New Holland The Poet - New Holland Brewing Company
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3/5 rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Pours almost pitch black with an average sized tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, almonds, and chocolates. Smells very sweet. Taste is a creamy, coffee malt that goes down very smooth. Somewhat of a heavy beer. Unpleasant aftertaste. Overall not a bad beer, just not for me.
Serving type: on-tap
04-28-2014 14:25:39 | More by sween100
4.45/5 rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Bottle purchased at AJ's Beer Warehouse in Henrietta, NY.
Pours a dark black, with a nearly one inch head, and little random streaks of lacing down the glass.
Smells like dark, intense roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee.
Incredible taste here, I was really pleasantly surprised. Both chocolate and coffee are big in play here, even though no chocolate and coffee were added. Great malt work here- the flavors intertwine nicely, and give the feeling of chocolate covered espresso beans. There is some nice roasty malt flavors as well, with a little bit of bitterness on the end of each sip from the hops. I also taste some vanilla as well, as well as mild smoke. How is this only 5.2% ABV? The flavor is so full.
Medium to thick body (again, how is this only 5.2%?), creamy, smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation. Incredibly drinkable, I didn't want to put this down.
This is a perfect example of how full, complex flavor can still be packed into beers of lower ABV. I had heard decent things about this one, but didn't know it was going to be so good. Highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
04-27-2014 05:36:41 | More by GreesyFizeek
4.01/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Solid black, with dark brown highlights and thin tan head that reduces quickly to a rim with moderate lacing.
S - Dried dark fruit, vanilla and roasted malts, but muted.
T - The roast comes through first and most, with a sharp blackened toast note combining with coffee and chocolate nibs, going more acidic into the middle, and closing with a hint of hops and malt.
M - Fairly light on the tongue, with acidity and carbonation. Almost no lingering, and only very mild bitterness.
O - This is an easily drinkable beer, with nice roasted notes. Not the most complex stout I've had, but a good beer to revisit.
Serving type: bottle
04-25-2014 02:33:00 | More by Tsar_Riga
New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,586 ratings.