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RATINGS: 1066   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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 you’ll agree: The Poet is truly a rich, creamy brew of epic proportions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagobears (449) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2008
Creamy black pour into Ciney glass. Aroma of coffee. Good smoky flavor with chocolate, coffee, salted nuts and oatmeal. This is smooth and creamy. Much better than anticipated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2008
Pours black, not much head. Roasted coffee slight chocolate. Not really a lot going on. Slight bitter finish. Overall not bad, but not great. I have a feeling this could be better on draft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
two7offsuit (449) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 27, 2015
Pours a very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma hints at coffee. Flavor is coffee with subtle chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JediMindTricks (446) - Remington, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2011
Got this in a mix 12-pack and this was the only notes I wrote down: Nice and creamy mouthfeel, bitter malt flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mintzmeet (444) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Nice subtle smell, dark black color. Great taste and flavor, not overpowering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_sully (438) - - MAR 12, 2016
Deep brown body with a light tan head. Aroma reminiscent of pine. Taste is rich with oat and a chocolate but not bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2002
I’ve always liked this beer, good roasted coffee flavor, would prefer a little thicker, but overall a good drinkable stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
climberbob (437) - Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Bottle into stout glass. Looks like it should. Pleasing aroma of chocolate oak. Similar taste. Smooth mouthfeel. Roasty tasty stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Bonus bottle from Punkrkr27, thanks Steve... Pours black with a light mocha head.. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, some roasted malts and coffee...Flavor is dark chocolate, roasted malts and I can’t really pick up much else.. Lots of carbonation...Not sweet like I expected but it is pretty decent. Would have thought I was drinking a porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Pours near black with a touch of brown head. Nose is fairly potent roasted barley and oat with a little bitter hops and tangy, almost raisiny fruit. Flavor is much less tangy and quite sweet (for a stout), with a very good balance of roastiness/bitterness to the sweet oatmeal malt. Finish is weak and what little there is comes as sweetness.Medium body and very drinkable. Good stuff and great representation of a sweet oatmeal stout.

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