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
Ratings:
5,842
Reviews:
2,102
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
11.78%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

A: Thick motor oil black with no head.

S: Chocolate, malt, dark fruits

T: Lots of chocolate, some booziness with a faint taste of fruity wine. Definitely getting some smoke taste as it warms up as well.

M: Thick, moderately carbonated.

O: A great beer. I don't know why it's not listed as a stout, but it most definitely is.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown nearly black with a fluffy tan/khaki head.

Nose is compromised of cherries, dark chocolate, figs, dates, and raisins, with some slight earthy hop aroma and wood. Took a long time to really enjoy the complexity of the aroma which by itself makes this beer something quite unique.

First sip comes across strong the 12% alcohol level rears its ugly head quite early. Its by no means uncomfortable or overpowering but it makes its presence known. From there woody, earthy hop bitterness followed by welches grape juice, fig, and dates round out the beer.

The carbonation is nice by no means dry but helps mellow out some of the sweeter flavors this beer offers. Its a medium bodied brew and is easily enjoyable after dinner or in front of a warm fire with a good book. Definitely a brew to enjoy over the course of an hour or two as it warms up the fruity notes come to fruition.

Overall a nice change of pace beer Dogfish head stays true to there out of the box brewing and created another wonderful offering for anyone looking to try something unique go grab one soon its a great beer for a cold snow day. Cheers!

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Palo Santo Marron from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
4.16 out of 5 based on 5,842 ratings.
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