RATINGS: 2141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Turboninja (705) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2016
[email protected], from Heinens, Cleveland, USA. Strong smooth taste with overaged berries, alcohol and some oak. Pitch black color with small/minimal beige head. Strong, smooth taste with roasted, slightly berries and malts, a hint of vanilla and alcohol. In addition, some wood flavors mix in perfectly. Averagely balanced with ultra-wide taste spectrum and long aftertaste with berries and alcohol. Strong body with low/medium carbonation. Overall, a superb product with great woody twist. A bit more balancing and this would be perfect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jnance34 (4) - Raleigh, USA - MAR 19, 2016 does not count
Thick black appearance, strong oak flavor with hints of vanilla and caramel. Smells and tastes fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
HuskerTan (2078) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Bottle. A- Tobacco, leather, anise, smoke, jerky. A- Black color, black liquid, brown head. T- Leather, tobacco, alcohol, smoke, umani, beef jerky, roasty. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, complex finish. O- Hot damn this is delicious. With so many ratings it tells me this must be fairly easy to obtain on the East Coast. Another reason living in Nebraska sucks. No access to DFH. This beer is full of complex notes. And to believe the bottle considers it a brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tnkw01 (1747) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle. Very deep brown, almost black. Huge, bubbly , brown head. Aroma and taste is like a very fine imperial porter. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (1812) - CANADA - FEB 12, 2016
Appearance: inky unrelieved black with a short fine light beige head that diminishes rapidly to a thin ring, no lacing. (4/5) Aroma: boozy dried fruit, dark malt, woody perfume. (8/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate bitter. (8/10) Palate: full slightly oily body, moderate carbonation, lingering sticky and warm (verging on hot) finish. (4/5) I have no idea what the cryptic date code on the bottle (2395 B2 0616) means. Obviously it isnt a brew date in June of 2016, and hot as it is I cant see that being a BB, so your guess is as good as mine. Flavourful and hot, a slow sipper that opens as it warms. Calling it an American Strong Ale here, but its got a lot in common with Quads/Abts. About as subtle as arf a brick in the teeth, but boozy good fun. (16/20)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (1229) - Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours almost black with a very small tan head. Aroma is sweet, chocolate, heavy roasted malt, wood, and alcohol. Tastes of roasted malt, caramel, booze, chocolate, and has coffee and vanilla notes. Alcohol is noticeable, but less pronounced than might be expected for 12% ABV. Wood flavors become more apparent as it warms. Low carbonation. Thick and oily mouthfeel. Quite good. A nice winter beer that packs a punch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
darbeer75 (826) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Aroma: malty, slightly chocolatey; some alcohol notes; Appearance: dark brown with minimal head that dissipates quickly; Taste: also boozy and malty; fairly harsh; improves as you drink more, but thats probably due to the alcohol content; Palate: heavy body with soft carbonation; medium, boozy finish; Overall: pretty good but too harsh for me; might buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quick3Beers (1139) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Pours a deep dark brown from a bottle. Nose of chocolate, vegetal, flavor similar but with a woodsy character I can only assume is from the wood its aged on. Slightly spicy, not hot spicy, but aromatic spicy. Thick and boozy. Very good beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jeffreylee (17) - HHI, South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2016
If you love the Dogfish 90 and barrel aging, this is a perfect beer. The color is a dark reddish brown with an exotic aroma that still has rich malt with a bit of pine. The flavor is full and rich, with a hint of bitterness over-powered by gently sweet citrus and hops. This is now my go to beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SteveOrz85 (245) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2016
12 oz bottle I received as a Christmas gift. Chilled, Poured in tulip glass. Paper thin brown head. Very little lacing. Beer is extremely dark in color. Aroma is rich with notes of dried fruit, extremely heavy malts, light wood, little bit of spiced like rum. Taste is faintly sweet with a touch of bitterness. Some coffee like acidity. Bold. Heavy. Unique. Alcohol at 12% is definitely present but not over powering. Sorta thicker oily texture. Average to lighter carbonation. Full bodied. Over all a really good beer.

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