Palo Santo Marron | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

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

Added by Imstillthegman on 11-19-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,210
Reviews:
2,125
Ratings:
5,909
pDev:
11.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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387
Gots:
1,362
Trade:
24
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a coffee colored head of small stature. Hardly any lacing, just some specks of foam. Aroma features some varied notes, including vanilla, cocoa, brown sugar, and a little bit of alcohol.

Flavor is much more stout-like as opposed to a brown ale. Roasted malt astringency balances out some prodigious malty sweetness. A little bit of herbal hoppiness on the finish. Smooth, woody notes of vanilla. There's no doubt that this has been woo-aged. Only a relatively small amount of booziness on the finish, less than you'd expect in a 12% beer. Very smooth in texture with a soft carbonation, a great match for the flavors at play.

More of an "American strong ale," as the Brown Ale classification is quite deceiving. This is a strong, flavorful, well-crafted beer with immense flavor. One of DFH's top offerings.

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Photo of ryker47
5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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2/5  rDev -52.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of seydou
2.49/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a hugely rich, deep brown, bordering on solid black. Beautiful color -- easily the best part of the beer. Couldn't get much of a scent, though maybe it's the lingering overload of Christmas smells.

Taste is a tough one to pin down. It's complex. Strong high gravity alcohol definitely hits in the mid and aftertaste. It feels syrupy sticky, though I'm not sure I would call this beer sweet? Almost a hit of that Liquid Smoke you use to fake barbecue. I don't like it.

I had trouble finishing a bottle.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Palo Santo Marron from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 5,909 ratings
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