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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2045) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Dark brown to black pour with a 2 finger, creamy tan head that has great retention and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is roast, sweet dark caramel, toasted nuts, sweet cereal malt and chocolate syrup. Flavor is chocolate (more cocoa-like than the aroma), roast, a little char, a hint of smoke, sweet malt, caramel, light tree fruit sweetness and a hint of herbal and pine hops. Medium body, syrupy, slightly creamy entry, light, blanketing and slightly sharp carbonation and oily, slightly chalky and off dry finish. Good stuff overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Carlisle (116) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Cask. Slight malt aroma. Dark reddish black. Consistent tan head; minimal carbonation. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Coffee notes with a little chocolate. Creamy (oatmealy), chocolate finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
basaywhat (59) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours an almost black color with one finger of fluffy mocha colored head. Aromas of sweet roasted malts, toffee, and caramel. Taste of sweet caramel and toffee, chocolate, and some roasted coffee bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ordybill (161) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a coffee and malt smell with a backdrop of oats Appearance- Dark red moving into brown. nice white head Taste- has an oatmeal coffee mix flavor, not my favorite style but not bad. Palate- full bodied with a thick texture, has slight carbonation Overall- Not terrible, if you are a fan of oatmeal stouts you would probably enjoy this

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroSpud (1755) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours dark brown almost black with a creamy tan head. Sweet malt flavors with a dry finish. Good for what it is but it makes me crave a stronger more full bodied imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1388) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Superb. Very much a prototypical oatmeal stout. Smooth. Great malt flavors. Sweet, but not too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Handypaul (267) - - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown, big lasting creamy light brown head and great lacing. aroma of chocolate, burnt malt, coffee. Lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, average to lively fine carbonation and a too brief too light bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (12247) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle shared during the satellite Travlr 10K tasting at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Thanks to Fergus (I think...)! Pours clear brown with a creamy, beige head. Simple beer but tasty, with sugary bread, light roast, some tar, balancing bitter earth. Light to medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Light jammy berries on the finish along with notes of chocolate and understated roasted malts. Pretty good. Easygoing and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AbbeyRoade (413) - Missouri, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Excellent brew. If it was thicker and creamier it would be absolutely ideal! Other than that it is still great- creamy, good body, sweet, not bitter. Chocolate notes. Not really any coffee flavor here. Malty. Easy to consume.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (10378) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle shared at Chriso’s post GBBF minidig, 16/08/14. Extremely dark mahogany brown with a moderate tan swirl and edgeing. Nose is earthy roast, dark toffee, spice, brown bre, cocoa rub. Taste comprises mellow roast malt, toffee, cocoa powder, faint lactic. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, drying close with light roasting. Ok stout.

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