Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, DE
12 oz bottle
Served in Dogfish Head Signature Glass
Bottled on 4/12/12
Reviewed on 8/8/12
This ale pours a thick dark brown with a thin beige head that quickly dissipates. Decent lacing. Mild carbonation.
On the nose, aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, alcohol, caramel, vanilla, malt, and wood.
Taste has malt, vanilla, strong coffee, definite alcohol, wood notes, caramel, stout like.
This beer is quite bold on the palate with decent balance of flavors, a good smoothness, and the kind of creaminess you'd get from an imperial Russian stout.
Overall, this beer is considered a brown ale, but it has characteristics of a bold stout. Definite uniqueness in its style. Quite flavorful, with the high alcohol content coming through but not overwhelming. One to savor. Another winner in the extreme department from DFH.
My score: 97