From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Otter Creek Stovepipe Porter

Quite smooth with a light bitterness that tingles beneath the
surface.  Highlights of malt and coffee come into focus at
mid-taste.  An inviting nose of flowers and herbs arises as the
brew warms.  Dark brown and medium bodied, this porter
finishes a bit on the sweet side.  

Overall Rating - above average.
Wells Bombardier
Brewed in Bedford, England this ale has soft, warm vanilla and
caramel malt notes throughout.  A gentle bitterness and touch
of spice highlights the background and lead to just the right
level of tartness at the finish.  A well balanced brew from the
UK's largest independent brewer.

Overall Rating - good
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
Sea Dog Hazelnut Porter

A toasty aroma prepares one for this
brews nutty bittersweet roasted taste.  
Hazelnuts mix with coffee notes adding a
light sweetness.  The finish finds a
balancing bitterness  emerging.

Overall rating -good
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