This variation of the Bourbon County Brand Stout is aged in fresh, unrinsed five- to seven-year-old Bourbon barrels, with blueberry juice and almond extract added to the brew. The result is an interesting and unique stout, with sweet flavors of blueberry pie and marzipan that oddly harmonize with the oaky, spicy, warm Bourbon-oak tones as well as the roasty stout core. It's bood in flavor but balanced and medium in body, while lingering notes of sweet spice and toasted almond dominate the finish.
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, previously 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).