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RATINGS: 2084   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   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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balloonbuffoon (667) - - DEC 16, 2017
12floz bottle, no date, lost record of four-pack purchase, large stem snifter glass. Appears an opaque dark brown with brown head. The raisin aroma is found as flavor battling the molasses tide. Full, heavy, sippin' beer. Kind of a lot to take in.

4.3
ALIBALI (2613) - Kiel, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2017
Hart am WoodLimit, mal wieder. Feinster SüßholzFlair, boozy LakritzAttacks und der immer präsente Imperial-Stout-Röstwahn lassen Strong Ale Fans taumeln. Kantig dry und von extrem schnittiger Statur. Kein Softy, mehr so der Magenbitter unter den Imperial Brownies. 355ml US-Bottle from Scottie. Thannnxxx!!! 💋

4.1
Bill Becker (1916) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 7, 2017
From Aug 2008

I got this bottle in a trade with nutbrown. Thanks Alan!

A near pitch black pour with the slightest of brownish hues, I got a +1 finger head of tan foam. Excellent head retention and lots of lacing.

I get a lot of wood in the nose along with some fruit. licorice, chocolate, and some caramel malt.

The taste is a malt lover's dream. Malty sweetness with some roastiness..it kind of has that Milk Stout malty flavour. Yum. Plenty of chocolate and some coffee and the woodiness adds a nice dimension without being over powering, and I get some dark fruit flavour and licorice as well.

Mouthfeel borders on thick, carbonation is lightish, and it finishes with a nice fruity flavour that brings just the slightest amount of tartness with it. Man, and the alcohol is *very* well hidden; sure there's *some* warming after the swallow but it's minimal for such a big beer.

Bottom line: I really like this American Brown Ale as it has all sorts of good flavours going on and it's a wonderful sipper. Highly recommended!

4.4
mrjaxson (624) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2017
On the enormous side of the ale spectrum. Plums, raisins, chocolate, bourbon in the aroma. Fabulously sweet taste with the oak kicking in for a smoothly dry finish--though less so on the dryness as the beverage warms. Very, very good bottle with a nicely redesigned label.


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