The clever name suggests what to expect in the glass: Bold, assertive hop characteristics. The bouquet delivers on that promise, with forward scents of grapefruit peel and pine resin alongside supporting aromas of chocolate malt and freshly roasted coffee bean. The palate is initially malty and full, with a creamed coffee flavor and smooth texture, while the finish steers back toward an astringent, pine tar flavor that lingers.
American-Style Black Ale
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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).