Birds Fly South Empress Rising: Red Wine
What the brewers say
"Notes of roast and soy sauce lead into a velvety smooth mouthfeel."
What our panel thought
"Pleasant, mellow nose: high roast, dark chocolate, oak, brown sugar, dark stone fruit. Complex flavor: juicy dark fruit, raisin, port, dark cocoa, coffee. Thick mouthfeel, low carbonation. Immense character."
What our editors thought
"Red fruit, faint smoke, and licorice. The sip shines with vinous oak, trading spirit sharpness for big, sweet body and red fruit, balanced by smooth tannins and bitterness. Confident, creative."