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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Fifty-Fifty Four Roses Eclipse

This Imperial Stout (11.9% ABV) opens with aromas chocolate,
charred oak, smooth bourbon, black licorice, and light anise.  
Taste brings more of the same along with notes of molasses, dark
stone fruit, chocolate, brown sugar, toffee, roasted grain, and
vanilla.  Obviously it's complex but also well balanced.  Little
alcohol taste for such a big beer.  If you see it , get it.

Overall Rating: Very Good+
Westbrook 7th Anniversary

This is an Imperial Stout / American Double (9.5% ABV). Big
aromas of  caramel chocolate fudge,cocoa, and marshmallow will
greet you.  Flavor profile is led by roasted malt, dark chocolate,  
caramel, light sea salt, and a hint of hops in the finish.  Creamy
and tasty throughout.  Well made and satisfying

Overall: Very Good-
Having sampled over 7,000 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!  

Beers Reviewed
Epic New England IPA

This is a New England Style IPA (7.2% ABV)
from a Colorado brewer.  Geography doesn't
matter in this rendition of the style that is so
hot right now.  The nose brings light
tangerine, orange, mild hop and malt
notes.  Expect flavors of dry wood,
oranges,grapefruits,and pineapples, The
finish bring an engaging juicy citrus with just
a light bitterness.  Solid but not the best
example of the style.

Good +
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