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RATINGS: 2083   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nittanytide (289) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Poured opaque black, with a big, tan head. Very appealing. Aroma is mostly winter fruit. Taste is wood, chocolate, and raisin, with a little bit of cherry. Kind of a blend between a barley wine and an imperial stout. Great beer.


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 (1911) - 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.

3.3
Drperky76 (36) - - OCT 29, 2017
I remember a time when I didn’t even look at the alcohol content of the beers I tried. Good thing I do now. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
Vivek78 (12) - California, USA - SEP 29, 2017
Malty chocolate smell, superbly dark for a red. Woody taste comes on strong then slowly dissipates, after which the high alcohol content is quite apparent. Creamy with stout-like head. A serious beer, not for relaxing times. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
Bacchus66 (967) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2017
12oz bottle at home. Dark brown/black with a small tan head, some lacing. Caramel, toffee, molasses, vanilla, muted hops, dark cherry fruit. Full-bodied, holds the alcohol very well. Wood comes through on the long smooth finish, really nice. Found this at a grocery store in Moncks Corner, the next one gets a cigar.

4.6
beern (222) - Alabama, USA - SEP 12, 2017
Pours jet black and opaque with a nice dark, tan, 2-finger head with an aroma of wood and malt. Tastes of malt and slightly sweet cocoa with a slightly bitter wood and booze finish with a hint of nuts. It's medium to full bodied, drinkable and thinner than expected with minimal carbonation. The long finish reminds me of a dry, wood cabernet. It's unique and warming.

4.1
ANZUShophunter (598) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2017 From bottle in tulip. Pours dark brown with thin tan head, and woody, earthy aroma mixed with molasses and booze. Rich taste (a mix of the above) with a sweet sticky finish. Enjoyable experience.

4.7
jhking34 (24) - - SEP 1, 2017
Cavtat and lokrum Mostar Kravika (waterfalls) Kotor Peljesac (wine) Elafiti Mostar Rade Bitange 18, Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina Konaba Taurus ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
ffaoe (954) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2017
chocolate and faint coffee aromas. pitch black in color with huge long lasting brown head. taste is of chocolate, coffee, and a faint hint of plum


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