Brewed with approximately four pounds of toasted coconut per barrel, then aged for three months in Bourbon barrels, this porter is a bold and flavorful brew, perfect for those seeking liquid decadence. The toasted coconut character leads the profile on the nose and mouth, but is perfectly complemented by additional notes of caramelized brown sugar, roasted malts, vanilla bean and sweet spice. There's a definite woody presence, with notes of Bourbon-soaked dates, bittersweet cocoa and pepper that unfold on the palate. It's smooth and velvety in texture, with ample carbonation to keep it from feeling too unctuous or cloying, and pleasant warmth and spicy lift to the close.
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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).