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RATINGS: 2009   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wolfenstein62 (48) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2010
From a case that has been aged a year. Have had when fresher. The oak has tamed this Ale!!! Much easier to drink now without losing its maltiness. The alcohol is there, but not as pronounced. If you can age any bottles you have, Please do!!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfinney23 (1839) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Tap @ Plonk. Dark, dark brown. Aroma and taste and dark and complex. Roasty, woody, fruity. Tasty!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stevoj (2324) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Absolutely loved this! Deep, dark and rich, velvety smooth. Nutty, smoky , woody, some chocolate notes. Warmth without burn. I’d like to get my hands on more of this

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gad905 (162) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014
3 year-old bottle, 13/8/13. Pours unclear rich brown, not much head. Smells of rich layers of malt, raisins, some red vinous notes, spice. Tastes very sweet, some toasty roastiness, prunes, smooth buttery vanilla oak, xmas spice. Little to no hop character, just the faintest whiff of bitterness. Heavy, thick, sticky, low carbonation. This was delicious and complex but pretty difficult to drink.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ecurb155 (1) - Alabama, USA - NOV 30, 2014 does not count
Beautiful color. Great aroma. Perfect amount of kick. Best served (for my taste) just below room temperature, in a sniffer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (1599) - Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Very fascinating beer with an aggressive woodiness, fruity character, sweet with hints of molasses. Complex and unique beer.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
aumentm (100) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2014
This is a strongly alcoholic beer that uses malts to overpower its way into your mouth. You can smell the roast flavor and tastes like a wine would.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iRavali (41) - Delaware, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Very complex taste. A bit of sweet and bitter with a thick finish. Definitely a beer for a cold day and worth trying. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deepeary (167) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
One year old bottle. Pours dark, opaque chestnut brown with brown head. Nose is booze, dark fruit and sweet malt. Flavour is really unique and tasty. I get a definite strawberry note, mixed in with complex roasty, fruity, sweet flavours. Remarkably smooth for it’s heft. Never tasted anything quite like this and I like it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1574) - Ghent, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle from a trade. Thanks Kump! Dark brown/black colour, dark brown foam. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, coffee, wood and vanilla. Also fruity notes of berries. Sweet with bitter aftertaste . Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Defreni (2649) - Husum, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2014
Flaske: Brunsort uigennemsigtig øl med et lækkert fluffy skumhoved. Dyb duft af sødmefuld malt og trælagring. Smagen er fyldig og meget lækker hvor den specielle træsmag tydelig for lov at skinne. Super øl. Endelig fik jeg den prøvet.


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