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Score

John L. Sullivan, 40%

Price: $26 Issue: Summer 2018 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Drink to the Boston Strong Boy, the last bare-knuckle boxing heavyweight champion of the world. The nose is bright: apple, pear, vanilla pod, lime zest, orange peel, puffy marshmallow, and light toffee. As the gloves come off, the palate rolls with the punches of malt, apple, vanilla, and spearmint, parrying jabs of brown sugar, caramel, and stroopwafels. It's light on its feet and delivers nutty, spicy finishing moves.