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Palo Santo Marron - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 4,916
Reviews: 1,936
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 244
Gots: 710 | FT: 20
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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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Photo of dborginis
4.78/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had it recently on tap and had to get more. Split a 12 oz bottle for the weeknight. Very oily in appearance and feel. A black with a hint of red.

Smell is sweet, caramel. On the first taste, more than the taste, I noticed the beer sticking in my mouth for a while. A rich taste, a bit of chocolate taste, a bit of sweet, dark malts, the alcohol blends in to intensify the taste. I'd really like to smell the palo santo wood to know which part it contributes.

Surprisingly drinkable even given the high alcohol. I have 7 more so curious to see how they are over time. This is what makes me want to be a brewer.

dborginis, Mar 25, 2009
Photo of cdrummer
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Ridiculous thick blackness like motor oil pours out the the 12 oz bottle into my goblet, leaving a fine, fluffy tan head on top. Lacing is very quick and hangs out at the edge.

S: A rush of vanilla and deep, earthy Palo Santo wood hit me in the face followed by maple syrup and what can only be described as blackberry cobbler.

T&M: Right away the molasses and vanilla invade my mouth with a surge of medium carbonation, flanked by unsweetened cocoa, blackberry, and a bit of earthy nuttiness. Overall the feel is thick and velvety, giving the sweetness and extra kick of indulgence. Warming alcohol kicks in as the woodiness lingers on the tongue throughout the finish, which is highlighted by an unexpected spicy hop tartness.

D: The hugeness of this brew and its insane abv make it a definite sipper. But its amazing complexity of rich flavor and aroma, accompanied by warming alcohol, make every swig different and interesting.

cdrummer, Mar 24, 2009
Photo of WSB
3.05/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours so dark that light cannot penetrate it. I literally took a flashlight to the glass to see if the lght could me give a glimpse of the beers true color. It is an extremely dark brown/red. Almost no head at all, what did form was very thin and dark. Pours thick. Smell is pleasant,- I detect an undestated smokey malt scent, although not overwhleming. I expected more woody aromas, especially considering the hype around the wood tanks I read so much about. Taste, to this drinker, was very similar to a porter- earthy, malty, but you defnitely get some wood flavoring and a subtle spice on the tongue and throat. Mouthfeel was suprising- very complex- almost oily, with light spice, sort of coats the mouth and hangs around- the taste lingers a long while. Drinkability is not high, at least not for this beer guy. While this is a very well crafted beer, I found it very tough to drink more than 1 in a sitting. It's got a strong personality. A good beer, very well crafted, but not my personal favorite style.

WSB, Mar 21, 2009
Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
4.63/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is simply amazing. Its is almost totally opaque, which for a brown ale is a little suprising, and has little head. The nose is somewhat subdued, there is a strong woody note there which is interesting but not overly evocative. The real strength here is in the taste. This beer is big, oily, dark, and woody to the extreme. I have never had another beer that covers the mouth in the way that this one does, it literally seems to coat your palate for a good few minutes. An exceptional beer, one of the tastiest I have ever had. Well worth the price and a definite re-buy!

Bowdoinbeerboy, Mar 20, 2009
Photo of ritzkiss
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle pours into my chalice a dark dark brown with a finger of stout-like coffee head. No lacing.

Smell is glorious. Black licorice, wooded raisins and cherries, caramel malts, slightly vinous.

Taste is a full on assault. Tons of red and black licorice, bread, lots of malt, cherries, raisins, some brown sugar and molasses. The alcohol burn is right there and demands that you recognize the 12%. Light, but still there, carbonation - not as silky as I would have imagined.

Whoa. This is a sipper of the highest order. Each sip demands your attention as you work through the flavors and the alcohol. This is not a complaint and the beer is quite a good one (and quite unique) but more than one (edit: ok, maybe 2!) of these would have to be quite the night.

ritzkiss, Mar 20, 2009
Photo of twelvsies
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Like most beginning beer drinkers I was first drawn to Dogfish Head because of the big bold flavors and their reputation for "off-centeredness". I still think they're a great company but over the years I kind of got sick of the 90min, the 120 and WWS and all their zany ingredients in general. I guess I was feeling anti-extreme, and I just wanted a well-crafter beer with 4 ingredients. A friend recently suggested this beer to me again and it's renewed my interest! Pours a thick-looking opaque brown with head of small bubbles. This beer has so much character. Initially sweet and malty with brown sugar and licorice notes. Not much bitterness to this beer at all, but it's rounded out by a very bold and robust woodsy-ness imparted from the Palo Santo barrels built specifically to make this beer. This is the main attraction here. Carmel, nutty, and almost a bit smoky. Lush and smooth on the palate. A really interesting beer that I tend to drink towards the end of the night. Quite relaxing. Also it's worth checking out the video about this beer if you can find it online, pretty cool. Cheers.

twelvsies, Mar 19, 2009
Photo of drtth
4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Lightly chilled and served in a Duvel glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically. Beer purchased fresh in Sep 08 and bottle aged until tasting.

Appearance: Pours dark brown almost black. The ½" light brown head recedes to a thick rim around the glass with a nice layer of foam on the liquid but minimal lacing. Sipping does leave some spotty lacing on the side of the glass. This could be a stout based on appearance.

Smell: Almost immediately you can smell brown sugar, vanilla and rich dark malt with an undertone of dark fruits but no trace of alcohol or hops.

Taste: The taste reveals some sweetness layered over the bitterness of dark roasted chocolate malt. There is a faint touch of alcohol. Through out the flavors of caramel and vanilla permeate the whole

Mouthfeel: Rich and full with faint, creamy carbonation. The finish is long and dry with traces of bitterness.

Drinkability: Very drinkable but with this ABV I'm not having more than one an evening. This beer should be in a style category by itself.

drtth, Mar 19, 2009
Photo of jcompton
2.78/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

bottle into a pint glass

appearance: pours an extemely deep brown, possibly black. the foamy head is a chocolate color

smell: wood, toffee, and booze

taste: woody raisins, smoke, and an immediate warmth from the alcohol. the after taste is similar to tobacco

mouthfeel: i find many of DFH's brews to be a bit over carbonated, however this one seems just right. it's a bit syrupy, but that is to be expected with a 12% ABV

drinkability: i realize the palo santo wood is the feature of this brew, unfortunately it's not my thing. i am glad i tried this one, but won't be revisiting it.

jcompton, Mar 18, 2009
Photo of bbothen
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into snifter style glass.

Pours out a thick dark brown, almost black color with a small less than 1 finger deep tan colored head.

Sweet caramel maltiness, wood, booze, vanilla, toffee, dark fruit aroma is nice and inviting. Suggests good things to come.

Big ass and complex, charred malt, toffee, wood, booze thumps you in the face, vanilla, raisin, brandy like, brown sugar, coffee, cocoa. Love it.

Full bodied, thick, chewy, low carbonation, lingering booze warmth.

For a %12 monster....this drinks great, as it's delicious.

Love this beer. Steep price, but have you ever tried to build a barrel out of Palo Santo wood? Pricy endevour right there.

bbothen, Mar 18, 2009
Photo of sacredduck
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

First impressions are huge, and this beer looks gorgeous. Shine a flashlight on the other end of the glass, and I'd bet that you wouldn't get any light on the other side. It pours and looks like a great stout with a dark tan head that stays around. The smell is slightly tinged with alcohol, but that's to be expected from a 12-percenter. Other scents I get include sweetness, almost like an orange, and vanilla. When I taste this, it's very reminiscent of a very strong sweet stout. The sweetness compliments the alcohol very well. Drinkability is slightly low due to the thickness and high alcohol, but this obviously was never intended to be a session brew. Overall, this is an excellent beer among the best I've had from Dogfish.

sacredduck, Mar 18, 2009
Photo of HopTroll
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Thick black color, no light getting through the glass. Pretty dark for a brown ale. Pours with no head, just a trace of bubbles around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Great variety of smells. Strong chocolate with a tiny bit of smoke. Cherry and vanilla both come through. Smell of this beer is great.

Taste: Starts out with a chocolate and slight smoke taste. Sweet fruit almost brandy or bourbon like flavor. Finishes with a nice kick of alcohol that warms the nose.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation. Heavy and rich with sharp end to the swallow

Drinkability: For a brown ale, it's very bold beer with a lot of flavors. I like the flavor but it's strength keeps it to one or two before moving on to something a bit lighter. Definitely a good choice to have with some pub food.

HopTroll, Mar 16, 2009
Photo of gayg
3.8/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The first time I had this beer I loved it so much more than the second time. Maybe I was just so caught up in the story of the beer, I swore I could taste the wood, which was much less apparent this time. Still liked, just not in love. boy 250 characters is a lot.

gayg, Mar 16, 2009
Photo of angelmonster
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a 2 finger dark chocolate head. Body is black in color and no light comes through at all. Retention and lacing are good

Smell is of sweet chocolate malt and some dark fruit, maybe raisin. Hops and alcohol are not very present.

First taste is of burnt wood and chocolate malt mixed with alcohol. Wood aging is definitely apparent and there is also a hop bitterness in the after taste. You can really taste the 12 percent alcohol in here but the sweetness of the malt mixed with what im guessing is some fruity yeast strain, mellows it to where its a nice sipping beer.

Head is nice and creamy. Body is rich, thick, and silky smooth. Carbonation isnt too high either. Inside of the mouth is left coated with a warming alcohol and hop bitterness aftertaste.

Pretty bold flavors from this beer, which i like. Definitely could only drink one or two at a time though, but at this high abv, thats prolly all i would need.

angelmonster, Mar 16, 2009
Photo of DannyS
4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip glass, poured from a 12 oz. bottle.

A - Thick, oily black with little head that clears quickly, leaving only a thin layer of foam.

S - Oaky, malty, hints of brown sugar and chocolate. Not especially powerful on the nose, but pleasant.

T - Surprisingly light and sweet. Definitely oaky and chocolaty, but very balanced. Also tasting raisins and dark sugar. Little hop bitterness and almost no alcohol taste. I'm quite enjoying it.

M - Wow. Just wow. One of the thickest ales I've had yet. Very heavy on the tongue, but oh so smooth. Less carbonation than the norm, but it's just enough to bring some more lightness of body to this brew.

D - The 12% ABV is very well hidden, so I could probably have more than one of these, but I wouldn't want to. This is definitely one to sip and savor, like a good cognac or brandy. I'd even recommend sharing the bottle with a friend.

Overall - An excellent brew for casual sipping. It's thick yet smooth, dark yet mild, something yet...well, something else. Just try it, dangit.

DannyS, Mar 15, 2009
Photo of Wheelinb
3.03/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at the Rotten Apple in Grafton. This is really dark for a so called brown ale. It had a rich smell and appearance but it was much sweeter than I like. It would have gone well with food as it was almost wine-like. A good beer, just not my style.

Wheelinb, Mar 15, 2009
Photo of gmfessen
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass, beer is darker than I was expecting from a "brown ale", looks more like a porter or stout. A very dark brown on the pour, appears black in the glass with a thin, effervescent head that quickly dissipates to a thin bubbly ring around the rim of the glass. Nice lacing as I gently let the beer slide around the snifter walls. The smell is very apparent and complex. Underlying sweet malt comprised of dark fruits, black licorice, star anise, bourbon, and roasted notes like bittersweet chocolate and lightly toasted coffee. The alcohol is there but not in an offensive fusel alcohol way. The flavor matches the smell and then adds a whole new layer of complexity. The dark fruit component is represented by dates, figs, raisins and anise. Once you get past the initial sweetness, there is a good bitterness balance but no hops are evident. The bourbon-esk flavor produced from the wood is apparent. The finale is a big hit of alcohol that really wakes you up and reminds you that you're drinking a 12% abv beer. The ethanol tends to linger as well as the dark malty flavors but in a much more subdued role than the alcohol. The mouthfeel is what you might expect from a beer this big - full bodied with a creamy, rich carbonation. There is a definite warming effect from the alcohol. Overall, a very drinkable beer from the aspect of being likable but definitely one you would want to sip and enjoy. Also, for nearly $16 for a four-pack you may be encouraged to drink it a little slower anyways!

gmfessen, Mar 15, 2009
Photo of sweetbrew82
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12 oz. into a pint glass/ no freshness date

P: Syrupy walnut brown from the bottle, sits as black as a stout with rosy brown edges. The 2 fingered mocha brown head is thick & creamy with good retention, and settles to a thick cap on the surface.

A: Slightly roasted malts, cocoa powder, vanilla, dark fruits, and alcohol.

T: Malty sweet from the start. Roasted malts lay the base for vanilla, nuts, dark fruits reminiscent of raisins, figs, prunes, and charred wood to frolick about happily in the mouth. Cocoa powder seems to come out nicely on the back end & ride through the finish. Alcohol is noticeably bourbon and contributes to the profile rather than intruding, while providing some good warmth to the soul. This is damn tasty!

M & D: Palo Santo Marron's mouthfeel is superb! It's full-bodied, thick & chewy, rich & indulgent, and creamy smooth. Feels like a stout. Drinkability is good, but the ABV would probably prevent me from drinking more than 2 at a time.

Notes: This is one kick-ass Brown Ale! Great flavors, good complexity, an intriguing depth and an outstanding mouthfeel. What the hell else do you want? This is everything I hoped it would be, and more. The best Brown Ale I've ever had! Highly recommended

sweetbrew82, Mar 14, 2009
Photo of CampusCrew
3.63/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Interesting. Hard to beleive this is in the brown ale category. I was unsure what the style was when I orderd. I was kinda of curious to come on on here a check. another weird one from DF

appearance: deep dark brown color, very dark

smell: heavy wood and heavy alcohol dominated

taste: oaky, charred, and maybe bourboness. very high alcohol content

mouthfeel: thick, medium carbonation

drinkability: very slow, brandy like sipping action

CampusCrew, Mar 14, 2009
Photo of JohnGalt1
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pokesbeerdude rocks!! 12oz received as a supercool extra from my wants... I've been wanting to try and trade for one of these brews for a long time but always had way too many other irons in the fire... Leave it to Chuck to throw it down as 1 of 4!! extras in a box of 6 beers.. Badass!

I am not gonna wait any longer.... pouring it into my trusty big red wine balloon.. 3/4" Khaki tan head has little retention yet surprisingly great lace.. and the brew is dark with great red highlites that only show when held to the brightest bare bulb..

The nose is amazingly rich.. spicy and fruity.. vanilla and chocolate.. toasty.. dark rye bread (?)... lite kirsch?

Blam!! the palate is way more concentrated than the aroma.. all of the above with tannic red grape skins and dark underripe cherries.. still some chocolate and hints of smoke and even jerky.. sorta boozy throughout, but not in a really bad way, more just adding to the overall huge complexity.. finish has a component that I can only say reminds me of pumpkin pie spice without the cloves or ginger and cinnamon (Does that make sense?? because I am struggling to figure it out.) plenty of caramel and deep maltiness is all through this brew.. more tannic red wine notes as it warms.. front of the tongue cherries show with increased temperature..

Huge body and smooth moderate carbonation makes it easier drinking than I was expecting.. but the complexity makes me force it to be a looong sipper... a nice nip or two.. walk away.. fuck with the cats.. come back and repeat..

This is really pretty great right now and honestly surprisingly there is not any "real" hype surrounding it.. I could see putting some of these down for years and only sampling them with the best of friends for some time to come... I should probably try and score more of these... we'll see if I remember after this monster of a brew! Thanks Chuck... I hope you like your box as much as I like mine!!

3.5/4.5/4.5/4.5/4

JohnGalt1, Mar 13, 2009
Photo of BeTheBall
2.7/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Poured an opaque dark brown and with a hard pour, a 2 finger creamy head. Minimal lacing down the glass.
I smelled mainly wood-like oaky scents, some caramel.
Taste was strong of alcohol, very woody with some caramel and vanilla notes, Alcohol was very present and warming, almost burning.
Mouthfeel was very good, creamy and rich.
Drinkability was low due to very high ABV, and too much of a wood flavor for me. One and done.

BeTheBall, Mar 12, 2009
Photo of julian
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: dark brown, near black, fairly thick in body. aggressive pour yielded a half finger dark tan head.

S: sweet, malty, notes of caramel, toffee, a booziness reminiscent of brandy, some mild dark fruits.

T: Up front there's a surge of brown sugar, malt, and the taste of sweet dark fruits (raisins, dates, plums possibly) There's a nice warming from the high ABV, but it's very complimentary to the taste, and not overwhelming. Almost brandy like in taste.

M: syrupy, viscous, medium carbonation, throat warming from the alcohol.

D: Pretty high ABV, but despite that the booziness isn't as intense as I thought it'd be. Definitely not a session beer. Should be sipped and enjoyed slowly. Another great DFH beer.

julian, Mar 11, 2009
Photo of drjones633
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out of a bottle into a wine glass a dark chocolate/cola color. very little head.(anything over 11% needs to be sipped slowley out of a wine glass or a chalice, in my humble opinion)

Smells of drift wood and achohol.

I taste notes of chocolate, burnt tabacco, up front hopyand sweet.
Finishes like a scotch, dry, tastes of chard oak,achohol finish.

I would drink this on for dessert. Glad I tried it, but not sure how much I could drink and still walk to the fridge for more.

drjones633, Mar 10, 2009
Photo of grayburn
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a dark heavy brown with minimal head and light lacing. Almost looked like chocolate syrup coming out of the bottle.
Smells strongly of wood, the barrel aging is very evident. A little bit of hops mingle with some sweetness in the background. Very little alcohol smell.
The taste is very earthy at first, the wood comes out and gives an almost astringent flavor to the brew. It is followed by a maple syrup sweetness mingling with citrus and floral hops. Very nice. The wood is what really sets this beer off, and like all DFH children, this one has an interesting story.
The mouthfeel is nice, a bit light on the carbonation, but very big and chewy.
The drinkability is moderate, the alcohol does not stand out in either smell or taste, but the thick body and minor carbonation hurt its drinkability a bit.

grayburn, Mar 09, 2009
Photo of KevinBrewer
2.63/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

PSM pours an opaque black with a late-releasing huge brown-sugar head that lasts and sticks to the sides of the glass. Looks more like an imperial stout than a brown ale, but I'll give DFH the benefit of the doubt since this is an unorthodox brew.

The first thing to hit your nostrils is a spicy phenolic, resinous, medicinal character that almost makes you dizzy. If you can get past that, you will smell sweet cherry wood with milk chocolate and toasty, cakey malt.

Tastes of sweet, chocolaty, cakey malt with the same peppery, phenolic, medicinal quality that was in the aroma. Warming alcohol. The medicinal character stays until the end. Slightly fruity woodiness in the middle with a dry chocolate bitterness in the finish. Aftertaste of dry grassy hops and wood.

Heavy, sticky body. It sticks all over the insides of my mouth. Not typical for a brown ale. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt again because it added to the enjoyability. Moderate carbonation.

A little boozy and heavy to be a session beer, although it was an interesting experience.

I was pretty excited about trying this beer, and I'm still unsure what to make of it. For originality and intrigue, I give this beer 10/10, but I wouldn't drink this on a regular basis. I also would not offer it to a friend and expect them to like it. Maybe it was the strange medicinal character of the wood that I'm not used to. I'm definitely going to age the rest of my DFH PSM for a few years and come back to it.

KevinBrewer, Mar 09, 2009
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle > dimpled mug

This one gushes out with a heavy, dark look. Very dark brown color, opaque with a 1" deep, dark mocha head, slow dissipation and obvious carbonation around the edges. A total foamy coverage is left over at all times after the dissipation.

The aroma is very inviting with sweet cocoa, raw heather honey, blueberry pie, sandlewood incense, liquified Rollo's candies, musty, beach and cedar woods; slightly smokey with almonds and crushed peacan's. On a more subtle level there's, sour fruits with sweet dates...inviting for sure.

The flavor of this brew hits the palate like a missle from a stealth Bomber...you just don't know what just hit you! Same goes for the feel; it's like an oil slick on the tongue...hefty and oily! I've had Imperial Stouts that had a lighter feel overall. It has a decent snap in the middle and plenty of heat to add a warming rush to dry it out. It's a heavy liquid. The heat comes on sharp and hot. There's a bitterness from the and warmth that reminds me of whiskey with hops! You ride the hot, bitter wave for a long time before a chalky cocoa-chocolate smooth it out, but just a bit. The sweetness of the malt that's in the nose just doesn't come across in the flavor, even at room temp. complexity is very high and this is a hard beer to define and it takes some serious pondering. The Palo Santo wood plays a very big role on the flavor as it deliver's a cedar-smokey malt edge that is one part brown ale and another part imperial stout-like. Rostie nutiness with a dry, hoppy-bitterness for balance.

Yes, My lips are sticky, but it's a long, long dry, hot bitter finish is rather unpleasant, yet interesting. Bitter chocolate and high earthy PH balance-earthy hop with big alpha acid's really takes it's toll on the palate. Fun to contemplate, hard to drink. The 12% abv is a sneaky devil. BEWARE the snake-oil salesman!!!

GratefulBeerGuy, Mar 07, 2009
Palo Santo Marron from Dogfish Head Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,916 ratings.