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RATINGS: 2132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2013
On tap at the abbey. Pours dark amber to brown. Aroma is strong alcohol with a sweetness. Bready taste, slightly thin with a strong kick. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (2742) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2017
Draft. Dark Brown, nearly black. Mega-malty (roast malts, caramel, toffee, candy sugar, vanilla, some chocolate, wood). Mega-fruity (dried fruits, raisins, berries). Spicy. Very very sweet malty and fruity. Good, but too sweet for me. (2008)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeersweden (631) - SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2017
A brown ale aged on the wood of the Palo Santo tree from Paraguay.

This beer pours dark brown, almost black with a two finger high, brown, creamy head.

Nose: Caramel malt, chocolate, wood, roasted malt, soy sauce and molasses.
Taste: Caramel, but, brown sugar, wood and alcohol.
Mouth: Full body, Smooth and complex texture. Soft and creamy.

A beautiful beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laminarman (27) - - FEB 1, 2017
Almost inky black with a tan head that thins quickly. Caramel, chocolate, molasses, malt and cedar wood on the nose. The palate is fat, unctuous, smooth and pleasant. This is a big beer. Its heady and slightly sweet. Personally I would make it a tad more bitter but this, while not my type of beer, is very fine indeed. Careful with the 12% alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
willisread (3030) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2017
09/2015 bottle from West Side. Pours a deep brown with a tiny beige head that dissipates quickly. Brown sugar, molasses, wood and coffee nose. Fudge brownies with caramel, pretty rich mouthfeel. Cacao & brown sugar finish with a hint of vanilla and caramel. Where is the 12%? This is way too smooth. Great effort from DFH!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Korcz (2315) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 17, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (1507) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2017
On tap @ Coopers. pours dark thick inky brown with thick mocha head that laces heavily. Aroma is heavily roasty dark chocolate malt, big woody/oaky flavor, port, soy sauce. Taste is clean big roasty chocolately malt, dry dank woody flavors, rich soy sauce lingers on the finish. Unique beer, really unlike anything else out there. As expected from Dogfish. Ill admit too, the unusual wood does add something here.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markas101 (2386) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2016
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI via Plum Market. Jet black. Bitter aroma. Chocolate. Vanilla-licorice. Very smooth. Subdued alcohol. Cocoa. Mild resin. Great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdolfoCC (225) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - NOV 28, 2016
APARIENCIA: de color marrn intenso casi casi casi negro, tenues destellos cafs a contraluz en la parte superior; corona de espuma color beige de mediana retencin, con burbujas compactas y algunas abiertas, adems de algunos alcohol legs en la copa. AROMA: dulce, notas a caramelo quemado, toffee, vainilla, ligeramente la madera ahumada, frutos oscuros como ciruela y pasas, chocolate dulce. SABOR de entrada dulce, las notas de vainilla dominan, atrs algo del caramelo quemado y ligeramente toffee, en medio el sabor de la madera ahumada, tenue pero presente, amargor como de un caf americano, y de manera ms discreta frutos oscuros como pasas y ciruela adems de chocolate dulce. En el retrogusto queda un amargor medio, nuevamente como si fuera un caf americano, con buena persistencia de sabores tostados, ahumados y dulces como vainilla. SENSACIN: cuerpo medio con sensacin sedosa en boca, baja carbonatacin. El alcohol no se siente a pesar de la graduacin, apenas una sensacin clida en garganta al pasar el trago, y eso cuando la cerveza toma ms temperatura. RESUMEN: buena cerveza con presencia de los tanques de madera en el cual se aej.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChadPolenz (1763) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 33A Wood-Aged Beer (base style: 19C American Brown Ale)

AROMA: Sweet cherry-like aroma of wood and vanilla. Strong dark malt presence; no hops; some alcohol. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Opaque dark black hue (rather than brown proper). Moderate dark tan foamy head leaves decent lacing. 2/3

FLAVOR: Standard brown ale base of dark malts with no roasted/burnt flavors. Slight caramel and nutty flavors throughout with raisin and other dried fruit presence, too. Hop presence is quite strong due to freshness of bottle. Hops provide earthy flavor and assertive bitterness. Wood emerges on the finish with a slight vanilla flavor in the aftertaste. Alcohol is mostly a background note. 16/20

MOUTHFEEL: Full bodied with a smooth, soft texture. Medium carbonation. Doesnt feel sticky nor slick. The 12% ABV alcohol warmth is present, but not distracting. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: An impressive brewing feat of an imperialized brown ale and wood-aging. This is not nearly as sweet and complex as I remember. Might be better with some age. 8/10

TOTAL SCORE: 39/50


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrNosha (1996) - Baden Wrttemberg, GERMANY - NOV 1, 2016
Vom Fass im Brauhaus. Kastanienfarbenes Bier, cremiger hellbrauner Schaum. Es riecht nach Malz und Brot mit deutlicher Fassnote. Der Geschmack ist holzig und schwer. Cremiges Mundgefhl. Etwas Rauch im Abgang.


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