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New Holland The Poet - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,628 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,628
Reviews: 635
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 68
Gots: 93 | 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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PatYoda

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with not much head or lacing after a few minutes. The smell is more porterish than stouty. A creamy caramel smell is there, along with some chocolate. A minor amount of roasted malt makes an appearance. Smells tasty.

Again in the taste, I get that creaminess and the chocolate. The roasted malt does show up a bit more, but there is also a lactic aftertaste which makes me a bit wary about the style. There is some roastedness as well, but I would characterize this as more of a sweet/milk stout or even a porter, rather than an American Stout. Not that it bothers me that this is where it fell or anything as I try not to let the style influence my rating very much, but those are my thoughts. The finish has some bitterness from the roasted malt, but not much hop bitterness.

Overall this is decent. I probably wouldn't pick it up again as there are always better options.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2006 23:19:54 | More by PatYoda
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New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,628 ratings.