muzzlehatch (4830) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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.
PhillyCraft (5899) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blackberry log, Bottle pours a brown color with creamy medium sized khaki head. Smell is toffee and dark fruit. Flavor has a lot of the same dark fruit like plum, fig, and grape with some caramel, booze, licorice and perfume. Medium to fuller mouthfeel. Slow sipper
chinchill (4327) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Greenville, SC.
Opaque dark brown body with a decent beige head.
A generous amount of dark roasted grains helps this achieve partially hidden alcohol.
Alcohol is obvious, but not quite harsh, in the feel, and the flavor is more than a touch boozy: just enough to hur my ratings on both dimensions.
DocJitsu (1715) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown with a short-lived tan head. Smoked meat on the nose. Thick mouthfeel. Smoked meat comes across prominently in the flavor as well.
weordie (874) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark dark brown with a cocoa head. The aroma is really oaky. A really smooth beer. It’s a very distinctive, oaky flavour with licorice and smoke also.
bulldogops (2270) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating #2160 - 2015.11.10 - Bottle from BevMo. Bubbly boozy amber pour with a decent white head. Aroma is citrusy hops and charred wood chips. Palate gathers most of this up, lots of toffee malt, citrus, pine, and a decent amount of a cedary-like dryness. Tasty.
drsordr (2376) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster at cappy’s pour opaque black brown with thin tan head. Nose vegetal, soy sauce, raisin, light spicy wood. Taste sweet malt, toffee, caramel, then cedar spice. Light tannin on the finish.
Sirmixsomewhat (206) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is a deep, deep brown color, like a coffee beer, but tastes so much different than one. I give it high marks in smell because its caramel notes are really easy to identify, and its taste is smooth as hell. It’s a LITTLE heavy, but nothing that takes you out of it. This beer is very, very good.
teamsale (193) - Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a thick black color with a thin dark brown head and thin but very dense lacing. Smells a bit fruity and malty. Interesting flavor with some cherry and chocolate notes. Sweet and good. The aftertaste grows and lingers but is enjoyable.
Dglanvil (2) - - JUL 22, 2016 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic brown, pours very dark almost black with small caramel brown head. Creamy consistency and smooth to drink. Beautiful earthy flavours.
kajser27 (1406) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.