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RATINGS: 1066   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   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 youíll agree: The Poet is truly a rich, creamy brew of epic proportions.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CP (124) - USA - FEB 21, 2008
This is probably one of the smoothest beers I have ever had. Comparable to Dark Horseís Too Cream Stout in that regard. Has a typical dark/brown coloration of a stout with a bold yet smooth mix of coffee, chocolate, and a hint of roasted nuts. It is a thin for a stout but makes up in drinkability and SMOOTHNESS.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eleiser (8) - USA - JUN 26, 2008 does not count
delicious beer with a nice balance of flavor, texture, and thickness. the ideal oatmeal stout. i only wish it was more available where I am from. found it in cape fear wine and bear in NC. worth going out of your way if you love beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2009
I know this is supposed to be an oatmeal stout, but it reminds me more of the porters that Iíve become fond of. Great malty aroma, beautiful dark pour, and just a wonderful flavor and taste profile. Iíve only had 2 of these, but Iím going to need to drink it side by side with my current favorites and re-rate them against each other, because this one could tie or better some of them.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Pours raven black with a creamy tan head. Coffee, chocolate and oatmeal greet the nose. Taste is chock full of dark roasted malt with chocolate and coffee notes accompanied by an unparalleled creaminess. Very muted hops. Pouring and enjoying this beer is poetry in motion. Pairs well with beef, soft-ripened cheeses and chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopslamer (1) - Plymouth, USA - JAN 25, 2013 does not count
Light bodied stout, dark rich color, small head. Hints of hops and malt in the aroma. Rich smooth chocolate flavor on first taste, mellowing off to a light coffee flavor on the finish. Great beer, would buy again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brentv (657) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Poured from the bottle a deep brown/black with a beautiful tan head. Not much aroma, but a bit of chocolate and raisins. Malty and rich, balanced with distant hops. This beer has a silky mouthfeel. A delight to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Erikh04 (153) - - OCT 31, 2013
Very smooth. Great mouthfeel. Has a nice roasted flavor with hints of coffee an chocolate. Very good stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Superb. Very much a prototypical oatmeal stout. Smooth. Great malt flavors. Sweet, but not too much.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
Deep black pour with a thick creamy white head. The nose is really lovely. Nice oaty aroma with a deep rich chocolatey base. Has a really complex and lovely base. Toasted grain, milk chocolate, softly herbal and a little bit of umami. Unctuous and rich. Really delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gattullo (12) - - APR 3, 2016
Dark pour. Nice head. Smooth going down. Not a ton of chocolate taste but a great tasting stout.

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