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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Kane Through The Empty Space

This 8% oatmeal stout from a good brewery in NJ.  The nose
brings roasted malts, well done toast, and dried coffee.  Taste
features  creamy oats, with a light coffee bitterness.  Hints of dark
plums and cherries lurk in the background.  Roasted barley and
minerals appear near the finish.  A nice oatmeal stout.

Overall Rating: Good+
Troegs Double Blizzard

This is an 8.35% ABV Imperial IPA . It opens with aromas of peach,
pineapple, pine, and a touch of vanilla.   Taste is led by grapefruit,
tangerine and pineapple on the front with underlying notes of pine
throughout. Not a "juicy" IPA but the fruit is noticeable. Light  
alcohol notes near the finish.  A most decent DIPA.

Overall Rating: Good-
Having sampled over 8,500 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
Lawson's Fayston Maple

This is a 10.1% ABV American Imperial Stout
from a highly touted Vermont brewery.  It
begins with aromas of maple syrup,nutty
roasted malts dark chocolate,  and coffee.
Taste follows the nose with added notes of
dark fruit, cherries, and a touch of hops.  
Finish brings a light roasty bitterness.
Interesting but not great offering saved by
the maple.

Overall Rating: Above Average+
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