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Palo Santo Marron - Dogfish Head Brewery

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4,725 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,725
Reviews: 1,923
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 233
Gots: 647 | 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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Dogfish Head's Palo Santo Marron, malt beverage aged on Palo Santo wood. 12% ABV

A: About half a finger of cocoa brown head. Just a thing arc of lacing. Very sparkly lacing, which slides up the side of the glass, in the beer. Beer is black, with extremely dark brown in the dimple, and a sliver of dark golden brown at the very bottom.

S: Smells fairly boozy. Lot of deep toffee and molasses like malty notes. Almost Bourbon-y. Some cedar or redwood notes. A touch of bittersweet chocolate. I quite enjoy the nose, actually! The smell is so strong I can taste it slightly on my tongue if I take a deep whiff.

T/MF: The flavors follow along very closely to the smell. Very deep burnt toffee, with undertones of bittersweet chocolate, and just a touch of char. Very slight licorice. Deep, sap note. The flavors seem to waft around just over the tongue. I like all of this better on the nose, but it tastes pretty great, too. It does taste slightly boozy, so that wasn't masked as well as it could be, but that's a minor complaint.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

08-04-2014 08:06:55 | More by TruePerception
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4.01/5  rDev -3.8%

A: Very dark almost pure opaque. Not a head really at all. Thick and lacing left on the glass.

S: Brown sugar and dark fruits. Also that palo santo wood.

T: Dark fruit, brown sugar, bitter chocolate, a lot of woodiness, booze, nice hop profile, beef jerky, tobacco, and graham cracker. Those are the tastes I got outa this one. Damn good.

M: Thick and not overly thick. A bit hot.

O: This is a huge beer. It's a little too hot for my tastes, and it's the end of the night. But it's very good overall. Complex and flavorfull- also unique in style.

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Palo Santo Marron from Dogfish Head Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 4,725 ratings.