RATINGS: 1082   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 youll agree: The Poet is truly a rich, creamy brew of epic proportions.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HuskerTan (2127) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle. A- Chocolate, caramel, cake, subtle smoke. A- Black color, black liquid, light brown head. T-Cocoa, slightly watery, subtle smoke. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, roasty finish. O- Pretty fair but not extraordinary. A bit more roasty and smoky notes than Id have presumed would be in here and not near as sweet. Overall it drank fine but wasnt a wowzer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MetalNHopHead (1858) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Quoth the raven, "Nevermore." As black as the Nights Plutonian shore, The Poet ought to be the drink of choice for mourning narrators who want only to be left with their misery over love lost but instead have to converse with ravens who insists on perching above their chamber doors. Also, this may be a good choice if you enjoy Oatmeal Stouts. Rich, velvety smooth, and bittersweet palate. Notes of dark chocolate, cream, coffee, roasted barley, and black licorice. Its at its best when slightly warm. Another fantastic New Holland Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (11600) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Nice stout...not quite as good as Id hoped, but as advertised - subtle hints of coffee and chocolate, and a nice firm malt bill. Smooth if not big bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (932) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass. Aroma is light roasted malts, milk chocolate, dark fruits, coffee. Appearance is dark brown with some reddish-orange at the edges, 1/2 finger width foamy light brown head that dissipates quickly and fair lacing. Taste has more roasted quality than aroma, moderately strong sweet and bitter balance, more chocolate dominant than coffee. Palate is medium-to-full bodied with thick texture, above average carbonation and pleasant long bitter finish. Overall, this is smooth, rich and delicious without being too heavy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SODAK14 (372) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - JAN 3, 2016
One of the best oatmeal stouts EVER! Pours a dark beer with a small head. Chocolate, coffee and roast taste. Very good dark brew and very drinkable as opposed most other dark stouts!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
parkerj (52) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Nice oatmeal stout. Lower alcohol helps make it pretty drinkable and a very versatile beer for pairing with food.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (1874) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Black foamy tan head; aroma is roasty malt hint of chocolate; flava us rich roasty chocolate malt; feels thick creamy slight fizz; finishes dry roasty malt hints of coffee and chocolate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BadAprilia1000 (433) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Pours an oily black with a darker cappuccino head. Aroma is coffee, creamy, chocolate, caramel, warm buttery toffee, weak anise/licorice. Taste is dry dark chocolate, black coffee, then the oats and creaminess, lots of malt and a slight note of darker stone fruits. Overall a very drinkable oatmeal stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
njnut (486) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Pours a dark brown with coca head. Head recedes to sides of glass, curtain laceing. Aroma of roasted malts, grain and basement. Taste of dark roasted malts, chocolate, burnt bread. Taste gets deeper with warming. Has a just creamy mouthfeel. Roasted malts linger longer into the finish. Nicely done, enjoyed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KoNrRiI (1442) - rhus, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2015
0.4 draft. Clear, dark brown color and a small, tanned head of poor retention. Aroma of dark malts, some roast, grains, hints of coffee, and oats. Medium body, creamy texture, and a soft carbonation. Finish is long and chocolaty. Overall not a bad beer, served a tad too cold though.

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