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Palo Santo Marron - Dogfish Head Brewery

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4,725 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,725
Reviews: 1,923
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 233
Gots: 647 | FT: 23
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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wsr602

Texas

4.24/5  rDev +1.7%

08-20-2014 03:02:57 | More by wsr602
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Florida

4.32/5  rDev +3.6%

08-19-2014 23:58:29 | More by theschmooz
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Donkster46

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -34.1%

08-19-2014 04:11:04 | More by Donkster46
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Yaboi

New Jersey

4.8/5  rDev +15.1%

08-18-2014 22:48:34 | More by Yaboi
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thkrb99

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

08-18-2014 19:13:30 | More by thkrb99
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Tristan_T

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

08-18-2014 04:13:52 | More by Tristan_T
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JohnParadee

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

08-17-2014 19:13:54 | More by JohnParadee
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bisq

Arizona

4.2/5  rDev +0.7%

08-17-2014 16:23:25 | More by bisq
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KasteelDonker


4.24/5  rDev +1.7%

08-17-2014 10:41:16 | More by KasteelDonker
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Khitam

California

4.04/5  rDev -3.1%

08-17-2014 08:29:51 | More by Khitam
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HuskyHawk

Massachusetts

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
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Hophazzard

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Packs a punch, that's for sure. Really smooth going down which is suprising for 12%. I'm a fan but not a huge fan of this style but this one could change my mind. Really tasty. I think I'll have another..

08-16-2014 20:33:28 | More by Hophazzard
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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Willsner

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -4.1%

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New York

3.79/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.36/5  rDev +4.6%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.1%

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AngryPenguinBrewCo

New York

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
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.1%

08-13-2014 12:52:44 | More by WoostaBia
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California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

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infinitebruner

Arkansas

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
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.1%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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Palo Santo Marron from Dogfish Head Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,725 ratings.