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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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andrewjraab

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a - Pours a viscous thick as hell pitch black with a brownish tint of creamy head that remains as a ring around the glass the entire drink.

S - Chocolate, malt, oak, alcohol, and so much more. A lot going on here

T - Malty up front. Deep wood flavor with a nice sweet chocolate flavor balanced with an alcoholic and nicely bitter finish. As this beer came to room temp, a lot of the nuances and subtle flavors came to the forefront. This drinks more like a stout than a Brown Ale.

O - This is an incredibly smooth (for 12%) and unique offering from DFH. IMO, it is not as good as Burton Baton (from DFH), but it is solid and definitely worth a try.

Note - I thought the description on the bottle was funny - "We have wood. Now you do too."

---3/2/14

I set one of these down for over a year. This is really worth it to age one.

A - maintains a nice mocha head - color is the same.

S - Some faint smoke pulls out, more of the wood is coming out. Same rich chocolate notes, some fruit are more present.

T - Overall rich and complex as previously reviewed. Smooth as hell - creamy.

O - Nicely ages after 15 months. I'd think these continue to age nicely and I will continue to cellar a few.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 02:44:50 | More by andrewjraab
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Palo Santo Marron from Dogfish Head Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,657 ratings.