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RATINGS: 2129   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (1543) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Aroma is bourbon barrel, roasted malt, nutty. Appearance is dark brown, light brown head. Taste is barrel, roasted malt, bitter, nice. Mouthfeel is thick, good carbonation and rich. Overall, pretty tasty.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
leghorn99 (256) - roma, ITALY - SEP 25, 2015
Un bel colore marrone profondo, quasi impenetrabile; la schiuma, di buon livello, fine, color caffelatte, si riduce ad un sottile cappello. Aroma ricco di malto e caramello, insieme alla vaniglia; presenziano anche cioccolato e caff, con note liquorose (Porto?). In bocca riamane dolce, ben presenti note legnose, date dalla maturazione in botte. Corpo consistente e rotondo, presenta tutta la variabilit delle sensazioni maltate e abboccate; mentre la carbonazione leggera. Molto beverina, nonostante lalcool (12%); ricca di sapori, intensi di vaniglia e frutti scuri, accompagnati da evidenti note liquorose.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
electrotype (654) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2015
Javoue que je naurais pas devin ce Palo Santo qui, pourtant, est un bois que je brle comme encens, de temps en temps : il gnre effectivement une odeur fort agrable! Cela dit, la bire est toutefois trs russie! Cest rond, trs riche, et on ressent clairement le vieillissement au contact de bois (mais darriver dterminer la nature du bois, cest une autre histoire...). laveugle, jy aurais t pour une Porter vieillie en ft de chne. Le 12% amne un sucre certain, mais rien de dsagrable. Trs russie!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (2071) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 17, 2015
Appearance: Dark brown, leaning towards black. Minimal, dark tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, roasted, coffee, wood. Dark fruit.
Taste: Dark malt, roasted, dark fruit. Slight alcohol, warming.
Bought: Total Wine (Sterling), 355 ml, $3.99
Info: 17/9-2015

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (1485) - New York, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Tap at Clubhouse BFD. I had this one a few years back. Pours dark, almost black, tan head. Aroma is as woody as I remember. Tons of smoke on it. Malt and hops come through but the wood and smoke are the center pieces. Flavor is amazing. Oak, sweet malt, dark fruit, smokiness, hops, roasted malt. What a complex beer. Absolutely fantastic.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Changed (462) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours black. Tan head, little lacing. Aroma is booze, past ripe dark fruit, and since this thing was aged on wood and somebody told me so, wood. Flavor is fruity, booze, wood, tobacco, spice, chocolate, coffee. Front-heavy carbonation, but creamy finish. Long, syrupy, battering. This is a beer that kicks your ass, in a really good way. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JEFE79 (6) - Santo Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - SEP 5, 2015 does not count
Color oscuro, cabeza densa pero sin mucha consistencia, chocolate, melaza y madera, dulce y suave pero con carácter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dal9000 (552) - Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2015
��sampled at 2015 Dayton Alefest = Pours black with a thick tan head. Delicate coffee creamy taste with a sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mambossa (319) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2015
High gravity, palo santo wood, I was sold at that. Bottle to snifter. Thick syrupy pour, ephemeral tan head. Aroma bursting with barbecue, pretzel, ripened fruit atop thick caramel and dates. Flavor is smokey out the wazoo, raisiny, medium resin, oily milk chocolate, lingering cacao and coffee. 12% and little to no alcohol presence, heartily blanketed in syrupy smokiness. Sip it slow and thank yourself later.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttoadee (1335) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Viscous deep brown pour (there is a glimmer of light coming through), ring of coffee colored head. Nose is dark malt, hint of spice, wood, and alcohol. Sweet. Middle is wood shavings on the back of the throat, dark malt with molasses and hints of cardamon, coffee, and allspice. Finish is a blanket of sweet fruit and booze. Better than most ports. Have to have this one again.


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