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New Holland The Poet - New Holland Brewing Company

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1,923 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,923
Reviews: 668
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 72
Gots: 177 | 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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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this beer into a Stout Glass. The beer poured almost black with a very nice amber color where the light passed through the shallow edges. The head was a solid two fingers high and a deep tan color. The head also had good representation of lacing. A bold malt aroma with a hint of tobacco made my taste buds anxiously awaiting the first draw from the glass. The tast was that of a bold oatmeal stout. A very smooth full flavored beer that made me want to drink some more. This beer goes down smooth and has a pleasant after taste. The label is a nice touch paying homage to a great story. This is a great beer to pair with great friends and a great steak. I would highly recommend this beer and I look forward to buying more.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle thanks to thebigredone. Poured into Founders snifter.

A- Pours an opaque dark brown with a thin creamy mocha brown head that recedes to pretty much no head and leaves some spotty lacing.

S- Oatmeal, creamy dark chocolate, licorice, roasted malts. About average aroma strength. Not overly sweet, licorice and dark chocolate balance decently together.

T- Black licorice, dark chocolate, finishes with a roasted malt taste with lingering dark chocolate and a little bit of oatmeal. Nice balance and decent complexity.

M- Medium bodied, fairly carbonated, easy drinkability.

O- Decent overall oatmeal stout. Dominated a little bit more by licorice then I prefer and could have been a tad sweeter, but overall definitely enjoyable. Nothing that really stands out, but I would have this again although probably not seek it out. I recommend giving it a try.

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4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very dark brown, nearly black, but some light does come through on the edges. Forms a smallish light tan head that reduces to a thin surface coating and leaves some light lacing on the way down.

S: Chocolate, cocoa, mild molasses sweetness, and some roasted malts.

T: Mildly sweet with flavors of coffee, cola, roasted malts, and milk chocolate. Cola dominates on the finish.

M: On the lighter side of heavy in body. Good carbonation. Mild bitterness. There is a bit of a powdery feel after the swallow.

O: A very nice beer and a great representation of the style.

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3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice

Appearance – The beer is served a deep brown color, almost black. It has a one half finger cream head that fades relatively quickly leaving a bit of spotty lacing.

Smell – The aroma is nice and dark. It consists of roasted malt, cocoa and coffee smells. With these aromas is an oat and a light caramel sweetness which create quite a nice balance to the darker smells.

Taste – The taste begins with a nice showing of oat and bread. As the taste advances, some lighter notes of cocoa and coffee come to the tongue and are accompanied by a light caramel sweetness. From there, the sweetness fades as a lighter earthy hop flavor come to the tongue. In the end a clean and oaty flavor is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is smooth but rather average or just above average in terms of thickness with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The lower carbonation is very nice for all the darker flavors of the brew. A little more body may have been nice, but at only 5.2% abv and being very drinkable, it is quite good overall.

Overall – A great oaty and darker brew with a smooth feel and nice flavors. A good easy drinking oatmeal stout. Well worth a try.

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear but opaque very dark amber (almost black) in color with some reddish brown highlights when held up to the light and light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall creamy tan head that slowly reduces to a small thick patch, a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer, and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of dark roasted malts and lighter notes of coffee.

T: The beer starts out with moderate flavors of dark roasted malts with some lighter notes of freshly brewed coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness in the finish.

M: Just slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and creamy with light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Very enjoyable - lots of flavors and complexity though lighter in body than some others in the style. Very easy to drink and sessionable for me - a great beer for a cold Sunday evening watching football.

New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,923 ratings.