From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot

This barley wine is well hopped with a bittersweet yeasty quality
that is tempered by an underlying caramel malt sweetness.  
Hints of dried fruit and raisins appear at mid-sip.  The finish
brings an alcohol warmth which is no surprise considering that
Bigfoot logs in at 9.6% ABV

Overall Rating - very good
O'Hara's Irish Stout

Creamy and soft, this robust stout features a coffee flavor
thorough out.  Slightly bitter notes mix with a light sweetness in
mid-taste.  Chocolate and dark roasted malt undertones
highlight a warm, coffee tinged finish.  This is a well made brew.

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
Belhaven St. Andrews Ale

This ale, made in Scotland, opens with
roasted malt flavors in a peat and nuts
background.  Soon floral and fruity notes
emerge, bringing a defining sweetness.  
The finish features a complex mix of
malt, clover, and mixed grains.  

Overall ratting -above average
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