Merrill (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown from a 12oz, with med. brown head, fast light lace. A lovely candy-malt aroma, very pungent with an edge of tree sap. Flavor is very original with bold malt filled with a sweet tangy woody, cedar-like flavor. Cuban coffee comes to mind. The palate is a bit oily and the finish hangs on like woodsmoke. Overall very pleasant
FrenchieK (20) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a frothy tan head. Aroma of dark malt, chocolate, dark fruit and wood. Taste is malty, a bit toasty along with some nuttiness, fruit and light hops. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium body.
katrinaez (368) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Don’t go in thinking this is a brown. Don’t think it’s a stout either. It’s a chimera of sorts. sexy and deep. Reddish black Brown. Hard and hella high abv for such a little bottle.
Jabah (165) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
RATED 5/22/2009- Bought a 4-pack of this about a year ago. Had a single aging in the fridge since then, so just opened it up now to sample while I review. Has a VERY strong fruity/oakey aroma with a smokey finish, almost like wine. Dark dark coffee brown, pretty much black appearance. So thick doesn’t really have a head, but has a decent amount of carbonation. Tastes of oak, chocolate, fruits, spices, sugar, malts, hops....very yummy. Could be the best beer that I have had...if not then top 3-5.
Douberd (3005) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron) Bottle 355 ml at home,bottled 11/2013, served into a snifter. ABV 12%
Black coloured body, one finger of dark brown head, with good density and retention, leaving light lacing behind.
Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, toffee, caramel, light alcohol, prunes.
Great taste. Lots of dark fruits, prunes, sweet caramel, chocolate, malts, vanilla, quite boozy, roasted malts.
Thick body, notable carbonation, sticky on the palate. Smooth mouthfeel.
Very good, in spite of the sharp alcohol.
Carlisle (180) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Black color with dark tan head and minimal lacing. Chocolate aroma. Chocolate flavor with slight alcohol in the finish. Heavy mouthfeel and consistency. Overall, more characteristic of a porter or stout than a brown ale.
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SlackerMads (1958) - DENMARK - MAR 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a medium sized dark brown head. Malty nose with some chocolate, wood, brown sugar. Flavour has quite some barrel with cedar like notes coming through. Also cocoa, brown sugar, dark dried fruits, vanilla, light charcoal, Full body, warming alcohol, soft carbonation, some sweetness but balanced by bitterness and alcohol. Just short of being over the top for my taste, I like this ok as a sipper; the alkiehol isn’t too aggressive and the mouthfeel is fairly soft.
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, khaki head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and oak. Taste is chocolate, coffee and wood pulp. Very thick and oily. Palo Santo wood adds nice backbone to complex flavors. Very good and well built beer.
Gandalf39 (129) - - MAR 20, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Une brown ale avec un arome enorme de fruit cuit’ on dirait une biere vieillie dans un fut de porto ou madere.
martinrumsam (562) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Black pour. Thin tan head. Big aroma of coffee chocolate vanilla oak dark fruit. Complex taste of all those. Rich but not too sweet lovely smooth mouthfeel. Handles the 12% alcohol very well with just a nice back if throat warmth. It is up there with the best.
Yorker (1466) - Herning, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours hazy amber with a little sediment and a white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are tropical fruit, grapefruit, and pine - with a bitter finish.