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RATINGS: 1072   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   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 youll agree: The Poet is truly a rich, creamy brew of epic proportions.

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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2006
New Holland The Poet 12 oz bottle Recent bottling, prosed 10/06 Medium pour in a dimpled mug. Poured black with brown highlights, with a medium light brown frothy quickly diminishing head with a tiny lacing ring. Smelt of light roasted grain and coffee. Taste was upfront moderate bittersweet roast and nuts with mild chocolate feel followed by a nutty taste and light bitter coffee taste with a slightly sour soy sauce that transforms into an average length light dark chocolate finish with a perfumey hop kick. Mouthfeel was light to medium, oily, softly carbonated and slight astringency. Overall, a fairly easy going standard oatmeal stout, kinda light, simple and short, but drinkable in the summer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2006
Bottled. Nice solid stout. Good roasty chocolate flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
milewide (2122) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2009 Beautiful black stout. Lots of roast flavor and aroma. Limited hop bitterness. Not overly sweet, which is a plus for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 21, 2006
From 12oz Bottle. Dark brown, lightly transparent pour with a subtle ruby tinge and a thin layer of light tan head that quickly recedes to a dusty layer left on top. Nice, malty aroma with some notes of biscuit, light chocolate, and a dry whiff of roasted barley. Quite a bit of cocoa, actually. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated mouthfeel, a bit on the thin side. A touch of caramel and toffee stand out an the palate initially, along with some chocolate nougat. A bit of dry, roasted coffee rounds out the finish. Flavors are a bit thin, but respectable and pleasantly balanced overall. Thanks, Tom!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2006
12 oz pours black with a medium chocolatey head. Very bready chocolate aroma with a little roastedness around the edges. The flavor is much the same a bold smooth creamy chocolate roastiness thats doughy and medium bodied. The flavor fades to a bitter lightly tanic coffee flavor that finishes long but comes too soon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scluffman (16) - Excelsior, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2006
Very dark brown color with a tan head that disappears fairly quickly. Aromas of chocolate, coffee and roasted maltiness. Flavors match the aromas with a nice, long creamy finish. Well-balanced and surprisingly easy drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgd0608 (187) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2006
Pours dark with a thin tan head, aroma of chocolate, and coffee. Smooth beer, great finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hair-old (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2006
Pours with a head that shows some decent malt and hops were used.aroma of melted belgian chocolate.Expresso/ coffee chocolate taste with a dash of fuggles.Finishes dry and watery.Not real sweet for this style.More hops and malt please.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau (3204) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2009 <!-- p -->Stopping by the European Bakery, I grab a sack of florentines. I mingle over the oat bread, wafting the fresh baked aroma to my nostrils. A rotund Hungarian sets out a fresh tray of caramel pecan clusters. Wax falls from a candle. Its black wax, with a heath luster. The flame glows ivory. I sit down with a bowl of filberts and a bottle of natural Root Beer. The sweet honey glow and the long draw of caramel and toast is soothing. The maid sets down a fresh vase of Carnations and it bites my tongue with dryness. Some english toffee crackles out of a baking dish and is dipped with dark chocolate. On the runaway, I think of a pearlescent creamed hazlenut butter, blended expertly with Mexican coffee and pinocillo. <!-- p -->This is a nicely clean and average stout. Not phenomenal, not detracting. Smooth, creamy, with some good oats, caramel sugars and toothy grains. Almost a perfect session stout. I enjoy the tinge of Euro hops on the backend. Quite pleasent.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10761) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Bottle... Black ale with a mid-sized, frothy, well-tanned head. Good retention. Milk chocolate and caramel aroma. Well rounded, burnt, chocolaty notes in the flavor. Medium bitter with good balance. Medium to full-bodied with lively carbonation. Roasted, mildly burnt, lightly bitter finish. Lots of milk chocolate overall. Reminds me just a bit of Weyerbachers Old Heathen. Thanks go out to WBC for the bottle!


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