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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holtguy (114) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2012 Pours black, with brownish head. Nice aroma with sweetness, oats, some chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt with hints of chocolate and slight bitterness. Smooth. Excellent oatmeal stout. This is the best of the New Holland portfolio, IMO

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbean (110) - Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Draught at Maproom. Black with thin tan head. Nice stout, pretty robust flavors for an oatmeal stout. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewCzar (108) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Bottle pours dark with a thin brown head. Sweet aroma of chocolate and malt. Flavor is of sweet roasted malts, light coffee, and chocolate. Creamy body with good depth of flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
UofFkid (108) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2007
Bottle: Dark body, tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee. Flavor was thin for a stout. Was expecting more from this offering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
porkdiggity (108) - Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Black as night. Nice coffee flavor, hints of chocolate and caramel. Creamy finish, nice bit of lace after the head fades away. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snoop59 (105) - Penn Run, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep, dark brown-black with ruby highlights and an average frothy tan head that lasts throughout. Good lacing. The aroma is sweet with roasted malt and a hint of coffee. Flavor has a rich malty sweetness, a nice roasted flavor, and a touch of coffee. Great hop balance. Finishes slightly dry. Full bodied. Really smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
derekbrown (104) - Greenville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2010
Very smooth and has a definite oat flavor profile. Not very burnt, more sweet than anything. Good example of the genre, but not outstanding. Also, I get a hint of licorice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2007
Black with white head. Nice rich aroma with some roast and chocolate. Rich malty flavor with good roast. Medium-full bodied, but lacked the slickness usually associated with oats. Overall nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imzugzug (103) - Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Mild nose with hints of the usual coffee and chocolate. Maybe a slightly smokey aroma as well. Pour was a beautiful clear black with a short lived small head. Light and mild flavor would make this a good first stout for a confirmed macro drinker. Lots of bubbles, smooth finish, nice burps :>). Plesant and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snot19kilo (103) - Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2009
Pours black with a hint of ruby. With a white head, good lacing. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt and some chocolate. Mouth is roasted malt some caramel and coffee very good tasting beer with a smooth finish a great beer!

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