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Palo Santo Marron - Dogfish Head Brewery

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4,620 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,620
Reviews: 1,909
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 222
Gots: 600 | FT: 23
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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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GClarkage

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

09/16/08- Purchased at City Beer in San Francisco, CA.

Presentation- 12oz bottle with no freshness info on the label or bottle. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- Very syrupy looking deep brown cola colored pour. Starts out with a 1/2 inch head which quickly turns to a light rim. Very light spotty lace remains.

Smell- Deep roasted oaky scented malt with some chocolate undertones and some light hints of vanilla. Not assertive enough for the abv.

Taste- The abv sneaks up late in this beer. At first there is no way this can be 12% you are thinking, but as you consume more, the beer gets thicker. Seems a just a touch watery in the beginning, but quickly rounds out very nicely with sugary vanilla oak flavored malt, light hop oil taste and some creamy cocca powder flavor.

Mouthfeel- Mid range to lighter carbonation level. Mouthfeel is full but not quite as syrupy as expected...which is a good thing.

Drinkability- Easy to drink and flavorful. Went well with the homeade meat loaf I had for dinner.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2008 17:37:44 | More by GClarkage
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S - Medium malt with a moderate amount of toasting and a hard to define after note.
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O - A great brown ale if not the best I've had. Highly recommended! Cheers!

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Palo Santo Marron from Dogfish Head Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,620 ratings.