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Palo Santo Marron - Dogfish Head Brewery

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4,657 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,657
Reviews: 1,913
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 228
Gots: 614 | FT: 23
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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DannyS

New York

4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip glass, poured from a 12 oz. bottle.

A - Thick, oily black with little head that clears quickly, leaving only a thin layer of foam.

S - Oaky, malty, hints of brown sugar and chocolate. Not especially powerful on the nose, but pleasant.

T - Surprisingly light and sweet. Definitely oaky and chocolaty, but very balanced. Also tasting raisins and dark sugar. Little hop bitterness and almost no alcohol taste. I'm quite enjoying it.

M - Wow. Just wow. One of the thickest ales I've had yet. Very heavy on the tongue, but oh so smooth. Less carbonation than the norm, but it's just enough to bring some more lightness of body to this brew.

D - The 12% ABV is very well hidden, so I could probably have more than one of these, but I wouldn't want to. This is definitely one to sip and savor, like a good cognac or brandy. I'd even recommend sharing the bottle with a friend.

Overall - An excellent brew for casual sipping. It's thick yet smooth, dark yet mild, something yet...well, something else. Just try it, dangit.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2009 18:40:43 | More by DannyS
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Palo Santo Marron from Dogfish Head Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,657 ratings.