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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (1671) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle from friar tucks, black pour with barely any head, cocoa aroma with nice smooth cocao taste with some raisen, very good

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gruberm (326) - - NOV 29, 2013
No ell. Nice dark color. White head. Good. No straight up taste but good wheaty bitter follow up taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheLevi4000 (63) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Really good oatmeal stout. Smooth roasty oat flavor, no off putting bitter flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (411) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Dark brown stout. Took a few sips to begin enjoying this one, as the sweet malty oatmeal taste began to kick in. Very smooth, very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kdm1984 (627) - Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Pours pitch black with a massive head that lingers for a very long time and leaves nice, fairly thick rings of lacing. 4 on appearance. Aroma is mild, but has some roasted malt, bread, and purple fruit. Silky mouthfeel, roasted malts, and more purple fruit in the flavor. This is really, really tasty. A close associate agreed. Iím surprised this isnít more highly rated. One of the smoothest stouts Iíve had. The purple fruits really balance the roast well also. Actually would appeal to Belgian Strong or Imperial Porter fans (that would be me) in the mood for something a little lighter. Gambled on a six-pack of this - attractive packaging, seemed interesting - and I won. Would be a 4 if the aroma were stronger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (1794) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle. This is a great smooth and sweet stout. A great abv to go with the taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisFields (70) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Pours dark black coffee with almost no head to speak of. Aromas of licorice and chocolate. Taste is sweet malt, chocolate and doughy bread. Light carbonation and medium body leaves a silky mouthfeel and makes for a pretty smooth drinking stout. Overall pretty pleased with this one. Opens up nicely as it warms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Erikh04 (115) - - OCT 31, 2013
Very smooth. Great mouthfeel. Has a nice roasted flavor with hints of coffee an chocolate. Very good stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2013
On tap. Chocolate roast and slight smoke notes. Slick mouthfeel with minimal bitterness. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brentv (308) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Poured from the bottle a deep brown/black with a beautiful tan head. Not much aroma, but a bit of chocolate and raisins. Malty and rich, balanced with distant hops. This beer has a silky mouthfeel. A delight to drink.

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