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RATINGS: 1965   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (3673) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Extremely good. Great mix smoke with some roast and a nice dose of citrus hops. Dark chocolate and light booze. Medium bitter finish. Pours murky brown with decent head and lacing l. Tap at Rehoboth Beach brewpub.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ronaldtheriot (1199) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Dogfish Head Santo Marron has a thin, cream-colored head, a extremely dark-brown (essentially black) appearance, with noticeable, fierce bubbles streams at the side of the glass. There is a lacing sheen left behind. Aroma is super-sweet, full, syrupy, and of alcohol. Taste is of dark-roasted, very sweet, syrupy barley malt, a background wood note, subdued hop bitterness, and even molasses, I think. Mouthfeel is rather heavy, with an underlying chalkiness (which I perceive as a flaw). Dogfish Head Santo Marron finishes mostly wet and very boozy. RJT

   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 (614) - 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 (341) - 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 (619) - 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 (792) - 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

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