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New Holland The Poet - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,749 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,749
Reviews: 649
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
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 Roguer
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful pour: strong, fluffy, creamy tan head, with very good retention and lovely, wide lacing. Brew itself comes out brown, congealing into a dark, dark brown - almost ebony - presentation in the glass.

Roasted barley, cream, overripe fruit, and yes, oatmeal; all present in varying amounts in the nose. A little alcohol presence, as well, alongside some cocoa and coffee.

Very roasty flavor up front, featuring lots and lots of roasted barley (which keeps coming back for more!), coffee, and a hint of chocolate. Cream and overripe dark fruit try to make themselves known on the mid-palate, before being overwhelmed by roasted barley. Delicious!

Thick, creamy, smooth mouthfeel. Some sting; very lively. No hint of alcohol. Nicely balanced with an earthy bitterness.

Among the best oatmeal stouts I've had. Lots of roasted barley; creamy, smooth body; not exactly complex, but not one-note, either. Great beer. Compares favorably with Founders Oatmeal Stout.

Roguer, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Persistency of the small tan head lacks. Otherwise, pours a nice dark brown with garnet on the edges.

S: Char smoked toffee, coffee, chocolate and brown sugar notes.

M: Smooth, silky, and creamy. Medium body with a medium high carbonation level.

T: Well-rounded beer, artistically crafted. Remnants of char after a sweet toffee and rolled oat start. Sweet brown malts parlay into a bittersweet chocolate leading to a roasted coffee finish. All flavors combine to create a slight licorice effect with the sweetness covering the medicinal char. I'd be drinking this medicine everyday.

orcrist_cleaver, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of Tim9m1r
4.88/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - Opaque black color with a half inch medium-thick tan head that dissipates at a medium-slow rate.

Smell - Sweet roasted malt and earthy smoked wood hops followed by dark chocolate.

Taste - Sweet roasted malt and smokey wood followed by lightly bitter dark chocolate and very mild alcohol with a roasted malt and smokey wood finish.

Mouthfeel - Rich and creamy, very well balanced bitterness/sweetness, medium carbonation,and very mild alcohol feel

Overall - An amazing stout. Very well balanced in every way.

Tim9m1r, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of tkdchampxi
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a good, well-made stout that fills your nose with bold, dark coffee and malted barley. The taste comes close to matching the smell, but I almost just want to sit with my glass and savor this beer through my nostrils. Worth trying, and better than many offerings, but not quite inspiring me to verse or rhyme. If it were more concentrated in flavor then allowed to mellow in carbonation, it's be overall much better.

A: pitch black, but with a creamy off-white, half-centimeter head that quickly dissipated. Low lacing. Thin bubbles that sparkle and remind me of champagne. The beer swishes thinly, like coca cola, and ripples with every vibration of the table.

S: this is possibly one of the best smelling beers I've ever had. The front smells like sweet chocolate - Hershey melted into a glass. There is coffee and malted barley in the middle. There is caramel on the finish and mixed throughout.

T: I am let down by the taste here. Dark, roasty, and just a touch bitter. Tastes a bit like thinly brewed coffee, carbonated, and mixed into a brown ale. I like it, but don't love it.

M: too thin - this beer would benefit from some added viscosity and a but less carbonation.

tkdchampxi, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.66/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a very dark ruby color. The head is two fingers high, khaki in shade. Its soft creaminess retains decently enough, and also leaves behind some streaks of lacing. I wish it was pitch black, but that's a nitpick.

S: There's a very nice combination of nuts and chocolate coming together. I'm not getting a lot of roast or coffee characteristics I really like from a stout, though. It's a touch mineral-y at times. Not the finest aroma ever, but dammit it works nonetheless.

T: The nose threw me for a curveball: it's more roasty than suggested, but still with a subtle dark chocolate background. I'm also getting some notes of coffee, oat, nuts (I want to say almond), and caramel - mostly clustered on the back end. There are faint earthy expressions floating around here and there. No twists or turns, just a really solid stout.

M: For a second, it seems very soft and creamy on the palate. And it is. But wow, does it ever finish dry. A lot of it is due to how damn carbonated it is - it almost stings the palate. The relative lightness doesn't help conceal some of the fizz. Meh, whatever, I'll deal; this is still very tasty and easy to drink.

O: This one just works. It's a good mix of roasty and sweet, without ever being overpowering. My only real nitpick is that it seems a bit too fizzy on the palate. If I could get it locally (I can't :(), I'd put it on my "buy again" list.

ThisWangsChung, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at AJ's Beer Warehouse in Henrietta, NY.

Pours a dark black, with a nearly one inch head, and little random streaks of lacing down the glass.

Smells like dark, intense roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee.

Incredible taste here, I was really pleasantly surprised. Both chocolate and coffee are big in play here, even though no chocolate and coffee were added. Great malt work here- the flavors intertwine nicely, and give the feeling of chocolate covered espresso beans. There is some nice roasty malt flavors as well, with a little bit of bitterness on the end of each sip from the hops. I also taste some vanilla as well, as well as mild smoke. How is this only 5.2% ABV? The flavor is so full.

Medium to thick body (again, how is this only 5.2%?), creamy, smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation. Incredibly drinkable, I didn't want to put this down.

This is a perfect example of how full, complex flavor can still be packed into beers of lower ABV. I had heard decent things about this one, but didn't know it was going to be so good. Highly recommended.

GreesyFizeek, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of wrightst
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

wrightst, Today at 03:17 AM
Photo of PauI
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%

PauI, Yesterday at 07:58 PM
Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a balloon glass.

Look: Cola black body, cream colored head, good foamy lines of lacing.

Aroma: Somewhat subdued with notions of dark roasted malts, oats, and dark chocolate.

Taste: A nice sweetness coats over the roasted notes in this, bringing out more of a milk stout kind of feel. Bitter chocolate notes in the finish, and an overall hearty oatmeal flake presence throughout.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat thin.

Overall: An oatmeal stout I could buy again.

JuicesFlowing, Yesterday at 12:40 PM
Photo of WoostaBia
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%

WoostaBia, Yesterday at 04:56 AM
Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mikeluzzjr, Monday at 04:27 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

diverite, Sunday at 07:56 PM
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3.92/5  rDev +0.3%

Dag95, Sunday at 07:35 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

TheWillMitch, Sunday at 05:02 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

cmwilliq, Sunday at 03:35 AM
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4.32/5  rDev +10.5%

F22Chris, Sunday at 02:08 AM
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2.68/5  rDev -31.5%

DEATHLYEVIL, Sunday at 01:56 AM
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1/5  rDev -74.4%

LuisWolf, Saturday at 05:29 PM
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4.56/5  rDev +16.6%

kdoughe2, Saturday at 04:34 AM
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

EricTKole, Sep 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

B_Curtin, Sep 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

DuffDadddy, Sep 15, 2014
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New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,749 ratings.