February 28, 2007

The Poet... Evermore.

The New Holland brewing company is starting to become a favorite brewery of mine. So far I have not had a beer from them that I did not like, and this weekís beer is no exception. Tonight Iím reviewing The Poet Oatmeal Stout.

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We have our standard 12 oz brown bottle. The label has a picture of a Raven sitting on a branch in front of a full moon with the name of the beer in old script underneath it. There is also a story about the beer next to the picture. It is kind of lengthy so Iím not going to repost the whole thing, but it basically says this beer can go with just about any occasion.

It has a nice dark brown, almost black, color to it. Light barely passes through. Itís almost like a really dark fresh coffee color. The head has a nice tan color to it. There is minimal lacing on the glass. After a while the head fades to a tan ring around the edge and a slight film on the top.

There is a nice earthy aroma to it. A mixture of roasted oats and malts with a touch of chocolate and hint of coffee tickle the nose. The scent isnít too strong, but strong enough to really enhance the experience. The flavor is of robust malts with chocolate and coffee accents. There is a touch of hops that adds just a touch of bitterness that really livens up the flavor.

This is a full-bodied beer. It has a creamy and smooth mouth feel to it. There is not a lot of carbonation to it.

This is probably going to be one of my favorites. I could see myself craving this beer and drinking it on a regular basis. Definitely, going to make my top 20 list. I give it 7 out of 10.

Posted by Contagion in Alcohol at February 28, 2007 08:33 PM | TrackBack

Mmmm, just the description sounds good!

Posted by: Raging Mom at March 1, 2007 09:26 AM

Mmmmm.... I'm going to have to try this one for sure!

Posted by: Richmond at March 2, 2007 10:02 AM

Cont got me to try this on draft over the weekend.
It is... I must say... pretty damned yummy.

Posted by: Shadoglare at March 2, 2007 04:29 PM