New Holland The Poet - New Holland Brewing Company
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Reviews by GeoJ:
4.97/5 rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Picked up a bottle in my ongoing hunt for great stouts/porters.
Poured into a pint glass.
Appearance is as black and rich looking as you would expect from a good stout, head dissipates quickly, The lacing is wonderful and remained from nearly top to bottom of the glass as it went down.
Smell of nutty maltiness with just enough coffee aroma to make it that much more inviting ... And it just gets better as the brew warms a bit.
Taste: A surprising, brief sweetness hits the tongue first, quickly melding into the different sensations and flavors you would expect from a top-shelf stout as you let it wash along your tongue. Chewy, but not overly so, mouthfeel. Quite dry finish with a great aftertaste. The enigma here is that you want to savor each sip, but it's so very drinkable that you can't wait to take the next one. One of the easiest-drinking stouts I've ever tasted.
Overall: No question that The Poet goes into my "Top 5 (So Far)" of great stouts/porters - I'll recommend this with no reservations to all of my stout-loving friends.
Big kudos to New Holland Brewing!
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2011 01:44:57 | More by GeoJ
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4.04/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.
Pours a clear dark black with 1-2 fingers of cloudy head falling slowly to a creamy collar leaving lots of lacing. There is a nice nose, not huge but present reminiscent of dark chocolate, toasted and dark roasted grains. The taste follows suit but lso brings a pleasing bread character and lots of creamy oats. There is a big body considering the meager 5.2% ABV with nicve carbonation resultant in a smooth creamy mouthfeel. There is great depth to the poet!
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 18:20:32 | More by mtomlins
New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,413 ratings.