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RATINGS: 1057   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrinkinWell (389) - - APR 27, 2015
Pours a jet black, thin off-white head. Aromas are caramel, roasted coffee beans, chocolate. Thick, creamy mouthfeel. Sweetness from the roasted malts, hints of vanilla, oak, cocoa. A nice rich stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rosskyle (384) - - JUL 13, 2015
Served on tap at the holiday inn express. Dark brown color with a white head. Medium heavy body. Milk chocolate flavor with bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Pours nice and dark, very nice sized head and leaves a generous lace as it disappears. Is it possible to smell thick? If so, here it is. Milk, Chocolate, and a very light scent of roasted malts are present. Oats are also in the mix. Tastes matches the smell closely, very creamy and chocolatey. With the medium to thick body and light carbonation, this is a damn good combination. I would absolutely have this again, although I must say as a downside it doesn’t have much to distinguish it from beers of a similar style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - APR 5, 2009
aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, and a sweet note i cant place. drinks malty with some bitter chocolate in the finish. typical style stout. not bad, not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Carlisle (379) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Cask. Slight malt aroma. Dark reddish black. Consistent tan head; minimal carbonation. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Coffee notes with a little chocolate. Creamy (oatmealy), chocolate finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2008
Draught at Sheffield’s, Chicago. This stout has a very unusual aroma redolent of roasted tomatoes or maybe baked beans. The roast and vegetable flavour is very full-on, almost a bit much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RoscoeJackson (372) - Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2010 after a 4 month imperial stout binge, decided to revisit the poet. this is one of the first stouts i ever liked. unfortunately, after having expanded my palate, i dont enjoy this one as much.. dark brown in color with a nice light beige head that really leaves a lot of lace. creamy, smooth, easy to drink. i could really pound these things. i still think it’s a good beer, just doesnt pack alot of punch. maybe i’m being too critical. after drinking my 2nd of the night, im liking it a lot more haha.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2002
This is a good ol’ fashioned rich, chocolatey, and creamy stout. It lounges in the glass in black obeisance ... the color hypnotizes. Noticable alohol warmth in the back of the tongue, but not in the flavor. Suprisingly strong roasted mouthfeel not usual for an oatmeal stout. Still beatifully crafted beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TikiE (368) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Not a bad stout! Nice and sweet with a fine coffee taste. The smell though is outrageous! I could smell this all day! The bottle caught my eye and Im so glad I got the last sixer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2005
12 oz. bottle: Pours a murky black though not completely opaque with a brown sustaining head. Aromas are a strong roasted malt presense and bitter dark chocolate. Flavor is slightly watery (but not overly so) coffee, dark chocolate with the hops showing themselves in the end and on into the finish.

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