This pours a dark brown-black color, with a soft off-white head that falls fast. Aromas of coffee, baking spice and roasted malt are soft but noticeable, seeming warm and inviting. The medium-bodied mouthfeel is cleansed by brisk carbonation, lifting the rich malty core and black coffee flavor. A subtle astringency hits the finish, fading quickly and ending clean. It's surprisingly sessionable despite the alcohol.
12 oz/6 pack
American-Style Black Ale
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Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast Magazine
in 2006 as a tasting coordinator, and eventually became Tasting Director and Senior Editor, previously 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).