This “imperial doppelbock” is not for the faint of heart. Aged on oak chips, it boasts assertive aromas of caramel malt, vanilla, pecan pie and sweet toasted oak, with a warm, alcohol presence. Flavors of dark red plum, cherry and fig counter the otherwise rich and malt-driven flavors. The palate is big and warm, the round, lush mouthfeel coupled with low carbonation. Flavors of vanilla bean, brown sugar and toasted oak linger on the long 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).