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RATINGS: 1082   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 youll agree: The Poet is truly a rich, creamy brew of epic proportions.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
voyageurmike (395) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2016
Poured into tulip glass, dark brown with thin head. Full bodied and creamy, roasty malt flavor and finish. Did not pick up much chocolate in the taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
finol (3343) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle at NYC Craft beer festival. Taste of dark fruits, chocolate and a little coffee.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_sully (457) - - MAR 12, 2016
Deep brown body with a light tan head. Aroma reminiscent of pine. Taste is rich with oat and a chocolate but not bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (6208) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 5, 2016
Pint on tap at Beer Revolution in Edmonton pours almost black in color with a finger of light beige head that leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted grains and chocolate. Taste is a milk chocolate sweetness with a light roasted grain bitterness. Medium bodied with modest carbonation. Overall, this is a solid stout, but there are better ones out there.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (2483) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 5, 2016
Rich and roasted well with a touch of cocoa nib and a light espresso bean. Smooth and a tad sweet with a full body and a creamy mouthfeel. Roasted and robust malt throughout with a heavy cocoa on the back end. Creamy in the middle.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
valpoaj (742) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Bottle pour - havent had this one in a long time, and surprised I havent rated it. Near black pour with a deep brown head that settles very quickly into a thin film with heavy effervescence. Aroma is very sweet and malty, caramel...hint of smooth roasted coffee, sweet chocolate - enticing! Flavor has a bit of a roasted malt character - lactose is evident. Good, but not great. Mildly, not overpowering creamy mouthfeel. Nice drink...

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MNAle (173) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2016
Dark/black/opaque. Half-agressive pour results in a tall tan bubbly head, almost to the top of the Imperial Irish pint glass. Head recedes slowly, leaving thick lacing. Sweet, smoaky, roasted, nutty aroma. Thick, smooth feel. Taste is roasted but subdued. Sweetness & roastiness are there, but far from overpowering. Nice and smooth, but not as much roastiness as the aroma would suggest. Bitterness asserts in the middle and continues for a clean finish. An easy drinking stout, smooth and creamy.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjmoen (499) - - FEB 6, 2016
Pours a black color with khaki head. As promised, gets better when it warms to 45 degrees

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonshawn (1187) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Tap at Mccormicks in Wayzata. Black with medium tan head with excellent lacing. Smells roasted and sweet. Sugary, boozy, bitter and then sweet. Good body and decent balance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHopster (1111) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2016
(Bottle). Better as it warms. Pours a brown-black complexion with little head and lacing. Aroma of charred malt. Flavors of toasted malt with hop balance. Thin but smooth palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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