This porter pours a dark brown color, with faint hints of walnut-mahogany when held up to the light. Initial aromas are as expected—roasted malt, vanilla, charred oak and faint sweet smoke. The palate is smooth and savory, with forward flavors of vanilla bean, coffee, roasted walnut shells and chocolate malted-milk balls. A touch of bitterness and a subtle, welcome warmth on the finish make it an ideal selection for chilly winter nights.
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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).