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RATINGS: 2056   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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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jinroh (655) - ESTONIA - MAY 25, 2015
Pours dark with a bit of foam. Aroma is woody, something interesting going on, library bookshelf? Tastes really rich, full of chocolate, bitter one with not too much cocoa. Booze bites a bit and leaves beautiful long lasting aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cargo150 (959) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2015
Couleur noire aux reflets bruns avec un mince col qui se dissipe lentement. Aromes de torrefactions, cafe, chocolat noir, fruits rouge, bois, alcool, tres licoreux. A boire tranquilement.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (3052) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Draft at Dogfish Head Fairfax. Pours dry dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Tastes like booze, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and woody malt. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like dark chocolate, booze, caramel, woody malt, and light earth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rando7 (775) - Iowa, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Very unique. Bottle pours Very dark brown with one finger persistent tan head. Aroma Palo Santo and malts. Taste matches with wood, vanilla, roast malts and other spices I can’t identify which I guess are coming from the Palo Santo. Almost a cinnamon/nutmeg sensation. Creamy palate with woody finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Humlehode (278) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2015
Pours black with brown head. Roasted, oaked, chocolate, toffee. Full bodoed, some residual sweetness. Nice balance. Finishes with coffee after taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
borre_m (608) - NORWAY - MAY 16, 2015
Pours black dark tan head. Aroma is malty, fruiy. Some alcohol. Taste has prunes, roastiness and warming alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
two7offsuit (339) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of caramel and vanilla with a similar flavor.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Couch0508 (75) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2015
My first dogfish head beer and I am not a fan at all. Drain pour extravaganza.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
popway (85) - California, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Silky mouthfeel woodshop sandpaper & leather aroma Shadows of dark fruit,

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Nice black body with brownish head. Nose is chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Taste also of chocolate, dark fruits too and caramel. Nice creamy texture. Very good.


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