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RATINGS: 921   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2004
Dark as the night sky, black as can be, with a thick, lacey, creamy froth..a looker in the glass...liquefied Tyra Banks... Aroma: AH! Cocoa, coffee, cream, anise, pepper, all thrown together, battered about, mixed-up, spicy, deep, resonant, AH!, gotta say it again...or, to put it differently, aaahhh!!! Taste: full-bodied, marvelous mouthfeel, hangs wonderfully in the mouth, big chocolatey flavor, coats the senses, paints the palate, drips the cocoa all around the town...roasty, toasty, just a little bitter, and very tasty...this would definitely be a prime candidate for a staple slot in the old fridge. Such a darned perfect, smooth, drinkable stout...sip, gulp, ...ah!...there’s the chocolate again...oh, the pleasures never end...why don’t I have a 6-pack at hand?

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7973) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2004
This beer is an opaque dark brown (almost black) color with a medium beige head that dissipates slowly. Thin curtain of lacing throughout the glass. The aroma is very roasty, with coffee and dark chocolate. Medium-bodied and closer in consistency to a Porter than a Stout. Roasted coffee at the forefront, with molasses, chocolate and some hops in the flavor. The finish is mildly bitter and roasty. Overall this is a pretty good Stout, but it is lacking richness.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 15, 2004
Deep amber brown/black with little or no head. Sour sweetnose, with some hops and coffee notes. Slight prickle, with light palate and a lingering finish. Chocolate, coffee, slight sweet creaminess, some bitter hops on teh finish. Great Beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3055) - Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2004
Dark brown with a tan head that has a yellowish tint. The head soon fades completely. Cocoa powder and coffe are the major aspects of the aroma. Along with the powdery chocolate and coffee in the flavor, there’s a bit of nuttiness mixed in. It’s kind of like a liquid candybar except for the whole sickeningly sweet part.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2004
Dark, Delicious, and Damn good. Roasted malts and dark chocolate delivered to the fullest, with an excellent aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1513) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2004
Very dark brown with a medium tan head. Roasted coffee aroma. Flavor of milk chocolate. Long dark chocolate finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6241) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2004
Bottle pours brackish brown, dark brown on the edges, and a small milky tannish head.   Dark fruit, plums, heavily roasted malts, and burnt caramel on the nose.   Milky unsweetened chocolate up front, yielding a slightly dry bittersweet chocolate towards the finish.   Bit of a sour fruit aftertaste, lingering hop bitterness.   Decent mouthfeel, good lacing, but could use a little more body.   Thanks goes out to MarkR for the trade!


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2004
Deep brown with red hints. Large thick tan head. Creamy, rich, roasty and malty flavor . somewhat sweet bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2004
Dark brown with a thin chocolatey head that dissolves to a ring of lace. Nose is delightfully milk chocolatey with some roasted malt and caramel hints. Taste opens chocolate with a nice hoppy bitterness at the top. Finish is coffee and dark chocolate. It's really too bad the body is so thin. If this stout had a bit more meat on her bones she'd be irresistable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 23, 2004
Roasty, thin and not the black hole darkness that I like. Pretty good stout, but when in Michigan, hit up Bell's Kalamazoo Stout.


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