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RATINGS: 985   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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 you’ll agree: The Poet is truly a rich, creamy brew of epic proportions.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2007
Pours nearly black with a thin brownish head. Nice aroma of coffee and chocolate. Heavy on the palate like a stout should be. Good flavor with notes of bitter chocolate and cereal (maybe oatmeal?). Bitter aftertaste. A good stout.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WSSmiles (124) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2007
This stout was poured from a bottle, reddish black body with very little creamy head. Bitter chocolate flavor with a smooth finish

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markgugs (86) - Wood Ridge, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2007
poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter glass A: Pours an extremely dark brown, near black, with a nice 1-finger tan head. Looks creamy & inviting. S: Smells of sweet, roasted oats. Hints of vanilla and maple syrup round out the overall aromatic body. T/M: Big, chunky bursts of dark chocolate, cocoa & malted milk charge right out of the gate. Finish is roasted & bittersweet, the hops finally making a nice entrance, almost overpoweringly so. Beer loses points for being too consistent throughout, nothing changes or improves as it warms. Medium-bodied creaminess dominates the mouthfeel of this lightly carbonated ale. D: Very easy to drink, would make for a quality session beer, though it might become a bit bland after 3 or 4.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5317) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Black, as one might expect. Vanilla and chocolate in the aroma, very nice and subtle. Has familiar coffee and chocolate flavors, too. Smooth and tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Maybe I didn’t let this warm up enough, but it wasn’t what I expected. It poured brown/black and had a roasted coffee aroma. It was light in flavor and had a sweet finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Slight roasted malt and a touch of chocolate in the aroma.Pours black with a medium tan head.Got some chocolate,coffee and some roasted malt in the flavor.Mouthfeel was thin to medium with a roasted malt finish.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Pours a dark brown....almost black...with slight tan head. Aroma is a bit unremarkable, but I can pick up the roast and chocolate. Taste is smooth and even with roast and chocolate and suprising light for a stout. Couldn’t really identify the coffee flavoring.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2007
This beer is a bit lighter than others I’ve had in the stout style lately, but this very drinkable beer still fits the category, and is still qutie good. This beer doesn’t pour inky black the way Speedway Stout or Old Rasputin does (I’ve had both recently), although it is still rather dark, with some less serious head formation. Aroma is of dark roasted malt ("burned pizza crust") and is good. Taste is a bit light, but very roasted malt tasting...good. The beer is very dry in the front, but the finish is a bit sweeter. Mouthfeel is very light for a beer of this style. This is the most drinkable stout I’ve had in recent memory.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
UofFkid (108) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2007
Bottle: Dark body, tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee. Flavor was thin for a stout. Was expecting more from this offering.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2007
Very smoky, thick mouth feel. Dark body with a dark, tan head. Strong qualities of coffee or chocolate.


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