Palo Santo Marron - Dogfish Head Brewery
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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
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
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
Palo Santo Marron from Dogfish Head Brewery
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