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RATINGS: 1017   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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 you’ll agree: The Poet is truly a rich, creamy brew of epic proportions.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - FEB 18, 2008
The commerical description states "stout is sheer beer poetry." Well whoever wrote must be reading Poetry for Dummies, this stuff is really disappointing. The utter taste of oatmeal isn’t in a good way. almost tastes like to way too much Oatmeal in the outmeal stout. Coffee and chocolate notes are really subtle. Boo!!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maltser85 (342) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Beer pours a nice black with a decent two finger off white head light tan head. The head really sticks around on this beer. The nose starts with a very nice milk chocolate, followed by some slight bitter espresso notes and roasted barley notes. There is also a nice bitter dark chocolate note as well. The beer mainly follows the nose, but the best part is the tremendous mouth feel. The beer is only 5.2% and it feels like a 10% behemoth. Excellent!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2006
a decent stout have had better nice smell finishes nicely chcolatey and roated a good beer i guess GET SURLY

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Dark black and clear in color with a foamy white head that hugs the edge of the glass. Roasted barley and chocolate in the nose, a touch of shoe polish. Smooth mouth-feel, light in body, light-medium carbonation, with a lasting finish. Rich and malty with chocolate and roasted barley flavors. Finishes dry and roasted. A nice oatmeal stout, dry (not sure why it’s categorized as a sweet stout) with a good dance of chocolate and roasted flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Very nice stout with flavors of coffee, chocolate. Smooth and creamy. Well done.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Draft. Black tan head. Chocolate nose with a coffee, chocolate androasty malty flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - OCT 30, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2007 bottle. pours translucent dark brown with a thick foamy tan head. leaves heavy lacing on the glass. strong oat and light chocolate aroma. taste brings in a lightly sweet (brown sugar) roasted element and a moderate bitter. carbonation was a bit high at first but after a short sit it reigned in nicely. moderate thickness is lasting. this is an extremely well balanced stout that brings a variety of flavors. very impressed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2008
The aroma was fruity and roasty when first poured. Chocolate and coffee came forth with a dark roasty note of espresso and some acidity from the dark grains. Some grassy hop aromas lurked in the background as did a smidge of caramel. The beer poured into the glass black with a ruby highlight and a beige head which retreated quickly to just barely manage to lace the glass. The flavor was nicely achieved with a moderate level of roasty espresso coffee and dark chocolate and a caramel presence which kept everything from going bone dry. The bittering was crisp and lightly grassy and the beer had a nice fruity aspect. The finish was dry with lasting chocolate and roast into the aftertaste. The body was medium full and the carbonation on the low side, yet the beer was creamy and smooth on the palate. A very nice stout, good job! 12 ounce bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrmac (331) - South Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2008
pours a traditional stout like black, but with a very thin head. Smells of roast coffee, chocolate, and malt. Wow, taste like a cup of coffee. Good beer for the price and style. I would have no problem buying again.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gruberm (329) - - NOV 29, 2013
No ell. Nice dark color. White head. Good. No straight up taste but good wheaty bitter follow up taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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