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RATINGS: 1014   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kobal (64) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Color is opaque black with a tan head that clings to the glass. Nose is creamy, mildly nutty with an incongruous hint of sage. Body is medium-heavy, right about where I like my stouts and the taste is creamy, showing notes of chocolate, cream, nuts and coffee. A little bit of sweetness followed by a semi-bitter finish that lingers for a moment.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bellco33 (481) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Poured from bottle into tulip: Definitely the best of the bunch that we tried tonight. Pours dark brown with a thin khaki head. Aroma of cocoa, chocolate, cracker malt, and roasted leaves. Taste is mildly sweet, cracker malts come through strong (again), but is pretty well balanced with cocoa and light coffee. Medium body, nice carbonation, decent stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (969) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Notes from Denver trip: At Sputino on 32nd. Black pour, tan head. Nose is coco and dark roasted grain. Bittersweet, lean sweet. Middle is sweet oats and molasses. Finish is sweet, mellow dark malt. Had this for desert with their chocolate cookie...so good I forgot my cap when I left.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (1421) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle. Black with a small tan head. Caramel, coffee, and chocolate aroma. Taste is chocolate... has a hint of sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rosskyle (166) - - JUL 13, 2015
Served on tap at the holiday inn express. Dark brown color with a white head. Medium heavy body. Milk chocolate flavor with bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1143) - Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle into pint glass, very deep ruby-brown color with light tan head. Aroma notes of roasted malt sweetness, coffee, nuttiness and light earthiness. Taste adds oatmeal, cocoa, dark fruits and faint smoke. Light body, low-moderate carbonation, creamy with almost sour-like roast finish. Pretty straightforward, solid oatmeal stout.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
firstsip (681) - Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2015
On cask at brewery. Super dark black. Peanut buttery texture. Spotty lacing. Full body of peanut butter, mild roasty coffee, slight sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SteveOrz85 (102) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Cloudy cool rainy day. Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip. Medium chilled. Two finger light tan fluffy head dissipates in about five minutes. Some moderate lacing. Beer is black. Light to medium roasted malt aromas with a touch of earthy yeasts. Taste is lightly bitter with some woody notes and a touch of coffee, vanilla and chocolate. Medium bodied beer with a oily to creamy texture. Average carbonation. Somewhat long but smooth roatsty lingering finish. Overall good beer. Not as creamy smooth as expected. Have had enjoyable experiences with several New Holland brews so far.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
samsmith33 (575) - - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle to snifter. Finish is dry. Strong coffee in the nose. Chocolate and coffee Taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Voodoo (430) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Pours an opaque mahogany with a medium dense tan head which lingers......aroma is caramel, hint of coffee......taste is smooth, earthy, slight coffee, metallic tailing off into more earthy tones.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
johnfranklong (7) - - MAY 1, 2015 does not count
Great flavor profile without an overwhelming hop flavor. Roast and warm with a smooth finish.


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