Palo Santo Marron - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by DefenCorps:
4.33/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Original review: Reviewed on: 02-23-2008 02:04:24
12oz bottle poured into my Duvel tulip at near cellar temp. Bottled all of 11 days back!
A: Brown ale? Heck this is black with a thin dark tan head. Appealing on this winter night
S: Unique. It's got caramel, toffee, roasted nuts but it's also got this wonderful smell that's quite distinct - a sweetish, spicy aroma that i guess is from the wood. Very good
T: This is like a Scorsese movie - long, twisting and enthralling. Starts off with some caramel and chocolate malt, turns sweet and then all of a sudden, becomes rather dry and then the hops kick in. Mildly done for a DFH beer but well in balance here. The finish is dry with a definitely woody taste to it.
M: Very good - not too light, not too heavy, not too slick - it's got it all together
D: One and done - that's all you need but what did you expect from a 12%abv beer?
Try it at least once - it's interesting!
**Edit: 31 July 2010.**
I've had this over two years now, and my palate's changed a LOT since I last had this.
The nose is excellent, with a blend of vanilla, a light woody character, a little incense and some caramel. As it warms up, the wood grows, but is unique, very perfumey and quite like sandalwood in some respects. With some cocoa to round out the nose, this smells excellent.
The palate opens with a spicy, woody character, with the caramel and little cocoa working very well with it. In some ways, it's like a heavily but slowly caramelized loaf of pumpernickel bread with a dusting of caraway on top. A touch tannic on the finish, this helps balance out the moderate sweetness that's present. The chocolate character really comes through mid-palate, quite cocoa-like. The finish is quite excellent, with a nice, lingering woody spice character. Alcohol is quite spectacularly hidden, this is an excellent beer, one I wish I'd drunk more of.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2008 02:04:24 | More by DefenCorps
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3.11/5 rDev -25.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured into a snifter. Bottle date January 2014.
A-black without any light shining through at all. Looks like an imperial stout.
S-booze, liquorice, raisin, ferment able sugars.
T-Carmel, dark fruit, raisin, licorice, overwhelming amount of alcohol and burn. Too much for my taste.
M- full bodied medium carbonation, lots of alcohol legs. One finger head that surprisingly sticks around.
O- very big beer. I have enjoyed world wide stout and 120, but this one is too big for me. The alcohol festers in the back of your throat and causes an overwhelming burn and bitterness. Not for me.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 06:12:58 | More by Admbmb92
Palo Santo Marron from Dogfish Head Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,662 ratings.