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RATINGS: 1064   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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.


3.9
   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.

3.3
   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.

3.3
   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.

3.5
   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.

4
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TikiE (368) - Asheville, 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!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerInHeaven (368) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2015
pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma is malt, biscuit, and just a hint of coffee. Thick creamy mouth feel. Taste is malty, faintly sweet. Just a hint of bitter on a quick finish. Good beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
demannu (365) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Very pleasing aroma of chocolate with some roasted coffee beans as well. Mouth feel is creamy and smooth like an oatmeal stout should be. Taste follows the smell with both milk and dark chocolates along with notes of roasted coffee before finishing with a surprising smoky slight bitterness. Not an elite stout but still solid.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBear11D (365) - Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2014
The Poet pours black with a thick light tan head that lasts a long while and leaves thick lacing. The aroma is faint, but features coffee, cream and chocolate. The flavor is cream, coffee and chocolate. Overall this is a nice stout.

3.3
   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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