william146 (80) - Winterville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2010
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased at World Market, Winston-Salem, NC
Robust scent - absolutely perfect smell for a stout! Great, rich taste.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours raven black with a creamy tan head. Coffee, chocolate and oatmeal greet the nose. Taste is chock full of dark roasted malt with chocolate and coffee notes accompanied by an unparalleled creaminess. Very muted hops. Pouring and enjoying this beer is poetry in motion. Pairs well with beef, soft-ripened cheeses and chocolate.
hopslamer (1) - Plymouth, USA - JAN 25, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light bodied stout, dark rich color, small head. Hints of hops and malt in the aroma. Rich smooth chocolate flavor on first taste, mellowing off to a light coffee flavor on the finish. Great beer, would buy again.
Brentv (437) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the bottle a deep brown/black with a beautiful tan head. Not much aroma, but a bit of chocolate and raisins. Malty and rich, balanced with distant hops. This beer has a silky mouthfeel. A delight to drink.
Erikh04 (136) - - OCT 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very smooth. Great mouthfeel. Has a nice roasted flavor with hints of coffee an chocolate. Very good stout.
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mikedR (1412) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Superb. Very much a prototypical oatmeal stout. Smooth. Great malt flavors. Sweet, but not too much.
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep black pour with a thick creamy white head. The nose is really lovely. Nice oaty aroma with a deep rich chocolatey base. Has a really complex and lovely base. Toasted grain, milk chocolate, softly herbal and a little bit of umami. Unctuous and rich. Really delicious.
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.
walleye (1072) - 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 don’t really
know what the motivation was to drop the "olde" from the name. However, I do
know that we haven’t 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 can’t 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 can’t 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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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...