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Palo Santo Marron - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,084 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 5,084
Reviews: 1,950
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 259
Gots: 775 | FT: 19
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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Photo of Lanstrum
3/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An interesting American Brown Ale

Photo of 209_beerhunter
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Doovl
4.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of akeiii
4.76/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent look with fine head, not much aroma perhaps it's weakest point, smooth feel and smooth taste with hints of vanilla and caramel (which I admit I am partial too). One excellent winter warmer with a good book, salted pretzel and warm blue cheese dip :-). Having on tap at the Malted Barley right now.

Photo of Nevbo
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Super dark in appearance. Coffee brown head that dissipates fairly quickly. Smells like it tastes: chocolate (slightly tootsie roll-ish), black licorice, fruity and nutty. Unless you like a good buzz, don't drink more than 3! Great beer-

Photo of stwok21
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bhoward0698
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vma
4.73/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of jackallleman
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bierleichen
3.74/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BenBull3030
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Schwegler
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of double2chin
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of nizzle8287
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Bottled on 7/21/14, served at 55 degrees. Poured almost completely black into a tulip with about an inch of creamy khaki head that dissipates nice and slow to a thick film. Smell is underwhelming, but I pick up fig, raisin, malty sweetness and alcohol. Medium thick and creamy mouth feel with flavors that blend so well it's difficult to single out any one in particular. It tastes like the Philharmonic orchestra sounds. Definitely hides the 12% ABV well, but to me this seems like more of an imperial stout. Someone likened this beer to Oskar Blues Ten Fidy, but this would be like the caramel raisin brother to the chocolate charred coffee that is the Ten Fidy. Overall, this excellent beer has claimed a spot in my top 5 cold weather beers.

Photo of domnalbrecc
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Dogfishnoggen
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Tastes like the Phantom Menace of deliciosity.

Photo of mikedc813
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Joecaddie
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Adam_Wenger
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of hambone
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of JasW
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Black, viscous, and boozy, with a brown head. Nominally a brown ale, it's highly reminiscent of Ten Fidy, only even more potent.

Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of BillCheck
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of bendukes86
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of tikk
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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Palo Santo Marron from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,084 ratings.