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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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with quickly vanishing tan head. Smell is sweet chocolate, caramel and a noticeable metallic note. Taste is rich chocolate, sweet dark grains. more metallic/mineral, bitter but diluted coffee/roast and toffee. Not bad.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (1591) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ehaak26 (365) - - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smroush (251) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
migwell (331) - Northampton, 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 Ill stick with Samuel Smith and others for this style.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dal9000 (580) - Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2017
At Whole Foods. Pours dark dark brown with no head. Aroma of toasted grain. Initial taste of caramelized toasted mild cocoa. Very smooth and mild and creamy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tranquillity (2166) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2017
Draft. Black body with a small brown head. The aroma is slightly alcoholic with some smoked whisky notes. The taste is vanilla and toasted malts. Nice kick at the end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
eRock_2013 (448) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2017
At the risk of sounding like I plagiarized from the brewerys own description, I must say this classic oatmeal stout is a clean and exceptionally smooth example of the style, featuring a fresh and flavorful roasted malt taste, with roasted hints of coffee and milk chocolate. Pours a pleasant translucent coffee-brown color with a nice creamy and foamy head. Truly a silky smooth mouthfeel with a simple but superior roasted malt flavor profile.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25103) - Malm, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel bitter chocolate finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (2918) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2017
Bottle. Very Dark Brown in colour. Beige head. Malty; roasty malts, oaty, dark chocolate, coffee, hint of caramel. Hoppy; lightly hopped. Bitter-sweet roast malty chocolate and coffee throughout. Decent. (2014-12-30)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (5922) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2017
A little bit on the sweet side but still pretty darn good. A simple sweet stout flavor of chocolate mostly. Plus it tastes like victory, as I won this for Denver beating Oakland.


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