Palo Santo Marron - Dogfish Head Brewery
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4.5/5 rDev +7.9%
Pours near black with a very thin light brown head that quickly vanishes
Smell is strongly of roasted coffee and fresh wood with maybe a little alcohol and cinnamon.
Taste is unique, the dark, roasted malt flavor is there along with the wood, which lingers. There is also a really prominent spicy bite to this, almost like cayenne pepper.
Mouthfeel is dominated by a tingly, prickly feeling across the tongue, almost like crushed peppercorns. Medium body, not a stout, with good carbonation.
Overall a tremendous and unique beer. I think mine is fresh, and it expect age will bring out softer vanilla flavors and tame the spicy/peppery flavors and hide the alcohol better.
08-16-2014 22:51:30 | More by HuskyHawk
4.43/5 rDev +6.2%
A: jet black, 1 inch light brown head which dissipates and leaves a thin ring around the glass. Minimal lacing
A: dark fruit, licorice and wood.
T: coffee, dark fruit, licorice and vanilla with a pleasant bitterness and slight alcohol presence.
M: medium to heavy body, good carbonation.
O: Doesn't know whether it not it it wants to be a brown ale or an imperial; but either way it's delicious.
08-13-2014 22:13:04 | More by AngryPenguinBrewCo
4.36/5 rDev +4.6%
August 12, 2014
12 oz. bottle; snifter
A – Pours black-brown with almost no head at all. Brown lacing and bubbles are all that remains. Jet black in the glass with the tiniest tinge of brown. The pour was not as thick as I would usually expect with a beer that looks like this.
S – Oak, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate. Sweet espresso and toffee.
T – Juicy, sweet chocolate and mild coffee. Spicy from the wood. A lot of bitterness up front, then the sweet vanilla and molasses take over. Maybe some raisin notes and toffee. Flavors open even more as it warms, more toffee and caramel notes.
M – Spicy, tingling, dancing on the tongue. Again, not as thick as it looks, mild to medium carbonation. Minor sweetness lingers on the back of the tongue. More of the bitterness on sides of my tongue long after the swallow.
O – Tried this beer a few months ago and it had some balance issues. Held on to this bottle for about five months and it has paid off handsomely. Tons of flavor imparted by the wood with great offsetting bitterness. Every place it touches the tongue gives a different bit of flavor. An excellent beer.
08-13-2014 03:15:47 | More by infinitebruner
Palo Santo Marron from Dogfish Head Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,726 ratings.