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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron Mahogany Ale

Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron, a mahogany ale aged in Palo Santo crates by Dogfish Head, poured a short lived, orange-brown head over a black body with dark brown and red highlights.  The nose immediately gave away malty caramel, brown sugar, and a hint of vanilla over a hard to identify background of stewed dates.

Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron opened thick and sticky, with tons of caramel and maple sugar leading the charge.  Sweetness and heat defined the middle of the drinking experience, with an almost maple fudge candy taste.  Although the dark sweetness and heat never subsided, the aging bPublish Postrought forth some vanilla at the end that rounded out the sweet heat and gave it a more refined brandy quality.

Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron is a huge, huge ale, and is best enjoyed when sipped like a fine port.

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