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RATINGS: 2066   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (1055) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: caramel and malt domination. Spicy notes, finish as vanilla. Taste: very high body, sweet and caramel. Woody notes and spicy. Small alcohol finish. Aftertaste: dry malt and caramel with alcohol notes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
emusche (57) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Tulip glass; pours deep brown with a tan head. Lacing present on the glass throughout the drink. Aroma of vanilla bean, coffee, chocolate, toffee, and booze. Taste is loads of vanilla, woody malt and more booze. This beer is very good, but I feel like at somewhere between 8-10% instead it couldíve been great.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jaymobrown (1734) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Nose -- you can really smell the wood, caramel, nuttiness and alcohol. Just a tiny hint of smokiness. Poured super dark and super thick. Didnít think it would be like this. The alcohol is really upfront with the woodiness, caramel, sweet malt and a bit of bitter. Finish is alcohol. Really great and I will pick up more.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
X (103) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Decent beer, but strong, so strong it makes me want do crazy stuff like listen to old ABBA records and dance naked in the kitchen. I think Iíll have another please.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
youdictategood (410) - Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Single bottle to tulip. Dark brown pour with a thin, slightly pinkish head. Vanilla, caramel, bourbon, and wood, and booze in the aroma. Flavor matches - the wood notes are a little much, but the sweetness knocks the woodiness back a little bit when it warms up a bit. Bitter coffee finish and aftertaste. Very creamy/full-bodied mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aenima (311) - Askim, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2015
Chocolately, dark fruit and vanilla aroma. The taste is a little dominated by vanilla. Vanilla, chocolate and dark fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
climberbob (273) - Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle into fancy stout glass. Thick tan head on a hard pour. Black. Aroma of molasses, raisins and wood. Slick full mouthfeel that hides alcohol. Taste similar to aroma, hints of vanilla, some sweetness but also finishes dry w mild hop bitterness. Solid beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinfull (1080) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Dark brown color; small , beige head. Aroma of malt , caramel , vanilla and wood. Sweet malty taste with notes of roasted caramel , vanilla , dark fruits and hint of alcohol. Good , dessert beer .

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
echudy (68) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Very sweet scent, extremely dark and thick color. This was aged for two years by my friend, so it's probably much smoother than a fresh one, but excellent flavor

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geologyguy (971) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2015
very good slight (vanilla?) sweet smell that smells high in alcohol, taste is high alcohol with bit of licorice...slightly bitter finish...very bold and "hot"...hurtís it though :(


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