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RATINGS: 1985   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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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
optemoz (171) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Bottled - Pour is a deep dark brown with a persistent dark tan head. Aroma is lots of roasted malts and syrup. Taste is of burnt wood, not in a completely bad way, but its a very dark roasts beer. You can definitely tell it was aged in wood. Overall it's a nice selection for someone who likes this type of brew but not for me. -optemoz


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmericanSpirits (5) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2014 does not count
Definitely blurs the line between strong ale and stout. Coffee and Roma wine on the nose. Booze apparent on the palate running into a nice wine and plum with bitter dark chocolate. Delicious and definitely too easy to drink.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (789) - California, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Pours black with a brown head. Chocolate, malt, caramel, toffee, wood, molasses and dark fruit aroma. Chocolate, wood, soy sauce, tobacco, dark fruit, malt, caramel and licorice flavors. Full body and average carbonation. Semi-dry chocolate, wood and dark fruit finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1111) - 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 (1221) - 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 (2333) - 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 (7841) - 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.


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