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RATINGS: 1919   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 (10080) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Draught. Snifter. Appearance was very black, medium chestnut colored head with good staying power and nice lacing. Smell was chocolate chips, the bitter kind that you use for baking. Taste was slightly sweet, started with cocoa and progressed to coffee and then finished with a bit of smokiness. Wonderful body. This one should definitely be sought out.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koelschtrinker (9996) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (9921) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (9838) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (9838) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2010
Draft at the Euston Tap, London. Pours opaque black, with a dense, creamy, multi-shaded brown head. Strong malt nose, with vanilla, alcohol and wood. Very sweet flavor, rich, with heavy wood and booze notes, along with some caramel and toffee. Full in body with creamy carbonation and much warmth. Finishes sweet, with spicy wood notes, light, roasted peat and some lingering alcohol burn. Wonderful beer. Has great depth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (9835) - 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,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (9826) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (9650) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (9623) - 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.


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