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Tonight I am drinking Palo Santo Marron brewed by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, Delaware. This is a brown ale aged in barrels made from Paraguayan Palo Santo wood. DFH goes on to say that "[they] have wood"! Hmmm. Better be good! I've actually had this beer, reviewing it first back in July, 2009, but I though I'd have another try with it. Bottled on 11/11/09.
Vanilla, chocolate, toffee, booze--quite the aroma. The chocolate smells sweeter and richer as the beer warms up a bit. Flavors start out with tons of that exotic wood, along with lots of sugar and more than a hint of vanilla. Raisins and prunes along with molasses flavors yet not molasses thickness. The wood is prominent and a slightly bothersome aspect of the beer. I guess it's my own damn fault for expecting less of it. The 12% alcohol was warming and noticeable yet more of a catalyst to the sugar and raisin sweetness. Smooth, slick, creamy. On the barely sweet side with zero hop hints. The carbonation was low, a negative; body was medium. Good flavors, complex and for sure try it. Even with only 12 ounces, you may want to split this guy! (That would give you some wood!)
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