Friday, March 7, 2014

Palo Santo Marron

I loathe to utter a disparaging word about Dogfish Head beer, because I'm such a huge fan, but I have to admit that I really didn't like Palo Santo Marron.

Palo Santo Marron is a brown ale aged in hand crafted barrels made Palo Santo wood. The wood imparts characteristics of vanilla and caramel. Sounds good right?

I can't put my finger on exactly what it was that I didn't like about the brew. But I didn't like it. So sad.

Palo Santo Marron (12.00% ABV) pours a a deep cherry red with a thick mocha colored head. The foam holds on but leaves little lacing behind.

The aroma is sharp. It smells of dried fruit, malt, and wood.

The taste is sweet, boozy, and wood char.  I tasted some vanilla and toffee but it was underwhelming. The finish was woody.

The mouthfeel was medium and tingly from the alcohol.

Palo Santo Marron was disappointing to me since I generally love Dogfish Head beer; even their offbeat offerings. I guess you can't love them all not matter how much you want to.


Overall: blech

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