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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotbod47 (26) - flint, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2002
A pretty good beer overall. you could really taste the carmel in this beer. this beer had a great aftertaste. very smooth and easy to drink. I am not a big stout fan but i would drink this beer again

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2005
Pours as black as you’d expect - not much head. Malt nose. Its finish was a bit too sweet for my liking, but I guess that it lived up to its billing lol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Bottle. Deep chestnut colored with ruby hues. Tan head lingers for a short while and fades nearly completely out. Standard roasted malt aromas, nothing really jumps out and grabs my attention. Flavor seems to run the same direction. Fair, a safe bet, but not inspiring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thehinge (268) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 6, 2005
Pours black with a large off white head. Lacing is good. Aroma is reminiscent of grass. Mouthfeel is medium....not real heavy. Taste has a heavy hint of coffee and just a little bitter in the end. I don’t taste the chocolate that New Holland touts. This is just so-so.....I wouldn’t write home about it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2005
black body with scarlet highlights and a tan head that rings the side of the glass and coats it on the way down. weak coffee aroma, hints of vanilla and hops. flavor is a little unbalanced, with the hops and and the burnt coffee flavors competing more than complementing each other. i did bring it up to the recommended temp and still found it not well blended. chocolates come in very late, with the aftertaste coming in with some bitter/flowery hops. if i were drinking this without benefit of the RB category, i would have thought this were a foreign or dry stout based on its aftertaste. it needs a bit more to rank highly amongst the better sweet stouts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Black color. Small, filmy mocha colored head with good density. Subtle roast aroma with hints of chocolate and sour fruits. Thin body, watery texture. Dry cocoa and chocolate flavors with vinous qualities.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mds (2221) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2006
Bottle. Pours a very dark black body with a medium-sized creamy, tannish head. The aroma is quite pleasant - has chalky fruit, cocoa, and oatmeal. Sour malt flavour with mild chocolate and toffee roastiness. Good. Purchased at Bello Vino, Ann Arbor in April 2006.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (2902) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2006
Draught sample at MBG 2006 Summer Festival. Looks like cola in the glass. Malty aroma with roasted notes and a bit of smoke and coffee. Thinning body. Standard sweet stout flavours - roasty to start, some chocolate and coffee, and a moderately dry finish. Not bad, but pretty unexciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 16, 2006
Draught at the brew pub. Dark reddish-brown color. Red around the edges. Head was tan and left some lace on the glass. Light roasty aroma with a touch of malty cereal grain. Medium bodied and slightly sweet with roasted malt and dark chocolate flavors. Finishes with a roasty bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Maybe I didn’t let this warm up enough, but it wasn’t what I expected. It poured brown/black and had a roasted coffee aroma. It was light in flavor and had a sweet finish.

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