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New Holland The Poet - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,628 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,628
Reviews: 635
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 68
Gots: 93 | 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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SaCkErZ9

Florida

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2008 20:42:54 | More by SaCkErZ9
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templar316

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2008 04:17:26 | More by templar316
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larryarms847

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

11-26-2012 02:01:35 | More by larryarms847
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AmandaRae

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

11-26-2013 04:25:58 | More by AmandaRae
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balzern

Pennsylvania

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!

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2011 03:11:02 | More by balzern
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NIURicky

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

07-19-2014 01:49:52 | More by NIURicky
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rolive

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

11-27-2012 20:18:06 | More by rolive
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Kyle_Hanson

North Dakota

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

02-04-2014 05:43:14 | More by Kyle_Hanson
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LukeRfour

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

12-15-2013 18:53:58 | More by LukeRfour
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jbenson8774

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

02-04-2013 01:40:45 | More by jbenson8774
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MoonDogg88

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

04-24-2014 17:42:38 | More by MoonDogg88
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tmcarter23

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

01-15-2013 18:16:52 | More by tmcarter23
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MGBT


4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

09-04-2012 01:07:47 | More by MGBT
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Mardrommar

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

09-27-2012 20:10:02 | More by Mardrommar
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sternamagrapha7x

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

12-06-2013 14:11:26 | More by sternamagrapha7x
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todesengel135

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

06-06-2014 00:23:53 | More by todesengel135
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

08-28-2012 00:41:01 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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Kerrie

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

09-10-2012 13:01:35 | More by Kerrie
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 19:24:22 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Chiefy770

Illinois

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!

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 01:43:48 | More by Chiefy770
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CardiacNP

Louisiana

4.7/5  rDev +19.9%
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

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 01:43:17 | More by CardiacNP
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hrking

Indiana

4.65/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had this on draft at Teller's in Hyde Park ( a suburb of Cincinnati) and it was superb. I had this in a bottle as well though it's good it's far better on draft..Alcohol is well hidden and almost non present as are most oatmeal stouts.Goes down smooth with just a slight hop bitterness on the back of the tongue.If you're a huge stout fan like myself I recommend giving this one a try if you get the chance especially on draft!

Serving type: on-tap

01-11-2008 22:26:49 | More by hrking
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.65/5  rDev +18.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2009 23:34:13 | More by Cyberkedi
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heypickleman

Michigan

4.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a glass and it is black with hints of red with not much of a head, but thick. Very good aroma with hints of choclate and coffee. It has a very creamy feel to it, with the first chocolate and followed by the coffee flavor. A friend also was drinking one with me and he thought that there could be a hint of smoke to it. It has a slight sweetness to it and it goes down very smooth. Overall I rate this as an excellent stout and I can't wait to have it in a draft! Thanks New Holland!

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 11:31:38 | More by heypickleman
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Burl41

Michigan

4.58/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Apperance- Dark brown boarding on black. 1/4 inch head with good retention, and light brown in color.

Smell- Distinct coffee notes, and to a lesser degree chocolate.

Taste- Roasted barley and chocolate malt immediately noticed, but not overpowering. The beer as it should be is balanced by the oats.

Mouthfeel- Solid, stronger than a weaker stout like Guinness, but it is by no means approaching Imperial level.

Drinkability- This is my stand by stout, so it is very drinkable, yet allows you to enjoy a great tasting beer.
If I were going to hang out with some friends and have a few beers over the course of the night i'd pick this stout.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2009 04:39:15 | More by Burl41
New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,628 ratings.