The Bruery hits the target once more in its Share This lineup, this time, with an imperial stout brewer with Mostra coffee beans that are sourced from the Philippines and proceeds benefiting the Free Wheelchair Mission's efforts in the Philippines. It pours just about as black as black could be, with an intense nose of robust coffee, molasses, toasted brown bread, chocolate fudge and some stewed black fruit in the background. The mouthfeel is thick and chewy, with bold, roasty flavors that carry through to the smoky, toasty finish. The carbonation is light, but enough to keep the slick palate in check, with additional notes of roasted cocoa nib, caramel and plum sauce adding complexity and depth.
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).