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RATINGS: 925   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9794) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2008
Bottle poured a clear dark brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee and light vanilla. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, coffee and carmel with a smooth malty finish.

Not a bad stout just a boring one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with an average, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (roasted, coffee, nutty, dark fruit), light hops (woody), and average esters (fruity) with notes of licorice, ashed wood, and prunes. Flavor is heavy malt (roasted, coffee, nutty, dark fruit), light hops (woody), and average esters (fruity) with notes of licorice, ashed wood, and prunes. Full body, low warmth, medium carbonation and creaminess with a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9152) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Bottle... Black ale with a mid-sized, frothy, well-tanned head. Good retention. Milk chocolate and caramel aroma. Well rounded, burnt, chocolaty notes in the flavor. Medium bitter with good balance. Medium to full-bodied with lively carbonation. Roasted, mildly burnt, lightly bitter finish. Lots of milk chocolate overall. Reminds me just a bit of Weyerbacher’s Old Heathen. Thanks go out to WBC for the bottle!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9099) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Pretty nice stout. Black pour wtih a small brown head. Aroma is pretty weak, but i do smell the typical coffee and cocao. Some molasses on the nose and togue. Beer is faintly sweet and has some nice balance. Nice beer to try, but not one to seek out on a regular basis.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2010
Tasted on tap at the International Tap House in St. Louis, Missouri. Dark orange-brown appearance (a bit off for a Stout). Nice sweet stout aroma . Flavor is pretty smooth but dark malts aren’t as obvious in the flavor as a stout should be.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8933) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2007
12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown with red edges and an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of roast, milk chocolate, cocoa and light coffee. Tastes of milk chocolate, roast, and a light coffee finish. Body on the somewhat thin side.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8652) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2008
A blackish stout, minimal head. Faint roast, some malt in the nose. About average mouthfeel,which is below average for this style. Modest sourness. Drinkability is about average. A decent beer, but not best representation of style.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (8537) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2008
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head. Very nutty aroma with some chocolate and oatmeal notes as well. Taste is nutty with roasted malts and some vegetal notes. Medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8426) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 14, 2011
Tap at Paradiso Dupont. Better than I expected, it pours a near black more deep ruby brune with a light sandy yellow head. Nice nitro looking retention and sheety lace. Aroma is Whoppers milk balls, milk chocolate. Taste is ashy, bitter, cherry syrup, tobacco. Thinner palate. Eh.


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