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New Holland The Poet - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,879 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,879
Reviews: 664
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 72
Gots: 167 | 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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Photo of Tim9m1r
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.

Tim9m1r, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of BeerWithMike
4.84/5  rDev +23.5%
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.

BeerWithMike, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of buyBinboaVodka
4.83/5  rDev +23.2%
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.

buyBinboaVodka, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of SaCkErZ9
4.8/5  rDev +22.4%
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.

SaCkErZ9, Nov 18, 2008
Photo of dryfly24
4.8/5  rDev +22.4%

dryfly24, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of templar316
4.78/5  rDev +21.9%
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.

templar316, Sep 17, 2008
Photo of larryarms847
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

larryarms847, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of Johnch
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Johnch, Wednesday at 09:46 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

AmandaRae, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of balzern
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
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!

balzern, Jul 02, 2011
Photo of NIURicky
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

NIURicky, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of rolive
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

rolive, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of Kyle_Hanson
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Kyle_Hanson, Feb 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

LukeRfour, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of jbenson8774
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

jbenson8774, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of MoonDogg88
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

MoonDogg88, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of tmcarter23
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

tmcarter23, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of MGBT
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

MGBT, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of Mardrommar
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Mardrommar, Sep 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

sternamagrapha7x, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of todesengel135
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

todesengel135, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of Stevie_Janowski
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Stevie_Janowski, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of Kerrie
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Kerrie, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.74/5  rDev +20.9%
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.

BeerFMAndy, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of Chiefy770
4.73/5  rDev +20.7%
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!

Chiefy770, Nov 26, 2013
New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,879 ratings.