A dark, almost black color and aromas of cocoa, weak coffee, vanilla, star anise, cream soda and soft hints of bubblegum sweetness. The mouth is lightweight but incredibly intense and robust with loads of nutty malts, roasted cocoa nibs, root beer and cardamom along with a good amount of hop bitterness. The very long finish is pure burnt espresso, citrus rind and extremely dark bittersweet chocolate; hedonistic and indulgent with fantastic aging potential.
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).