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RATINGS: 916   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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 youíll agree: The Poet is truly a rich, creamy brew of epic proportions.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1410) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Pours a deep brown color with a small head and only a bit of lacing. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt and nutty with a bit of grain. Taste is mostly coffee, some roasted malt with a trace of chocolate in the background. Has a coffee bitterness and a very dry finish. Medium body, with a bit of a gritty coffee feel that seems to linger. Drinkable beer, that fits the style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redbeard3 (107) - - FEB 5, 2014
Dark brown pour with creamy white head. Very drinkable example of the style and my favorite offering from the New Holland beers I have tried. Roasty, chocolately, and drier than I expected.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (3199) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2014
Poured a deep reddish brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, nuts, roast malts. Medium body, flavour of milk chocolate, latte, lingering nutty sweet finish. Nice sweet stout.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mac95860 (17) - - FEB 2, 2014
Pours a black color with beige head. I didnít get much deform the aroma. Taste is chocolatey with some r oastyness to it. Oatmeal gives the flavor a nice fullness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sturmthis (382) - Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2014
12oz bottle. Black beer with beige head. Smell of coffee. Tastes of bitter chocolate and coffee. Not bad, but not my favorite of the style. Wonít go back to it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jayseppi (154) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
Great beer. Brought back from Michigan by a friend. Lovely midnight black body. Very smooth across the palate. Has that full, rich mouth feel from the oatmeal. Great roast and black malts fill the flavour. Exceptionally drinkable. Will have to add this to my shopping list on future cross-border adventures.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arkurzynski (1497) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Dark brown with khaki head. Nose of cocoa, nutty chocolate, molasses, brown sugar, and roast malt. Flavor is silky chocolate, brown sugar, and light roast malt. Lightly acidic. Somewhat watery. Okay.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rangerred (916) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 17, 2014
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a thick, pitch black with a one finger dark tan head. Head retention is not that great and lacing is just average. Dark roast becomes immediately apparent in the aroma. Lots of char and dark cocoa along with some lightly roasted coffee. There are some nice earthy notes in there as well. The taste is even better than the aroma. Deep, dark chocolate along with heavily roasted malt but is is not astringent. Very milky and on the sweet side without being cloying. The silky mouthfeel lets you know you are drinking an oatmeal stout. Just a light bitterness with a touch of stickyness on the finish. Overall, an extremely delicious oatmeal stout. There is a great depth to the flavor and the roast/chocolate is incredible. Definitely a beer to seek out.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (1065) - Missouri, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Roasted. Chocolate. Coffee. Really dark. Alot of lacing that is consistent. Iím a fan of this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foxbush (1262) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2014
12 oz Bottle Gift for my birthday The stout pours a dark brown with almost no head or lacing. The aroma was of roasted malt, burnt bread and coffee. The light body stout had soft carbonation. The taste was complex with the addition of chocolate. Roasted malt bitterness swells in the back of your mouth leading to a creamy finish.


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