This porter is brewed with coffee from Maryland-based Chesapeake Bay Roasting Co., then aged in Bourbon barrels. It might not be ideal for those looking for a mellower drinking experience, but if you're in the market for powerful, robust and roasty flavors wrapped in a cozy, warm blanket, then this is one to consider. Aromas of freshly roasted coffee beans are front and center on the nose, with additional notes of vanilla bean, woodspice and dark plum rounding it out. Those notes follow through to the smooth and rich palate, which boasts a creamy texture and subtle bittersweet--cocoa-like astringency that continues on the close. Channel your inner pirate and share this strong selection with your mateys.
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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).