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RATINGS: 1059   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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 youíll agree: The Poet is truly a rich, creamy brew of epic proportions.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (10857) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10799) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (10751) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Decent Oatmeal stout, started out very nice, got a little boring by the end, but overall good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (10655) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (10578) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 30, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2014 Re-rate 5/27/14: Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks zvikar. Creamy, chocolate, roasty, bittersweet. Good. 7/3/7/4/15=3.6

(10/26/08) Bottle at Barcade in Brooklyn. Black-colored with a small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, some chocolate and vanilla notes. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, chocolate, caramel notes and some oatmeal. Medium-bodied and a very carbonated palate. A nice Stout. 7/4/7/3/13.5

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10528) - 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 Weyerbacherís Old Heathen. Thanks go out to WBC for the bottle!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10374) - 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 arenít as obvious in the flavor as a stout should be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10205) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2008
Courtesy of Sammy. Brow/black with a nice, creamy head. The aroma has notes of coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malt. The flavour has a nice sweetness, a smooth, full body, notes of coffee, bitter chocolate, roasted malt and it ends slightly dry. Itís nice, charming and uncomplicated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (9997) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (9711) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle. Poured black with a thick brown head. Aroma was full of grain, oat and a bit of caramel. Flavor was one note with grain/oat malts dominating.

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