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RATINGS: 993   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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This stout is sheer beer poetry. Let it warm to about 45 F and pour it into a glass to fully experience its rich, roasty flavors and hints of coffee and chocolate. One glass and you’ll agree: The Poet is truly a rich, creamy brew of epic proportions.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2029) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Pours dark with 2+ fingers of creamy head. Lots of coffee and chocolate, perfectly bittersweet with smoky undertones.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Raistlin (158) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
Deep black pour with a thick creamy white head. The nose is really lovely. Nice oaty aroma with a deep rich chocolatey base. Has a really complex and lovely base. Toasted grain, milk chocolate, softly herbal. Unctuous and rich. Really delicious.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
eruizgarcia (238) - - JAN 18, 2015
As a stout lover I had high expectations, but am pretty disappointed. Pours beautiful and dark with a nice tan head, but it's downhill from there. Palate is thin and the taste is watered down. Aroma is mild cheap and weak coffee, slightly burnt, and there is not much else going on. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
coachd (235) - Missouri, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Smells of oats, milk chocolate, coffee, black licorice, light roasted malts and some hops. Dense black color with a sticky tan head. Tastes sweet and roasty at the same time but has an odd sour and salty aftertaste. Strangely, it’s a drink that makes you thirsty. It’s a little thin and weak for my taste. Palate is not very good. I should have stuck to my guns on this one - I never trust a stout under 8% ABV.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
PhatCatt (11) - USA - JAN 15, 2015
I’m not much of a stout drinker, but I like this, smoky, toast, roasted malts. Fairly heavy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FestDecBeet (357) - - JAN 7, 2015
Look: pours black. Little light shines through in the edges. Tan head. Smell: burnt coffee. Chocolate. Roasted malts. Light smokiness. Taste: roasted malts. Burnt coffee. Chocolate. Feel: smooth creamy mouth feel. Medium carbonation. Overall: nice beer. Too much coffee for me. But like the chocolate flavors. First drank: home 1/7/15 Vintage: 2014

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (773) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2015
12 oz. bottle from Supermarket Liquors. Appearance: 3 fingers chocolate color head, dark brown color, opaque, good lacing. Aroma: chocolate, earthy, roast. Palate: full body, average carbonation, creamy texture, bitter finish. Taste: sweet creamy chocolate into a more dark chocolate and roast, finishing with a dark chocolate bitterness. Overall, very smooth, very good balance, lovely.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
Deep black pour with a thick creamy white head. The nose is really lovely. Nice oaty aroma with a deep rich chocolatey base. Has a really complex and lovely base. Toasted grain, milk chocolate, softly herbal and a little bit of umami. Unctuous and rich. Really delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jksipa (453) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO. very dark brown with a tiny tan head. Nose is dark chocolate and coffee with vanilla and dark fruit. Medium sweet with a hint of bitterness. Medium full creamy mouth with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strife21 (222) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Pours black. Coffee dark chocolate smoked pete-wood taste. Light body, medium carbonation.


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