Dogfish Head Palo Santa Marron
appearance is dark brown ale, good carbonation, 1/2 finger head that stayed through the whole beer. Lacing was excellent, showed the 7 lines of which i drank from..light brown head and lacing.
Aroma was very sweet, picked up a strong caramel scent, as well as a bunch of vanilla.
taste- a mix between a brown and a porter...hint of oak, but i primary pick up the caramel and molasses flavor. call me weird but i tasted a butter tone in there, but you know what? it was actually pleasent. Slight alcohol warming despite the 12%abv, chocolate tones later on and the end mouth taste is roasted grains...very balanced and very good. Seems somewhat of a dry ending..
great mouthfeel, very easy drinker but punishes you with a 12% abv, can get very dangerous if you picked up a few 4packers...
overall, very satisfied, luckily i saw this at holiday last time i went so that makes me happy...
despite both of you i went with a brown ale
i wanted to stay hoppy but not super hoppy so my wife wants to be near me tonight..
Last edited by mattman688; 10-17-2008 at 08:49 PM..
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1. When a once extraordinarily hoppy beer now seems pedestrian. 2. The phenomenon a person has when craving more bitterness in a beer. 3. The long-term exposure to extremely hoppy beers; if excessive or prolonged, a habitual dependence on hops will occur. 4. When a "Double IPA" just is not enough.