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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2005
12oz - Aroma is coffee and chocolate malt with a touch of hops. Pours black with a huge slowly dissapating creamy brown head. Flavor is roasty chocoate malt, coffee, and a touch of carmel. A creamy palate that is bubbley and goes down smooth. An easy drinking stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (2903) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2007 bottle during my Dark Lord excursion. Pours quite black with a nice head. There is a distinct oatmeal aroma with maple syrup and mocha to boot. Pretty decent mouthfeel for a stout. It’s rather milky with a nice oaty, ashy flavor, hints of toffee, and a sweet finish indeed. If I were looking for a sweet stout, this would definitely hit the spot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kevin (2129) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 10, 2005
nice see through red black body with a grey head. aroma is sweet chocolate with an oatmeal edge. alcohol is noticeable in the nose. taste is mellow roastedflavor with a chocolate finish. a bit watery with a very light hop level, drinkable, but pedestrian.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2005
Bottle. Toasty, roasty, toffee. Sorta thin. Not bad, but nothing about this stands out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3754) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2005
Clear brown with some lacing. Mellow aroma, with the most interesting feature being something that reminded me of a girlfriend I had in high school (her lipstick and hairspray). But the flavor was wonderfully laden with chocolate, plus sufficient roasted notes for complexity. Not super thick in palate but respectable and reasonable for a stout (non-Imperial).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - AUG 7, 2005
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark black/brown with deep ruby edges and a really dense (maybe too much) head. Actually, I poured the last few drops onto the head and rolled to the side instead of falling through. Taste is a tannic bitterness on initial contact, but almost immediately melds into a brown-sugar sweetness. Noticeable malt, raisin, chocolate, and perhaps caramel throughout. While not overly sweet--which is good, because I’m not that fond of sweetness--it left a sugary taste in my mouth for quite some time after finishing it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Dark brown body with medium carbonation and a thick, rocky beige head. Aroma of rum raisin, creamy dark chocolate, and sweet roast. A nice malty stout with abundant raisin character, medium sweetness, and a moderate, restrained roast profile. Creamy texture with decent fullness. Good, tasty beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2005
Slight sourness in the nose subtracts from otherwise tempting aroma of vanilla bean, dark chocolate. Full bodied, nice aggressive roastiness. Great sugary sweet finish. Nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2870) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2009 Bottled. U.S. Beer 24 of 31 for American Beer Month! Sweet roasty mocha java smell when the bottle pops open. Pours a nice black with barely visible red highlights, tan head seems a bit too rocky. Taste is, well, a bit of aq comedown after the fine presentation. It is nicely roasty, with a mild astringency. Pouring the second half of the bottle does give it something of a "Guinness cascade." Light English (Fuggles?) hops make it a nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalhead (633) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2005
pretty good stout.The right mix of roastiness with touches of chocolate. Slightly dry finish. Not bitter.

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