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RATINGS: 927   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SturmWulf (65) - USA - AUG 3, 2007
Nice aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, molasses, coffee and banana (!). Poured a nice black, with a good creamy tan head that slowly receded into a creamy cap. Left nice lacing. Taste of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, milk chocolate. Medium body with creamy and oily texture. Soft carbonation. Unique finish that is sweet chocolate, then mild coffee in a long mildly bitter finish. A very nice stout. I will definitely buy again. A very good job by New Holland in what I consider to be a very unique stout. Served in a Pint.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nearbeer (3735) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 20, 2008
12 oz. Opaque black with a four-finger head that settles into a lasting quarter-inch froth. Nose is peppery, smoked molasses with a faint metallic twinge. Flavor seems a perfect harmony of lots of flavors: molasses, hickory smoke, coffee, sour cream, brown sugar, ash, green herb. A tad larger than medium body is creamy smooth, watery enough to be sessionable, and pretty evenly divided between sweet and dry.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint. Appearance: Very dark ruby-black with tan creamy head and lots of lacing. Aroma: Wonderful semi-sweet chocolate aroma, with some roasted barley and oats. Taste: Strong roasted flavor with mildly sweet chocolate, coffee, and oats. Finishes with a light hop bitterness that is almost slightly sour. Palate: Low carbonation, fairly full body that is remarkably creamy for such a low abv beer. Overall: Immensely drinkable - low alcohol with lots of flavor and a sublimely smooth body. Session stouts don’t get any better.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcnealc31 (252) - Elida, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Aroma is a pleasant mix of oatmeal and loads of bitter chocolate. Chocolate continues into the flavor and the oatmeal becomes more assertive in both the flavor and the ultra-creamy texture. It’s almost like velvet in a glass. Hops come in at the back end and linger. Phenomenal balance with sweetness from the oats and charred malt. Just wonderful.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CardiacNP (30) - Schriever, Louisiana, USA - APR 23, 2013
The Poet. An Oatmeal stout from New Holland brewery in Holland, Michigan. Appearance dark brown/black with a creamy 1.5 finger head beige in color. Very nice lacing Aroma roasty malty slightly sweet with hint if chocolate. Not floral at all Taste very smooth and creamy malty chocolate flavor with just a slight coffee undertone. Minimal hops bitterness Mouthfeel smooth and cream, lightly carbonated Overall. One if the best oatmeal stouts I have had. Wish I could get it In Louisiana and would of brought more homes from Ohio ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2004
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!...there’s the chocolate again...oh, the pleasures never end...why don’t I have a 6-pack at hand?

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
biggenius29 (155) - Hamilton, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2007
Bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours black with a average size frothy/fizzy light brown head. The head is mostly diminishing with a fair lacing. The aroma is of caramel and roasted malts along with some coffee. The flavor is mostly of coffee along with some caramel malts. The mouthfeel is medium to full with a creamy texture with soft carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2008
Found this one bottled in Belvidere, Illinois. Opaque, dark red pour with a tan, filmy head. Sweet, malty nose with notes of plum and chocolate. Fantastic flavor, milky mouthfeel with an amazing finish of roasted almonds, bitter coffee and caramel. Strong, but very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2008
This was the surprise of the night for me -- VERY well brewed! This one inspires me to seek out New Holland more thoroughly.

Appearance: Black, black, black. Imposing in the glass.

Aroma: Oatmeal, for sure. Sweet and malty with a fine balance between the two.

Taste: Nice! Chocolate predominates, with a nice slight-hop presence. I take another sip. And another...

Palate: Smooth and spritzy, just the way I like it.

Overall: This is an excellent stout! Bravo, good friends at New Holland. Here’s one to revisit time and again. I’d love this with vanilla ice cream, or scallops for that matter. Or with my favorite movie.

Serving type: bottle

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Pours dark brown with a creamy head. Thick, smooth mouth feel, lingering sweetness and toasted malts.


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