From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Great Divide Hercules Double IPA

At first taste a forceful fruity bitterness emerges - at 85 IBUs
that's no surprise.  The bitterness however quickly blends with
sweet flavours of gingerbread, grapefruit and biscuity malt. As
the finish nears the 9% alcohol warms into a nutty,  balanced
flavor burst. Nicely crafted for such a big brew.

Overall Rating - Good
Young's Oatmeal Stout

This medium-dry stout releases a roasty, chocolate-malt nose
that leads into a slightly sweet dryness up front with a hints of
baking chocolate, coffee, and a touch of cream lurking in the
background.  The finish pleases with a balance of roasted malt
caramel, and dark chocolate. Smooth and creamy, this is a
most quaffable grew.

Overall Rating - Very 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
Sleeman Dark 50

Opens with a malty caramel flavor as
leafy hop elements emerge. Moves
toward sweetness and ends with a  
somewhat rough but welcome hop burst.

Overall ratting - fair
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