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RATINGS: 1003   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (9621) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (9593) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2015
Sampled @ Braukunst Live München 2015
Sehr dunkel braunes/schwarzes Bier mit einer ordentlichen dunkel beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch schokoladig, Espresso, Vanille, erdig. Geschmack süß, schokoladig, Kaffe, süßes Ende.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9570) - 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 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (9256) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9166) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (9109) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2004
This beer is an opaque dark brown (almost black) color with a medium beige head that dissipates slowly. Thin curtain of lacing throughout the glass. The aroma is very roasty, with coffee and dark chocolate. Medium-bodied and closer in consistency to a Porter than a Stout. Roasted coffee at the forefront, with molasses, chocolate and some hops in the flavor. The finish is mildly bitter and roasty. Overall this is a pretty good Stout, but it is lacking richness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
Deep black pour with a thick creamy white head. The nose is really lovely. Nice oaty aroma with a deep rich chocolatey base. Has a really complex and lovely base. Toasted grain, milk chocolate, softly herbal and a little bit of umami. Unctuous and rich. Really delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (8675) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Decent Oatmeal stout, started out very nice, got a little boring by the end, but overall good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (8526) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2007
Bottle. Chocolate malt and espresso aroma. Dark brown with small head. Creamy dark chocolate and coffee/cola flavor. Nice chocolatey aftertaste. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8465) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2008
Bottle. Deep brown with a light brown/dark tan head. Nose of sweet roast and creamed plums, flavor of chocolate covered black cherries, cream, roast (with no astringency) and a strange bit of caramelized chocolate. Soothing, smooth, oily texture, frothy and full, little to no harshness or astringency. I’m actually surprised that I liked a New Holland beer, I had some pretty bad disasters from this brewery before.


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