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RATINGS: 1956   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 2, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2008 8x12 oz bottles consumed over the course of the month of October, most from a Duvel glass at near room temperature.....the tight-bubbled light caramel head recedes moderately quickly atop a deep chocolate, thick, opaque body, typically leaving very little in the way of lace, though it tends to congeal thickly when swirled enough....the aroma is....just absolute nirvana: the most intense marzipan, inflected by toasted almonds, coconut, deep cocoabutter; hints of port and rosewater, as I dig deeper and oh my have I dug deeper into this one, is this as worthy of digging into as anything, magisterial, tremendous....I remember being so worried, the first time I cracked one of these open, and experienced this divine perfume, wondering if the quality could possibly carry through on the palate, and was overjoyed -- and astonished -- to find that it did, a darker and more bitter, even caustic if drunk too quickly espresso-Scotch burn that lasts as long as I can bear it, continuing and deepening as more sips are taken, sips turning into gulps as I cannot drink slowly, cannot forbear to quaff it as if it were the blood of angels....and like an angel, its kiss is soft, delicate, yet unforgettable. I don’t feel like quibbling here. Though I could never be satisfied with just one kind of beer, one flavor profile, one style ... Palo Santo Marron does everything it can do in its own particular style and profile, perfectly. Impossibly joy-bringing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tonkun (756) - 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 (176) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkska101 (847) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle shared with seb@ saint bock A: chocolate, woody, brown sugar, licorice. App: pitch black beige head. T/p: full body with sweet and moderate long sweet finish. O: great. I like overall balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrinkinWell (225) - - JUN 16, 2014
Pours a dark brown, almost black, with little head but nice lacing. Sweet malty, caramel on the nose. A creamy mouthfeel with alcohol on the tongue. Vanilla, caramel, and alcohol throughout. A very good, somewhat wacky brown ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1187) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
Riche, bien noire, elle présente une mousse rare et une texture huileuse, lourde. En nez, vanillée et chocolatée à la fois, avec un peu de café et de fruits confits, sans doute dû au bois. L’alcool est très fort en bouche, le sucre aussi, mais la décadence est agréable. Crémeuse et douce, bien qu’agressive. Une offrande très solide de DFH,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hockeybeerguy (1461) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Reviewed from notes. I’ve had this in a pint glass several times but once in a tulip. There wasn’t any differences. The appearance was basically a ruddy brown color with a nice one finger white foamy head that dissipates at a decent pace leaving some nice lacing. The smell was basically like a woody Brown Ale with some light vanilla and booze features. The taste was basically the same. On the palate, it sat about a medium on the body with a nice smooth slightly creaminess running about my mouth and tongue. Overall, I say this was a nicely done Strong Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Campy877 (166) - Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep brown almost black ink color. Thick long standing dark brown head with heavy lacing. Sweet fruity aroma. Deep roasted malt flavor on the front with a sweet finish that has a distinct alcohol finish. Very well done, Dogfish Head! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (2814) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2014
09-JUN-2014, bottle @home, from Kihoskh. Black with low lasting, tan head. Aroma is Wood, syrup, raisin, roast, Brown sugar. Earthy, spicy, and slightly minty. Taste the same. Sticky, full body, soft carbonation. Really nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (6733) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle at home. High creamy long lasting and good looking light brown head.. Lovely black body. Mild dusty roasted malt wood aroma. Sweet creamy dried fruit smoke flavor with little hops bitternes, low carbonation and a long sweet finish. Alcohol well hidden.

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