Palo Santo Porter | Spellbound Brewing

Palo Santo PorterPalo Santo Porter
BA SCORE
87.9%
Liked This Beer
4.1 w/ 66 ratings
Palo Santo PorterPalo Santo Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spellbound Brewing
New Jersey, United States
spellboundbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Palo Santo wood aged Porter - Our year round porter aged on palo santo wood. The palo santo brings out more of the chocolate flavor. The beer changes flavors and aromas as it warms. Most notable are chocolate, vanilla, anise, and even hints of mint.

35 IBU

Added by devilfluff on 11-12-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,653
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
66
Liked:
58
Avg:
4.1/5
pDev:
8.05%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
15
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by MadCat:
Photo of MadCat
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pours a nice black color with a fluffy brown head that is much bigger than I would expect from a growler fill

Smell: Nice woody chocolate aroma, with some fruit

Taste: It has a strong but not overpowering wood taste that transitions nicely to chocolate. It has hints of vanilla and fruit

Feel: Medium body, low to medium carbonation, nice character to the body

Overall: A very interesting and different brew from a fairly new local brewery. Not sure this is something I would drink frequently, but it has a very unique flavor

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More User Reviews:
Photo of PSU_Mike
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.54/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Triklino
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraigMack61
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shoretaxi
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Squidly
4.94/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this at the brewery a "couple" of times, as well as in 12 oz cans.

Look: Great looking beer, appropriate to the style. Dark black, with creamy head.
Smell: Roasty...with distinct coconut aromas.
Taste: Rich wood, again with subtle coconut flavors.

Overall this beer is one of my favorites... worth seeking out.

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Photo of ArtZan
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of salthemonster
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Syracuse12
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OGShotzy
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of timeandeternity
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jonphisher
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

So glad to have finally tried this.

Pour from a 12 oz can.

Taste is earthy, smokey and coconut on the back end. Pretty awesome body for a porter, definitely thicker than most. Heck it drinks better than some stouts I've had. This was fresh off the canning line and I could see it being even better with a few weeks on it. My only regret is I didnt buy more. Try this one if you get the chance.

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Photo of jakemn91
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SadMachine
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aufie
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rfgetz
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregf51
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sundance
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bob402
4.74/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nmann08
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dangfarm
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Had this in a tulip glass on draft. Interesting aroma from the wood, but the best thing about this beer is that it tasted like a fine 70% cacao dark chocolate that you let melt in your mouth for a few minutes- all these nice subtle notes of dark fruits came through, and it was mildly sweet, which made it very easy to drink.

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Palo Santo Porter from Spellbound Brewing
Beer rating: 87.9% out of 100 with 66 ratings
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