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New Holland The Poet - New Holland Brewing Company

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1,862 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,862
Reviews: 664
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 74
Gots: 166 | 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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4/5  rDev +2%

xDeadGuYx, Nov 18, 2011
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sbricker, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

tim28, May 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

derricksmalls, Jan 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

barnzy78, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

tdmccarthy, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A big, foamy, beige head reaches two inches before slowly turning rocky over an altogether black beer. Thick patches of lace are deposited on the Dogfish Head snifter.

There is lots of mild chocolate and creamy coffee with sweet malt and light roasted characters in the background.

Sweet malt is up front with a flavor akin to coffee ice cream. There is a touch of bitterness late in the finish. The Poet warms nicely, bringing out chocolate and light citrus notes.

A full body with smooth, soft jersey cotton texture. There is no discernible alcohol and the carbonation is light.

This beer is easy to relax with. One could sit back with friends and family while enjoying casual conversation and a few pints. The intrigue raised by the inference of Poe is not quite met.

SLeffler27, Jun 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

George1005, Dec 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

mpayne5, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

imperialking, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2%

SGToliver, Dec 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

Ragnarok88, Jun 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

NvMyBeer, Dec 23, 2011
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3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent mahogany with 2 fingers of tan head. Good head retention & lacing

S: Faint roastyness & some mocha notes

T: Roastyness, chocolate, dryness & a touch of vanilla up front. Milk chocolate notes, slight roastyness & vanilla as this warms, maybe even a touch of caramel & charred grain. Finishes dry, with chocolatey notes & a bit of charred grain bitterness to balance this out

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, turns creamy as this warms

Very nice, forgot how good this one is. One of New Holland's better beers, so easy to drink

russpowell, Mar 15, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Got this from Tom's party store in East Lansing. Served it up in a pint.

A: pours a very dark murky black color, not completely opaque but just about there. Had a one finger width caramel color head that dissipated fast with minimal lacing.

S: Smells rich of dark chocolate, coffee, malt sugars, barley, vanilla

T: Very rich flavor, thickness of chocolate, tinges of coffee, very sweet, malt sugars, barley, hints of oatmeal

M: Good amounts of carbonation, getting up there, but balanced by the flavor that it was not bothersome to me, very rich and robust, very dense flavors

O: Overall this was very good stout, I enjoyed it very much, good balance of flavors, rich and complex, great on such a cold day. Would not mind having this again.

Mavigo, Feb 12, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

oberon, Apr 27, 2003
Photo of scott
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4


Attractive medium-tight lacing crowns the darkness, yet it is visibly carbonated, with soft amber highlights.
Pleasant aromas, with bold coffee & cream upfront. Chocolate, rolled in an oat coating for flavor.
Smooth and easy to drink, this is well crafted. It isn't too rich, nor is it too mild. I wouldn't say perfectly balanced, but close.

scott, Jul 24, 2007
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3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appropriate creamy notes to the body, per the oatmeal style. Distinct chocolate malt flavors, married with a mild charcoal undercurrent. Some dark fruit lurks at the very edge, beefing up the flavor. Smooth and quite drinkable - an ideal choice as the weather cools off and darker brews become more appealing.

Brent, Oct 18, 2010
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3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint.

Appearance. Perfect stout pour. Deeb dark brown with almost no light penetration, except for the very edges. Just enough to let you see its gorgeous color. Pours with a good 3 fingers of cappuccino brown head. THis slowly dissipates, leaving a ton of lacing on the glass, to a half a finger which is retained well.

Smell. Not a ton to talk about. Lots of roasted barley with a good amount of chocolate. A little bit of yeasty esters, but nothing big.

Taste. Lots of coffee like bitterness up front, with some almost fruity sweetness. A bitter chocolate follows this which is again accompanied by some roasted barley. Still persistent, though, is that underlying fruitiness that is hard to explain given all of the big roasty, earthy, and chocolate flavors in the beer. The finish is quite dry and bitter.

Mouthfeel. Nice medium to heavy body with a low but appropriate amount of carbonation. Really quite a perfect, almost creamy, mouthfeel.

Seems to drink more like an irish stout, but looks and feels more like an oatmeal stout. So much complexity with that nagging tart fruit note that seems to be present throughout.

jtingue, Sep 08, 2011
New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,862 ratings.