RATINGS: 1075   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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 youll agree: The Poet is truly a rich, creamy brew of epic proportions.

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   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 3, 2007
Bottle, nice rich aromas, touches of cream and oats, Pours fairly dark wtih a mild lacing of creamy head. Nice dark creamy, light roasted malts, finishes slightly bitter and dry. Not as sweet as I was thinking which was nice to me. Its not a bad brew at all, pretty easy to drink I could drink more than one of these.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2007
Black pour, small brown head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malts, and some coffee. Then an astringent irony taste kills everything in its path. Seriously this chalky taste on my tongue sucks and is borderline drain pour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2007
12 oz. bottle pours a dark brown with some ruby illuminating at the edges. Head is rather spare, tan, but durable with some decent lace. Distinct espresso and dark chocolate, some earthiness and nuttiness in the background. Medium body and carbonation, mild astringency. Burnt sugar and treacle are offset by a piney bitterness. Finishes fairly dry for a sweet stout, but not at all unpleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iwrk4dickjones (22) - Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2007 Chocolate-covered raisins in a bottle. Its that chewy. It would be good at a movie theater. It was fine in my living room.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2007
A generous amount of roasted malt is evident in the aroma. Dry oats, light coffee, milk chocolate, and moderate banana scents contribute to a very enticing aroma. Dark, very dark brown pour producing a huge slowly diminishing tan head and wavy lacing. Creamy and rather smooth, but the body is slightly lighter than it should be. Nice aftertaste with a bitter finish. Flavor is decent but is not as welcoming as the friendly aroma. Bitter roasted malt, milk sugar and smooth oats. Light chocolate and cream. Pretty tasty but its slightly off, perhaps its too bitter.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fozapd (33) - Burlington, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2007
New Holland The Poet poured a nice dark black colored body with a small tan head. The aroma was coffee and chocolate. The taste followed suite with the coffee and chocolate flavors with additional hints of nuts. Overall solid, drinkable, but not as good as others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Nice and roasty. Hints of coffee and chocolate. Only complaint is its a little sweet. Not terribly thick on the mouthfeel. Theres some hops in there too, which come out better when its warm. Overall its nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JUL 8, 2007
12 oz bottle. Nice, easy drinking stout. Lots of nice roasty malts, but it was a little watery. Kind of reminded me of Guinness, minus the Nitro pour. Thats a compliment, but I have to admit I was expecting something a little thicker. Pretty good.

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