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Palo Santo Marron - Dogfish Head Brewery

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4,629 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,629
Reviews: 1,911
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 222
Gots: 605 | FT: 22
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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3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle shared with my girlfriend, tulip and snifter.

A - this beer is a very deep brown, very little head, just a little lacing on the side. Lighter on the periphery, fading into darkness in the middle.

S - can't smell the booze, which is good, because this guy packs a wallop. I can definitely detect the uniqueness in the aging wood here; something deep, meaty, big.

T - wow, a big taste, full of alcohol and syrup, with only a touch of the wood at the very end. I can tell, like WWS, that I'm going to like this a lot more in a year or two.

M - not great. Too reminiscent of other DFH high ABV offerings.

O - I'm excited to age my remaining bottles, but in the meantime I'm pretty disillusioned. I'm actually kind of surprised that this is a regular offering from DFH.

Serving type: bottle

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12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a very very dark brown color with a large, brown head which has a medium retention and a good lacing. Relatively surprising! 3/5

S - Strong malt, some alcohol (quite obvious), caramel, dark fruits, chocolate, vanilla, nutty, wooden character and some freshness coming from the hop. 5/5

T - Flavors develop in 3 steps:
1) Malt, some spiciness from the alcohol;
2) Strong liquorice notes with some fruity character;
3) Hop and coffee at the end.
4.5/5

M - Carbonation is spot on. Full body. Obvious notes of alcohol which give a warming feeling. 4/5

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Palo Santo Marron from Dogfish Head Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,629 ratings.