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RATINGS: 2004   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbeahler (41) - USA - DEC 7, 2012
12oz bottle fresh from the brewery. Pours a dark black brown, opaque and unfiltered. Nice half finger tan head. Great big beer, smells like wood. Crazy spicy Palo Santo wood. Definitely a lot of roastyness and dark sweet brown sugar. Earthy hops and a little dark fruit. Boozy and sweet. Tastes excellent, smoky sweet roasted malts and spicy woody character. Sweet and woody, lots of vanilla and dark fruit. Nice crisp hoppy finish and a warming tingle on the way down. The unique flavor added by the palo santo wood aging tank adds a ton of depth, and sweetness to this beer. Heavy sticky mouthfeel, nicely carbonated. Head has stuck around. Could definitely develop the woody, vanilla sweet character over time as the hops and alcohol subside. Brilliant and unique strong ale. Wouldn’t have more than one at a time lol

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
aumentm (100) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2014
This is a strongly alcoholic beer that uses malts to overpower its way into your mouth. You can smell the roast flavor and tastes like a wine would.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iRavali (41) - Delaware, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Very complex taste. A bit of sweet and bitter with a thick finish. Definitely a beer for a cold day and worth trying. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deepeary (159) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
One year old bottle. Pours dark, opaque chestnut brown with brown head. Nose is booze, dark fruit and sweet malt. Flavour is really unique and tasty. I get a definite strawberry note, mixed in with complex roasty, fruity, sweet flavours. Remarkably smooth for it’s heft. Never tasted anything quite like this and I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1532) - Ghent, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle from a trade. Thanks Kump! Dark brown/black colour, dark brown foam. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, coffee, wood and vanilla. Also fruity notes of berries. Sweet with bitter aftertaste . Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Defreni (2645) - Husum, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2014
Flaske: Brunsort uigennemsigtig øl med et lækkert fluffy skumhoved. Dyb duft af sødmefuld malt og trælagring. Smagen er fyldig og meget lækker hvor den specielle træsmag tydelig for lov at skinne. Super øl. Endelig fik jeg den prøvet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (233) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle from Whole Foods in Redwood City, CA. Pours a deep soy sauce. Aroma is sweet, roasted malts, dark liqueur. Medium thick body. Swirls of dark fruits, roasted malts, and booze. Very warming but overall a bit too sweet and boozy, otherwise I would have loved this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bagalagalaga (119) - Indiana, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Very rich roasted flavor. The bottle calls it a brown ale but it is black as night and much more intense than any other brown ale I’ve had. Can tell how potent it is, the alcohol stands out. Definitely worth grabbing one occasionally.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mstrcrwly (329) - New York, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle dated 2/4/14 poured into a snifter..dark brown with a thin white head..aroma of booze,wood,caramel,vanilla..medium carbonation but nice dry crisp finish..boozy but good..can really taste the woody,caramel texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (604) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Pours a dark black with brown head. A coffee and look ght roasted cocoa aroma. A creamy texture with coffee, chocolate, roast malts, and dark liquor taste. A lingering malt, dark alcohol, and coffee aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cakes (376) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2014
12 oz glass. Dark heavy body. Almost no head. Big complex flavors. Fig, prune, vanilla, dark fruit, smoke. Heavy roasted coffee,with some subtle spices, some brandy on a slightly boozy finish. Extra long finish, sweet but not too sweet.

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