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Palo Santo Marron - Dogfish Head Brewery

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4,651 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,651
Reviews: 1,913
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 228
Gots: 612 | 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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grittybrews

Washington

4.59/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured a dark cola brown into a tulip with just a trace of mocha head. Pleasant aroma of sweet caramel, vanilla, roasty oak, and Kahlua.

Smooth mouthfeel with just enough carbonation to keep things from getting too syrupy. Taste begins with vanilla and toffee and leads into a bit of smoky oak, leather, espresso, and dark chocolate on the mildly bitter finish.

You get a sense of the high ABV throughout, but it doesn't adversely affect the flavor...just makes this one all the more pleasurable to sip and savor. Bought a couple to age and can't wait to see how they develop.

Update: consumed a 06/2008 bottle in 07/2011. Three years in the bottle really smoothed out the flavors and further concealed the alcohol. Just a slight hint of cardboard oxidation but nothing severe.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2010 02:51:34 | More by grittybrews
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A-black without any light shining through at all. Looks like an imperial stout.
S-booze, liquorice, raisin, ferment able sugars.
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Palo Santo Marron from Dogfish Head Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,651 ratings.