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Palo Santo Marron - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
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4,653 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,653
Reviews: 1,913
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 228
Gots: 613 | 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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hckyfn9999

Missouri

4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown with about a finger of tan colored head. Aroma of vanilla, cocoa powder, there is an oak like smell that I assume is the palo santo wood, caramel, a slight touch of alcohol, and a bit of fruit.

Taste is as complex as the smell. Any hint of booze noticed in the aroma is absent on the palate. Lots of complex malt flavors. Slightly roasted, caramel, vanilla, burnt sugar, a bit of spiciness, bittersweet cocoa, some fruit (kind of berry like), and there is also a very faint, scotch-like, peat smokiness. About as perfect of a mouthfeel as you will find. It is full bodied and creamy with a perfect carbonation level. A very complex and interesting beer. A high price tag will keep me from purchasing this a lot, but I will pick it up again at some point.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2009 02:00:47 | More by hckyfn9999
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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.
T-Carmel, dark fruit, raisin, licorice, overwhelming amount of alcohol and burn. Too much for my taste.
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Palo Santo Marron from Dogfish Head Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,653 ratings.