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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (686) - - APR 23, 2014
Pours black. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (1930) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 21, 2014
Tasted on 4/21/14 from a capped 12oz bottle purchased at Frugal MacDoogal. Pours nearly black with an average tan head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is sweet creamy malt with plenty of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and a touch of vanilla. The flavor is dark with a bit of a nutty note, along with the same lightly sweet creamy vanilla, dark chocolate, and coffee. The body is full and creamy with average carbonation and a long creamy coffee and dark chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (495) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle. Dark cola. Sweet chocolate, raisin aroma. The taste adds creamy malt in the middle and bitter black coffee on the finish. Rich mouthfeel, low carb. Very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamT (163) - North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2014
12oz bottle from The Beer Store Wilson. Dark black hue, zero visibility with mostly diminishing off-white head. Good lacing. Dark fruit, malt aromas. Chocolate taste up front with a mild chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leveejr (102) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2014
Really nice oatmeal stout. Has a creamy, chocolate my aroma. Similar on the taste. Overall very enjoyable and great representation of the style ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EyeAmBaldman (229) - Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Pours dark brown, opaque, with a tan head. Aroma is licorice and figs. Taste is raisins, oats, and roasted malt. Not real bitter at all. Has a medium mouth feel. Pretty decent stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglebones (28) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle poured into pint glass. Dark brown color with medium beige head. Aroma of coffee, nuts, and slight chocolate. Medium sweetness with lots of coffee flavor and hints of chocolate. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Thin feel in the mouth for stout with a clean finish; strikes me more like a porter. Overall, an enjoyable, easy drinking stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2014
bottle. Near black with small head. Rich malt with chocolate and light coffee. Solid but unexceptional stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ARH (400) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2014
On cask poured into a nonic glass. Likely due to the hand pump, the aromas seem muted, although maybe this one just naturally has muted notes. I was able to pick up notes of vanilla, cream, milk chocolate malt balls, and warm oatmeal. It pours a rich, dark brown - opaque - with a bubbly and rocky espresso-colored head that retains well and leaves abundant, cloudy lace. The tastes are fairly muted too, but a moderate, mellow (Guinness-like) sweetness is accompanied by a very light resin bitterness.that provides a cleansing and refreshing quality to the drink. The medium body is rich and malty with texture somewhere between oily and creamy (more creamy thanks to the cask). The carbonation is mostly flat (again, cask influences) with very oatmeal chocolate raisin cookie character on the mouth. Maybe even a subtle caramel hint in there too. The finish is a light roasted coffee and grain nature that’s mostly clean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nathan30533 (601) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Great tasting almost Guiness style brew. Good looking brew and great tasting brew. Wonderfully balanced.

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