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RATINGS: 2087   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   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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Chalumeaux (1990) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 16, 2018
Poured from bottle nice dark brown with a creamy cocoa head. Aroma is roasted malts earthy grains wood alcohol. Taste is creamy roasted chocolate earthy wood hint of alcohol really nice brew.

5
Hopper8 (304) - Holland, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2018
This beer is everything I look for in a beer. Something that is wonderfully complex while still being utterly drinkable.

3.8
GregMooreNH (568) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 16, 2018
Pours dark, dark brown with a thick, beige head. Aroma is caramel, roast and earthiness. Taste is rich toffee and light chocolate, moving to vanilla, roast and earthy tones. Finish is roast. A tasty beer.

3.8
Livendadream (296) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 11, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2018 Btl pours an opaque and extremely dark brown color with a tight creamy tan head that lingers, leaving spots of lace on glass. Aromas of alcohol, toast, molasses, wood, dough and toffee. Tastes of earth, wood, alcohol,figs/plums, burnt brown sugar, caramel and vanilla. Full, big body, a tad under carbonated, smooth, sticky, syrupy mouthfeel and a warming alcohol and woody finish. There is nothing but big, bold complex flavors abound in this beer. Is it good ? Yes. Is it great? Maybe. Anyway it’s different , decent and drinkable! Unique!

4.2
k0mpsa (3314) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2018
Bottle. Dark brown color, tanned head. Aroma has some oak, some coffee, smooth raisins. Smooth and round taste, oak, plums, hint of bread. Very nice.

3.6
JBell14 (181) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 20, 2017
Bottled 1/17/17 opened 12/20/17. Pours very dark almost black with mining head. Fruity aroma, others have described as raisins. Get a little cherry flavor with some chocolate notes. Light body. Nor as boozy as I thought for 12% John L - Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
balloonbuffoon (921) - - DEC 16, 2017
12floz bottle, no date, lost record of four-pack purchase, large stem snifter glass. Appears an opaque dark brown with brown head. The raisin aroma is found as flavor battling the molasses tide. Full, heavy, sippin' beer. Kind of a lot to take in.

4.3
ALIBALI (3150) - Kiel, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2017
Hart am WoodLimit, mal wieder. Feinster SüßholzFlair, boozy LakritzAttacks und der immer präsente Imperial-Stout-Röstwahn lassen Strong Ale Fans taumeln. Kantig dry und von extrem schnittiger Statur. Kein Softy, mehr so der Magenbitter unter den Imperial Brownies. 355ml US-Bottle from Scottie. Thannnxxx!!! 💋

4.1
Bitterbill (2104) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 7, 2017
From Aug 2008 I got this bottle in a trade with nutbrown. Thanks Alan! A near pitch black pour with the slightest of brownish hues, I got a +1 finger head of tan foam. Excellent head retention and lots of lacing. I get a lot of wood in the nose along with some fruit. licorice, chocolate, and some caramel malt. The taste is a malt lover's dream. Malty sweetness with some roastiness..it kind of has that Milk Stout malty flavour. Yum. Plenty of chocolate and some coffee and the woodiness adds a nice dimension without being over powering, and I get some dark fruit flavour and licorice as well. Mouthfeel borders on thick, carbonation is lightish, and it finishes with a nice fruity flavour that brings just the slightest amount of tartness with it. Man, and the alcohol is *very* well hidden; sure there's *some* warming after the swallow but it's minimal for such a big beer. Bottom line: I really like this American Brown Ale as it has all sorts of good flavours going on and it's a wonderful sipper. Highly recommended!

4.4
mrjaxson (649) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2017
On the enormous side of the ale spectrum. Plums, raisins, chocolate, bourbon in the aroma. Fabulously sweet taste with the oak kicking in for a smoothly dry finish--though less so on the dryness as the beverage warms. Very, very good bottle with a nicely redesigned label.


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