1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

New Holland The Poet - New Holland Brewing Company

Not Rated.
New Holland The PoetNew Holland The Poet

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

1,788 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,788
Reviews: 656
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 74
Gots: 139 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of New Holland The Poet Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,788 | Reviews: 656 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Nightkota
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Nightkota, Yesterday at 07:30 PM
Photo of CHIMat
3.88/5  rDev -1%

CHIMat, Yesterday at 07:05 PM
Photo of ryan1788a5
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A:Jet black pour with only some faint garnet shades along the perimeter of the glass. Tan head is fine-bubbled and creamy in appearance. It retains at a quarter inch. Lacing is comprised of small dots.

S: Chocolate covered cherries and chocolate covered raisins. Fudge sauce and brownie batter. Nutty, hints of mocha. Oatmeal cookie. The nose took a while to open up, but once it did it had a lot to say.

T: Oatmeal cookie with raisins. Starchy. Semi-sweet chocolate chips and bakers chocolate. Raisin and cherry fruitiness. Fudge sauce. Perhaps a quick hint of earthy hops and a flash of citrus. Starchy and chocolatey on the finish.

M: Medium-thick body. Creamy and a bit velvety. Prickling carbonation. Slight sense of weight, but it glides lithely across the tongue. High drinkability.

O: Well done all around, this oatmeal stout hits all the marks. With only a handful of oatmeal stouts to choose from year round, this particular beer could make a splash in the market here if the brand stays visible.

ryan1788a5, Yesterday at 04:12 PM
Photo of Bakerhead1979
4.37/5  rDev +11.5%

Bakerhead1979, Saturday at 12:09 AM
Photo of DrunkyBuddha
5/5  rDev +27.6%

DrunkyBuddha, Friday at 01:12 PM
Photo of Landis
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Landis, Friday at 02:22 AM
Photo of Tilly
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Pours dark! Black! Tan thick head. Sweet molasses with some bread notes for aroma. Licorice, molasses, sweetish some chocolates and a cream aftertaste. A decent stout for sure.

Tilly, Thursday at 11:29 PM
Photo of Jeffo
2.8/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this one from Hopsolutely this past summer. Thanks for all the loot guys!

From a bottle into a snifter

APPEARANCE: A clear brown pour produces a 1 ½ finger, foamy, medium looking, light tan head with good retention. Bistre brown body with no real carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a good wisp and clings to the sides of the glass. A ring remains but leaves no real lacing in its wake.

SMELL: Very mild nose. Touches of roasted barley and coffee, but even those are tough to find. This is as close to smelling like nothing as you can get. Luckily “nothing” can’t be off-putting.

TASTE: Also rather tame up front. Some roasted barley, but more flavor after the swallow. Roasted notes, some light caramel, cream, and some bitter coffee lingers. Mild all around, but still alright.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Creamy enough, goes down smooth and finishes a touch dry.

OVERALL: Okay, but the nose is weak and the flavor is too mild up front. There’s not really much to this beer, unfortunately. Average at best, and not something worth drinking again given all the other stuff out there. Forget this one.

Jeffo, Thursday at 09:10 AM
Photo of GOBLIN
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

GOBLIN, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of dryfly24
4.8/5  rDev +22.4%

dryfly24, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of elkinbrown
4/5  rDev +2%

elkinbrown, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of wattersmike90
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

wattersmike90, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of ultrasrs
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

ultrasrs, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of smcolw
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Spots for lace. Decent starting head--two fingers. Black color where no light can pass.

The smell is part sour and part burnt toast. Relatively mild.

The flavor more closely matches the stout flavors I expect: some coffee, a bit of burnt malt. Rich body and light carbonation. Bitter, but brief, aftertaste.

smcolw, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of BostonPhilly
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

BostonPhilly, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of wjoelbrooks
4/5  rDev +2%

wjoelbrooks, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of Rborre321
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Rborre321, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of thebowski
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

thebowski, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of Jstonerock24
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Jstonerock24, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a very well made beer, about as much roasty flavor and sticky body as you can pack into a beer of this low abv. its super dark, impenetrable to light, and barley showing a quarter inch of mocha bubbles on the edges. the nose is real dark, almost burnt barley, with a belgian chocolate undertone and a sweetness from the oats. the body is velvety smooth, but enormously heavy. palate coating and sticky, almost hard to swallow. its also a little tannic in the flavor, sharp for a second, which doesnt really fit with the tasted marshmallow flavor i get here. bitter roast and chocolate in the finish. its hard to drink a lot of this, but its cool how intense it is for being so mild on the alcohol front. well made beer, but not one of my personal favorites from these guys.

StonedTrippin, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of Gps411
4.56/5  rDev +16.3%

Gps411, Oct 08, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,788 ratings.