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Palo Santo Marron - Dogfish Head Brewery

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93
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4,850 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,850
Reviews: 1,931
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 236
Gots: 678 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
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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
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

A personal favorite, and the beer that sold me on Dogfish Head.

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4.62/5  rDev +10.8%

Nose: spicy malt suggesting cardamom,
Pours deep dark brown under a 2” foam collar that slowly descends to ½”, lacy and some legs.
Palate: spicy, very creamy, some unusual and interesting tropical wood flavors, chocolate, nutty, alcohol on the finish. Lacy, sweet, alcohol warming.
Chewy, very fine medium carbonation, no hot alcohol or solventy alcohol.

pat61, Sep 24, 2014
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Palo Santo Marron from Dogfish Head Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,850 ratings.