muzzlehatch (4976) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2008 8x12 oz bottles consumed over the course of the month of October, most from a Duvel glass at near room temperature.....the tight-bubbled light caramel head recedes moderately quickly atop a deep chocolate, thick, opaque body, typically leaving very little in the way of lace, though it tends to congeal thickly when swirled enough....the aroma is....just absolute nirvana: the most intense marzipan, inflected by toasted almonds, coconut, deep cocoabutter; hints of port and rosewater, as I dig deeper and oh my have I dug deeper into this one, is this as worthy of digging into as anything, magisterial, tremendous....I remember being so worried, the first time I cracked one of these open, and experienced this divine perfume, wondering if the quality could possibly carry through on the palate, and was overjoyed -- and astonished -- to find that it did, a darker and more bitter, even caustic if drunk too quickly espresso-Scotch burn that lasts as long as I can bear it, continuing and deepening as more sips are taken, sips turning into gulps as I cannot drink slowly, cannot forbear to quaff it as if it were the blood of angels....and like an angel, its kiss is soft, delicate, yet unforgettable.
I don’t feel like quibbling here. Though I could never be satisfied with just one kind of beer, one flavor profile, one style ... Palo Santo Marron does everything it can do in its own particular style and profile, perfectly. Impossibly joy-bringing. grawk (12) - Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2009
From the first time I had it at the Dogfish Brewhouse, this became my favorite beer. It does everything right. Caskalefan (168) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2013 Deep brown appearance with a blooming tan head that recedes to a lasting ring. Nose is caramel, chocolate, spice, and vanilla. Flavor is similar, but there’s a pervasive (and delicious) graham cracker quality, and the finish is extremely long. The body is thick (but not too thick). It reminds me of Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, but not bourbony, and a little less sweet, and more drinkable. Great stuff! spiritsbeerman (47) - Nicholasville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 23, 2009
A beautiful dark black with little head and minimal lacing. the carmel, chocolate ,vanilla and a roasty flavor are so well balanced. This beer is awsome, expensive but awsome. birderbeerer (112) - Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2010
For me there is nothing like this beer. Points for unique.
Aroma is of, to me, a cedar tree. I think shade in summer or the only scent in winter. This must be the Palo Santo barrels. Musty, dank, rich, roasty and sweet.
Appearance is stouty--black. The alcohol is apparent in the pour. Very little head.
Taste is slightly sweet and slightly sour--overridden by earthy. It evokes solitude, woods, and cold. And there’s a hint of bite from the alcohol.
Syrupy, sticky feel, but thin. Tingles the tongue. More oxidized than you might expect a beer that otherwise leaves a syrupy feel on the mouth. The taste and feel linger long.
This is a unique beer. Not for everyone. Palo Santo presents a taste like no other.
godofsky (274) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2011
pours dark brown with a thin coffee coloured head that quickly fades, leaves good lacing. aroma is loaded with wood, molasses and alcohol. taste begins sweet, very malty, very rich. notes of caramel develop as the beer goes down the throat, and then a whisky like finish. virtually no hops. mouthfeel is full bodied, and the alcohol definately makes its presence known! an unbelievable beer, gotta give this one a perfect score. KafaBrew (4) - Rome, Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2014 does not count
Appears and tastes like a big stout. Absolutely delicious. Full bodied with a roasty finish. The aroma is sweet and woody. Becoming one of my favorites.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone savvysaint33 (1) - Evenston, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2014 does not count
my new favorite beer! the smell and the taste is just outstanding,there is so much wonderful flavor to this that i think its better than Bourbon County Stout mkel07 (6569) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2014
355ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique on 16/05/14. Great beer stacked full of aroma and flavour. The finish lingers and leaves you wanting more yourilevesque (1829) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2015
OK this is my first and only 5/5 score so far. I have always been against giving a perfect score to a beer/wine/meal but I think this one totally deserves it. May sounds weird, but I had it with a medium-spiced chili con carne. I was in Heaven! The beer is not spicy at all. Nose of woods,vanilla, coffee and a bit of smoke in the end. Taste is woody just as the nose, a litle sweetness, dark fruits, whiskey. This is so complex! I have no words to describe this. Sorry to leave you guys, but I got to lay back a moment to enjoy this magnifiscient beer in this very moment. Cheers!