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RATINGS: 1020   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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 you’ll 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
Gethinbeer (2367) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Iechyd da JoeMcPhee. Black pour with a decent head and cling lace. Chocolate malt, liquorice aroma. Roasted chocolate, caramel malt flavour. Smooth velvet texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - DEC 23, 2014
A brown body with a beige head that had some retention and some lace. Aroma was a great mix of chocolate, oatmeal, mild coffee and there were hints of leather. Flavor seemed to have a nice balance of oatmeal and chocolate flavors. Coffee and roasted malts added to the finish. Slightly dry and a nice mouth feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1298) - GREECE - DEC 23, 2014
330ml bottle at home. Black color with beige frothy head. Aroma is roasted malty, chocolate, light coffee, bready notes. Taste is sweet and bitter like the aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2729) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
Pours black with a small off white top. Aroma is oatmeal, roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is subtle roasted malts and bitter chocolate with some light coffee and some chewiness in the mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Doofgoblin (440) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Good! Nice roasted aroma with sweet malt and faint coffee. Taste is similar with faint coffee lots of roasted malts and a smooth finish--plenty of sweetness. The body seems a little lighter than I would have though for a stout that has oatmeal... still good though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (3553) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2014
12 oz bottle from Biggie Wine & Liquor, poured into my 2010 Guinness World Cup glass. Black appearance with a large tan head and sticky lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, bitter chocolate and rich coffee notes. Similar flavor, nice roasted malts characters with a smooth, creamy feel and soft carbonation. Medium body with a lingering, light dry, and light bittersweet finish. This is my kind of stout! Just as good, if not better than Dragon’s Milk IMO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (3568) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
Great roast with solid coffee and cocoa notes. The oatmeal accentuates the creamy mouth feel and makes the roasting as of the malts really pop. Not sure this is a sweet stour, but it’s quite good. Finishes with a light bitterness with solid roast, and bitter cocoa powder.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fishonmyplane (503) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Very sweet stout with hints of chocolate, bread and a little smoke. I don’t get much coffee. Low bitterness for a stout. Pretty good but a little too mild-mannered overall and lacking complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mears (53) - - DEC 6, 2014
Great oatmeal stout. A little bland, but for an oatmeal stout it is great.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
probstblueribbon (3323) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
12 oz bottle from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Deep brown with ruby highlights and a decent light tan head. Aroma: Distinctly meaty and lightly smoky, there is an aggressive, stinging tart aroma...it stings the nostrils, some nice roasted malts lurk in the wings, overall though, a mess. Palate: Medium+ body, moderate, creamy carbonation. Flav.: Wet cardboard, somewhat meaty, not getting the smokiness from the nose, reasonable roasted malt, still messy, but in a different way; dry with moderate bitterness and a surprisingly clean, roasted malt finish.

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