brucebruce81 (389) - Wyoming, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is really good it is very sweet for a stout style beer. I like the dark look of the beer
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
BeerInHeaven (375) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
RoscoeJackson (372) - Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
demannu (371) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
TikiE (368) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
TheBear11D (365) - Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.