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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 youíll agree: The Poet is truly a rich, creamy brew of epic proportions.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopslovin (194) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2007
Black pour with small brown head. Sticky lace. Smells of chocolate and roasted coffee. Not very complex, a little thin. Easy drinking with muted flavors and a bit of bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
taalhiker (190) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2008
From bottle. Part of October Dayton Beer Tasting event. Poured near-black with scant tan head. Aromas of coffee and malt. Thinner mouthfeel than expected. Coffee and dark chocolate flavors. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hair-old (189) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2006
Pours with a head that shows some decent malt and hops were used.aroma of melted belgian chocolate.Expresso/ coffee chocolate taste with a dash of fuggles.Finishes dry and watery.Not real sweet for this style.More hops and malt please.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamT (188) - North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2014
12oz bottle from The Beer Store Wilson. Dark black hue, zero visibility with mostly diminishing off-white head. Good lacing. Dark fruit, malt aromas. Chocolate taste up front with a mild chocolate finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2002
I donít know if this was an "off" batch or what. But it has an aroma like a used ashtray. Taste is slightly better than the aroma but it is not a very good oatmeal stout IMO. I see others have rated it alot higher than me, so Iíll get another bottle later and re-evaluate then.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgd0608 (187) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2006
Pours dark with a thin tan head, aroma of chocolate, and coffee. Smooth beer, great finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fromred2green (187) - , Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Bottle. Pours near-black with a small tan head. Aroma is of coffee and sweet roast malt. Flavor is mostly coffee - canít really taste the oatmeal. Quite smoky. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gizmo_ber (187) - Steinwenden, GERMANY - OCT 30, 2012
Dark pour, tan head that fades to nice lacing. Smooth palate with nice roasted and chocolate flavoring with hint of coffee. Drinks smooth without leaving strong aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Pours a black color with a tan head. Aroma is very coffee-like with a lot of roasted malts. Taste follows the nose. Not as smooth or silky as I usually expect from an oatmeal stout. Not bad, but Iíve had better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
atlrizzob (179) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Pours dark with a light tan head. Smells of oats and roasted malts. Taste is oatmeal, chocolate, and roasts. stellar beer from a stellar organization,

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