Part of the Hop Allocation Series, this beer was originally a draft-only selection, but it's now partially bottled after being brewed in a small batch. It pours a dark brown, almost black color, with a thick tan head that leaves nice lacing behind. It showcases a beautiful balance between the rich, roasty, chocolaty malt characteristics and the fruity, spicy, piny hop profile. The mouthfeel is creamy, slightly chewy and slick, with plush malt flavors that give way to lingering bitterness by way of roasted coffee bean, bitter orange peel and pine resin flavors.
12 oz/6 pack
American 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).