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RATINGS: 909   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2005
Deep black in color with a creamy tan head. Not getting much for aroma - some oats and cocoa powder are pretty much it. Flavor is roasted malt, bitter, semi-sweet chocolate chunks, and brown sugar sprinkled sparingly over oatmeal. Medium-bodied, yeasty. Hops and malts hold up well. Tends to lean toward being creamy at times but never comes full circle. More chocolate malts and bittering characteristics than the typical sweet stout. Finish is chocolate chip brownies.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2005
let it warm till 45 degrees? whoa, i’ve got to try that. it was pretty darn good anyway. i was pretty darn impressed with this brew, other than its frequent over-the-top headiness...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2005
Dark Brown Coloring with Dark Sandy Skin. Malty Aroma. Coffee, Chocolate, Developing to a More Distinct Baker’s Chocolate in the Aftertaste. Very Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JK (4377) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2005
Dark black and a large, tan head. Very standard aroma of coffee and chocolate. Flavor of coffee, chocolate, and strawberries. Very heavy. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2005
Black w/ frothy, two-toned beige head. Roasty, lightly smoky aroma of dark chocolate, bitter coffee, molasses, caramel, & plums. Thick, chewy feel. Roasty, moderately complex flavour of dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, molasses, cotton candy, prunes, plums & nuts. Finish is hoppy & lingering.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2005
Props to snowtiger. Poured a black body with a tan head. Head settled very nice, left excellent lacing. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, and a bit of mesquite? Taste was coffee, chocolate. A bit too much carbonation even, hand warming this a while made it smoother. I liked this, but after so many Impy stouts, I feel regular stouts are light. rerate Damn rerate, did not taste the 6.5 % abv! well done

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2005
Roasted coffee aroma, deep brown, a small tan head. Flavour has chocolate, and some coffee notes. Medium bodied, a dry, bitter finish. Very good. Thanks again wohlfs!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thehinge (267) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 6, 2005
Pours black with a large off white head. Lacing is good. Aroma is reminiscent of grass. Mouthfeel is medium....not real heavy. Taste has a heavy hint of coffee and just a little bitter in the end. I don’t taste the chocolate that New Holland touts. This is just so-so.....I wouldn’t write home about it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrHoppsworth (47) - USA - MAR 28, 2005
Overall a nice stout.Don’t drink it Ice cold let it warm up.More sweetness seems to bleed through when warmed. Nice coofee flavor that gives way to chocolate after warming. Not a world beater but no slouch either.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2005
Pours black with slight brown head that you could miss if you blink. Aroma was mostly chocolate. Taste was acetic and finished dry.


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