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Review by everetends on 06/20/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 10 17 3 8 2010
Old Review
12 oz bottle that was what I was seeking the most out of my trade with spointon. He came through and I am indebted. Served up in an imperial pint glass.

A: Pours a nice black body. Held to the light, there is nothing coming through that I can find. Just a nice, pitch black. The somewhat vigourous pour yielded a finger of pretty tight head, a medium mocha in color. The retention is ok. It falters a little faster than expected but does hold down a pretty solid top cap. That mocha foam is sticking all over this glass in some spotty lacing. Good looking brew for sure.

S: Smell really grabs your attention. I actually said "Whoa" after dipping my nose into the glass. There is a really nice oatmeal scent coming out here. Kinda reminds me of oatmeal cookies with some quality chocolate chips in here. The chocolate is somewhat dark but I am getting a lot of milk chocolate in here. Slight coffee aromas coming out here as well. This is all malt with some nice caramel goodness in here as well. Not getting any hops in the aroma, but thats not what I expect from my Oatmeal Stouts. Damn.

T: Taste is pretty good as well. That oatmeal cookie flavor isn't quite as well translated into the flavor as it did in the aroma. There is a nice hearty, and earthy oatmeal flavor going on here, but its not as sweet as it smelled. The chocolate once again comes across as some really nice milk chocolate, adding a little lactose to the equation which works nicely. Malts are lightly roasted, and some nice caramel sneaks in. Coffee is very light in here and doesn't over step its bounds at all. Just enough coffee to be a pleasant presence. There is a slight hops bitterness rounding this out on the finish.

M: Medium bodied but more toward the lighter side of medium here. There is a moment where I think this may be a bit too thin for my liking when it comes to the style. ABV is not even noticable, but it really shouldn't be at 6.5%. Carbonation is a medium, adding an almost crispness to this. This beer is actually a bit dry on the finish and it works well because it absolutely has you coming back for more. Aftertaste mostly leaves you with some caramel and chocolate sweetness.

D: This was a good beer and that dryness in the feel really has you coming back for more. I find this beer disappearing at an alarming rate. With that said, I can see this beer coming out with a bit more weight to it in the feel, but it still works well. That aroma is great and the flavors are satisfying. This beer sure didn't disappoint at all. My only wish is that this stuff was local because this would be a great staple oatmeal stout to keep in the beer fridge. Absolutely enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 04-07-2009 01:39:23

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by joe1510 on 02/20/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
72 2 7 15 5 7 2010
12oz Bottle
$7.99 6-Pack
Route 6 Liquors

The Poet pours chestnut brown with mahogany highlights when directly backlit. A one finger beige head appeared on the pour and settled to a respectable cap. The head leaves some patchy lacing here and there. This is a good looking beer.

Smell is much different than I expected. There's a lot of hazelnut, so much so I'm reminded of Rogue's Hazelnut Nectar (which I like by the way). There's some roasted maltiness in the distance with some mild coffee grounds but for the most part hazelnut dominates.

Now this tastes a lot more like an oatmeal stout than the nose led me to believe. Roasted maltiness is in perfect harmony with a wave of freshly brewed coffee. There's still a touch of the hazelnut but seems to stay in the background and compliment instead of dominate.

The mouthfeel is just what you want from a stout and without a doubt the oatmeal plays a role. There's a silky smooth and slick body that's on the heavier side of medium.

I could easily sit down and drink a few of these in a session. The moderate body and silkiness helps without a doubt.

The Poet turned out to be a pretty solid stout from New Holland. I would pick this up again when in the mood for an oatmeal stout. The Poet is unique for the style.

Reviewed: 1/13/08

Price: $7.99 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by seaoflament on 03/15/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
72 2 9 14 4 7 2009
*Uploading my old reviews, this one has a review date of: 9-24-07. If I can acquire the beer again I will re-review it*

Got this as an extra from SPLITGRIN, thanks buddy.

Pours dark. Almost an inch of milk coffee colored foam. The aroma is a bit subtle which coffee, toffee, chocolate, and roasted malts but it all intensifies a bit after it warms up. Tastes very similar to the aroma and just a little light on the mouthfeel but has a pleasant, creamy aftertaste due to the oatmeal. An average Oatmeal Stout.

Served In: Bottle

Review by Kegergator on 11/21/07  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
74 2 9 15 4 7 0
Pours a little light for a stout. The smell is very good, full of coffee, malt aroma. Taste is solid, but a little on the lighter side. Coffee + chocolate and a hint of alcohol, very drinkable.

Served In: Pint Glass

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