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.
jeffwilliams11 (310) - hooterville, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
one of my top 5 everyday beers. almost purple-black, chocolatey in the nose and the mouth. areamy and smooth.
1010 (309) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep black with a tan head that reduces to a small thin layer.
Smells strongly of smokey roasted malts
A well balanced taste that starts with roasted malts and ends with a hint of chocolate and coffee
Really a nice oatmeal stout and would recommend to give this one a try.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-22-2008
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours nearly opaque black-brown with a thick, chocolatey head that lasts forever. nose of mocha, licorice, caramel. flavor is heavy semisweet chocolate and black coffee, with licorice, caramel, and roasted malt. malty aftertaste. sits heavy in your stomach, with the palate of chocolate milk, thick and creamy...forget dessert. this IS dessert.
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
let it warm till 45 degrees? whoa, i’ve got to try that. it was pretty darn good anyway. i was pretty darn impressed with this brew, other than its frequent over-the-top headiness...
novice101 (308) - - JAN 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This pours a very dark brown with some light being let in from the sides, with a very small mocha colored head. The smell is basically chocolate with come coffee hint, the taste is very similar a lot of chocolate with some coffee bitterness to balance a bit. This beer is very sweet, but a good example of the style.
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours opaque, light tan head. Smell is largely burnt toast and coffee. Flavors of coffee and black bread dominate, with a buttery finish.
AOF (306) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pitch black, nice long lasting tan head. Aroma is chocolate malt(similair to Whoppers candy) and coffee with heavy cream. A slight toastyness completes the nose making it almost perfect. Full bodied and creamy this beer was a touch bitter right out of the bottle. Mellowed out with time but I would love to try this on tap.
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark black, minimal head, little laciong after the pour. Had this one with my meal and found that it was a loittle to sweet for the steak. Otherwise a decent brew with a distinct sweet caramel and light coffee undertones. Wasn’t as thick as I thought it would be.
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2002
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
An average stout. A little harsh tasting and not to balanced but not bad.