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RATINGS: 1079   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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dorkenstein (502) - - OCT 29, 2015
Aromas of roasted malts, anise, char, and dark fruits. Taste is roasted malts and black licorice with some char and chocolate.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
kennybates (12) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - OCT 22, 2015
It looks and tastes like soda pop. I was really anticipating something extraordinary based on the reviews, so perhaps that build up has left me flatter than this stout. Damn.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Augdraught1981 (265) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Semi-opaque dark pour with a lightly colored khaki head. The aroma is oddly fruity with an equally odd absence of roast. Oooh thats nice and different. The flavor is complex with some spice, fruit, licorice, floral and a delicate bitterness inside of a creamy textured body. Maybe its because I just had a different stout minutes before, but I cannot detect more than a very small hint of roasted barley. This almost defies the simple category of sweet or oatmeal stout. Much more complex than just roast & coffee or chocolate. This is special. I resist giving this 20 out of 20 but why not, this is as good & 3 dimensional as any trappiste ale.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BerlesGirl13 (4) - Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2015 does not count
An excelent oatmeal stout, not as bitter as many stouts, but also not as dark a flavour. It has a lighter, nutter flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (8622) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2015
Sample at SBWF 2015. Black with a small tan head. Sweet with oat, chocolate, caramel and some light coffee. Medium mouthfeel. A descent one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (1443) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Looks good in the glass. Has a nice flavor but slightly lacking in its aroma. Drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (3281) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2015
O, Quand, Comment : Bouteille. Mondial de la bire 2007.
Visuel : Couleur : noire. Apparence : opaque.
Arme : Malt rti, lger de chocolat, notes de caf.
Got : Entre de bouche : malt rti doux avec des notes lactiques et de caf Un lger support de caramel discret avec des notes de caf et de houblon herbeux.
En bouche : Corps : moyen-mince. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : lgrement crmeuse. Finale : moyenne-longue, lgrement amre de rti avec des notes de chocolat et de houblon herbeux.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bosco (304) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Almost opaque, with minimal head and lacing. Fruity sweetness, coffee, chocolate, licorice, grapes. Weird finish. $9.99/multi sixer at Wegmans Leesburg VA

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JDBaker11058 (2040) - Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Appearance: dark brown, thick medium tan head, minimal lacing. Aroma: dark and milk chocolate, light espresso, vanilla. Taste: bittersweet dark chocolate, toasted black bread, cold-pressed coffee, cream, light earth. Finish: roasty, smooth, sweet, and creamy. Notes: Perfect example of the style. Palate was excellent. Bottle from Total Wine and More in Alexandria, Virginia.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (47099) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2015

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ As New Holland The Poet ].
Clear dark black brown color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, oat, light chocolate, moderate coffee. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, chocolate, oat, light roasted. Body is medium full to medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140814]


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