Immediately dark and intense looking, this opens with assertive aromas of resiny hop oil and toasted hemp seed that are framed by notes of lush roasted malt, peanut skin, bittersweet chocolate and dried dark fruits. The malty core takes center stage on the plush palate, with a creamy texture that's lifted on the finish by bitter twangs of pressed hop flower and grapefruit pith. Overall, its a satisfying, flavorful and complex brew that delivers additional nuance with each sip.
12 oz/4 pack
American-Style Black 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).