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Palo Santo Marron - Dogfish Head Brewery

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4,731 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,731
Reviews: 1,923
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 233
Gots: 648 | 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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mwar

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

11-27-2012 16:10:38 | More by mwar
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jsteele

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +19.9%

11-27-2012 15:27:36 | More by jsteele
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GalvBeerGuy

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-27-2012 15:01:10 | More by GalvBeerGuy
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LeRose

Massachusetts

4.73/5  rDev +13.4%

Instant "must have". Nice brown/red color, funky little beige head. Very roasty without the overly burnt notes. Dark cherry/plum/woodsy aroma maybe a touch of vanilla. Carried through in the taste with maybe even a pleasant hint of prune and other dark fruits. Thought it quite earthy. Creamy, a bit thick and sticky, not highly carbonated. Smoky/oaky/woods flavor. Great drinking beer, exceptionally smooth, nice sweetness, flavors very well melded and balanced. The ABV does sneak up - I didn’t find it obvious that this is a 12% beer.

11-27-2012 14:49:54 | More by LeRose
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C-Dog


3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

11-27-2012 07:06:41 | More by C-Dog
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GreatBloomer

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

11-26-2012 16:32:28 | More by GreatBloomer
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B00ZER

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

11-25-2012 03:13:19 | More by B00ZER
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justkeepswimmin


5/5  rDev +19.9%

11-24-2012 22:58:37 | More by justkeepswimmin
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jspaner

Maryland

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-24-2012 05:28:30 | More by jspaner
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tree777

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

11-23-2012 21:13:21 | More by tree777
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cash

Kansas

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-23-2012 14:26:43 | More by cash
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BJasny

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

11-23-2012 05:24:48 | More by BJasny
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GoldThunder


3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

11-22-2012 22:00:18 | More by GoldThunder
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MarioM

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-22-2012 20:49:45 | More by MarioM
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beer64nut

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

11-22-2012 18:36:40 | More by beer64nut
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Jeckel

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

11-22-2012 16:27:33 | More by Jeckel
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chrismel

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

11-21-2012 00:20:21 | More by chrismel
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TerryB

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-20-2012 18:54:50 | More by TerryB
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TheRougeBastard

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

11-20-2012 01:48:03 | More by TheRougeBastard
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jratt79

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-18-2012 00:36:07 | More by jratt79
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Beer_Runner


4.48/5  rDev +7.4%

Bottled on 11/21/11 and aged about one year before opening.

A: A slow pour into a standard pint glass produced about one finger of dark khaki head that dissipated to a collar after a few minutes and left some okay lacing and the glass emptied. The brew is a moonless-midnight black.

S: The aroma is a pleasant blend of vanilla, wood, smoke, toasted grain, and some sweet malt.

T: The taste begins with a big shot of sweet malt and vanilla. Very quickly some toasted grain, wood, and just a bit of booziness come along and balance the sweetness. And, to add even more complexity there are also some hints of dark dried fruit.

M: The body is heavy, full, and smooth; and, it is just a bit sticky. There is only a small amount of carbonation, which seems to fit this beer just right.

O: This is a great beer; and, it is available year-round. This beer is a style onto itself. It has the sweetness of a barleywine, combined with the complexity of black ale. The malt sweetness and the vanilla come very close to becoming cloying, but just in time the toasted grain, wood, a smooth booziness, and a few hints of dark dried fruit join in to add balance and complexity. Fans of sweeter beers should put this n their “must try” list. DFH really nailed it with this one.

11-18-2012 00:24:53 | More by Beer_Runner
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TheSteak22

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-17-2012 19:50:28 | More by TheSteak22
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Kerrie

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

11-17-2012 03:56:46 | More by Kerrie
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whendeathsleeps

Indiana

4.6/5  rDev +10.3%

A- Black as night, looks very much like an imperial stout. Very thin tan head, decent lacing for a beer with this high of an abv (12%).

S- Black cherry comes to mind first, ripe plums, sweet, woody.

T- Dark fruits galore, an almost Belgian ale taste, vanilla, woody, toffee.

M- Medium bodied, low carbonation, SMOOTH. Nice alcohol warming, not overbearing, but it let's you know you are drinking a big beer.

O- An awesome beer that I think all craft beer fans should try in their lives. Great to sip on a nice chilly night. I want more.

11-17-2012 01:54:13 | More by whendeathsleeps
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IPAfreak01

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

11-17-2012 00:17:36 | More by IPAfreak01
Palo Santo Marron from Dogfish Head Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,731 ratings.