This bold, flavorful selection pours a dense, opaque black color, with a medium mocha-colored head and soft lacing. Upfront aromas of roasted malt, toasted spice, raisin, fig and dried black cherry lead the nose, with additional notes of resiny hop and charred brown bread in the background. Those notes continue through to the creamy, medium-bodied palate, with strong intensity and additional notes of bittersweet Baker's chocolate, caramel, black coffee and cigar-box spice that linger long on the finish.
Russian Imperial Stout
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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).