Review – Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron
The clamor has been heard. The flagship craft brewery of the Mid-Atlantic, Dogfish Head Brewing, has begun shipping a handful of their brews to Southern California. Until recently, I would smuggle some goodies back to CA after visiting my friends and family, and share them with the gang here. While not every single DFH brew lit the world on fire out here, one common judgement was made, we love what they do. They make a unique beer that will leave a lasting impression. I found four packs of Palo Santo Marron four packs along side 90 Minute IPA and Midas Touch four packs at Whole Foods in Los Angeles.
Dogfish Head Brewing – Palo Santo Marron – 12oz bottle at 12% abv.
Appearance: Identical color to a glass of Dr. Pepper with no ice. Frothy head with carbonation rising to the top. Little light gets through.
Aroma: Dark fruits, black licorice. Smells similar to a dark strong Belgian ale.
Taste: Coffee with milk, bourbon and astringent vanilla extract.
Mouthfeel: Creamy and smooth. The wood and or alcohol makes it feel warming on the tongue and mouth.
Overall: Welcome to CA! This stands up well against any wild beer made out here in CA. Has a wonderful aroma, taste and mouthfeel. I would serve this by itself, as there are many flavors you will spend time pinpointing. Try it, it is fun!