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.
Tasting Director/Senior Editor Lauren Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast in 2006. Thanks to her father, she developed a strong love for wine at an early age, with an enduring passion and respect for all things vinous. Today, Lauren is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tasting and review program, and reviews wines from Languedoc-Roussillon and South Africa, as well as beer.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.