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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 youíll agree: The Poet is truly a rich, creamy brew of epic proportions.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2012
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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopslamer (1) - Plymouth, USA - JAN 25, 2013 does not count
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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brentv (327) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2013
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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Erikh04 (120) - - OCT 31, 2013
Very smooth. Great mouthfeel. Has a nice roasted flavor with hints of coffee an chocolate. Very good stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 15, 2004
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
walleye (1066) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2004
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 donít really know what the motivation was to drop the "olde" from the name. However, I do know that we havenít 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 canít take it back - especially since we have had this conversation. 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 canít 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. Cheers, John Haggerty Brewmaster New Holland Brewing Co. 205 Fairbanks Ave. Holland, MI 49423 john@newhollandbrew.com 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2005
let it warm till 45 degrees? whoa, iíve 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...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - OCT 12, 2005
Also Courtesy of Bockyhorsey.
Bottle poured black with a huge thick head and lacing. Aroma of roasty malt and coffee. Flavor is rich with a medium/ thick body, roasty malt and chocolate with a good rich finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2007
Dark brown glaze with dark amber edges. Delicate topping of sandy brown spongy foam sits about a finger high. Slips to a good skim thats always present and the lacing is super thin and boney fingered in fine strings and some spots. Aroma is lightly present of cocoa, burnt oaty sweetness, and some dry leafy hops. A bit of strange peppery heat lays within the alcoholic hints. Taste is pretty full with a good amount of heavy roasted malts, coffee ascents, partial oaty sweetness, burnt offerings of the baked goods variety, some dry chocolate rounds off the end as bitterness from roast and hops makes a good stand at the finish. Strong finish on this one. Quite complex and lasting with all sorts of roast, chocolate, and dryness ensuing for good length. The oaty girth is pretty solid as it warms and is quite nice at that point. Feel is just about medium with a smooth but fevered pitch of heft and carbonation bite. Nice tone to it and stays solid throughout without much empty areas to it. Grand stand finish with lots of complexing action in the roasty stuff. Once this warms up it becomes unholy good and very nice to drink. Lenghty broad flavors and plenty of oaty goodness. Just as any Oaty stout should have. Solid offering by New Holland. Very glad to see it here in MN now!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigrond (1475) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Itruely enjoyed this beer. Deep, dark and roasty flavor. It’s a beer to sip and savor. I’ll have this one again.


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