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RATINGS: 1983   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.


jetzler's rating

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 25, 2009
Bottle, pours a very dark red brown, with a big fluffy tan head. Aroma hits you immediately, tons of sweet vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, but not at all in an artificial way, reminds me of sandlewood, alcohol is present and warming. Not all beers should be aged in palo santo wood but this was a very unique and interesting beer. I enjoyed it but it wouldn’t become a regular at my home.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1110) - sacramento, California, USA - SEP 7, 2014
2008 bottle side by side with a 2014. Pours black with brown head. Sweet with a big roasted malted finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
aldemirfilho (19) - - SEP 6, 2014
Really good beer! I was really impressed with taste, smell, palate ... Idefinitely suggest that you try it just more than one time.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1209) - SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Faint nutty brown oaty vibe. Vibrant woody redcurrant nose. Initial taste of juicy bright malt, floral and oaky. Warming mouthfeel without being sticky or rich. Sweet burn on the finish.

Bottle, Tasting by Numbers Tasting

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2321) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle, thanks Craig. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma Of licorice, chocolate and oak. Taste of fruity wood, molassea and chocolate. Full bodied, rich and sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown, nose is raisins, dry roast, taste is sweet, fruity, tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1758) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
This is one fine beer. Pours black with mocha head that leaves a ring around the glass. Aromas are campfire, meat, vanilla and then port. Chewy mouth feel. Vanilla and dried fruit, port, some booze. Great stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SupperHopped (12) - - SEP 1, 2014
Really roasty and some vanilla. Subtle aroma with a bolder flavor. Try it soon

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7834) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2014
12 fl oz bottle thanks to Axel (non-ratebeer), sampled in Ludvika on August 26, 2014.
Black color, small teal head. Sweet, spicy, alcohol scent. Sweet, fruity, alcohol taste. Alcohol, fruity aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcdav2154 (449) - GERMANY - AUG 26, 2014
Beautiful beer. Smell and taste very complex dark fruit, wood, coffee, and bitter chocolate. High alcohol doesn’t overwhelm but is warming.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
b79turner (223) - Alabama, USA - AUG 25, 2014
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass, black...somewhat thin for the ABV, with a small light tan head. Nose is great! Very complex, can definitely pick up the wood.


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