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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2007
12 oz. bottle pours a dark brown with some ruby illuminating at the edges. Head is rather spare, tan, but durable with some decent lace. Distinct espresso and dark chocolate, some earthiness and nuttiness in the background. Medium body and carbonation, mild astringency. Burnt sugar and treacle are offset by a piney bitterness. Finishes fairly dry for a sweet stout, but not at all unpleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iwrk4dickjones (22) - Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2007 Chocolate-covered raisins in a bottle. Itís that chewy. It would be good at a movie theater. It was fine in my living room.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2007
A generous amount of roasted malt is evident in the aroma. Dry oats, light coffee, milk chocolate, and moderate banana scents contribute to a very enticing aroma. Dark, very dark brown pour producing a huge slowly diminishing tan head and wavy lacing. Creamy and rather smooth, but the body is slightly lighter than it should be. Nice aftertaste with a bitter finish. Flavor is decent but is not as welcoming as the friendly aroma. Bitter roasted malt, milk sugar and smooth oats. Light chocolate and cream. Pretty tasty but itís slightly off, perhaps itís too bitter.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
biggenius29 (155) - Hamilton, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2007
Bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours black with a average size frothy/fizzy light brown head. The head is mostly diminishing with a fair lacing. The aroma is of caramel and roasted malts along with some coffee. The flavor is mostly of coffee along with some caramel malts. The mouthfeel is medium to full with a creamy texture with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fozapd (33) - Burlington, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2007
New Holland The Poet poured a nice dark black colored body with a small tan head. The aroma was coffee and chocolate. The taste followed suite with the coffee and chocolate flavors with additional hints of nuts. Overall solid, drinkable, but not as good as others.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Nice and roasty. Hints of coffee and chocolate. Only complaint is its a little sweet. Not terribly thick on the mouthfeel. Theres some hops in there too, which come out better when its warm. Overall its nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JUL 8, 2007
12 oz bottle. Nice, easy drinking stout. Lots of nice roasty malts, but it was a little watery. Kind of reminded me of Guinness, minus the Nitro pour. Thatís a compliment, but I have to admit I was expecting something a little thicker. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2008 nice stout that grew on me. smooth with good blend of flsvors. my only knock is that it is a bit thin for a stout - borderline porter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aarossell (151) - Grandville, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2007
Simple, tasty, dark, creamy, light chocolate, plain hop flavor. Light raw nut ..walnut. Some smoke.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Retro42 (18) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2007
Dark brown color with a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee and wood smoke. Tasty, roasted oats, caramel, and a touch of smoke. Slight abv. finish. Not a bad stout, nothing too spectacular though.


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