werdend. Das Malz wird dabei immer kräftiger, die Bananennote zieht mit und stiegert sich ebenfalls. Leicht schokoladig, extrem röstig und voluminös. Zum Ende blickt ein getreidiger Ton durch den Alkohol. Danke an kappldav123! /12/12/13/11/13

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13601) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2008
Very dark brown. Toffee, alcohol and wood in the fairly rich, demerara-accented nose. Firm alcohol, sweet and with lots of brown sugar character, fig and raisin, wood and alcohol. The finish is a bit boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois (13456) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle at home - 10/06/12. 2009 aged purchased from the brewpub in Rehoboth. Dark oliy brown in colour approaching black with a good tan head. Roasted malts, sweet tones, hickory, wood, creasote, coffee, slight metallic nose. Taste as nose perhaps a little sweeter than the aroma indicated and a bit more wood and some spice. Medium bodied, not too much carbonatin, slick and creamy on the mouth. I’d had a fresh bottle of this a few years back but can’t give any great comparison between fresh and aged suffice to say this was excellent and certainly as good as!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (13131) - DENMARK - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle. Very dark brown with medium brown head. Aroma is malt, light roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, hops and dark fruits. Flavour light roasted malts, caramel, fruit, yeast, dark fruit, plume, medium sweet, hops and medium bitter,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12750) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 19, 2008
Bottle from the Coop in Davis, CA. Pours black with a dark tan head. A strong floral type aroma over typical brown roasted malt. Medium body or better with fizzy carbonation. There is the roasted malt, coffee, and that "floral" thing - which must be the wood. Actually starts to develop a woodiness after awhile. Never had one like this before - it’s heading for stoutville, but it’s sure not a stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (12439) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 14, 2008
(Lupulin Reunulin) Small brown head atop cola body. Aroma is moderately sweet, canilla, some chocolate, cream, caramel, wood. Taste is moderately sweet, vanilla/chocolate, alcohol (light burn). Smooth medium-full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2008
(Draft) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, herbs, florals, and toffee. Flavor of orange, caramel, wood, some chocolate, and herbs.

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