This beer, a Russian imperial stout fermented with a hint of sour cherries and aged in Bourbon barrels, is sweet in aroma and flavor, with assertive notes of baking spice, booze-soaked cherry, roasted malts and mocha. It's smooth and slightly slick on the palate, with a lightness to the mouthfeel that belies the alcohol. The finish is warm and sweet, with an abundance of charred cherry-pie and baking-spice flavor.
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).