Dogfish Head claims Palo Santo Marron is a brown ale. It’s a stout. A dark, dark stout. Just look how black it is. And it tastes like an imperial stout, dark fruity chocolate, alcohol warmth. Brown ale? Right. Palo Santo Marron is aged in Palo Santo wood brewing vessels from Paraguay, but I didn’t really taste it. Maybe there was a hint of vanilla. What really stood out to me was the perfect, full feel this beer had on my tongue. Tons of tiny fizzy bubbles and a syrupy body. I thought this was a brown, but it just reminded me that stouts exist. I forgot about stouts.