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Palo Santo Marron - Dogfish Head Brewery

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5,080 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,080
Reviews: 1,948
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 259
Gots: 773 | FT: 19
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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4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-dark brown black color with light tan head and good lacing

S-dark fruit, dark roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, boozy

T-dark roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, raisins, slightly bitter finish, alcohol well-integrated

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy

O-a great ale for sipping and savoring, good flavor and balance

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4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- dark black in the center, nice fluffy brown 2 finger head. A bit of brown around the edges.
S- dark, booze soaked fruits. Dark chocolate, nice woodsy sweetness. Just a bit of smokey ness too. Chocolate covered bourbon smoked raisins by a roaring fire. Really pleasant aroma.
A- kinda echoes the aroma. Nice malty sweetness!
M- full bodied. Coats the mouth, goes down smooth.
O- a beautiful barrell aged beer! Nice! Haven't had this one in a long time and don't know why.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very underwhelmed by this. Pours a very dark brown, almost black - looks like an imperial stout, and very promising. The aroma is that of a spicy coffee porter - nice but no complexity and barrel character. The taste is very similar - kind of syrupy chocolate in this, pretty bitter but with a coffee molasses sweetness. Feels very this for a 12abv beer, amazingly well hidden in every way. This is not a terrible beer, a decent one that left me wanting a hell of a lot more.

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Palo Santo Marron from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,080 ratings.