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RATINGS: 2075   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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlyingTaco (112) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Original review date March 29, 2008...probably my favorite DFH offering... Poured from bottle into Cabernet glass... Big, rye or whole wheat bread-colored head. Oily thick, espresso-colored body. Lacing coats glass nicely Copious malt and spice (can’t place - a little cinnamon - maybe mild clove or allspice?) with chocolate and caramel overtures with some well-placed yeast Heavy alcohol and espresso in the forefront with grassy hops (chicory tones) and sweet toasted maly Very pleasant with deep, sweet alcoholic mouthfeel and finish Extremely drinkable for style. Amazing stuff that I hope to revisit soon.


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 (886) - 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 (173) - 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
ANZUShophunter (507) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 2, 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 (16) - - 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 (874) - 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

3.8
MrTipple (5956) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2017
​Sweet, dark intense chocolate, vanilla, spices, dark chocolate. Hazy, dark brown, small, creamy, white head. Heavy sweet. More cacao, heavy sweet, rich and complex malts, soft carbonation, full bodied. Very nice ASA, bit punchy in the palate. Keg at Rattle’n’Hum Easy, Midtown.

4.5
melwil1980 (3) - Roseau, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2017 does not count
Yum! Dark, rich brown in color with deep caramel head that diminishes quickly. Smell of sweet and malt. Taste is deep and complex. Starts off sweet and ends strong and roasty. Easy to drink for a 12% alcohol beer. ---I'm new at rating, so please bear with me

3.7
kerenmk (5038) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 15, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’ place. Thanks Adam S. Black with a tan ring. Some BBQ and hickory sauce in the nose. Sweet, rich, BBQ sauce and some dates in the mouth. Sticky, full body, slight fizz and sticky texture, rich sweet and a little bitter finish.

4
StoutBeerReviews (221) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2017
wowzer. for 12% this stuff tastes wonderful. Very woody roasty with a bit of vanilla and licorice. Small bit of boozyness in the flavor but you can feel it more on your tongue. awesome stuff.


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