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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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kobal (64) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Color is opaque black with a tan head that clings to the glass. Nose is creamy, mildly nutty with an incongruous hint of sage. Body is medium-heavy, right about where I like my stouts and the taste is creamy, showing notes of chocolate, cream, nuts and coffee. A little bit of sweetness followed by a semi-bitter finish that lingers for a moment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1206) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Superb. Very much a prototypical oatmeal stout. Smooth. Great malt flavors. Sweet, but not too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Handypaul (209) - - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown, big lasting creamy light brown head and great lacing. aroma of chocolate, burnt malt, coffee. Lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, average to lively fine carbonation and a too brief too light bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10960) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle shared during the satellite Travlr 10K tasting at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Thanks to Fergus (I think...)! Pours clear brown with a creamy, beige head. Simple beer but tasty, with sugary bread, light roast, some tar, balancing bitter earth. Light to medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Light jammy berries on the finish along with notes of chocolate and understated roasted malts. Pretty good. Easygoing and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AbbeyRoade (314) - Missouri, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Excellent brew. If it was thicker and creamier it would be absolutely ideal! Other than that it is still great- creamy, good body, sweet, not bitter. Chocolate notes. Not really any coffee flavor here. Malty. Easy to consume.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8630) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle shared at Chriso’s post GBBF minidig, 16/08/14. Extremely dark mahogany brown with a moderate tan swirl and edgeing. Nose is earthy roast, dark toffee, spice, brown bre, cocoa rub. Taste comprises mellow roast malt, toffee, cocoa powder, faint lactic. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, drying close with light roasting. Ok stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (1850) - Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Tap: This beer may single handedly be respondible for my total craft beer endeavor. I still remember ordering a Guinness, getting rejected because it was a "craft" bar (which I was oblivious to, at the time), & having the waitress recommend me this one, to which I was subsequently blown away & made it my mission to expand my beer horizons each day. My tastes have changed over time, certainly, but there’s no denying that this is still a mighty fine oatmeal stout. Black as night, creamy light-tan, tight bubbled foam on top. Aroma of rich malt, burnt nuts, roasted grain, faint charred wood, smooth oats, & some light cream. Lovely roasted malt character on the palate, light bitterness balanced by the smoothing of the oats & a mildly sweet, creamy essence in the background. Touch of caramel, woodsy & nutty with bitter cacao dust & light anise. Creamy, frothy mouth feel, great for the style. New Holland’s best year-rounder by a long shot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (1896) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours a lucious black with a ring of white cream. Aroma is mostly dark chocolate, with a creamy base. Flavors are also rich, smooth, and chocolatey. Very creamy mouthfeel. Deliciously blended and effortlessly drinkable. This really is poetry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jstonerock24 (132) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Pour is very dark brown to black however light can still shine through. Aroma is very roasty coffee and chocolate. Flavor is rich chocolate and roasted coffee with little to no bitter with a smooth finish. Very rich for such low alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Criz (93) - - AUG 23, 2014
12oz bottle into pint glass. Poured vigorously creating a thick tan head that dissipates into a lasting thick bodied head that sticks to the glass. Pours a deep brown. Flavors of chocolate, vanilla, sweet caramelized sugar. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, and earthy oats. Medium thick on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8212) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
Sampled from bottle @ ChrisO after GBBF day 3. Dark brown to black color, small off-white head. Smell and taste malts, dark malts, roasty, light to medium coffee roast, earthy bitter. Decent body and carbonation.

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