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Palo Santo Marron 12.0%, Dogfish Head Brewery, United States
13 ratings
3.5
Palo Santo Marron
12.0% Imperial Brown Ale
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.
Unfiltered

Reviews

Post author: Mr X
Mr X
3 years ago
Palo Santo Marron, United States
3.7
So here is the other one I grabbed that I already had. Another re-review: This time I pick up light bourbon, vanilla, a touch of woody oak. Has a some molasses/brown sugar sweetness to it. Quite different to my previous review but have come to appreciate bourbon barrel style beer more than I did years ago. And this is a brown ale , not a stout.

Post author: ChrisD21
ChrisD21
3 years ago
Palo Santo Marron, United States
4.5
Nice brown ale nice hints of chocolate some vanilla nice beer to relax.

Post author: David M
David M
4 years ago
3.5

Post author: Bacon
Bacon
4 years ago
3.5
Rather sweet and dark

Post author: Sirdubby
Sirdubby
4 years ago
4.0
2016 vintage. Tasty bourbon barrel aged brown ale. Mellow bourbon, some oak and vanilla from the barrel aging. Some chocolate as well. Bready notes are present despite the strong presence of the barrel aged notes. 12% abv, so this isn't for the weak. Nice way to end the night. 4/5

Post author: Sirdubby
Sirdubby
4 years ago
4.0
Tasty brown ale.

Post author: Sirdubby
Sirdubby
5 years ago
Palo Santo Marron, United States
3.5
Side by side review, this one is for the 2015. 2018 is on the left, 2015 is on the right. No real difference in appearance, other than a slightly darker head on the 2015, so i marked the glass so I don't forget which is which. Aroma is boozy, woody, some vanilla present. Super boozy. This sat on a shelf and not in proper aging conditions, so it might age well if done right, but this is nowhere near as smooth as 2018. The wood is there, and along with the vanilla helps to tame this beer some. Not much chocolate detected in this one. I think it's hiding somewhere under the booze. This is good, but the booze is a bit much. I may grab some from this year to age properly and compare with future years. I want to give it a 4 star rating, because it is really good, but as is, this is a 3.75/5

Post author: Sirdubby
Sirdubby
5 years ago
Palo Santo Marron, United States
4.0
Side by side review, this one for the 2018. 2018 is on the left, 2015 is on the right. No real difference in appearance, other than a slightly darker head on the 2015, so i marked the glass so I don't forget which is which. Aroma is very woody. Vanilla is there a little bit and the booziness is next to nothing compared to the 2015. The wood shows up first and stays on the palate. There's some vanilla and chocolate there as well. Slight booziness, but that's too be expected at 12% abv. This is a brown ale, but it drinks like a stout with a nice full mouthfeel. This is a great beer. I'd love to grab some more to try in the future and compare with future year's releases. 4.25/5

Post author: Mr X
Mr X
5 years ago
3.5
Happy Friday. The smokey tastes hits you immediately. Then you pick up the caramel malts with hints of vanilla and chocolate. I would rate higher but it has a strong alcohol taste (12%) that takes away from the nice complexity of this one

Post author: Matt P
Matt P
6 years ago
3.0