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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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2005
Botlle @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm
Rich chocolate malty nose. Likewise in taste with a balanced sweetness. A bit fruity and caramell in aftertaste too. Smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29987) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2005
A pitch black beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet roasted combined with notes of chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of coffee, and chocolate, as well as light wood notes. The finish is like a good bitter dark dessert chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - OCT 12, 2005
Also Courtesy of Bockyhorsey.
Bottle poured black with a huge thick head and lacing. Aroma of roasty malt and coffee. Flavor is rich with a medium/ thick body, roasty malt and chocolate with a good rich finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2005
Courtesy of Bockyhorsey. Sharp aroma I can’t really place, but it smells vaguely of cheese wax. Dark brown to black with a MASSIVE mocha head. Bitter fore with some very mild roastiness and even milder chocolate notes in the middle and finish. Body is thin giving this an almost porter-like feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2005
Pours jet black with a thick, creamy beige head. Aroma from roasted malt and toffee, with small hints of peach. Fruity, burnt flavour with some notes of raisin and plum. Great bitter finish. Slight alcoholic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (13360) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Almost opaque black, not much head. Slightly hoppy aroma with strong milk chocolate presence. Not really strong nose. Chocolaty, medium-bodied, despite of roastiness a bit bland. Roasted aftertaste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (21553) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Bottled. Black colour, mediumsized brown head. Wonderful chocolaty, roasted malty aroma with hints of cream (fudge). Chocolate, roasted malt and some soapish hints in flavour. Also some wooden hints in flavour. The flavour is kind of weak link in this one though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2005
12 oz. bottle. very dark pour with a tan head. the head fades to a slight ring as the beer warms for a few minutes in my glass. aroma hints of coffee, chocolate and some vanilla bean. flavors are pretty much the same, but they just don’t seem to come together in an even or balanced way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2005
(Bottled@Oliver Twist) Very dark brown color with a small, fading but lacy head. Roasted aroma of creamy milk, coffee and malt. Roasted-malty, ashy and lactic flavor with coffee. Medium-bodied, creamy, ashy, somewhat bitter palate with medium carbonation. Slightly thin body, but not watery. A decent, creamy stout.

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