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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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (14022) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2003
Medium, creamy tan head atop a black body. Aroma is chocolate, light toffee, hint of roasty. Taste is roasty chocolate and coffee, finishing coffee bitter. Creamy medium body, perhaps a bit light for a stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5344) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 23, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2005 From the bottle. Black body. Large light tan head. The aroma is rich chocolate and coffee. Hints of coffee creamer. Slightly sweet. The taste is light coffee and not nearly as sweet as the aroma would have indicated. The mouthfeel is grainy with some dark bread. A nice light stout that would be a good session brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2005
12 oz bottle: Deep mohogany brown w/ a lasting, but small, light beige head. Aroma starts chocolatey w/ some roasted coffee notes and figs. Hints of caramel sweetness; sweet malt, and a little bit of burnt malt aroma. Only hints of alcohol. Well balanced, but to just the sweet side, and seems balanced more by the bitter dark malts than hops. However, there is a burnt, acrid finish and aftertaste that is just a little unappealing. Some caramel and hop flavors with a little bit in the dry finish, but its mostly a burnt malt flavor. Lighter body, dry borderline astringent m/f, slightly resiny, well hidden alcohol. Not a bad sweet stout, but too dry, resiny, and burnt for my taste buds for a beer of this style. Actually seems more like a dry to IMHO.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6539) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2009 Bottle: Aroma is real light. Slight malt, chocolate, and coffee. Relatively weak for a stout. Pours a slightly transparent dark brown with red hihglights. Tan head. Not as dark as most stouts. Rather malty with a roasted coffee finish and a little fruit. Thanks to wolhfs.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrHoppsworth (47) - USA - MAR 28, 2005
Overall a nice stout.Dont drink it Ice cold let it warm up.More sweetness seems to bleed through when warmed. Nice coofee flavor that gives way to chocolate after warming. Not a world beater but no slouch either.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalhead (644) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2005
pretty good stout.The right mix of roastiness with touches of chocolate. Slightly dry finish. Not bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (4130) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2005
Clear brown with some lacing. Mellow aroma, with the most interesting feature being something that reminded me of a girlfriend I had in high school (her lipstick and hairspray). But the flavor was wonderfully laden with chocolate, plus sufficient roasted notes for complexity. Not super thick in palate but respectable and reasonable for a stout (non-Imperial).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2005
Bottle. Toasty, roasty, toffee. Sorta thin. Not bad, but nothing about this stands out.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2005
12 oz. bottle. very dark pour with a tan head. the head fades to a slight ring as the beer warms for a few minutes in my glass. aroma hints of coffee, chocolate and some vanilla bean. flavors are pretty much the same, but they just dont seem to come together in an even or balanced way.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (17072) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Bottled
Almost opaque black, not much head. Slightly hoppy aroma with strong milk chocolate presence. Not really strong nose. Chocolaty, medium-bodied, despite of roastiness a bit bland. Roasted aftertaste.


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