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Palo Santo Marron - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 4,816
Reviews: 1,927
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 235
Gots: 669 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
An unfiltered, unfettered, unprecedented brown ale aged in handmade wooden brewing vessels. The caramel and vanilla complexity unique to this beer comes from the exotic Paraguayan Palo Santo wood from which these tanks were crafted. Palo Santo means "holy tree," and its wood has been used in South American wine-making communities.

50 IBU

(Beer added by: Imstillthegman on 11-19-2006)
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4.1/5  rDev -1.7%

From notes on 12/10/13

Poured into a snifter. Color is dark black with almost no head. Very boozy smell. Kind of like a woody whiskey smell. Most alcohol I've ever smelt in a beer. Oddly, and delightfully, the taste isn't boozy at all. Nice warm taste of sweet fruits like plum. Raisin and caramel too. Would have given it a 10 for taste if it was a little more carbonated, but I understand high abv beers have less. Nice warm mouth feel. Makes you smile when you sip it. Would be a great sit in front of the fireplace on a cold day kind of beer.

kkleu357, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of BethanyB
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%

Appearance: A syrupy, opaque, deep mahogany, with a golden brown head that gives off a bit of a glimmer before disappearing altogether. (But what do you expect of
from a 12% ABV beer?) 3/3

Aroma: A complex aroma indeed! Presents a dastardly boozy mixture of dried dark fruit, butterscotch, and chocolate. Lightly roasted malt holds it all together, giving off a slightly smoky, even meaty secondary scent. 11/12

Taste: Sugary dates, prunes, and dried cherries come close to being cloying before bitter, rauchbier-like flavors smoke out the sweet and bring in the savory. Lightly roasted malt, rich dark coffee, tobacco, and even a bit of bacon create a surprisingly balanced and finish to the indulgent dessert of a beginning. Spicy hops make for a tangy garnish. Absolutely delicious. 18/20

Mouthfeel: Chewy yet silky, with medium carbonation to create a dry finish appropriate for the smokier flavors. Alcohol warming is just noticeable enough to confirm that yes, this beer is big. 5/5

Overall: Couldn't wait to try this one, and my high expectations were blown out of the trub. Gives the best of any big beer a of any type a run for its money without succumbing to that "you either love it or hate it" description most beers of this size and complexity call forth. Just a tiny touch too sweet in my opinion. Otherwise, it's superb. 9/10

BethanyB, Friday at 09:13 PM
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Palo Santo Marron from Dogfish Head Brewery
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