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RATINGS: 1066   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Pours a dark cola to chocolate brown. Considerable transparency is evident when backlit. A small, foamy, light tan colored head settles quickly to a thin layer. Large swaths of sheet like lacing coat the glass well. The aroma is roasty, with light bakerís chocolate, coffee, and toasted barley. Surprisingly, a heavy dose of resinous pine and green, grassy hops come through on a deep inhale. The flavor confirms this green, hoppy component, as it does with the bittersweet, dry, roasty malt components. The mouthfeel is on the light side, especially for the style, with a fizzy carbonation tickling the tongue and lingering for a good while. Finishes medium-long, with almost an IPA-like, grassy finish. Not at all what I was expecting, but pretty drinkable. Sort of resembles a poor manís Stone 11th more than a sweet stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbean (110) - Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Draught at Maproom. Black with thin tan head. Nice stout, pretty robust flavors for an oatmeal stout. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffwilliams11 (310) - hooterville, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2008
one of my top 5 everyday beers. almost purple-black, chocolatey in the nose and the mouth. areamy and smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zrut (8) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2008 does not count
Awesome stout. Great taste with an amazing aftertaste. Finishes strong but smooth. Amazing bouquet also.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TikiE (368) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Not a bad stout! Nice and sweet with a fine coffee taste. The smell though is outrageous! I could smell this all day! The bottle caught my eye and Im so glad I got the last sixer!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Haslinger (909) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Not the best stout I have ever had. Probably would never buy again but had a strong taste and didnít really stand out to me in a good or a bad way.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Poured a dark brown/black with a medium brown head. Not as much flavor as I would have expected from a stout. Tasted of light chocolate, coffee, grain. I wouldnít go out of my way to buy again. Still not a bad beer at all.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2455) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 30, 2007
GABF 2007. Dark pour. Nice roasted malty aromas. Chocolate and coffee. Nice flavor too. Very roasty with decent dark fruit notes. Pretty tasty

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hrking (140) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Had This on draft at Tellerís in Hyde Park a suburb of Cincinnati..If you have not had this on draft i highly recommend trying it on draft to enjoy the true beauty of this stout. Creamy sweet nice carmel roasted malt overtones. Gentle on the palette and easy to drink alcohol hidden very well and was an awesome choice with my steak dinner!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mtjoseph (244) - Murderapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Bottle. A light black/dark brown pour with a very small head that was gone instantly into a ring. Aroma of chocolate, oatmeal, roasted malt. A "light" tasting easy drinking stout. Heavier on the aroma than the taste. Enjoyable, but not much there really. Everything in the aroma is there, but its not very thick in the taste. Too thin for me. With the palate, you taste it an its gone. About it. Overall, its alright, but definitely not what I hoped for.


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