This Abbey-style quadrupel ale, aged in Bourbon barrels, is not for the faint of heart. A brilliant mahogany color in the glass, the initial boozy, Bourbony aroma is not easily overlooked, but with time subsides to reveal notes of dark cherry, plum, toffee, brown bread and caramel that all continue through to the decadent. It's smooth and warming, with a spicy punch to the finish, but it's in line with the beer's overall intensity and intent. This is a perfect shareable selection for a post holiday-dinner hang.
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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).