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RATINGS: 944   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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8778) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2010
UPDATED: APR 29, 2010 Tasty light oatmeal stout. A little watery. Low-bodied. Black pour. Chocolate, oat and coffee mouthfeel. It’s good if you want an oatmeal stout and don’t want to sip on just one all night. Rated 4/6/10

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (8765) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8748) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8684) - 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 (8507) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8214) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (8006) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2006
Michigan Brewers Festival 2006. Black body with a small tan head (3+). Sweet mocha aroma with very mild roast. Thin, dilute roast and muted chocolate in the flavour. Average palate needs a bit more body for a stout in my mind. Pleasant but underwhelming. 7/3+/6/3/13

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (8002) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2005
Thanks to atpayne for this. Pours deep black with a big, tan head. Aroma of malt, big chocoff, slight prunes. Tastes malty, with some molasses and chocolate at the finish. Firm palate with nice balance and complexity. A stellar sweet stout. Just marvelous.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7954) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2012 First rating
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, first session
Black color, tan head. Sweet, malty scent. Sweet, lactic taste. Licorice aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.
6/4/7/3/13=3.3

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Bottle thanks to (non-ratebeer) Matt/Nekrobarr! Sampled on December 2, 2012.
Clear dark red color, big tan head. Sweet malty scent. Sweet, malty, toffee taste. Smooth mouthfeel, licorice aftertaste. Medium bitterness.
7/4/7/4/14=3.6

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7867) - 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.


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