From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Avery The Czar Imperial Stout

Brimming with chocolate and caramel sweetness, this brew
boasts a hefty 12.2% ABV.   It is somewhat rough around the
edges as a bitter mouthfeel fades into a sweet dried fruit
character in the finish.  Alcohol notes dominate throughout but
are somewhat moderated by the caramel.  A big beer that fits
in the style but one that has a taste that
just misses being excellence.

Overall Rating - average
Acel Trappist Extra

A skillful blend of subtle notes of yeast, malt, bitterness, and
chocolate await the drinker.  Mis-taste brings a complex cereal
and brown sugar taste supported by a carefully controlled
alcohol flavor.  The finish brings hints of apple and light fruit.  
This is a true Trappist ale and one of the best you will ever
experience.  Well worth the stiff tariff for the 750ml bottle.

Overall Rating - outstanding!
Having sampled well over 2,750 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
Yards Thomas Jefferson
1774 Ale

This ale has a sharp and malty
whiskey-like taste.  There is a hop
bitterness in mid -taste that quickly fades
to a malty finish.  An underlying
sweetness vies with whisky notes for
domination.  The nose of sweet malt is at
odds with the changing profile of the brew.

Overall ratting - below average
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