With a label proclaiming that “patience is more than a virtue,” this imperial stout has spent six months in Kentucky white-oak Bourbon barrels, and it could certainly stand to spend at least six more in your cellar. Currently, the beer is loaded with robust dark chocolate and roasted coffee aromas and flavors, alongside intensely sweet notes of toffee, molasses and -caramel. Sticky and slightly viscous, the mouthfeel is full and coats the palate with a resiny texture. Hints of leather and sweet smoke grace the finish, ending with a soft, spicy kick.
Managing Editor, Print, and Tasting Director
Reviews wines from South Africa and Languedoc-Roussillon.
Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast Magazine
in 2006 as a tasting coordinator, and eventually became Tasting Director and Senior Editor, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tasting and review program. Most recently, Buzzeo assumed the role of Managing Editor. Since coming to Wine Enthusiast
, she has made it one of her personal missions to promote the acceptance of cross-drinking, encouraging everyone to embrace finely crafted libations across all beverage categories. Buzzeo is also an avid homebrewer and a member of the AHA (American Homebrewers Association).