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New Holland The Poet - New Holland Brewing Company

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1,743 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,743
Reviews: 648
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 73
Gots: 123 | 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 heypickleman
4.6/5  rDev +17.6%
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!

heypickleman, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of Burl41
4.58/5  rDev +17.1%
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.

Burl41, Sep 23, 2009
Photo of david131
4.58/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A- Absolutely pitch black. Surprisingly black for the style and the head is light brown with very good retention and excellent lacing.

S- Smoke, chocolate, and dark roasted coffee. Very aromatic and appealing.

T- Very chocolaty, smoky, sweet and rich. Everything blends together really well. I am blown away.

M- Very creamy and smooth. Not too rich or harsh.

D- Very good. For the ABV, this is a bit of a sipper. I really enjoyed this.

david131, Jan 13, 2009
Photo of kdoughe2
4.56/5  rDev +16.6%

kdoughe2, Saturday at 04:34 AM
4.56/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. bottle from brewery. Bitter but nice light chocolate aroma. Hints of malt and coffee rolls back on the tongue upon first taste, and finishes with a little sweetness at the end . Pours with a thin smooth, creamy, tan head that fades slowly as the glass empties. Oatmeal comes through mid taste but fades quickly and adds a nice touch. Outstanding Oatmeal Stout. Recommended!!!

BEERFANATIC81, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of sudsface69
4.55/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A very nice stout. Beautiful, dark chocolate color with a dark tan head that sticks around until the last sip is gone. Lacing is also quite nice. The nose gives you what you would expect - roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, some almond, hints of toffee - but there is also a nice hop aroma that lingers beneath the malt aromas. And on the taste, the pattern remains. The malts come at you first, but then the hops come in and keep the beer in (I would say) an almost perfect balance. Indeed I would say that this might be the finest aspect of this brew - that it is extremely well balanced. This also makes it very drinkable. On the flip side of that coin, if you are looking for a little more body and depth in your stouts, you may find this one not quite satiating. It is a touch light. But for an everyday winter drinker, The Poet does not let you down. Another fine brew from New Holland!

sudsface69, Dec 05, 2008
Photo of cokes
4.53/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Dark scarlet-black with a full tan foam.
Nose full of a roastedness, coffee, and vanilla-laced caramel.
Begins very roasty and mocha-like. Enough to prick up the ears of any stout lover. Healthy chocolate contingency. Then this voyages a path all its own. Big time black malts give a premium cola-like sweetness. Similar in some ways to a schwarzbier hybred. Light oat flakes add to this sweet impression as does the fruity yeast (Kalamazoo, anyone?). The Poet maintains high levels of roasted loveliness all the while. Tiny green hops show up at closure, though not rudely; they let the rest of the impressive aspects shine on their own.
Smooth and too quickly consumed.
A choice stout that rivals those produced by a more heralded house in Michigan.

Cheers, inebrius.

cokes, Feb 06, 2003
Photo of McNealc31
4.53/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is a pleasant mix of oatmeal and loads of bitter chocolate. Chocolate continues into the flavor and the oatmeal becomes more assertive in both the flavor and the ultra-creamy texture. It’s almost like velvet in a glass. Hops come in at the back end and linger. Phenomenal balance with sweetness from the oats and charred malt.

Just wonderful.

McNealc31, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of centurian62
4.53/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a fantastic Oatmeal Stout. With a fantastic aroma and a great finish, this stout is definitely a winner. New Holland serves this stout year round and although stouts are faux pas in the summer, I still enjoy a cold Poet in the middle of July. If you are a fan of oatmeal stouts, this one will not disappoint!

centurian62, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of mikeal1917
4.53/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark, black with small head that disappears quickly

Smell: Absolutely amazing aroma of nuttiness/maltiness. One of the best smelling stouts I've ever experienced.

Taste: Oaty, roasted nutty taste that is best enjoyed decanted into a glass

Mouthfeel: Creamy and soft, goes down extremely smooth

Overall: This beer is amazing, and this coming from a guy who isn't crazy about stouts. Great with a hearty meal or a cold night.

mikeal1917, Mar 19, 2011
Photo of Tee76
4.53/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours an almost black color, dark as night actually. Good sized light brown head forms and stays there for a bit.

S: Dark chocolate and black coffee dominate the smell, with a hint of smoke.

T: Oats, chocolate and coffee flavors are all present with a small smokey flavor at the end.Strong aftertaste though which isn't a bad thing.

M: Medium to full carbonation, but very smooth and creamy

D: Easy to enjoy, goes down nicely. I had no problems reaching for another one and then another, it's that damn good!

Tee76, Oct 14, 2009
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New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
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