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New Holland The Poet - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,712 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,712
Reviews: 645
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 72
Gots: 111 | 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 bigfnjoe:
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +6.6%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A- pours jet black with a tinge of brown near the bottom where the light is seeping through. Head is half of a finger, a mocha color. Fades pretty quickly. Minimal lacing.

S- outstanding. Strong milk chocolate and some hints of coffee in there as well. Smells wonderful

T- bitter chocolate with a little bit of dark coffee in there. Roasted malts dominate as well...tastes great.

M- feel is really thick. The oatmeal helps firm this up a lot. Decent carbonation.

D- very drinkable. Awesome example of an oatmeal stout.

07-08-2010 21:26:09 | More by bigfnjoe
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Roguer

Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev +5.4%

Beautiful pour: strong, fluffy, creamy tan head, with very good retention and lovely, wide lacing. Brew itself comes out brown, congealing into a dark, dark brown - almost ebony - presentation in the glass.

Roasted barley, cream, overripe fruit, and yes, oatmeal; all present in varying amounts in the nose. A little alcohol presence, as well, alongside some cocoa and coffee.

Very roasty flavor up front, featuring lots and lots of roasted barley (which keeps coming back for more!), coffee, and a hint of chocolate. Cream and overripe dark fruit try to make themselves known on the mid-palate, before being overwhelmed by roasted barley. Delicious!

Thick, creamy, smooth mouthfeel. Some sting; very lively. No hint of alcohol. Nicely balanced with an earthy bitterness.

Among the best oatmeal stouts I've had. Lots of roasted barley; creamy, smooth body; not exactly complex, but not one-note, either. Great beer. Compares favorably with Founders Oatmeal Stout.

08-13-2014 23:57:13 | More by Roguer
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oberon

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +1.5%

I liked the real nice black color with some ruby hue,off white sticky head real impressive looking.Roasted malt is predominent smell I get from it with some underlying chocolate notes.Taste is roasty and chocolaty but wiith some softness due to the oats I would venture to guess,pretty easy to drink maybe a little thin.All in all pretty darn good.

04-27-2003 08:36:54 | More by oberon
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RoyalT

Ohio

3.65/5  rDev -6.9%

Appearance – Ruby black in color with a decent head.

Smell – The dark, roasty malt notes were complimented with fine chocolate undertones.

Taste – This was your basic dark malty stout. The highlight though was the subtle yet superb chocolate notes. They were kind of like fine cocoa or a baker’s chocolate.

Mouthfeel – This was the stout’s weak point, IMO. I thought it was too thin to make the grade. The flavors were expertly balanced though and felt good in the cheeks, just a bit light in the butt for my tastes.

Drinkability – This overall was a nice example of the style. I would probably buy again.

04-25-2004 03:05:32 | More by RoyalT
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DanGeo

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-26-2014 11:09:13 | More by DanGeo
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.19/5  rDev +6.9%

Pours the deepest brown you've ever seen, basically black in the middle with a bit of dark-brown shining through the edges. Frothy, creamy looking light-tan colored head, decent retention and minimal lacing. Nose hits with a handful of malts, nuts, roasted grains, charred wood, and a heavy dose of oats and oatmeal. The taste follows the nose perfectly, allowing for great harmony and exemplary synthesis of the senses. Full of a nice, roasted character of malts and grains, complete with some caramel sweetness. Woody and nutty flavors shine through about halfway through, and the oat/oatmeal hints are abundant throughout the entire length of the sip, in an over-the-top, good way. Very creamy, medium body, with a middle of the road type of carbonation.

I know I may slightly be overrating this beer, but I don't care. I love it. It's full flavored, and there's something about the taste I just love - oats, grains, malts, wood, nuts. And the best part is, at only 5.2% ABV, it's very easy to drink, making it the best session beer I could ask for.

11-01-2012 11:59:38 | More by tectactoe
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev -4.1%

08-19-2014 01:19:14 | More by GameOfBeers
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bdkucharski

Michigan

3/5  rDev -23.5%

02-18-2012 17:10:59 | More by bdkucharski
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nickadams2

New York

4.18/5  rDev +6.6%

A_Dark brown with a thick khaki colored head. Excellent retention and thick lacing.

S_Roastiness,malt,and chocolate.

T_Roasted malt,bittersweet chocolate,and burnt,earthy,woody flavor.

M_Full bodied and creamy mouthfeel.

D_Great flavor and low abv make for a great session beer. Big flavor.

05-02-2010 04:23:03 | More by nickadams2
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-08-2013 21:45:02 | More by danthehopslamman
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

03-19-2014 23:24:30 | More by DaftPatrick
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.5%

03-06-2012 22:59:49 | More by DWolf
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WuAnquo1

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

01-08-2012 23:20:52 | More by WuAnquo1
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

11-19-2013 18:18:52 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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Britton

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

01-09-2012 23:09:08 | More by Britton
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SAxDRC5

Michigan

3.93/5  rDev +0.3%

A: Dark brownish red. white head. leaves a nice lacing

S: dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, slight oatmeal scent

T: tastes just about like it smells. very strong dark chocolate flavor. oatmeal is more present in the taste than in the smell.

M: very smooth. carbonation is very light

D: i could have a few of these.

03-22-2010 03:50:59 | More by SAxDRC5
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VernonKell

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

11-15-2012 22:49:39 | More by VernonKell
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

4.2/5  rDev +7.1%

08-19-2014 23:34:11 | More by Doomcifer
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

06-22-2014 02:04:53 | More by JakerLou
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

2.85/5  rDev -27.3%

12 oz. bottle poured into a New Belgium snifter.

A - One-finger head of thick dark tan foam that collapses quickly to leave a very thin layer of lace on the surface and a ring around the glass. Beer is coffee black and solidly opaque.

S - Nose is pretty faint, but well-roasted malt and dark chocolate are present. Even letting it warm in the glass and giving it plenty of swirling doesn't generate much.

T - Bitter dark chocolate melted into a moderately roasted cup of coffee. Caramel and oats appear in the background that sweeten the initial impression. Faint trace of bittering hops gives the finish a bit of an cleansing edge. There just isn't much of what's there in any given quaff. It begs to have the volume turned up.

M - Creamy and very smooth. Light carbonation. Seems too thin and watery. Lacks structure. Not much of a finish that lingers.

D - The oatmeal smooths the edges off the typical stout bitterness, making this style more enjoyable, but the flavors are too subdued, resulting in a beer that doesn't stand out in any way and make me want to drink another. The word "inoffensive" is what comes to mind.

12-31-2010 05:19:19 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +3.3%

12 oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

A- Excellent head retention leaves a thin sticking tan lace, nearly black with glowing edges of garnet.

S- Creamy malt aroma, hints of woody charcoal and dark bakers chocolate.

T&M- Quenching crispness meets full-bodied, amazing. Touch of sweetness from the malt and oats, mild char twang with undertones of roasted coffee and dark chocolate emerge. Hop bitterness is just enough to keep thing balanced. Finishes a tad sweet.

D- By far one of the best stouts I have had to date, big and flavorful yet very drinkable at the same time.

08-06-2006 01:39:16 | More by Jason
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merlin48

Kentucky

4.05/5  rDev +3.3%

Clear and dark brown hued on the pour, opaque in the pint glass. Attractive tan head leaves some patchy lacing. Aroma of oatmeal, milk chocolate, and a hint of roasty coffee. Very nice mouthfeel has a full medium body, moderate carbonation, and smooth grainy oats. Milk chocolate and oats dominate the taste. The oats are a major player in this one, serving up a soft but grainy character. Fruity hops add a note of ripe orange. Nice roasty coffee bitterness on the finish. A very nice sipper on a cool autumn evening.

10-25-2007 12:56:01 | More by merlin48
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Billolick

New York

4.05/5  rDev +3.3%

12 ounce bottle, pours dark mahogany, with a nice creamy long lasting dark tan head, going to a tiny bubble film and, of course, scattered lace upon a swirl. Nose is of chocolate and cafe au lait. Very easy drinking OMS, more milk chocolate notes, lightly burnt grains all with a silky smooth, pleasing mouth feel. Well done and well worth a try. More quality brew from Michigan

08-17-2008 03:35:38 | More by Billolick
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

06-22-2012 23:58:06 | More by reitzbrewing
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

Review No. 3,000 here on Beer Advocate.

The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a tan head. The aroma has a lot of chocolate and oats, as well as some roasted malt. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of cream and oat notes as well as some dark, bitter chocolate and roasted malt. The beer is fairly dry and has some bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and high carbonation.

07-15-2012 03:44:18 | More by Mora2000
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New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
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