Brewed in December 2012 and aged for a year in Bourbon casks from Maker's Mark, Four Roses and Heaven Hill, this is a thick, bold and strongly flavored selection. It pours an opaque black color, with a soft head that falls quickly. Upfront scents of warm dried fruits, vanilla bean, sweet oak and tobacco lead the nose, while the creamy mouthfeel favors plum sauce, boysenberry, roasted coffee and cocoa nib flavors.
Russian Imperial Stout
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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).