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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2006
Pours dark black brown with tan head that fades quickly. Aroma of sticky molasses... chocolate and nuts. Flavor is watery, thin body, but has a nice dark chocolate element... bitter coffee finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TChrome (1409) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2006
Beer pour dark brown color with a totally retained tan colored head. Aroma is really nice. Notes of milk chocolate, nuts, smoke, and way down deep roasted coffee. Flavor is nice as well, initially sweet, then finishes with a bitter, dark chocolate bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcr (2160) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2006
Poured black with brown head. Aroma filled with roasted malts, smoke and chhocolate. Flavor is malty sweet with notes of chocolate and caramel. Underneath are notes of peat and smoke. The finish is bitter. Smooth on the palate with slight carbnation. Medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2006
a very pleasant stout with a nice thick body. i thought this was a great beer in the six-pack then i had it on tap - WOW!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2006
Near-black brown with mahogany highlights. Dark tan head, quite bubbly, fades quickly, no lace. Aromas of toasted malt, toffee, caramel, dark fruit earth, bready yeast, alcohol, and citrusy hops. Flavor was clearly dark malt, but less full-bodied than some. The fruit in the nose was a false indication of sweetness, in fact the fair amount of hops give quite a bit of bitterness. There is also espresso, cocoa, and a tad of yeast. The hops are more bitter than flavorful. Mouthfeel was slightly thick, fine for a stout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nolankowal (923) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2006 Was in the mood for a stout, but nothing too rich and I was pleased that I picked this one out from our stash. Pours a somewhat oily pitch black with a medium tan head that goes to a thick film around the edges. The aroma is very pleasant..coffee beans, bakers chocolate, and a bit of smoke. The flavor certainly has all of the characteristics the aroma has, but none of any flavor is over the top, but coffee comes out the most...there seems to be some dark fruit notes in there as well. This is a toasty beer, somewhat malty over the tounge...some short juicy aspects with a light, smokey, dry finish. Not a bad little stout...a very good dessert beer or night cap for that matter...just a good way to polish off the night without too many complications.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 12, 2006
Black color with smallish creamy tan head. Aroma is creamy, malty, notes of currants. Flavor is full of roasted barley, hints of vanilla, with a mix of bitter malts and bitter hops in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2536) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2006
dark pour w/ hints of reds and a nice full tan creamy head w/ some nice lace. Aroma is very nice, some sweet fruits fig and possibly plum w/ a good roasty malt and some light coffee and chocolates. Palate is lightly creamy fairly well coated. Flavor is a chocolate w/ hints of coffee and some light sweet sugars. Very sweet. a good sweet stout but not a style I like very much.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2006
Aroma is like very sweet caramel, sugary, malty. Flavour is not too exciting, like watery coffee. Average beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2006
Looks like a promising stout. Dark with a fairly dense creamy head. Smells like roasty yeast with hints of sweet coffee. The palate is a little thin for a stout, though not unpleasant. Sweet and roasty, I can’t taste much of the chocolate hint they claim is in here, but still decent. Not a lot of dimensions to the flavor, but not at all unpleasant, very drinkable.


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