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RATINGS: 2092   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1971) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle from Antioch Fine Wine. Pours a purple-black with a reddish brown head that fades to nothing quickly. Interesting and surprising color in the pour. Aroma has sweet caramel, brown sugar, dark fruit and wood. Taste is of sweet brown sugar, raisins/figs, licorice and a woody earthiness. A bit rough. Definite alcohol presence. Finishes very sweetly with some salt - brown sugar & licorice. Curious if this will mellow with age, although at Antioch it probably is somewhat already.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (3024) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle. Trembling Madness, York. Very dark, chocolate brown. Thin, sticky, lasting, light brown head. Aroma of treacle. Cake fruits. Rum truffle. Spot of woody booze. Background notes of caramelised peach. Taste is vine fruit sweet. Woody, burnt bitter. Rich mouthfeel, albeit a bit fizzy. Finishes a bit dry and boozy. Ok. Silly price tag, mind you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (9455) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle. Wood, chocolate malt, and astringent ash aroma. Dark black with large tan head. Sweet coffee/chocolate malt and moderately strong bitter/astringent lemon peel/pine flavor. Good body with nice balance. The 12% is very well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spacecube (1483) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle, pours deep dark brown, tan head, oily, roasty rich malt, chocolate, complex and long woody notes, lovely warming alcohol. Full bodied with a long palate. Soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer-yum (992) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 13, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2015 Restrained aroma in an oily black pour. Huge body is both complex and subtle. One of the best ways of finishing an afternoon’s beer tasting for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hamishmcc (2) - - NOV 7, 2015 does not count
Pours dark chocolate brown with thin coffee coloured head. Aroma is woody (unsurprisingly), with lots of spiced vanilla. Mouthfeel very smooth, hits with strong flavours of burnt toffee, vanilla, and winter spices (cinnamon and star anise). Light carbonation and strong alcohol warming through the chest. Absolutely sensational beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
monk191 (1459) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2015
A very good unique beer. Pours a deep black with a brown head. Smells of smokiness and vanilla. Taste is very complex, with lots of oak and vanilla, caramel. Great beer. Had on tap at the Lighthouse Beer and Wine Festival in Wilminton, NC.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miyauchi38 (979) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Brown ale. ポーターかみ&

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miquelcrush (1935) - Granollers, SPAIN - OCT 17, 2015
Cervesa molt curiosa i complexa, es mèclen els tocs a licor amb la regalèsia, cervesa per tastar però no pel dia a dia. Cerveza muy curiosa y compleja, se mezclan los toques a licor con el palo santo, cerveza para catar pero no por el día a día.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dorkenstein (215) - - OCT 14, 2015
The Bottle I am reviewing has been aged one year and poured into a tulip glass. The aroma is wood, roasted malts, alcohol,and some star anise. Taste is wood, roasted malts, alcohol, star anise, and dark fruits. Alcohol warming in the chest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
berntholer (1488) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2015
beige head. coffee coloured. aroma is vanilla, candisugar, boozy, nutty, dried fruits, glue, pear. taste like aroma, roasted malts, ash, bitter chocolate, liquorice with a long bitter sweet finish. dense body, creamy carbonation, some alcoholwarmth in the finish. very smooth and drinks very well for the abv. bottle

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