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RATINGS: 1031   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hollywoodt (239) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2007
Dark brown pour. Aroma was malty with a light, sweet coffee hint. Flavor was a lot of the dark, burnt malt. This one seemed under carbonated to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JAN 4, 2007
Pours a dark black with a light brown head. The aroma is a combination of chocoalte and roasted coffee. Nice creaminess to the body with flavors of dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, and a bit of hoppish bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2006
I do not know if the meaty mushroom taste is done by esters/process or they just squished a few shrooms but it is gross. Oily near burnt roastyness. Bad mouth feel and finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 25, 2006
12 oz bottle from Bello Vino in Ann Arbor, MI (December 2006) served above cellar temperature from a Corsendonk Christmas Ale glass. Huge-bubbled frothy deep tan foam dissipates quickly atop opaque ebody, leaving some spidery lacing.....nose is fairly "dark", mostly bitter coffee though with a bit of creamy milk chocolate and some limey earthy qualities thrown in for good measure.....alas the poetry is lost on me once it touches my lips, for ’tis watery and cardboardy, mostly dark bitter espresso with little traces of m’lady’s sweet charms about it, really quite dull and unadventurous, burnt and rather oily, the low carbonation not helping matters as it peters out into a tarry morass at the finish. Doesn’t do much to help this brewery’s already mediocre (in my heart) reputation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2006
Black color with medium whitish-tan head. Roasted malt aroma with hints of coffee and cream. Taste is dominated by coffee, roasted malts, chocolate. A bit thin, but overall a pretty good stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (4001) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 16, 2006
Bottle from cbkschubert; Nose of roasted coffee, cream, and malt; dark cherry brown with a tiny tan head; flavor of coffee, cocoa and a hint of smokiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 16, 2006
Draught at the brew pub. Dark reddish-brown color. Red around the edges. Head was tan and left some lace on the glass. Light roasty aroma with a touch of malty cereal grain. Medium bodied and slightly sweet with roasted malt and dark chocolate flavors. Finishes with a roasty bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edfitz (118) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2006
Light roasted aroma. Black appearance with lacy head. Light chocolate flavors and great creamy feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 12, 2006
12 oz. bottle via trade with kokostephi - Pours a brown color with a one and a half finger light tan head. Decent lacing. Has a roasted malt/coffee aroma. Has a light chocolate and big coffee flavor. Has a slightly bitter dry finish. Medium body. A nice beer. Thanks Stephi.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2006
Black beer. Roatsed aroma with notes of malt, alcohol, milk, coffee and vanilla. Coffee flavour with notes of spices. A bit thin. Dry finish.

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