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Palo Santo Marron - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,566 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,566
Reviews: 1,906
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 211
Gots: 577 | FT: 22
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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Homers_Beer_Odyssey

New York

4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

A - a brown ale but seemed nearly pitch-black to me. Seemed like not much head, then it started growing, and growing, and GROWING, to a full 2". Very handsome indeed. An outstanding pour.

S - mildly sweet, herby.

T - Sweet, citrusy, smoky, quite drinkable. High ABV is well-hidden. A tasty ale, lads!

M - Gives new meaning to the word "creamy". First, that 2" head swirls nicely on the tongue. Then, the overall effect is rich and smooth. Impeccable.

O - I don't go for darks, but this is a good 'un. Very drinkable. Goes down easier than Guinness.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 22:27:17 | More by Homers_Beer_Odyssey
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -40%

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New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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New York

4/5  rDev -4.1%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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Tennessee

4/5  rDev -4.1%

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New York

2/5  rDev -52%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -34.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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California

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Missouri

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Virginia

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Illinois

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California

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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sam_beer

Ohio

4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Just purchased bottle, a few months old. Served into a New Holland Brewing glass.

A: Deep and dark with the slightest red/black tint. Only the slightest lacing with a pencil thin head.

S: Toffee, Burnt Sugar and Booze with Rost-y notes and the Palo Santo wood on the tail end.

T: Follows the nose. Full roasted coffee upfront, progressing into carmel. From there it goes to notes of dark cherry and vanilla finishing booze heat. It shows its 12% ABV, albeit doing so in a smooth manner. Booze becomes more apparent and flavors blend as the beer warms.

M: A bit slick and oily, while still retaining light syrup characteristics.

O: Quite a good offering from Dogfish Head (though I do seem to love most everything they create). Enjoyable and quite drinkable, especially considering the high ABV. Not my outright favorite, but farm from something I wouldn't get again.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 06:28:27 | More by sam_beer
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Palo Santo Marron from Dogfish Head Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,566 ratings.