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RATINGS: 1963   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KajII (780) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2011 Bottle. The pour was a murky dark brown almost black with a small (less than 1 finger) light brown head that dissipated rapidly and had fair lacing. The aroma was quite robust with the scent of roasted caramel malts and a mild sweet yeast with hints of vanilla and coffee with a mild alcohol odor at the back end. The taste was a malty creamy sweet with notes of coffee, caramel and was a tad woody at first and finished sweetly-bitter and had nice notes of coffee and vanilla with mild alcohol aftertaste. The flavor lingered for a little while which let one enjoy the sweet woody coffee taste just a little longer. Mouthfeel was just a bit under full in body and slightly syrupy yet a little creamy in texture with a mild ticklish carbonation. Overall an absolutely fantastic Brown Ale that sits on the palate and lets one enjoy the complexity of it, without a heavy alcohol presence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
veronneaupy (111) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
Une brown de luxe! Un nez de bonbons a la réglisse noire, pomme compotées, d'alcool et de sucre. Le goût est tellement riche et enveloppant. Des goûts amère de chocolat se développe en bouche. On sent aussi l'alcool et le sucre. La finale est ronde et persistante. On sent plus a la fin la torréfaction des grains. Une belle surprise d'un ami ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mhanc (2) - Magnolia, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2014 does not count
Sweet, dark chocolate flavor. Nice cover for the abv. On tap at Lowe’s foods. Very nice overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerFunGuy (612) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2014
This beer has a wonderfully inviting aroma of almost a red wine. It has a smokey woody flavor and a beautiful black color with a brown sugar colored head. I like it very unique. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Corrinado711 (80) - - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep dark brown with a very thin carmel head. Aromas of soy, nice deep sour red fruits, alcohol, roasted malt, coca. Taste is a unique malt profile with roast, followed by sweetness and a light booze note finish. Very unique taste for a brown. After a few sips there is a coca/molasses taste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ametras (336) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2014
12oz bottle. Dark brown pour with a frothy brown head. Flavors are smoked wood, cocoa powder, roasted malts, maple syrup, burnt brown sugar, molasses, licorice, cherries and alcohol. Full body, soft carbonation, creamy texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwmiller16 (93) - Delaware, USA - JUL 11, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours dark chestnut with maroon foam. Oaky/woody nose with lots of booze. Taste: Roasty notes up front, heavy booze and finishes with chocolate and vanilla notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
generallee08 (616) - New York, USA - JUL 11, 2014
It has an almost opaque dark brown body with lighter chestnut highlights near the edges of the glass. The pour is deep, dark and thick, making a small light brown head to sit on top. This head fades out quickly however and leaves a thin ring of tan foam lace. A quick swirl gives it a wispy thin film covering and slick lace. The aroma has toasted bready malt, roasted grain, sweet brown sugar and molasses. This gives it a sweet overall character but there is also some fresh cut pine, resin, hops, dark wood and leathery notes. Its alcohol is noticeable as well. There is a lot of complexity here in this big full bodied beer. There are sweet notes of brown sugar, vanilla, molasses, raisons, and prunes. This is balanced with some floral/woody notes, pine resin, leafy hops and dark hard wood. It also has notes of toasted bread, roasted grain and warm alcohol that give it a bit of bite. This all comes on a heavy, slightly viscous texture with smooth carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tonkun (774) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Tap at brewery. Black pour. Wood, medicine, caramel, oak, vanilla. Big body. Almost creamy coffee and vanilla body. Good carbonation to balance out the big body. Great

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
c0fein (179) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2014
355ml bottle from Saveur Biere

Deep black colour with a beautiful brown head. Aroma of chocolate, tree bark and winegum. Excellent full-bodied taste and mouth-feel. Alcohol feels in palate but not disturbingly. Superb dessert beer for slow sipping.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
hoploader (10) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 28, 2014
Wood aged brown ale beer with lots of chocolate and caramel flavour with a hint of vanilla, this would have scored higher with me had they called it a stout or porter

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