jazz88 (2576) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Solid black color with a laced brown head. A nice and strong roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and light fruit (sour) aroma. Rich coating malts with a long chocolate finish. Initially sweet, finishs dry, with milk chocolate.
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2006
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
pours black and muddy, creamy brown head. Aroma is heavyly malted, cookies, toasted chocolate. Flavor is well balanced great example of style, finishes lightly bitter with toasted malts. Meduim to full bodied oily and creamy softly carbonated. Overall very nice, cant wait to try it on tap.
EithCubes (5138) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Sweet milk chocolate aroma . Ruby-pitch pour is darker than normal and complimented by a short light brown head. Taste is sweetly roasted malt, strong milky chocolate. Roast is very restrained. Medium body. No real hops or bitterness. Decadent creaminess is this brew’s chief virtue, though it lacks in potency of flavor. Good fit to style, yet not worthy of a rave.
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice black pour, Very thin, light beige head. The aroma is a strong roasted malt. This very full bodied beer has a strong coffee flavor through out. There finish starts off the smokey / roasted malt flavor. The smokey and malt grow until the long slow finish. Good Stout!
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
New Holland The Poet
12 oz bottle
Recent bottling, prosed 10/06
Medium pour in a dimpled mug.
Poured black with brown highlights, with a medium light brown frothy quickly diminishing head with a tiny lacing ring.
Smelt of light roasted grain and coffee.
Taste was upfront moderate bittersweet roast and nuts with mild chocolate feel followed by a nutty taste and light bitter coffee taste with a slightly sour soy sauce that transforms into an average length light dark chocolate finish with a perfumey hop kick. Mouthfeel was light to medium, oily, softly carbonated and slight astringency.
Overall, a fairly easy going standard oatmeal stout, kinda light, simple and short, but drinkable in the summer.
milewide (1628) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2009 Beautiful black stout. Lots of roast flavor and aroma. Limited hop bitterness. Not overly sweet, which is a plus for me.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Nice solid stout. Good roasty chocolate flavor.
holdenn (2085) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz pours black with a medium chocolatey head. Very bready chocolate aroma with a little roastedness around the edges. The flavor is much the same a bold smooth creamy chocolate roastiness thats doughy and medium bodied. The flavor fades to a bitter lightly tanic coffee flavor that finishes long but comes too soon.
scluffman (16) - Excelsior, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown color with a tan head that disappears fairly quickly. Aromas of chocolate, coffee and roasted maltiness. Flavors match the aromas with a nice, long creamy finish. Well-balanced and surprisingly easy drinking.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 12oz Bottle. Dark brown, lightly transparent pour with a subtle ruby tinge and a thin layer of light tan head that quickly recedes to a dusty layer left on top. Nice, malty aroma with some notes of biscuit, light chocolate, and a dry whiff of roasted barley. Quite a bit of cocoa, actually. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated mouthfeel, a bit on the thin side. A touch of caramel and toffee stand out an the palate initially, along with some chocolate nougat. A bit of dry, roasted coffee rounds out the finish. Flavors are a bit thin, but respectable and pleasantly balanced overall. Thanks, Tom!