New Holland The Poet - New Holland Brewing Company
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4.1/5 rDev +4.6%
A highly solid, if not excellent offering from the good folks at New Holland on the west side of the state. This stout pours out to a dark black as a good stout should, with aromas of roasted malt. The taste is very good, with afforementioned roasted malt present. Its drinkability is where it shines. It is delicious and easy to drink and would be a easy stout to have more than one, or two, or three...
03-01-2004 00:46:31 | More by proc
4.22/5 rDev +7.7%
Pours almost black ruby tones in the light. Big pillowy tan colored head, very decent retention. Little clingy lacing left.
Roasted malt on the nose, slight woody aroma. Powdered cocoa and bakers chocolate can be picked up. Maybe a little coffee in there.
Sweet malt and smooth oat flavors up front. Roasted coffee and dark chocolate after. Some bitterness though is meshes well with the coffee/chocolate flavors so not necessarily picker up as a hoppy bitterness.
Full mouth feel very smooth. Creamy and sweet finish.
Very drinkable, very good brew.
08-11-2008 23:29:43 | More by kzoobrew
4.43/5 rDev +13%
Poured from bottle into a 12 oz. mug. Color is almost pitch black, with perhaps a tiny bit of deep brown showing up around the edges when held to the light. A thin, tan head arises and dissipates to nearly nothing rather quickly. Traces of lacing are left behind.
Aroma is mostly of rich chocolate, which develops more once the beer warms. Full-bodied mouthfeel with initial notes of dark chocolate, coffee, and biscuit, followed by a relatively bitter finish that leads to a satisfyingly rounded aftertaste. Drinkability is superb; I feel I could easily session this one.
Overall a top-notch example of the style.
08-14-2008 04:28:42 | More by superdedooperboy
4.22/5 rDev +7.7%
Pours a nice clear black color with an average size foamy head,good retention and good lacing. Aroma consists of medium sweet chocolate with some light coffee notes. Taste is also dominated by light roasted malt grain notes with some medium sweet chocolates offset by some dry coffee. Full body with medium carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel.Ultra drinkable,and Very good.
12-26-2008 17:43:12 | More by WakeandBake
3.9/5 rDev -0.5%
A- Pours a jet black w/ a sliver of chocolate head. Excellent carbonation and lacing. A true black hole- no light is getting into this beer at all.
S- Coffee, malt, chocolate, slight hint of hops as well. Coffee is definitely in the forefront here. Very nice nose, but a little on the thin side.
T- Nice- Fairly similar to the nose, but the chocolate and hops take center stage here. Coffee is still there, but relegated to the background. Better than the nose for sure.
M- Nice balance between smooth and hop bite. The hops win in the end. Fairly full bodied feel for an Oatmeal Stout as well. Nice chocolate aftertaste- definitely on the dry side, it disappears in a couple seconds.
O- A totally solid Oatmeal Stout. I will definitely pick this up again (especially during winter). Recommended.
08-02-2011 17:55:56 | More by jayhawk73
4.08/5 rDev +4.1%
A- About a 1-2" tan head on a dark brown/black body.
S- Roasted barley, oatmeal, grass hops, toast, and a dry chocolate.
T- Follows the aroma. Leaves a dry burnt and roasted flavor with some grass hop bitterness. Light mocha taste while a coco comes in to fill it out.
M-Medium to full body with low to medium carbonation.
D- It's a good Oatmeal Stout. I would gladly try it again just wouldn't go out of my way to try it.
03-06-2008 05:11:11 | More by BlindPig
4.25/5 rDev +8.4%
Pours a dark (nearly black) brown with a sizable tan head. Smells wonderful: strong notes of cocoa powder and burned, sweet, malts. A very full body with a creamy texture and complex flavors that are sweet up front before developing more bitter, dark chocolatey expressions and finishing with with a coffe-like, roasty bitterness. This is a superb beer and a great bargain (I think I paid only 8 dollars for a six-pack at my local Whole Foods).
01-12-2009 07:24:20 | More by droomyster
3.98/5 rDev +1.5%
Appearance: Pours with almost no head. Low carbonation, pitch black look in the glass. Pretty regular, nothing to see here.
Smell: A very rounded and balanced aroma. A good combination of oatmeal, chocolate, malt, and hops. The malt and oatmeal jumps out right away. Mildly sweet with a night dark malt backbone. There is a black licorice and caramel aroma on the back end. Bitter dark chocolate pops up all over the place.
Taste: The front is a sweet milk chocolate flavor. The body continues the theme of sweetness with a tasty oatmeal body. Dark chocolate blasts through and is balanced with a oaky charred malt character. Really tasty, everything that an oatmeal stout should be.
Mouthfeel: Very light, with a lot of chocolate and sugary sweetness. The back end is a malty brightness which is memorable.
Overall: Next to a seriously aged Pilgram's Dole, this is my favorite New Holland beer. Balanced and easy drinking, a great representation of the style.
07-02-2013 05:56:51 | More by KFBR392
3.15/5 rDev -19.6%
I bought this somewhere, but I don't remember when, but I do know I poured it into a pint glass.
Appearance: The body it a thin pitch black in the middle and a viscous red tint hits the edges. The head is tan, a finger tall, poor retention, thin lacing, and medium sized bubbles.
Smell: The aromas are mixed fruit with grapes at the front, tremendous oatmeal, and a bit winey.
Taste: The taste is a little watery, hints of sweetness, and traditional oats.
Mouthfeel: The body is thin, with a lingering finish.
Overall: This isn't the best beer, but it isn't the worst.
Don't drink and review.
09-12-2011 00:10:27 | More by treehugger02010
3.73/5 rDev -4.8%
Poured beer out of the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a very dark amber brown - almost black. The beer has a foamy head with small bits of lacing. The smell is not overwhelming but is of burnt chocolate and hops. The taste is also of burnt malt and is very hoppy, not what I had expected from an oatmeal stout. I guess this helps compensate for the large amount of malt needed to achieve the 6.5%. The mouthfeel is great, full bodied with creamy carbonation. Overall I would have to say this is a very drinkable beer.
11-24-2006 04:27:56 | More by gmfessen
New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,713 ratings.