This beer is a thick black color in the glass, with a seriously frothy head that takes a while to subside. You can pick up on the spicy rye immediately in the bouquet, with additional notes of toasted brown bread, dried dates and figs as well as a thick, sappy hop character to flesh it out. The mouth is full and complex, with additional toasted grain and bread, earthy bark and cigar tobacco spice flavors lingering on the finish.
American-Style Black Ale
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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).