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RATINGS: 1065   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 you’ll agree: The Poet is truly a rich, creamy brew of epic proportions.

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3.5
Schroppfy (2362) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2002
Quite good. Roasty is definitely the word for this stout, and it has a bitter far-back-in-the throat smokiness that detracts. So roasted it's hard to get any oaty sweetness. Thin for this type. Still good after all that, though.

3.5
tourette (225) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2002
Not good, but not too bad either. Its a bit watery for my tastes. It also isn't balanced too well, with a hint of cidery taste.

3.5
TJackHole (83) - Alabama, USA - DEC 7, 2003
the smell of dark sweet chocolate. head was small and disappeared quickly.taste was mild and sweet.too much carbonation.

3.5
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2003
Ok, this taete good cold, but then I read the serving suggestions. Trying to warm it up a bit. Need one of those coffee warmers for my beer right now. Speaking of coffee, this has a deep coffee flavor. A tasty stout, cold or warm.

3.5
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2004
Mostly black color with a thin tan head. Roasted coffee scent. Sweet chocolate and coffee flavor. Very smooth.

3.5
ClarkVV (6940) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2004
Bah, let it warm to 45 my ass. Let it warm to about 55. Nice milk chocolate color, good light tan large head. Mostly clear. Some milk chocolate aroma, light roast and a touch of caramel or brown sugar in the aroma. Begins with some standard roast flavor. Hints of sweet malt and light hops creep in. True to description, it has a good creamy palate, if not a bit thin perhaps. Not a very big sweet stout though. More of a mild regular roast stout. Medium-light body, good flavor, nice lighter example.

3.5
5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2004
Bottle pours brackish brown, dark brown on the edges, and a small milky tannish head.   Dark fruit, plums, heavily roasted malts, and burnt caramel on the nose.   Milky unsweetened chocolate up front, yielding a slightly dry bittersweet chocolate towards the finish.   Bit of a sour fruit aftertaste, lingering hop bitterness.   Decent mouthfeel, good lacing, but could use a little more body.   Thanks goes out to MarkR for the trade!


3.5
Terminus (3738) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 4, 2004
12 oz botttle-pours 95%black with a fastly dissapearing tan head. chocolate, mocca, roasted nuts and cardboard on the aroma. i think this stout is oxidized, but i could tell that this stout was great when fresh. lots of dark chocolate notes on the finish. like eating a melted hersey’s dark chocolate bar. mild carbonation. I will get some of this when i go home this christmas :)

3.5
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2005
First, let me start by telling Shag that Snoop Doggy Dog is not a great poet and that listening to rap while sampling this stout does not inspire better notes.... Wonderful appearance -- Opaque black; however, flavors were thin and ordinary: chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. Thanks again, Regal! Think I was more impressed by this brew than two white boyz trying to get jiggy, exclaiming they missed the bus...

3.5
StewardofGondor (1933) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2005
Deep black in color with a creamy tan head. Not getting much for aroma - some oats and cocoa powder are pretty much it. Flavor is roasted malt, bitter, semi-sweet chocolate chunks, and brown sugar sprinkled sparingly over oatmeal. Medium-bodied, yeasty. Hops and malts hold up well. Tends to lean toward being creamy at times but never comes full circle. More chocolate malts and bittering characteristics than the typical sweet stout. Finish is chocolate chip brownies.


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