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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 youíll agree: The Poet is truly a rich, creamy brew of epic proportions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Doofgoblin (357) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Good! Nice roasted aroma with sweet malt and faint coffee. Taste is similar with faint coffee lots of roasted malts and a smooth finish--plenty of sweetness. The body seems a little lighter than I would have though for a stout that has oatmeal... still good though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (2695) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2014
12 oz bottle from Biggie Wine & Liquor, poured into my 2010 Guinness World Cup glass. Black appearance with a large tan head and sticky lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, bitter chocolate and rich coffee notes. Similar flavor, nice roasted malts characters with a smooth, creamy feel and soft carbonation. Medium body with a lingering, light dry, and light bittersweet finish. This is my kind of stout! Just as good, if not better than Dragonís Milk IMO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (3304) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
Great roast with solid coffee and cocoa notes. The oatmeal accentuates the creamy mouth feel and makes the roasting as of the malts really pop. Not sure this is a sweet stour, but itís quite good. Finishes with a light bitterness with solid roast, and bitter cocoa powder.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fishonmyplane (492) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Very sweet stout with hints of chocolate, bread and a little smoke. I donít get much coffee. Low bitterness for a stout. Pretty good but a little too mild-mannered overall and lacking complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mears (37) - - DEC 6, 2014
Great oatmeal stout. A little bland, but for an oatmeal stout it is great.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
probstblueribbon (3100) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
12 oz bottle from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Deep brown with ruby highlights and a decent light tan head. Aroma: Distinctly meaty and lightly smoky, there is an aggressive, stinging tart aroma...it stings the nostrils, some nice roasted malts lurk in the wings, overall though, a mess. Palate: Medium+ body, moderate, creamy carbonation. Flav.: Wet cardboard, somewhat meaty, not getting the smokiness from the nose, reasonable roasted malt, still messy, but in a different way; dry with moderate bitterness and a surprisingly clean, roasted malt finish.

Are you accepting crappy beer or is it deteriorating in storage...?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
355ml bottle
6.5% ABV
Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
November 27, 2014
The beer pours a solid coca-cola black with a brown creamy head. Aroma was nutty malt, chocolate, and coffee. The mouthfeel was medium to full bodied with average carbonation. The flavour was bitter coffee, sweet chocolate, and a hint of molasses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
terrybail (683) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
12fl oz bottle from the LCBO pours pitch black cloudy, frothy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, . medium body, creamy, average carbonation, pretty good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle from GBBF 2014. Poured a really dark brown, with a thin tan head. Aroma of burnt malt, marmite and dates. Thick, smooth mouth feel. Flavours of treacle, ash and dark fruit. Finish was building roast bitterness, coffee and burnt sugar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROMTHEBOTTLE (10) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
Single 12oz bottle . Pour was perfect oatmeal stout. Thick creamy head that stayed and stayed. Rich chocolate and coffee notes abound. Malty richness from first sip to last drop. Find this one and give it a try.

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