Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron

Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron
Had a pretty busy weekend, and it’s coming to an end quickly. We’re sitting down to watch “Australia”. We got it through Blockbuster online, and our dog ATE the first copy we received. $20.99 later, we’re watching one of the most costly rentals ever. I have three more varieties of Dogfish head in the fridge, so now is a good time to crack one.

Thus the Palo Santo Marron comes out.

Not knowing anything about this beer, I was a little surprised to see how thick it poured out. It’s a deep, deep brown color. Sizable head.

Much like other Dogfish Head beers, it is full flavored. The label calls for vanilla and caramel flavors. I have issues detecting those flavors in ANY beer, and this one is no exception. Instead, I’m getting coffee with possible chocolate undertones. Reminds me just a little of the Mikkel Beer Geek Brunch. There is a definite woodiness to it.

According to the label, Palo Santo is a type of wood from Paraguay. Dogfish Head has tanks made of this wood, which gives the beer the flavor.

The 12% ABV is well hidden in the flavor. Except for the thickness, you’d never guess that the alcohol content is so high.

Final thoughts: Another quality beer from Dogfish Head. I will continue to rave about them!

Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.

4 thoughts on “Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron”

  1. I've heard about this and the Midas Touch before and they sound excellent.

    I just sat and read the article too and it's totally fascinating and makes me even more desperate to try the beers! I keep my fingers crossed that DFH will ship to the UK soon.

    I've got Sam Calagione's Brewing up a Business to read on holiday in a few weeks.

  2. I got to sample one of these a couple months ago at a homebrew club meeting and have been looking for it ever since, to no avail. You'd think being so close to Delaware it'd be easy to find, but no. I can get virtually any other Dogfish Head label I want.

    I guess I'll just have to keep looking and sampling other beers while I do so.

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