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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thehoff (585) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2004 Dark black stout, ruby red where the light shines through. Thin cream head. Smells of coffee grounds and chocolate. Also smell prunes, or raisins. Tastes like espresso, nice bitterness, a little sweet but not too sweet. That is good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2003
Ok, this taete good cold, but then I read the serving suggestions. Trying to warm it up a bit. Need one of those coffee warmers for my beer right now. Speaking of coffee, this has a deep coffee flavor. A tasty stout, cold or warm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 9, 2003
Bottle. Poured dark brown with faintest hints of garnet when held up to light. Small tan head diminished at a casual pace. Aroma is rich, deep dark roasted malts, coffee, bitter chocolate and figs. Burnt malt flavor with espresso and lingering bitter finish. Full body and almost - but not quite - creamy carbonation. Nice stout overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TJackHole (83) - Alabama, USA - DEC 7, 2003
the smell of dark sweet chocolate. head was small and disappeared quickly.taste was mild and sweet.too much carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2003
This beer's appearance was that of a small sized tan head that was creamy and smooth and contained fine-medium sized bubbles that completely dissipated. The body had some noticeable soft carbonation, opaque with a reddish brown hue. The nose consisted of chocolate and coffee with the same nose in the taste as well. The taste of this beer was a little more milder than I was expecting. The palate was creamy and smooth and this beer was medium bodied. This beer left a fair amount of lacing on the sides of my glass. Not a bad Sweet Stout overall.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (4920) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 28, 2003
This beer I fear is very near my dear a great stout of that I have no doubt but fall short it does without any buzz but still it's alright to drink this night! The RB poet strikes again! This brew poured a small head of fine to medium sized mostly lasting light brown colored bubbles that left behind a good cutain like lace and am opaque dark brown colored body with no visible carbonation. The aroma is excellent for a fine stout with notes of dark malt, mollasses and coffee. The mouthfeel is very smooth with only a slight hop tingle to it. The flavor is on the mild side though. It is sweet dark malt, very mild coffee notes and a little mollasses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WabashMan (1009) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2007 A nice sweet stout, this one has a good roastiness to it in both flavor and aroma. This, however, strikes me as one of those beers that is difficult on which to comment. No feature is so exceptional or incredibly weak to really stand out, and so this stout, also, will not stand out. It’s pretty good...but has no real distinguising character to really make the style its own. It is, however, fairly thin for a stout of any variety.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMerritt (1767) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2003
Black with a small, tan head. Chocolate syrup aroma. Moderate carbonation initially; once that dies down, the texture becomes truly milky & smooth. Sweet malt front turns into bitter-sweet chocolate. I found the exact opposite of redlem: slighy chocolate with no coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2003
sweet chocolate, coffee with cream, smooth and sweet on the roof of my mouth, lingering bitter roasted yum.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2003
Brown/Black reddish color with a small tan head. A bitter roasted aroma, slight coffee, no chocolate. Taste is slightly bitter, some dark caramel, weak coffee.

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