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RATINGS: 997   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (13367) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Bottled
Almost opaque black, not much head. Slightly hoppy aroma with strong milk chocolate presence. Not really strong nose. Chocolaty, medium-bodied, despite of roastiness a bit bland. Roasted aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13041) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (12446) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle courtesy of ken1. Clear very dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 180513

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (12222) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
On tap @ Pi Pizzeria. Very dark brown pour with a khaki head. Smells a bit smokey and ashy. Lots of roasted malt, some coffee grounds, and a bit of dark chocolate. There’s a pleasant bitterness to the flavor, mostly coffee and roast. Semi-sweet chocolate, a hint of vanilla, and lots of ash. Mild smoke and a touch of oatmeal cookie.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2008
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a medium-sized tan head. Aroma of roastiness, espresso, chocolate, and some notes of plum. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, and dark fruit with a creamy mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11921) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 28, 2009
Bottle from Beer Geek. Pours near opaque with ruby transparency at the edges under strong light. Large frothy tan head that laces a bit. Aromas of chocolate and coffee. Very light coffee. Medium plus body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is chocolate and oatmeal. Extremely smooth finish. Going very well with Black Forest Cherry gooey cookie!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11870) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2003
Medium, creamy tan head atop a black body. Aroma is chocolate, light toffee, hint of roasty. Taste is roasty chocolate and coffee, finishing coffee bitter. Creamy medium body, perhaps a bit light for a stout.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11479) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2005
Draft at New Holland. Poured a black color with a large creamy light brown head. Complex aroma of molasses, chocolate and roasted coffee. Medium body with a creamy texture. Good long sweet flavor and finish. Well above average brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11321) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2009
12oz bottle -pours a light brown head and black with red color. Aroma is dark malt-molasses/chocolate/ashy, some earthy hops. Taste is dark malt-molasses/oats/peat, secondary grassy hops. Medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (11145) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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.


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