Palo Santo Marron - Dogfish Head Brewery
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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
10-19-2012 01:12:48 | More by JamesShoemaker
4.58/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
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.
M - Carbonation is spot on. Full body. Obvious notes of alcohol which give a warming feeling. 4/5
O - Definitely an extreme example of the style (could be confused with an Imperial Stout). Off-centered as claims DFH's moto! Excellent drinkability for 12%ABV with a rare complexity of aromas and flavors. I just love this brew! 5/5
Serving type: bottle
10-17-2012 00:29:40 | More by duracell
Palo Santo Marron from Dogfish Head Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,629 ratings.