New Holland The Poet - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,149 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,149
Reviews: 723
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 78
Gots: 298 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: inebrius on 02-01-2003

IBU's: 40
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Ratings: 2,149 | Reviews: 723
Photo of yuenglingfan101
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

appearance nice beer with a thick tan head. Smell of oatmeal of course. And taste of oatmeal. Mouthful. of oatmeal and liquor that just begs to be drank more and more rising the drinkabilty to a higher standard. This beer is worth trying. A great oatmeal stout for stout lovers. Quoth the raven nevermore

Photo of 303beer
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

When poured it gives a rocky head. Leaves lacing all the way down the glass. Delicious. Deep red brown when held to a light in a pint glass. I like that you can see through it. No sediment. Again a plus. Been drinking this beer for long time. I stack all oatty stouts against this one. It's my favorite. Excellent job by the brewers.

Photo of thelagerheads
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

You know a brew is special to me when I pour it into my vintage 8 oz glass with the raised painted owls on it. And it certainly is! This is the darkest chocolate coffee stout that I've had yet. Throw in some rolled oats and you've got a new favorite fourth meal! It's a double-barrelled swarzbier, a stout that I can imagine three guys man-handling the Keebler elf and his latest bacth of chocolate chip cookies into the wort mixer and stirring until the foam rises to the top leaving a creamsicle circle about the rim of the vat.

Poet-wise, being that is its namesake, it is Etheridge Knight: black, brunt and over-the-top sans the profanity and emotional irascibility. It's not quite as severe as joining the black panthers but there is a portent to extreme things waiting inside this bottle. Just don't drink it at the local coffee house or you might be pre-disposed to wrangle with some old man-haired poetess who reaches the divine muse via Granny Clampett and the fat man sitting in the corner perspiring poetry with a cheshire grin on his face always exclaiming with contained joy, "Mmmmm. Mmmmm. Mmmmm. Yes. Mmmmm."

Photo of HOLOGRAPHICpizza
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I can not find anything wrong with this beer. A perfectly balanced, rich, smooth stout. Not too overpowering of a flavor, very smooth and easy drinking, while still having LOTS of very good, delicous roasty malty flavor. The bitterness that is there fits in with the roasty flavor very well, it does not seem very hoppy, more toasty/burnt, but very, very tasty. I can not reccomend this beer highly enough.

I especially love the label art. It fits the flavor of the beer perfectly. It makes me want to sit outside on a summer night under a full moon and sip on a few of these, staring at the moon and contemplating my place in the cosmos...

Photo of Matthathappened
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's my favorite beer I have ever had there just quite isn't a oatmeal stout like it.

Photo of DuffDaddy
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Quoth the Raven, "Drink some more!". EAP would approve....Mixed six from Uncle Mike.

Photo of GeoJ
4.97/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Picked up a bottle in my ongoing hunt for great stouts/porters.
Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance is as black and rich looking as you would expect from a good stout, head dissipates quickly, The lacing is wonderful and remained from nearly top to bottom of the glass as it went down.

Smell of nutty maltiness with just enough coffee aroma to make it that much more inviting ... And it just gets better as the brew warms a bit.

Taste: A surprising, brief sweetness hits the tongue first, quickly melding into the different sensations and flavors you would expect from a top-shelf stout as you let it wash along your tongue. Chewy, but not overly so, mouthfeel. Quite dry finish with a great aftertaste. The enigma here is that you want to savor each sip, but it's so very drinkable that you can't wait to take the next one. One of the easiest-drinking stouts I've ever tasted.

Overall: No question that The Poet goes into my "Top 5 (So Far)" of great stouts/porters - I'll recommend this with no reservations to all of my stout-loving friends.

Big kudos to New Holland Brewing!

Photo of beerrat
4.9/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great stout can't wait to buy more.

Photo of MmmIPA
4.88/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pretty black,cant see through it.One in. tan head.

Very pleasent smell,fruity and some chocolate.

I can taste the smoke in it as it finishes.Somewhat of a fruity taste upfront then leads to carmel and some chocolate also.Bittering at the end with some sweet chocolate.

Creamy and smooth,very easy going down.

Awesome stout for sure! I loved the fruit taste and I plan on having again and well worth seeking out.

Photo of Beerfather
4.88/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Creamy dark smooth not overpowering. Very drinkable. Top 5 stout.

Photo of Tim9m1r
4.86/5  rDev +24%
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.

Photo of ta_hagen
4.83/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Flavors of chocolate and spice are most prevalent with hints of caramel. The finish is a blend of smooth coffee, and spicy licorice that leaves a dry, astringent aftertaste of brewed coffee with a touch of fig / raisin.

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.81/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours almost a solid black in color with a tan head that laces nicely around the rim. Nice aroma of molasses, caramel and chocolate. Just the right amount of carbonation! Perfect balance of flavor in every mouthful. Too bad I just bought a single one of these as this is one of the BEST Oatmeal Stouts I have had.

Photo of buyBinboaVodka
4.8/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is by far my favorite everyday stout. I love having this at the end of the night just to have a beer.

A - Pours a pitch black with brown highlights and a small tan head that leaves good retention through each sip.

S - Dark fruits, cocoa powder, chocolate, roasted malts, a hint of coffee.

T - Dark roasted malts with a subtle chocolate taste and coffee shining through. This is a sweet beer that leaves just a little dark chocolate bitterness at the end. Well balanced and smooth.

M - Mild carbonation and the right amount of stickyness left in the mouth that leaves a nice lasting flavor that makes you want more.

O - This is a very well balanced, mild manored stout that is perfect any day of the year. It just comes together very nice with no off flavors. One of my top 10 beers for its complex yet simple profile.

Photo of SaCkErZ9
4.78/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pitch black in color with an extremely dense, creamy, puffy tan head. I was able to get the head to foam about one finger above the top of the glass, without having the beer overflow. Very stiff head indeed.

Aroma is roasty and bready. Tons of roasted grains and coffee. Wonderful.

Beautiful coffee flavors, chocolate, burnt toast. The slightest bit of fruit.

Smooth and delicious. I was a little put off by the lack of body. A touch thin but still a bit creamy. A good, stiff, roasted finish. I had no idea what to expect from this. I picked this up on a whim and I am really glad I did. Nearly perfect, IMO.

Photo of Lilbuddy1991
4.76/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a beautiful beer

Photo of CycleDad
4.76/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Classic oatmeal stout, one finger head with mild carbonation and a long-lasting smooth finish. Outstanding mouth feel, just on the edge of chewy.

Photo of Genie
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My favorite oatmeal stout. It's so quaffable, very well-balanced beer overall.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.73/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz bottle poured into a New Holland imperial pint.
5.2% ABV, 37 IBUs.
Pairings: Mushrooms, beef, blooming, soft-ripened cheeses, and chocolate.

A - Despite being a brooding, black-colored beer, clarity is visible through the pour and highlights of dark brown manage to escape. Stubborn, sparkly tan foam cakes the pint glass as the plush froth plateaus and sinks.

S - Heavily roasted malt emits semi-sweet chocolate and some coffee essence with dry cocoa and undertones of rich milk chocolate. Complex and deep, the bold aroma is finished by a smooth oatmeal-like scent.

T - The Poet tastes like a chocolate candy bar topped with oats. Dark chocolate chunk and freshly ground coffee-like bitterness are evened out with smooth milk chocolate and soft, whipped nougat.

M - Rich and voluptuous, this full-bodied beer has a silky smooth feel from the oats and a perfectly balanced roasted malt bitterness to even things out!

O - Though dark and sinister in appearance, The Poet is a seductive, chocolaty beer that's silky smooth yet roasted and bitter for an exceptional balance and long-lasting finish. Quite possibly the benchmark for the style, The Poet is one of New Holland's stunning achievements in zymurgy.

Photo of balzern
4.73/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark brown almost black. No clarity. Nice amount of lacing.

S- Chocolate, espresso, toffee, coffee, dark roasted notes galore!

T- Dark chocolate, roasted coffee and a little caramel sweetness on the aftertaste. Hints of oatmeal but not as much as I might have expected. Nevertheless, I loved this.

M- Oily and slick, coated my mouth like a mouth-blanket haha

O- Superb I loved this beer. A perfect oatmeal stout with everything I would want from a dark stout! Get it if you have the chance!

Photo of templar316
4.73/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a spectacular deep, deep brown with ruby highlights when held to the light. One finger of foam with nice lacing at the end. A soft malty, earthy nose, with hints of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee. And the flavor delivers, as this soft creamy brew rolls acrossed the tongue you get a bready chocolate sweetness to start, rolling into a crisp figgy body, with an earthy, roasty malt finish that lingers on. The mouthfeel is what truely makes this beer first-rate as its soft creamy sweetness envolpes the tongue begging for another swallow.

Photo of Chiefy770
4.72/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Appearance: Rich dark brown, nearly black body. A modest light mocha colored head leaves a good amount of sticky lacing throughout.

Smell: Toasted malts and grains. Semi-sweet chocolate. Burnt coffee.

Taste: Does not stray away from the notes picked up in the nose. Very strong malts right off the bat. A remarkable hit of cocoa, you know that incredibly bitter kind that is ranked by percentages. The hops really stand out in that chocolate taste. A great creamy layer balances the creamy malts and the bitter hops very well.

Overall: Very nice oatmeal stout. Pretty close to a full-bodied stout. Definitely a brew stout lovers should check out!

Photo of Evelet01
4.71/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Heavy, dark, smooth after taste

Photo of CardiacNP
4.69/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The Poet. An Oatmeal stout from New Holland brewery in Holland, Michigan.

Appearance dark brown/black with a creamy 1.5 finger head beige in color. Very nice lacing

Aroma roasty malty slightly sweet with hint if chocolate. Not floral at all

Taste very smooth and creamy malty chocolate flavor with just a slight coffee undertone. Minimal hops bitterness

Mouthfeel smooth and cream, lightly carbonated

Overall. One if the best oatmeal stouts I have had. Wish I could get it In Louisiana and would of brought more home from Ohio

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.67/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is rich, smoky, oily with an undertone of unsweetened chocolate and just a touch of molasses. It pours a deep chocolaty sable with a thick but not too persistent tan head. Rich flavor fills the mouth with roast coffee, unsweetened chocolate and a hint of molasses and even a touch of hops. Texture is smooth and easy going yet leaves a nice tingly finish.

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New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
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