Brewed with honey, raisins and rosemary, this opens with those notes as well as intense scents of stewed plums, baking spice and dark chocolate. The dark fruit flavors provide a solid backbone for the brew, but the spicy tones of licorice root, charred oak, sweet spice, Demerara sugar and cocoa nib are at the fore, while subtle dustings of herb twigs, white pepper and raw honey play in the background. The full-bodied mouthfeel and light carbonation make this bold and lingering on the palate, ending long and spicy. This can be enjoyed now or held through 2017.
Belgian Dark Strong Ale
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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).