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New Holland The Poet - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,628 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,628
Reviews: 635
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 68
Gots: 93 | 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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WuAnquo1

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

01-08-2012 23:20:52 | More by WuAnquo1
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled 08/25/2011. Pours crystal clear almost opaque dark brown color with a nice 2-3 finger dense tan head with great retention that reduces to a nice cap that lasts the whole glass. Some spotty lacing on the glass as well. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, molasses, roasted malt, oats, nuttiness, light coffee, and a bit of spicy hops. Nice and well balanced aromas here with decent strength. Taste of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, light coffee, oats, and spicy hops. Good amount of spicy hop bitterness on the finish. A bit on the dry side; but there are some lingering notes of chocolate, caramel, light coffee, and spices on the finish for a bit. Medium body and carbonation; with a fairly creamy and very smooth mouthfeel that drinks extremely easily. Nice balance of flavors and bitterness; with a fairly robust flavor profile. Pretty much zero alcohol presence noticed. Overall this is a damn nice and straight forward oatmeal stout. Nice robust flavors, balance, and easy drinking make this a session beer I would get again.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 04:16:15 | More by superspak
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buyBinboaVodka

New Jersey

4.83/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is by far my favorite everyday stout. I love having this at the end of the night just to have a beer.

A - Pours a pitch black with brown highlights and a small tan head that leaves good retention through each sip.

S - Dark fruits, cocoa powder, chocolate, roasted malts, a hint of coffee.

T - Dark roasted malts with a subtle chocolate taste and coffee shining through. This is a sweet beer that leaves just a little dark chocolate bitterness at the end. Well balanced and smooth.

M - Mild carbonation and the right amount of stickyness left in the mouth that leaves a nice lasting flavor that makes you want more.

O - This is a very well balanced, mild manored stout that is perfect any day of the year. It just comes together very nice with no off flavors. One of my top 10 beers for its complex yet simple profile.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 15:22:51 | More by buyBinboaVodka
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ohtheguilt

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2%

01-04-2012 12:54:21 | More by ohtheguilt
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cmannes

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-03-2012 17:43:13 | More by cmannes
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enelson

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

01-03-2012 13:38:52 | More by enelson
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

01-03-2012 06:58:01 | More by shockrocker65
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SassyMammaK

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

01-03-2012 03:41:30 | More by SassyMammaK
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Holland

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

01-03-2012 01:50:51 | More by Holland
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Thorpe429

Illinois

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

On tap at New Holland last week. Reviewed from notes.

Pours near black with a good tan head. Spotty lacing and a bit of a cap. The nose is heavy with chocolate and a bit of roast. Really nice oat presence coming into the flavor. Chocolate there as well. Medium body and fairly chewy. Goes down nice and easy. One of my favorite beers from New Holland.

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2012 14:31:24 | More by Thorpe429
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Etan

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2%

12-31-2011 19:44:26 | More by Etan
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TCgoalie

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

12-29-2011 21:39:38 | More by TCgoalie
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CORKSCREWFISH

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.5%

12-29-2011 10:27:39 | More by CORKSCREWFISH
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csiewert

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

12-29-2011 03:41:28 | More by csiewert
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elNopalero

Texas

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

This poured a solid black in color with a generous layer of cocoa colored foamy goodness. There’s a luscious, creamy, roasty aroma to it that’s matched by a roasty smooth flavor that rounds out towards the end. Just a touch of dark coffee to bring things back into focus again. Finishes sharp, not sweet.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 22:37:10 | More by elNopalero
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kaufmaal

Alabama

4/5  rDev +2%

12-27-2011 04:11:46 | More by kaufmaal
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Duff27

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours an inch-tall medium mocha colored head on a black body. Cool drink-by-drink step lacing and above average head retention.

S- Smell is of sweet chocolate, roastiness.

T- More roasted malts, coffee notes. Low hop prescence.

M- Creamy, though slightly thin mouthfeel. Carbonation is on the high end for the style.

D/O- Your basic oatmeal stout, good for people trying to discover new tastes. Low enough ABV to put down a few without thinking about it.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 01:26:39 | More by Duff27
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

12-26-2011 12:40:24 | More by jpd7374
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bernardo06

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

12-26-2011 00:51:55 | More by bernardo06
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willseph

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

One of the brews in a mixed six pack I got for Christmas, I couldn't wait very long to crack this one open.

It pours an ebony color with touches of deep burgundy. A good amount of sticky lacing throughout the brew. The nose was pretty subtle to me, I smelled a lot of coffee, oats, and subtle hints of booze. For taste, I got a lot of caramel and spices and a soft rye on the very back end/aftertaste. It's somewhere between medium and heavy bodied and left me with a bit of a syurpy mouth. Overall, I think this beer would age quite nicely, I'd love to try one a year or so old.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 20:06:35 | More by willseph
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Illtryit

Missouri

4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle. Pours black as black...naturally for an oatmeal stout. Tan head 1 finger deep. thins out pretty quick, leaving a ring and very little lacing.

Smell that coffee!!! Seriously...its all coffee.

Tastes is mostly toast and coffee. Not necessarily in a bad way though. Kinda tasty.

I'm a little disappointed with how thin this one feels. Just a bit on the watery side.

Very strong coffee. This is pretty much a one trick pony. If you like coffee, you'll love this stout. If your looking for complexity, you'll want to pass on this offering from New Holland.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 01:29:05 | More by Illtryit
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StoutFest

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

12-24-2011 17:45:23 | More by StoutFest
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

12-24-2011 00:12:00 | More by RoryOMoore
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vfgccp

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A – Black mahogany with ruby highlights. Light khaki head with low retention and lace.

S – Light coffee roast with savory sage and allspice.

T – Mildly acidic roast is soft and semi-sweet. Roasted chestnut center with a lightly bitter finish.

M – Smooth, medium light body. Ok carbonation.

O – Par for the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 22:29:41 | More by vfgccp
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NvMyBeer

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

12-23-2011 01:47:38 | More by NvMyBeer
New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
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