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RATINGS: 1084   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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.

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3.6
flyingzambonie (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Smooth with a nice roasted malt flavor. Not heavy. Creamy head. Full flavored with a really nice finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.5
fidemaster (313) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2017
Aroma of coffee. Dark Black Color. Starts off a touch sweet, with coffee, and chocolate. Has a bitter finish, but a but bit too bitter. The mouthful is watery. Its an OK sweet stout but not great.

3.9
jrodooo5 (1643) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JUN 22, 2017
Aromatic, pretty, & tasty this is an excellent stout! Pours black w/ a tan head & solid lacing. The aroma has some nice chocolate notes as well as a hint of roasted malt. The flavor is quite similar. It has a lovely soft mouthfeel as advertised. The chocolate carries throughout. Just a very good example of the style overall!

2.8
svandyke (231) - USA - JUN 21, 2017
12oz (Educators on Tap)- Nice white head with some lacing. Good dark color but can still see through it. Great vanilla and nutty notes and then roasty malt flavor. A bit cloying tasting.

3.4
Bebum (964) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 9, 2017
Darkbrown, tall, short-lived head. Full body, flavorful, smooth, not silky, highly carbonated, lively mouthfeel despite low ABV, average length. Moderately bittersweet, just right acidity, predominantly bitter finish. Strong flavor of un-malted roasted grains, dark roast coffee. Enjoyable but not high on my list. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
tryemallonce (27) - Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2017
Nice drinkable beer. Not overwhelming in any way. Some roast flavor with a little chocolate at the end. Epic it is not.

4
johnnnniee (4285) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2017
Bottle from Colonial Spirits. Pours a solid dark brown with faint garnet at the edges and a frothy creamy tan head that persists. Roasted coffee milk on the nose with faint chocolate dark fruit and earth. Creamed coffee and light dried fruit wrapped in a creamy bubbly mouthfeel. Pretty damn tasty.

3.7
gopherfan99 (1776) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2017
Bottle; pours nearly black with a thin brown head; aroma of chocolate; roast malt, and a hint of coffee; taste is sweet with chocolate, malt, and coffee; dry finish with just a hint of bitterness; simple, yet good

3
ehaak26 (499) - - MAR 12, 2017
6oz sample at Liquor Barn. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Taste is a nice balance of sweet with some bitterness.

3.5
smroush (277) - Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2017
Aromas of roasted coffee with a touch of chocolate. Just a slight touch of spice - cinnamon or nutmeg. Color is dark brown, almost black. Sparse tan head. Taste is slightly sweet, moderately bitter. Body is a little things for a stout; carbonation average; average length finish. Overall a reasonably good beer, though just a bit thin and simple.

3.1
migwell (365) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 7, 2017
This is a fairly ordinary oatmeal stout, lacking in complexity, thin bodied, weak and the black malt ashiness is overdone. Great label design attracted me to this one, and I will say, for a sweet stout it is by no means cloyingly sweet. Roasty, burnt toasty, somewhat smooth and pretty easy drinking... but I think I’ll stick with Samuel Smith and others for this style.


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