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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Duclaw Guilty Filthy Soul

Guilty Filthy Soul Imperial Chocolate Rye Porter at 7.7% ABV. It
opens with aromas of roasted malt, cocoa, and coffee.  First
taste brings big sweet chocolate followed by spicy, dry rye notes.  
The finish is mildly chalky with a touch of bitterness and smoky
malts.  Well made but not something I would order again.  

Overall rating:-  Above Average.
Epic Imperial Pumpkin Porter

This 8% pumpkin ale opens with raw vegetal aromas featuring
pumpkin and squash with highlights of chocolate, and lightly
smoked malt.  Taste brings butternut squash notes early as
chocolate and roasted coffee tones appear.  Lightly bitter herbs
move forward at the finish along with some smokiness. If you have
to drink an imperial pumpkin there are worse on the market.

Overall Rating: Above Average-
Having sampled nearly 4,000 different beers in my
capacity as a fully certified taster I can promise
honest, thoughtful, and careful evaluations.  However,
remember that these reviews are totally subjective.  
Consider this column an informative resource only.  
The bottom line is to trust your own judgment and
keep drinking!  

Sandy
Beers Reviewed
Neshaminy Creek Shape of Hops

The beer's full name is the Shape of Hops
To Come.  It's an imperial IPA that delivers,
what else, hops.  You are greeted by smells
of mango, papaya, tangerine, and honey.
Flavors are bold featuring grapefruit,  citrus  
hops, and lightly sweet fresh fruits.  
Pleasantly bitter finish.  One of the better
offerings from this brewery.  Well made.

Overall Rating: Very Good
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