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RATINGS: 1016   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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 youíll agree: The Poet is truly a rich, creamy brew of epic proportions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonmac (675) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Tap pour at Busters. Pint glass. Dark black color with tan head. Commendable froth and lacing as would be expected on an oatmeal stout. Mild coffee aroma. Coffee and dsrk chocolate initially with strong roasted malt notes too. Hearty drinking beer that isnít typically my bag but the winter (albeit mild) weather makes it feel appropriate. Drinks like a meal. A pretty solid stout just not really what Iím about. Plenty of clout. This rating has concluded. Iím out.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
arn8897 (147) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Pours black with red around the edges. Tan head with medium retention. Nice lacing in the glass. Aromas of chocolate coffee and malty sweetness. Taste of chocolate coffee and malty sweetness and a little smokiness. Easy drinking stout. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crockett (1032) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
Pours very very dark red brown with a medium sized loose tawny head. Nose of roast, sweet spice, mild salty licorice all-sorts thing going on. Somewhat medium mouthfeel. Lightly sour fruit. Good roast and bitterness. Chocolate and Coffee are there. Rated it blind, so I didnít know it was a sweet stout. So, I begrudgingly give it .2 extra marks. The aroma is assumes sweetness... the body remains not so surprisingly sweet and fruity. Finishes with a touch of funk. Itís fairly good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2257) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Pours dark with 2+ fingers of creamy head. Lots of coffee and chocolate, perfectly bittersweet with smoky undertones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Raistlin (181) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
eruizgarcia (252) - - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
coachd (324) - 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, itís a drink that makes you thirsty. Itís 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PhatCatt (23) - Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2015 Iím not much of a stout drinker, but I like this, smoky, toast, roasted malts. Fairly heavy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (835) - 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.

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