A deep mahogany color in the glass with flecks of copper shining when held up to the light. Spicy notes of citrus, grapefruit and pine jazz up the sweet malt core with soft accents of dried dark fruit and cocoa powder. The mouth is full and complex, almost velvety, with myriad flavors and a fantastic back-and-forth between the rich toasted malt and assertive hop profile. The alcoholic warmth is perceptible, though balanced, and the finish long and dry. Also available in a 3-liter bottle for those superspecial occasions.
American Strong Ale
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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).