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RATINGS: 2067   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11910) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11786) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2012 black with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma with licorice and chocolate. Sweet molasses and roast malt flavour with a unique spicy/herbal note and a little alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11560) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11494) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2009
Bottle. [thank you Skortila/ceasar]
Pours deep brown with a small, staying, frothy, beige head. Lovely woody aroma, nicely roasted, chocolate, raisins, tobacco and coffee. Medium carbonation, fine lightly creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is rather sweet and sugary. Coffee, roasted, chocolate, oak, bourbon, vanilla. Warming alcohol sensation at the end. Very nice sipper, but it just a tad to sugary for my liking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (11492) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pinball (11408) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (11392) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11246) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Bottle poured an opaque dark brown with a small diminishing brown head. Aromas of wood, chocolate, vanilla, carmel and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of chocolate, light vanilla, light caremel and a hint of wood with a smooth bittersweet finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (11160) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (11134) - 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.


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