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RATINGS: 1002   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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
eaglefan538 (2917) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 12, 2006
Poured a brownish color, not black for sure. The head was almost white, very light tan. The aroma was hard to pick up, some coffee. The flavor was somewhat watered down, coffee the strongest, and light lactic notes at the end. Mouthfeel pretty light. Not a great beer, mediocre at best.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 27, 2006
Bottled, no date. Pours a dark brown, almost black with a large (quickly fading) beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, and a little nutty. Flavor roasted malts, some smokiness, coffee and bitter chocolate. Slight roasted malt bitter finish. Nothing amazing.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4560) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2010 Re-rate: Nice, un-muddied sweet stout aroma. Vinous/fruit tones in the aroma. Improved label. Clear, though almost opaque rootbeer brown with a tallish but sparse khakit head. Good CO2 balance, good roast, lightly sweet with coffee. Clean finish (with some chalk,) medium body. Aroma is very complex. Bumped the rating up a little. Old Rating: Hoppy, tangy, dark malt aroma. Cascading brown head, deep clear ruby brown-black. Bad clipart label. Hoppy west coast style. Tangy, porterish, clean and balanced. Not as robust as say, 8 Ball or No. 38, but in the same vein. Medium body. Finishes medium long and roasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TerryR (384) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2006
Murky brown with a tan head that quickly fades away. Roasted malt, coffee and chocolate aroma. Roasted malt dominates the taste with notes of coffee followed by a lonf dry chocolate finish. Chewy body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowe1983 (1367) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2006
Pours a very dark brown color with medium tan head. Aroma is strong of chocolate with hints of coffee and caramel. Flavor is the same with a nice sweet, malty finish. Also has a nice flavor of roasted malts to blend well with the other flavors. A good stout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stoutlvr (52) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2006
Below average for what I expect from a stout. It does have a nice flavor, but is a bit too spritzy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2006
Pours a nice dark brown. Aromas of malts and chocolate. Flavors of oats, slight caramel, roasted malts and some slightly burnt chocolate tones.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2006
Pours dark black brown with tan head that fades quickly. Aroma of sticky molasses... chocolate and nuts. Flavor is watery, thin body, but has a nice dark chocolate element... bitter coffee finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TChrome (1432) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2006
Beer pour dark brown color with a totally retained tan colored head. Aroma is really nice. Notes of milk chocolate, nuts, smoke, and way down deep roasted coffee. Flavor is nice as well, initially sweet, then finishes with a bitter, dark chocolate bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcr (2278) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2006
Poured black with brown head. Aroma filled with roasted malts, smoke and chhocolate. Flavor is malty sweet with notes of chocolate and caramel. Underneath are notes of peat and smoke. The finish is bitter. Smooth on the palate with slight carbnation. Medium body.


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