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RATINGS: 2132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
crispaire (147) - - OCT 31, 2016
Pours a slick, oily black as the dead of night. Nice short creamy head. Not overtly aromatic, but managed to whiff notes of bourbon, wood, and dark toffee. Hints of vanilla bean and dark roast coffee. Rich mouthfeel and lingering sweetness (not cloying or anything) on the finish. Makes for a fine post-dinner sipper by the fireplace on a cold, rainy night. Very enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (6645) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2016
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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (4598) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2016
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (1864) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2016
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
weordie (1034) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2016
Pours dark dark brown with a cocoa head. The aroma is really oaky. A really smooth beer. Its a very distinctive, oaky flavour with licorice and smoke also.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (2473) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2016
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (2531) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Draft to taster at cappys 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sirmixsomewhat (266) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2016
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. Its a LITTLE heavy, but nothing that takes you out of it. This beer is very, very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
teamsale (242) - Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2016
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.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dglanvil (2) - - JUL 22, 2016 does not count
Fantastic brown, pours very dark almost black with small caramel brown head. Creamy consistency and smooth to drink. Beautiful earthy flavours.


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