New Holland The Poet - New Holland Brewing Company
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Reviews by mmedina210:
4.38/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
I had never heard of this beer before yesterday and on a trip to my local liquor store the manager handed me this beer and said 'trust me'
The beer pours black, but it has a slight ruby tint. It left a one finger beige head which dissipated into a white lace.
The smell of this beer took me by surprise. On the first whiff I got a nose full of wheat and bread notes, but upon further sniffing, slight Chocolate notes came about and bigger coffee notes, with a hint of something that resembles oatmeal (maybe caramel).
The taste of this beer is magnificent. Coffee is the boldest taste in this beer with a tinge of chocolate. On the front end, just as in the aroma, you can clearly taste a bread-like oatmeal blend and on the back end is when the Roasted Malts take over.
The mouthfeel is as smooth as any stout I have ever tasted. Its not watery nor is it over bearing and it has just enough carbonation to provide a refreshing crispness. It is slightly dry/bitter on the back end which I welcomed with open arms.
I could drink 'The Poet' all day; and I can say, with out a doubt, this is the only 'real' stout I can say this about.
I highly Recommend!
Serving type: bottle
01-17-2010 07:56:48 | More by mmedina210
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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
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