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New Holland The Poet - New Holland Brewing Company

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1,916 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,916
Reviews: 668
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 72
Gots: 175 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
IBU's: 40

(Beer added by: inebrius on 02-01-2003)
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3.35/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Recently started to distribute into MA. I am always welcoming of affordable 12oz brews flooding my shelves; New Holland provides.

A- Pouring the 12oz bottle into a chalice reveals a black bodied Oatmeal Stout and a crown greater than two fingers. The head has a very thick foamy texture and great retention. A big ring and blanket coat the top of the beer and lacing is plentiful in the form of webs.

S- Packs good strength here as roast malts leap out of the glass. Dark chocolate, medium-heavy roast grain and coffee are joined by caramel, earthy hops, toffee and cereal notes. Slight red fruits come through but the malts are the main show.

T- For me the prevailing flavors are dark semi-bitter cocoa, moderately heavy roast barley, coffee and toasted oats. It is a dark one for sure. Other things that come to mind are charcoal, cherry/raisin dark fruits, earthy and pine hops, cookies, slight smoke and toffee/caramel with a light sweetness.

MF- Medium bodied but certainly enough to support the layers of blackened flavors presented. Carbonation is on the moderately high side and causes the brew to foam up with a somewhat creamy consistency. Oats are silky. Dark bitter finish.

The aroma on this brew had me right away. Deep and complex roastiness with a mostly clean yeast profile underneath. Dark cocoa powder, roast grains and oats combine favorably and I am left craving oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.8/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.2/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.16/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

355 ml bottle served at a little below room temperature. Purchased a six pack for about $2.25 CDN per bottle.

Appearance - black and ominous, topped by a finger of near white head that doesn't last. A couple minor streaks of lacing but not much else. Still have to love the color of this oatmeal stout.

Smell - roasty with plenty of chocolate. A bit of coffee but the chocolate is more dominant. A touch of vanilla too.

Taste - light surprisingly sweet chocolate and mild coffee and vanilla flavor. Maybe some caramel. Definitely on the sweet side, but it works here with the creaminess.

Mouthfeel - very smooth and creamy more so than others. Substantial body and moderate carbonation.

Overall - very nice and sweet oatmeal stout with a great feel. Definitely worth a try particularly if you're in the mood for a hefty stout that's on the sweeter side.

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4.56/5  rDev +16.3%

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New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
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