yooper24 (2) - - AUG 24, 2013 does not count
Very good beer great chocolate taste. One of my favorites. Would recommend this beer to anyone. mike5326 (1754) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, nice tan head. Spicy roasted malt smell. creamy roasted malt flavor. I like it! BerlesGirl13 (4) - Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2015 does not count
An excelent oatmeal stout, not as bitter as many stouts, but also not as dark a flavour. It has a lighter, nutter flavour. Augdraught1981 (266) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Semi-opaque dark pour with a lightly colored khaki head. The aroma is oddly fruity with an equally odd absence of roast. Oooh that’s nice and different. The flavor is complex with some spice, fruit, licorice, floral and a delicate bitterness inside of a creamy textured body. Maybe its because I just had a different stout minutes before, but I cannot detect more than a very small hint of roasted barley. This almost defies the simple category of sweet or oatmeal stout. Much more complex than just roast & coffee or chocolate. This is special. I resist giving this 20 out of 20 but why not, this is as good & 3 dimensional as any trappiste ale. 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.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Very dark ruby-black with tan creamy head and lots of lacing.
Aroma: Wonderful semi-sweet chocolate aroma, with some roasted barley and oats.
Taste: Strong roasted flavor with mildly sweet chocolate, coffee, and oats. Finishes with a light hop bitterness that is almost slightly sour.
Palate: Low carbonation, fairly full body that is remarkably creamy for such a low abv beer.
Overall: Immensely drinkable - low alcohol with lots of flavor and a sublimely smooth body. Session stouts don’t get any better. mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Aroma is a pleasant mix of oatmeal and loads of bitter chocolate. Chocolate continues into the flavor and the oatmeal becomes more assertive in both the flavor and the ultra-creamy texture. It’s almost like velvet in a glass. Hops come in at the back end and linger. Phenomenal balance with sweetness from the oats and charred malt.
Just wonderful. CardiacNP (30) - Schriever, Louisiana, USA - APR 23, 2013
The Poet. An Oatmeal stout from New Holland brewery in Holland, Michigan.
Appearance dark brown/black with a creamy 1.5 finger head beige in color. Very nice lacing
Aroma roasty malty slightly sweet with hint if chocolate. Not floral at all
Taste very smooth and creamy malty chocolate flavor with just a slight coffee undertone. Minimal hops bitterness
Mouthfeel smooth and cream, lightly carbonated
Overall. One if the best oatmeal stouts I have had. Wish I could get it In Louisiana and would of brought more homes from Ohio
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone MetalNHopHead (1976) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Quoth the raven, "Nevermore." As black as the Night’s Plutonian shore, The Poet ought to be the drink of choice for mourning narrators who want only to be left with their misery over love lost but instead have to converse with ravens who insists on perching above their chamber doors. Also, this may be a good choice if you enjoy Oatmeal Stouts. Rich, velvety smooth, and bittersweet palate. Notes of dark chocolate, cream, coffee, roasted barley, and black licorice. It’s at its best when slightly warm. Another fantastic New Holland Stout. 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.