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Palo Santo Marron Brewed by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Palo Santo Marron Brewed by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery - Milton, DE
unfettered, unprecedented brown ale aged in handmade wooden brewing vessels.
The caramel and vanilla complexity unique to this beer comes from the exotic
Paraguayan Palo Santo wood from which these tanks were crafted. Palo Santo
means "holy tree," and its wood has been used in South American wine-making
This highly roasty and malty brown ale clocks in at 12% abv. A huge hit at
our Rehoboth Beach brewpub when first released in November 2006, Palo went into
full production at the end of 2007.
At 10,000 gallons, our Palo tank is the largest wooden brewing vessel built in
America since before Prohibition (and we have two same-sized oak tanks right
next to it).
Beer Review from Beer Advocate:
Appearance - Pours a deep dark brown, nearly opaque. Forms only a thin cap
of chocolate brown head that dissipates almost immediately. Left only a single
little leg of lacing on the side of the glass.
Aroma - Big dark fruit aroma. Cherry, blackberry, raisin, notes of brown sugar
and vanilla. Faint alcohol presence.
Taste - Starts off roasty with a strong brown sugar sweetness. Big dark fruity
flavors follow and provide a pleasing vinous quality. hop bitterness makes an
appearance before a lingering, sweet finish. slight alcohol presence.
Mouthfeel - Full bodied, medium carbonation, chewy, significant but not
overpowering alcohol warming.
Overall - A pretty fantastic brew. Definitely not drinking more than one bottle
a night at 12% though. seems a bit hot when it's fresh, but at about a year and
a half old, it has mellowed out just fine. More beer should be aged on palo
santo wood. highly recommended.
The Start of Dogfish Head, America's Smallest Brewery
The story of Dogfish Head began in June of 1995 when we opened Dogfish Head
Brewings & Eats, the first state's first brewpub opened in the resort beach
community of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The plan was to bring original beer,
original food, and original music to the area.
Not only was Dogfish Head Delaware’s first brewpub, it was the smallest
commercial brewery in America. Our very first batch, Shelter Pale Ale, was
brewed on a system which essentially was three little kegs with propane burners
underneath. Brewing 12–gallon batches of beer for a whole restaurant proved to
be more than a full time job. When the doors to the pub first opened, we brewed
three times a day, five days a week! The one benefit to brewing on such a small
system was the ability to try out a myriad of different recipes. We quickly got
bored brewing the same things over and over – that’s when we started adding all
sorts of weird ingredients and getting kind of crazy with the beers!