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RATINGS: 2018   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bricks (655) - Delaware, USA - JUL 12, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2010 Served at 51F from bottle. Smells very sweet. Fruits and vanilla. Also a woody aroma. Pours dark, almost black with a slight amber hue w/ very little head to speak of. Solid mouthfeel. Can definitely taste the wood. Stronger than I expected. Really can’t get past the woody taste. The alcohol does show at 12% - big beer. Almost a dry, pulp-like feeling left in my mouth after swallowing. Not into that feel. Overall, different, but not my favorite and nowhere close.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hangunder (281) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2015
Smells great, smoke and dark malt. Not overly complex but rich aroma. Looks great, very dark with long lasting brown head. Tastes great, vanilla and sweet malt upfront, woody and smoky notes to finish. A bit of cherry and sweetness round out the finish. Great and interesting beer. Super silky smooth, average carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ImperialSuttle (17) - - JAN 24, 2015
Bit of an alcohol aroma but rather smooth on the tongue. Earthy and chocolatey, with a bit of oaky bite ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VictorStr (1480) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2015
[ölprovning med Rydis, januari 2015] fantastisk arom, mycket chocklad. EXKTREMT bra balans

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoppy10 (19) - - JAN 22, 2015
Arômes de bois, de vanille, de caramel et de chocolat avec une pointe d’alcool. En bouche un corps moyen avec un assemblage de saveurs semblable au nez. Excellent

3.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tfratzke (61) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Not much aroma for me. A bit of brown sugar. Dark brown, dissipating tan head. Flavor is bitter chocolate, vanilla, some booze and cola. Sticky mouthfeel. Nice sipper.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrepintado (1631) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle from saveur-biere.com. Nice dark brown color. Medium brown head. Body is super smooth. Medium bitter, light sweet. Aroma is chocolate, wood, light roasted.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
smaynard6000 (679) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2015
bottle. Pours black with an average-sized brown head. Somewhat roasty aroma with some booziness. Somewhat sweet in flavor with roasty notes and a bit of alcohol warming. Smooth on the palate with a warm sweet finish. Very good.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brewhemia (43) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2014
A very dark brown color and a small light brown head. A nice aroma of raisins and banana. The first that hit me was the thickness of the brew in the mouth, but at the same time it is well carbonated. The taste has some sweetness resembling that of liqourice, raisins and prunes, and a decent bitterness as well. Great heavy beer in my opinion!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Underdogs88 (179) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Roasty, malt aroma. Appearance is jet black with a tan head that dissipated quickly. Chocolate malt flavor with notes of toast and roast that lingers on the end. Bitterness level is moderate. Wood notes are evident, but more in the background. Mouthfeel is full with medium carbonation with a slight astringency on the end. Overall, it's a good beer that hides the alcohol well. It could use more malt complexity though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfinney23 (1901) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Tap @ Plonk. Dark, dark brown. Aroma and taste and dark and complex. Roasty, woody, fruity. Tasty!


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