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RATINGS: 959   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2003
Pours a very dark brown almost black color with a thin cream colored head. Lightly roasted grainy aroma. Body is thin, semi-sweet with an astrigent grainy flavor which I'm assuming is from the oats. Smooth, though, with a lightly hoppy roasted finish. A respectable oatmeal stout.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2003
dried blood scarlet, dark nearly unto blackness; an oatmeal cookie colored head with a short attention span. aroma was somewhat secretive, but with a bit of prodding, it gave up some intelligence that i could use: coffee soaked oreos, burlap, and black licorice. flavor of fudge brownie and burnt grass-- at once both bitter and sweet . if it's soft carbonation, trim -if not thin -body, and quaffable palatte was a person, he'd be offering to check my luggage-- yep, it's a porter, and not a bad one. if you want a poetic sweet stout, though, let me direct your attention to a certain mr. shakespeare filed in the card catalogue under 'rogue'.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WabashMan (1014) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2007 A nice sweet stout, this one has a good roastiness to it in both flavor and aroma. This, however, strikes me as one of those beers that is difficult on which to comment. No feature is so exceptional or incredibly weak to really stand out, and so this stout, also, will not stand out. It’s pretty good...but has no real distinguising character to really make the style its own. It is, however, fairly thin for a stout of any variety.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2004
loose, foamy, chocolatey brown head dissipated rather quickly. Deep ruby body is completely transluscent. I can actually see through it, I’m skeptical. Nose of chocolate and caramel with a strong cola suggestion. Thin, watery mouthfeel, relativelylively dries out leaving a coffee& dark chocolate flavor that highlights the beer. A sweeter, milk chocolate develops as it goes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Opaque black with creamy tan head. Aroma is somewhat roasted but a bit thin for a stout. Flavor is a nice medium feeling roasted malt with a hint of coffee. Its smooth in flavor with a good bitterness and an easy finish. I get some dusty chocolate warmth in the finish to end it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2005
Has a mild roasty tone in the nose and taste. Gets somewhat sweet then finishes on the dry side, medium-bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2005
Roasted coffee aroma, deep brown, a small tan head. Flavour has chocolate, and some coffee notes. Medium bodied, a dry, bitter finish. Very good. Thanks again wohlfs!

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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2006
Poured a clear dark brown color with a huge tan head. Aoma of tart chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor continued with the roasted malt and some more chocolate. Very lively mouthfeel from the heavy carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2006
Aroma is like very sweet caramel, sugary, malty. Flavour is not too exciting, like watery coffee. Average beer.


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