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From Bottles to Growlers- beer reviews by SANDY FELD, certified taster
Ballast Point Indra Kunindra

This is an Export Stout  that weighs in at 7% ABV.  Smells of
roasted malts and a strong curry aroma rises instantly.  Frist sip
brings roasted malts, cumin, cayenne, and a load of curry flavor.
The spices are a bit overpowering. Bitterness is mild.  The finish
is dry with a strong spicy kick at the finish. Long lasting aftertaste.
If, like me, you don't like curry stay away.

Overall rating:-  below average
Firestone Walker Double DBA

This is an American Strong Ale with a 12% ABV that never intrudes
on it's taste. It opens to a malty, yeasty nose with hints of rising
wheat dough, toffee and caramel. Taste brings caramel, oak,
molasses, honey, toast, vanilla, and bourbon whiskey from the
barrel aging,  A complex, wonderful beer.  If you can find it buy as
many as you can.  Just might be the best beer of the year!

Overall Rating -  Excellent!
Having sampled nearly 4,000 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
Ommegang Art of Darkness

This is a 8.9% ABV Belgium Strong Ale.  
Expect an aroma of dark grain malt, Belgian
yeast and dark chocolate.  Flavors are light
clove, chocolate, spice, dark cherry, raisin,
brown sugar and fig.  At the finish roasty
malts and yeast move to the front with
notes of roasted coffee and a touch of
vanilla.  Interesting brew worth a try.

Overall Rating: Good
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