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RATINGS: 935   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2461) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2009 Rerate from bottle (8-2-2009). Aromas seem far less than before... not much going on other than some wet wood and roasted malt. Flavor seems to have taken a dive, too. There is a bit of roasted malt... some chocolate and wood, but smoke and peat seem to not be here with this bottle. (Original rating 8 4 8 4 15) Wonderful aroma over a dark, dark brown body. Smoke, peat and dark chocolate. Head is tan and not worth much. Looks good and goes away quickly, leaving little behind in terms of lacing. Flavor is a quick burst of roasted malt that gives way to chocolatey undertones and then wood/peat/charcoal (???) flavor that is different and a nice way to finish. I was pleasantly surprised by this one.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2006
This beer has the aroma of smoke and coffee. This beer fills the glass with a black liquid that sits under a thick almond colored head. The taste is introduced by a combination of smoke and roasted nuts as the solution flows through the mouth a coffee taste can be picked up. This beer is moderately thick and mildly carbonated that leaves a nice taste lingering on the palate.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (5034) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2005
12 oz bottle, via Walleye. The loudest pop ever when I popped the cap. It actually startled me. Very gental pour yielded 1/2 in. beer, 6 in. foam. After 10 minutes and several pours I get a nearly black body with a chocolate brown head. Torrents of carbonation rising from the depths. Aroma slightly sour with light coffee and roasty notes as well as some lactose. Rather light in flavor with some roastiness. Lactic and mineral finish. Very thin with excessive fizzy carbonation. With the excessive foaming, I expected an infection but either it isn’t infected or it’s at a very early stage. So I think that this is an accurate representation of a beer that’s just a thin watery example of a Sweet Stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dflip (27) - USA - DEC 4, 2005
Pours black with a cream and brown colored head that did not last. This stout was on the dry irish-style side. I really enjoyed this stout and could taste the coffee undertones more than the chocolate undertones. This is what I look for in a stout.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
antzman (315) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2005
Bottle. Pours a dark black with a non-existant head with decent lacing on the glass. The aroma is pretty faint... a little chocolate, a hint of coffee. The taste is very smooth. Same hint of coffee with a bit of chocolate. The flavor increases as the beer warms a bit, improving the beer quite a bit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2005
Black with a large beige head. Aroma is chocolate, toffee with coffee. Malty flavor, sweet, wood. Finsh is bitter chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2005 Bottle. Pours black with a large tan head. Aroma is of roasty malts and coffee. Flavor is roasty, with hints of chocolate and coffee, notes of hoppiness in the finish. Very silky on the palate. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2005
12oz bottle pours black with a tan head that settles quickly back to a film and laces a little down the glass. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Taste is mostly roasted. Notes of chocolate and coffee also abound. Palate is smooth, mouthcoating and carbonated just about right. Nice roasty aftertaste stays with you for a bit. Also some detectable hops at the end. A nice stout. Malty roasty and delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 13, 2005
Dark body & tan head. Smooth taste of roasted coffee-chocolate malt with slight bitter hops underneath.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
stoutchap (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2005
Pours dark brown almost black. A small beige head. Coffee notes in the nose. Great stout taste, a little sweet and citrusy, with a great roasted finish.


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