Part of smutty's year-round lineup, this pours a gorgeous mahogany color, with a thick tan head that falls quickly. It's a harmonious and well-balanced brew, as initial scents of sweet malt, canned brown bread, toasted raisin bread, brown sugar and molasses abound on the nose and carry through to the smooth, medium-weight mouth. Hints of cola spice, toasted pecan and dark cherry dance on the creamy palate. Medium carbonation helps to keep the mouthfeel from feeling too cloyingly sweet, while a pleasant bittersweet cocoa and black tea astringency unfolds on the finish.
12 oz/6 pack
American Brown 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).