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RATINGS: 2019   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11279) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2008
12 oz bottle-pours a rich dissipating brown head and black color. Aroma is initially dark malt then more smells subsequently of dark malt-chocolate/molasses, roasty/peat, vanilla/wood, dark fruit. Taste is lots of dark malt-chocolate/molasses/caramel, roasty/peat, vanilla/wood. Some sharpness. Half way through some coffee comes out. RIS/porter-like. Full body. Not an everyday beer for me, but quite enjoyable. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11222) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Bottle at the Dilly Deli. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly diminished with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and citrus hoppy aroma. Medium to full body. Medium to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koelschtrinker (11151) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10980) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle bought in London. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pinball (10963) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2009
botlle shared by morten, thanks! dark black, no head. aroma is boozy, wood, raisins, well balanced. fruity. flavor is licorice, malts, roasted stuff. delicious beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Date: February 09, 2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Extreme Beer
Appearance: opaque brown, frothy tan head
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma with sweet vanilla
Flavor: lots of chocolate flavor, unique woody character, touch of vanilla sweetness, light bitter finish

Date: April 26, 2008
Mode: bottle
Source: Green’s
Score: 3.5 to 3.8
Aroma: picking up some backend woody spicyness in the aroma that was not there before
Body: very creamy body
Flavor: great chocolate flavor, the woody character is well integrated into the chocolate flavor

Date: December 05, 2008
Mode: draft
Words: dan’s kegerator
a bit more subdued on draft, very rich and chocolatey, touch of dark fruits sneaking out,

Date: January 10, 2010
Mode: draft
Source: taco mac kennesaw
Score: 3.8 to 4.1
Appearance: black, fine tan head
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, dark fruits, touch of wood
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, lots of fruity character in this keg, wood offers a great depth of character
Overall: the fruity potential of this beer is coming out and giving it extra depth of character, I may have to get a keg of this afterall

Date: April 29, 2011
Mode: bottle
Source: cellar stock
Vintage: 2008
Aroma: sweet winey sherry character showing up in the aroma with the rich chocolate and dark fruits
Flavor: flavor is sweet dark fruits and chocolate, just a touch of the sherry
Overall: ages well and picks up the sherry but not really any better than fresh especially on draft

Date: November 02, 2011
Mode: draft
Source: tmac woodstock
Vintage: 2009
not showing much change with an aged keg, still the velvety rich chocolate with a touch of dark fruits, but none of the sherry that shows up in the bottle after a couple of years,

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ***+ /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (10756) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2010
On Mini Cask at The Royal Oak, Wantage. Jet black with tan head. I feel totally unworthy about describing a beer like this, so it’s just my experience I am putting down. There is a massive roasty flavour kicking off at the start, liquorice, bitter coffee. The beer smooths in to a tarry note, quite heavy on the palate and distinct alcohol note. The palate was cornered then as there was no way I could taste anything else for an hour. Marellous experience, many thanks to Paul of The Royal Oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10649) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2008
Bottle from Cracked Kettle. Black, opague. Malt, apple syrup and vanilla in the aroma. Very sweet flavor. Malty, woody, vanilla, licorice, ash, laurel. Rather alcoholic, still quite drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (10549) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2009
A deep dark ale with a thin moka head. Aroma of chinotto, chocolate, licorice, coffee and spices. In mouth, a dark fruit sweetness, with some peated notes, licorice, molasses, chocolate, with anis, herbal roots, sweet rhubarb, and warming alcohol. Wow! . Bottle, shared with probstk, Sept. 12 2009.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10480) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
Bottled. Thx to SS GT2. Pitch lak coloured. Dense Brown head. Aroma of tar, roast, chocolate, smoke, oak, Cocoa. Flavour of chocolate, roast, Brown sugar, oak, Spice and a ad of ar and smoke. Medium to full bodied. End on a Roasty light bitter note. Loads of Warming on lips and Palate.

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