brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coffee and roasted malt aroma, nose it long enough some chocolate comes through, initial taste is almost like a chocolate soda, vanilla aftertaste and as it warms some coffee bitterness comes in the aftertaste. Really good, but not quite as good as Bellís
walleye (1061) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have 2 reviews for this beer the 1st is from a bottle I found in a local store. I messaged new holland this is the reply. Jim,
The "Olde Poet" was the previous incarnation of the "Poet". I donít really
know what the motivation was to drop the "olde" from the name. However, I do
know that we havenít bottled the oatmeal stout with the "Olde Poet" name on it
since I have taken over the brewery (which has been 2.5 yrs ago).
Additionally, when I came in we reformulated the recipe. Therefore, the
bottle that you have in your hand is significantly outdated and I cannot speak
to the quality of the beer in that bottle. I am sure that if you wanted to
take it back to where you purchased it from we could work it back through the
system and get everybody their money back. However, it might be interesting
to try it and see how it has held up. Your call, although, once you have
opened it I canít take it back - especially since we have had this
Finally, we do our best to try to get outdated beer back to the brewery to be
destroyed. However, we are very reliant upon our retailers and distributors
to help get it back to us (we have a sales staff of 2 people for a 7 state
area - they just canít get to every retailer that carries our products to
check for dates). As you might imagine this sometimes becomes a problem
because those entities usually like to see the beer moving in one direction
and that is out to the consumer not back to the brewery.
If you do decide to try it I would be interested in hearing how it tasted.
New Holland Brewing Co.
205 Fairbanks Ave.
Holland, MI 49423
email@example.com so here is the 1st rating aroma 4. app. 5. flav.7. pal.3 overall.15. The pour and aroma, and flavor was about the same. but the new bottle was more robust. poured garnet, light tan head. aroma coffee, malts caramel, choc.. flavor was the same but the new one got honey and raisins.the at least 2 1/2 year beer held up well.the rating posted is for the new
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, chocolate appearance and aroma, hint of vanilla and syrup. Had this with my poetry class at Hope College. Kind of a dry palate, but definitely worth drinking. The comfort food of beer.
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 25, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cola body, tart roasty chocolate aroma, insane fluffy head, coacoa bean flavor, vanilla roast, molases, syrupy warming finish, somewhat dry, I didnít know quite what to expect from New Holland in the stout arena but I have to say I am impressed, the first beer of my Thanksgiving feast, thinking of friends and family in Michigan.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Real strong roasted coffee smell with chocolate and sugary sweetness as well. The palate is a bit chalky, but has a decent viscous feel to it as well, somewhat oily. The flavor is like a roasted milk chocolate which is mighty nice in tangent with the mouthfeel.
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
loose, foamy, chocolatey brown head dissipated rather quickly. Deep ruby body is completely transluscent. I can actually see through it, Iím skeptical. Nose of chocolate and caramel with a strong cola suggestion. Thin, watery mouthfeel, relativelylively dries out leaving a coffee& dark chocolate flavor that highlights the beer. A sweeter, milk chocolate develops as it goes.
Terminus (3084) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 herseyís dark chocolate bar. mild carbonation. I will get some of this when i go home this christmas :)
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark as the night sky, black as can be, with a thick, lacey, creamy froth..a looker in the glass...liquefied Tyra Banks...
Aroma: AH! Cocoa, coffee, cream, anise, pepper, all thrown together, battered about, mixed-up, spicy, deep, resonant, AH!, gotta say it again...or, to put it differently, aaahhh!!!
Taste: full-bodied, marvelous mouthfeel, hangs wonderfully in the mouth, big chocolatey flavor, coats the senses, paints the palate, drips the cocoa all around the town...roasty, toasty, just a little bitter, and very tasty...this would definitely be a prime candidate for a staple slot in the old fridge. Such a darned perfect, smooth, drinkable stout...sip, gulp, ...ah!...thereís the chocolate again...oh, the pleasures never end...why donít I have a 6-pack at hand?
Dogbrick (7054) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is an opaque dark brown (almost black) color with a medium beige head that dissipates slowly. Thin curtain of lacing throughout the glass. The aroma is very roasty, with coffee and dark chocolate. Medium-bodied and closer in consistency to a Porter than a Stout. Roasted coffee at the forefront, with molasses, chocolate and some hops in the flavor. The finish is mildly bitter and roasty. Overall this is a pretty good Stout, but it is lacking richness.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 15, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep amber brown/black with little or no head. Sour sweetnose, with some hops and coffee notes. Slight prickle, with light palate and a lingering finish. Chocolate, coffee, slight sweet creaminess, some bitter hops on teh finish. Great Beer.