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RATINGS: 1064   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (1298) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Looks good in the glass. Has a nice flavor but slightly lacking in its aroma. Drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2015
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille. Mondial de la bière 2007.
Visuel : Couleur : noire. Apparence : opaque.
Arôme : Malt rôti, léger de chocolat, notes de café.
Goût : Entrée de bouche : malt rôti doux avec des notes lactiques et de café Un léger support de caramel discret avec des notes de café et de houblon herbeux.
En bouche : Corps : moyen-mince. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : légèrement crémeuse. Finale : moyenne-longue, légèrement amère de rôti avec des notes de chocolat et de houblon herbeux.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bosco (289) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Almost opaque, with minimal head and lacing. Fruity sweetness, coffee, chocolate, licorice, grapes. Weird finish. $9.99/multi sixer at Wegmans Leesburg VA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JDBaker11058 (1896) - Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Appearance: dark brown, thick medium tan head, minimal lacing. Aroma: dark and milk chocolate, light espresso, vanilla. Taste: bittersweet dark chocolate, toasted black bread, cold-pressed coffee, cream, light earth. Finish: roasty, smooth, sweet, and creamy. Notes: Perfect example of the style. Palate was excellent. Bottle from Total Wine and More in Alexandria, Virginia.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2015

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ As New Holland The Poet ].
Clear dark black brown color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, oat, light chocolate, moderate coffee. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, chocolate, oat, light roasted. Body is medium full to medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140814]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nejhleader (1444) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2015
a subtle coffee chocolate aroma. creamy body. a nice slight roast malt taste with some coffee and chocolate. very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartzluke (595) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 10, 2015
12 oz pour from chilled bottle into shaker pint. Dark brown, opaque, very moderate head. Nose is sweet, brown sugar, caramel. Body is full and creamy. Taste is also quite sweet, malty, caramel, dark bread, a hint of chocolate. Not bad, if you’re looking for a sweet stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
lukin (568) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2015
bottle. Pours dark black with a soft tan head. Strong coffee and roast, light sweetness, nice smooth mouthfeel. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2015
[7343-20150704] Tap. Sweet roasted grains and barrel aroma. Hazy, dark brown black body with a medium-lasting foamy tan head. Boozy candied fruit cake and roasted bread flavour. Full body. Good. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(@ HopCat, Detroit, MI)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
NovaChaser (2) - maple grove, Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2015 does not count
Definite aroma of coffee with a little chocolate sprinkled in. I love the bottle design, the brew itself is dark and thick and luscious. Flavorwise, on the first sip, all I could taste was coffee, there was hardly even any beer taste to it, everything down to the aftertaste was like a straight black cup of coffee. After enjoying it a bit more, I can pick up a little chocolate, and maybe even a little vanilla. It feels like I’m drinking milk, very full and soft palate. Ridiculously smooth and comfortable, helps balance out the bite of coffee. Overall, I think this beer is lovely, but just not right for me. I would like to see a little more complexity in the flavor.

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