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RATINGS: 1031   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 youíll agree: The Poet is truly a rich, creamy brew of epic proportions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (1101) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Poured from bottle. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Stout black with lacing tan head. Tasting burnt malt, toffee, licorice, cocoa, coffee. Creamy feel. Not too dry and not too sweet. Quite good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frozer (233) - Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Pours Black with very little tan head. Sweet chocolate nose. Great lacing. Black coffee bean flavor hints of dark cacao. Full bodies, little carbonation, smooth

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerInHeaven (291) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2015
pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma is malt, biscuit, and just a hint of coffee. Thick creamy mouth feel. Taste is malty, faintly sweet. Just a hint of bitter on a quick finish. Good beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (3343) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2015
undated 12oz bottle from notes. Allowed to warm for about 40 minutes, then served in Unibroue snifter. A: The beer is very dark brown, nearly black, but clear. The sparse head color, with a short dense off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass. S: The aroma is rich but not strong. Roasted malts, plums and other dark fruits, some coffee, oatmeal and chocolate. Sweet. T: The taste starts out sweet; too sweet were it not for the rapid fill of dark roasted malt and oatmeal flavor that turns very mildly bitter in the finish. The finish also brings out some espresso and a trace of charcoal. Milk chocolate throughout. Thereís some creaminess but also some metallicness to it. Some flavors of dark fruit and a mild but complementary hops presence in the background that help bring a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet. M: Creamy smooth; enough carbonation to impart a light crispness; Medium body. O: A sweet and rich oatmeal stout,with an exceptionally creamy feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5580) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Brown pour with creamy tan head and lace. Aroma is medium chocolate and roasted maltiness. Flavor is semi sweet start with a light/medium malt bitter. Medium body with good carbonation. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonmac (758) - 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 (239) - 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 (1039) - 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 (2391) - 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 (214) - 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.

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