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RATINGS: 2114   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.

DrGonzo's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2008
Deep brown nearly black with large tan head. Beautiful pour. Aroma of cocoa powder, raisins, black cherry. Flavor lands very sweet on the palate, like a sweet dark chocolate. The sweetness subsides initially, but the chocolate lingers. After about 5-10 seconds the profile develops a smoky edge, the wood is starting to come through. The whole package melts together and lingers on in perpetuity, with a fair amount of alcohol burn emerging. Highly enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dglanvil (2) - - JUL 22, 2016 does not count
Fantastic brown, pours very dark almost black with small caramel brown head. Creamy consistency and smooth to drink. Beautiful earthy flavours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (1271) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 11, 2016
Dark brown to black colored, almost no dark tan non lasting head. Aroma is of sweet malt, caramel, chocolate, some sugary dark fruit, some apple, bit wood, alcohol. Taste is medium to very sweet malt and caramel, brown sugar, some toffee, roasted malt, light chocolate, bit dark fruits, some herbal notes, medium roasty-hoppy bitterness, alcohol and warming. Medium to full bodied, sticky, soft to flat carbonation. Too sweet for me. (bottle)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RLiddell (112) - Valrico, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle purchased 5/24/16. Pours an opaque brown with just a hint of a head that has a bit of staying power. The aroma is of dark fruit, malt and some alcohol. Taste is luscious, dark fruit and boozy forward. Really enjoyed the beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sdaniel90 (894) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAY 19, 2016
Bottle, 355ml. Opaque dark brown with a frothy to minimal brown head. Aromas of dried fruits, caramel, wood, spices, alcohol. Robust bodied with moderate to fizzy carbonation. Smooth and creamy. Medium to heavy sweet with low to no bitterness (I don’t think this beer has any hops). Delicious malt character into a fiery alcohol finish. Exquisite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Percy0103 (613) - MEXICO - MAY 19, 2016
Bottle, 355ml. A dark beer with a small brown head and a red hue. Aroma is of wood, alcohol and dried fruits. Medium to robust bodied with some carbonation. Aftertaste of coffee and dried fruits. Strong malt character with a caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrus86 (390) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2016
BOTTLE. Pure darkness in the pure, a touch oily look with minimal tan head.. Warm booze on the nose, dark fruits & the wood.. Dark malty backbone, some vanilla, dried dark fruit/berry with warm strong finish.. Sourced RW

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
fuzzcro (224) - Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2016
The high ABV is very detectable. I think I would rate higher if the alcohol flavor wasn’t so prominent. It’s a beautiful glass of beer..nice dark color with diamond sparkle lacing. The aroma is pleasant. I wouldn’t turn down another if offered in the future.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadie (1229) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2016
Très noir avec une petite robe marron dense. L’arôme à vraiment du bois (!) puis plein de malt torréfié, un peu de mélasse et réglisse. En bouche c’est super intense, comme boire de l’encre. C’est un peu sucré et très terreux avec plein de malt, un goût que je ne connais pas (le bois?) et une finition d’une amertume moyenne.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsporrer (622) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2016
On tap @ HO1K Beers. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Not much of an aroma. Nice roasted nutty malty flavor with a warm alcohol finish. Alcohol is a little overpowering and detracts somewhat from the flavors. OK but not as good as other Brown ales I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
growler6 (123) - Pocasset, Massachusetts, USA - APR 2, 2016
Alcohol, vanilla and wood aromas on the nose, good but nothing special. The taste and body turn this up to 11. Nutty, semi sweet, moderate bitterness and a trace of sour (not a fan of sour but it works). Superb mouth feel; medium viscosity and not too sticky. Slightly salty, abrupt finish. The best brown ale I’ve had and new DFH favorite.. Sam knows.

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