1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

New Holland The Poet - New Holland Brewing Company

Not Rated.
New Holland The PoetNew Holland The Poet

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

1,616 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,616
Reviews: 635
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 64
Gots: 92 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,616 | Reviews: 635 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by tectactoe:
Photo of tectactoe
tectactoe

Michigan

4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 11:59:38 | More by tectactoe
More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerForMuscle
BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2%

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

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-20-2014 01:43:15 | More by Skillz
Photo of afinepilsner
afinepilsner

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

07-19-2014 21:46:21 | More by afinepilsner
Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-19-2014 06:09:07 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
Photo of NIURicky
NIURicky

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

07-19-2014 01:49:52 | More by NIURicky
Photo of Macky0366
Macky0366


5/5  rDev +27.6%

07-18-2014 21:50:05 | More by Macky0366
Photo of AnthonyD12
AnthonyD12

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-18-2014 00:40:06 | More by AnthonyD12
Photo of rspauldi
rspauldi

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-17-2014 17:10:11 | More by rspauldi
Photo of MrBitterness
MrBitterness

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

07-17-2014 15:25:40 | More by MrBitterness
Photo of crytion
crytion

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-17-2014 10:45:56 | More by crytion
Photo of Tim9m1r
Tim9m1r

Pennsylvania

4.88/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - Opaque black color with a half inch medium-thick tan head that dissipates at a medium-slow rate.

Smell - Sweet roasted malt and earthy smoked wood hops followed by dark chocolate.

Taste - Sweet roasted malt and smokey wood followed by lightly bitter dark chocolate and very mild alcohol with a roasted malt and smokey wood finish.

Mouthfeel - Rich and creamy, very well balanced bitterness/sweetness, medium carbonation,and very mild alcohol feel

Overall - An amazing stout. Very well balanced in every way.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2014 02:25:30 | More by Tim9m1r
Photo of kencgbs
kencgbs

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-17-2014 00:37:44 | More by kencgbs
Photo of Mgm54
Mgm54

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-16-2014 22:02:14 | More by Mgm54
Photo of kingston2
kingston2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

07-16-2014 03:22:38 | More by kingston2
Photo of rheimbro
rheimbro

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

07-16-2014 01:28:59 | More by rheimbro
Photo of core42
core42

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

07-15-2014 15:23:59 | More by core42
Photo of Stillyman11
Stillyman11

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

07-15-2014 04:51:47 | More by Stillyman11
Photo of Sheepdog2169
Sheepdog2169

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

07-15-2014 03:34:22 | More by Sheepdog2169
Photo of Jonnymontrox
Jonnymontrox


4/5  rDev +2%

07-15-2014 02:24:25 | More by Jonnymontrox
Photo of kalebharris
kalebharris

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2%

07-15-2014 02:24:14 | More by kalebharris
Photo of SampsonOfRaleigh
SampsonOfRaleigh

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-15-2014 00:53:47 | More by SampsonOfRaleigh
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,616 ratings.