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:
5,815
Reviews:
2,091
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
12.02%
 
 
Wants:
383
Gots:
1,335
For Trade:
26
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Photo of Johnct
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tre1994
4.56/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of psdonnelly
4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopsForBrains
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of spursfaninla
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer brings the flavor, with the barrel aging setting it apart from most browns I have had. Honestly, it tastes closer to an imperial IMO. Gaudy flavor for a brown, closer to stouts, which may be good depending on what you are looking for.

Color, smell are standard for a brown; good. It is a great beer for your 3rd of the night; you can still taste it, strong, memorable.

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Photo of jcflorian
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jjd315
3.62/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chackman151
4.8/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Brian_in_Baltimore
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great dark beer. It's a whole lotta mouth feel and not a light easy drinker, but wow.
Look: dark, thick, syrupy in appearance
smell: great aroma of malt and carmel
taste: reminds me of the goose island bourbon county stout. complex tastes, a little chocolate a little vanilla
feel: thick, big body, boozy beer. I'd get it again.

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Photo of hazedandconfused13
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AJmon13
4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RichieRich1812
3.77/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MAJ85
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveCash
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ManBearPat
4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SFC21
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Biggtriksta
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of captaincoffee
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours like a imp stout...near black with short but thick and creamy brown head with good retention and lace. Nose is sweet roasted malt, a bit like brown bread and some woody notes. Taste is on the sweet side like a barleywine. Not overly boozy for 12%, although I've had this mellowing in the cellar for a year. Vanilla, chewy raisin, and again a light woody note. Overall, a good beer, but I was hoping for a bit more complexity rather than just going big on the malt and ABV. I'd certainly call this a barleywine and not a brown ale.

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Photo of GarbageMan10
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npala86
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blackop555
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown. Ten, short, creamy head that fades quickly.

Smells caramel malts, light coffee, light vanilla, brown sugar and light alcohol.

Taste is sweet caramel malts, light vanilla and coffee. Hints of dark fruit. Semi sweet finish fades to a lightly bitter lingering dark fruit

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Photo of KTCamm
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1/25/17....pours deep dark brown, fast tan foam that settles out. Woodsy red wine nose, backed by a roasted stout aroma. Rich thick stout taste, with a whisky like complexity. Vanilla cinnamon throughout, and with a chewy oaked flavor. Quite potent and unique. And technically a Brown Ale at that!

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Photo of jaketaz
3.7/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Palo Santo Marron from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
4.16 out of 5 based on 5,815 ratings.
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