With this selection, what you see is what you get—a bold, flavorful porter that boasts assertive aromas and flavors of sweet smoke, roasted malt, charred oak and fresh vanilla bean. The smoke is quite powerful on the nose and mouth, and dominates the overall profile. The mouthfeel is smooth and the palate is sweet, with background accents of roasted nuts, coffee bean and resin. It's delicious now, but this is also a beer that could spend some time in your cellar; try in 2016.
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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, previously 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).