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New Holland The Poet - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,636 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,636
Reviews: 638
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 67
Gots: 96 | 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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Reviews by Avagadro:
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Avagadro

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours with a chocolate head with great retention. Black with a slight touch of red from where the light is just able to penetrate. Looks tasty. The aroma is bold and upfront. Chocolate, caramel, and coffee are all fighting for your attention in the nose. Very appealing. This beer is a real treat on the pallet. Well balanced and very tasty. Roasted, chocolate, and crystal malts take the stage, as the oatmeal backs them up quite nicely. I love the sour-sweetness that oatmeal brings to a beer. I also love what oatmean does to the mouthfeel. It's like velvet on your tongue. This is one of New Holland's best brews. Definitely worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2007 23:21:37 | More by Avagadro
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Not a lot of head collected after the pour. Looks very dark brown in dim light.

Hearty roasted malts with a dry cocoa powder note and some huskiness from the grain. Some oaty bitterness is noted. Rather smooth.

Cocoa, roast, and earthiness dominates the flavor, up-front. There's a smaller fruit note of black cherry that mellows with the usual stout malt punch. Hops finish with herbal spiciness that plays with a bubbly carbonation towards the end. Oats do wonders for the mouthfeel. Almost creamy. Nice and solid.

Serving type: on-tap

07-29-2014 01:59:24 | More by thecheapies
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asmythee

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bought a six pack of this this just because it was on sale for not quite the cost of Guinness, didn't expect it could compare with Sam Smith's Oatmeal Stout, but it did ... quite good and will be buying often from now on.

Great appearance, great aroma, great mouthfeel. Awesome surprise.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 01:54:40 | More by asmythee
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Dave2234

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-29-2014 01:37:47 | More by Dave2234
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deakin

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

07-28-2014 19:36:14 | More by deakin
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BeerBilly82


4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

07-28-2014 00:16:53 | More by BeerBilly82
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

07-27-2014 16:46:08 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
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wheezlelump

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

07-26-2014 20:09:56 | More by wheezlelump
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lazy saturday afternoon, feels like an oatmeal stout kinda day.

Pours a mocha colored frothy and semi thick almost 1 finger head that fades semi slowly, nice lacing as it does as well, almost black beer with faint brown light sneaking through the thin parts.

Nose brings sweet brown malts, caramel, little syrupy note, little nutty toffee like notes, some creamy like oatmeal, a touch of brown sugar and faint mocha, and very faint coffee.

Taste starts with darker malts this time, a touch of a roasty black malt, mild dark chocolate and cocoa notes, mocha like more than anything, with some of the caramel and brown sugar notes, a little nutty toffee again, and touch of a biscuity note. A nice creamy oatmeal, little oatmeal dark chocolate effect. Hops kick in on the backend, a little earthy almost spicy like hop note with fair bitterness for the style. Finish is drier but creamy and a little sticky, almost dried lactose but more like dried oats, little more semi sweet chocolate and touch of mocha coffee.

Mouth is med to a bit fuller bod, nice creamy oats, decent carb.

Overall not bad, pretty nice oatmeal stout actually, the nose was a little lacking, but the taste brought some nice darker malts, nice oats with a little dark chocolate or semi sweet, nice kick of hops on the back end, decent finish, a touch syrupy and sweet but not bad. Pretty enjoyable even for a warm summer afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2014 17:42:08 | More by jlindros
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jcugafsu

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2%

07-26-2014 01:25:07 | More by jcugafsu
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AmeriCanadian

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +2%

07-25-2014 06:13:23 | More by AmeriCanadian
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Mark_Robinson

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-25-2014 02:08:53 | More by Mark_Robinson
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nebula1999

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-25-2014 00:34:52 | More by nebula1999
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VRH

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2%

07-24-2014 00:16:58 | More by VRH
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xacidx

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2%

07-23-2014 23:30:26 | More by xacidx
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thufflife

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-23-2014 16:36:50 | More by thufflife
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SoxFan

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-23-2014 15:02:41 | More by SoxFan
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Chuffbomb

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2%

07-23-2014 13:33:44 | More by Chuffbomb
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tpeters

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

07-23-2014 05:19:10 | More by tpeters
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taospowder

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-23-2014 04:36:25 | More by taospowder
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ThaJokerWild

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

07-23-2014 03:57:39 | More by ThaJokerWild
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2%

07-22-2014 01:10:03 | More by BeerForMuscle
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John_Beeryman

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

07-21-2014 00:53:29 | More by John_Beeryman
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Rothobinide

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-21-2014 00:51:37 | More by Rothobinide
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rdilauro

Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Love my stouts, especially oatmeal stocks. This poured as close to a jet black stout I normally enjoy. There still was a hint of brown which gave me the warm aroma of coffee and chocolate.

The head was small and dark. The first taste was on the small side with nice much of a big stout taste considering the oatmeal fame. The mouthful and finish were much nicer, so I needed to taste it again.

Each taste afterwards, I found more round and soft flavors coming out. Almost like the oatmeal was finally trying to push through.

Enjoyable beer, in the top of the oatmeal stouts I have had

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 19:55:34 | More by rdilauro
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New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,636 ratings.