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RATINGS: 1006   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (2006) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with quickly vanishing tan head. Smell is sweet chocolate, caramel and a noticeable metallic note. Taste is rich chocolate, sweet dark grains. more metallic/mineral, bitter but diluted coffee/roast and toffee. Not bad.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Voodoo (415) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Pours an opaque mahogany with a medium dense tan head which lingers......aroma is caramel, hint of coffee......taste is smooth, earthy, slight coffee, metallic tailing off into more earthy tones.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
johnfranklong (7) - - MAY 1, 2015 does not count
Great flavor profile without an overwhelming hop flavor. Roast and warm with a smooth finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrinkinWell (343) - - APR 27, 2015
Pours a jet black, thin off-white head. Aromas are caramel, roasted coffee beans, chocolate. Thick, creamy mouthfeel. Sweetness from the roasted malts, hints of vanilla, oak, cocoa. A nice rich stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
two7offsuit (332) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 27, 2015
Pours a very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma hints at coffee. Flavor is coffee with subtle chocolate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HourGlass13 (232) - North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2015
Pours a very dark redish brown with a medium sized tan head. Aroma is roast, and a hint of sweet spice. Taste is roast and a mild sweetness of chocolate and there is some coffee also in the mix though fairly muted. Medium body. Good brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
M82 (378) - Kansas, USA - APR 11, 2015
Black pour, mahogany pinstriping when illuminated beneath a short, fading, mostly tight khaki head which creates a solid ring and pair of short peninsulas of lace

Aromas and flavors of coffee infused vanilla, treacle and caramel with biscuit accents on a medium body with a dense character cut with plenty of lively carbonation leading to smoke, damp wood and subtle soy sauce with nuances of slightly wonky umami - flash of creamed corn - chocolate in the finish and residual, ultimately a welcome heavy feel and richness considering the alc %

12 oz bottle code K184 09:43 served at 45º into 14.7 oz Zwiesel Cognac snifter


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (6352) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
Bouteille de 12 oz achetée chez Beer Palate (Williston, VT) au coût de 2,20$. Arôme: Odeur de céréales grillées et de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de café et de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de chocolat en arrière goût. (Rating #6243)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffbigD (106) - - APR 4, 2015
Smooth chocolate flavor with hints of oatmeal. Rich flavor with low carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1703) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 4, 2015
Cervesa amb molt bona aparènça, bon gust a torrats i amb un toc dolç, un pel aigualida. Cerveza con muy buena apariencia, buen sabor a tostados y con un toque dulce, un poco aguada.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2504) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
Dark black body, brown head, not much retention, some lacing. Initially a hit of roasted malts, then some lactose and a touch of dried fruit. Taste is semi-sweet, milk chocolate, a touch of burnt malts. Thinnish palate. Could be more pronounced overall, but not bad.


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