This is a powerful, flavorful brew that's an ideal choice to bring both wine and beer lovers together over a glass. It pours an almost black color, with a slightly viscous look to it and a foamy tan head that falls fairly fast. The stout-like characteristics are upfront on the nose, with assertive aromas of roasted malt, milk chocolate, vanilla cream and roasted nuts, but they're quickly followed up by scents of wine-soaked oak, black currant, plum and earth. The vinous notes continue through to the palate, at the fore of the sip atop the rich cream, caramel and chocolate malt base. It's full in body and smooth—almost slick—in texture, with an endless and evolving finish.
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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).