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New Holland The Poet - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,978 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,978
Reviews: 680
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 72
Gots: 203 | 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:
Beer added by: inebrius on 02-01-2003

IBU's: 40
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Photo of templar316
4.73/5  rDev +21%
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 +20.7%
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!

Photo of Jerryodell
4.72/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of CardiacNP
4.69/5  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

Photo of gordonj
4.67/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.67/5  rDev +19.4%
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.

Photo of Bradnsuzannah
4.64/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Grand-Raggedy
4.64/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of heypickleman
4.62/5  rDev +18.2%
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!

Photo of Gasparmatthew
4.6/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of hrking
4.6/5  rDev +17.6%
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!

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.

Photo of jayiz
4.56/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Gps411
4.56/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of kdoughe2
4.56/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of EmptyPockets
4.56/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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!

Photo of mikeal1917
4.54/5  rDev +16.1%
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.

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!

Photo of david131
4.53/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

Photo of BEERFANATIC81
4.53/5  rDev +15.9%
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!!!

Photo of cokes
4.52/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

Photo of McNealc31
4.52/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

Photo of farrago
4.51/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Black to very dark brown in coloration, turns to a jaundice yellow at the rims, barely any foam nor head. Chocolate, coffee ice cream scented nose, roasted malts, never reaches bitterness, penetrates well for its overall heavy nostril presence. Medium to full-bodied, fleshier attack, afterwards the weight lifts to the mouth roof. Less coffee, more straight-up chocolate and cocoa. Toastiness persists throughout, again nothing close to bitter. Smooth and only half-creamy, moves slowly rather than cling. That said, long finish even as the dryness increases.

Photo of Britton
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,978 ratings.