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Palo Santo Marron - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 4,913
Reviews: 1,936
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 243
Gots: 706 | 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
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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

Looks: this beer was dark! it had a very thick look with a super dark brown color.
Nose: for the most part i smelt alcohol but later on i found there to be a very fruity smell. almost like wine.
taste: At first i was distracted by the mouth feel being very thick and then by the alcohol. as it warmed up i got notes of a very sweet vanilla and caramel after tones.

ljbonadonna92, 40 minutes ago
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4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a very dark brown, almost black, with a big two finger thick tan head. The aroma is nice, with dark fruit, vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate and lots of booze. The taste is also lots of dark fruit, vanilla, followed by dark chocolate and some coffee. The alcohol is pretty well masked up front, but really stands out in the back end, along with some nice oaky type flavors- very complex, but nicely balanced with no one flavor overpowering the others. The beer has a medium/thick mouthfeel, just enough to linger on the palate nicely. Overall, this is an excellently made beer- very complex, but nicely balanced.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.59/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Palo Santo pours a black color with a nice long lasting and lacing tan head. There is a strong okay aroma, with whiskey like notes. The taste is very big and creamy. Big sharp malt backbone, good hints of of the palo wood, vanilla, and a whiskey like after finish. Good strong flavors, nice body. Overall fantastic.

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Palo Santo Marron from Dogfish Head Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,913 ratings.