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RATINGS: 1085   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.5
DialSquare (5031) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2007
Dark body, tan head. Smooth taste of roasted coffee-chocolate malt with slight bitter background hops. Solid.

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Holtguy (178) - 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

3.4
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Bottle. Pours a deep black body with thin head. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted coffee. Flavor is bittersweet, some chocolate and a flavor of old burnt coffee. Creamy mouthfeel.

2.1
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Pours nice deep dark in color but the tan head dissapeers quickly. has the coffee hint and malty aromas but the mouth feel is very weak for this style has a sweet then bitter after note. not one of my favorites.

3.8
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Pours jet black with a nice tan head. Aroma is musty roasted malts, with hints of coffee. In the mouth it’s well carbonated and creamy. Flavor is a little weak, but still nice, with hints of coffee, chocolate and, well, sugar. Thanks to dra19 for the bottle!

3.5
emacgee (4676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Grabbed a bottle from the WBF. Pours a standard dark brew allowing some light around the edges.The head is medium, tan, and creamy. Aroma is mildly sweet, with a lot of grain, bitter chocolate, and a mild mild sweet hop towards the end. The flavor is sweet, bitter chocolate and coffee predominate, with some nutty and grainy notes in the background. Zero carbonation unless you agitate it in your mouth. Feels dead.

3.5
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2007
The color was a dark chocolate/black. The head was creamy, thin, and medium biege. The aroma was espresso, roast, light hazelnut, and chocolate. The flavor was good but not what I was expecting from the aroma. The flavor was weak espresso, roast, chocolate, and light citris hops. The palate had very little carbonation. The finish was roasty.

3.2
popephred (268) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Poured from the bottle. Very small, quickly diminishing head of tan foam. Dark brown body. A dusky aroma of molasses and roasted coffee greeted my senses upon first sniff. This stout was of medium sweetness and was fairly unassuming otherwise. As is typical with this style there were strong roasted notes with a developing chocolately sweetness. I cheated myself on this brew by not allowing it to warm slightly before sampling it. Allowing this stout to warm slightly gives it a chance to fully develop it’s flavor. The aftertaste is akin to the feeling your tongue gets after drinking 8 espressos, not that that’s a bad thing...

3.8
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Pours dark brown with small tan head. Plum, roast , chocolate, and coffee. hints of vanilla and cream on the finish. very nice stout

3.7
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Bottle: Black, tan head, nice lacing. Nose of sweet plum and roast, chocolate and coffee, vanilla and coca. The flavor is sweet and coconuty with nice dry cocoa and resinous chocolate.


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