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Palo Santo Marron - Dogfish Head Brewery

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93
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4,915 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,915
Reviews: 1,936
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 244
Gots: 709 | FT: 20
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tap pour, update of a previous review.

Pours dark brown opaque with an inch of yellowish head. Dissipates slowly.

Smells of brown sugar, grapes and molasses.

Tastes of molasses, grapes, and slightly acidic roasted coffee.

The mouthfeel is full with a warming sensation on the way down, light tingles of carbonation.

A good flavorful big ale. Fruity elements add a uniqueness and a balance to the more savory sweetness of the base malts. Hides it's strength well enough, but still a sipper. Another winner from DFH.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tumbler glass

A- Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a thin but persistent head. Not very much lacing.

S- Dates and figs, with some alcohol on the nose.

T- Tastes very much like dried fruits, again reminiscent of dates, with some of a woody taste, and a little toasted malt. Has a pronounced alcoholic flavor, but not overwhelmingly so.

M- Fairly heavy, almost syrupy on the finish, which is typical for a beer this strong.

O- A top notch beer, but I was expecting the wood to add something a little more exotic. I don't really know if I notice the difference between this and just typical oak, but perhaps if I had them side by side I would. A solid brew, though, perhaps my expectations were a little too high.

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Palo Santo Marron from Dogfish Head Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,915 ratings.