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New Holland The Poet - New Holland Brewing Company

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1,932 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,932
Reviews: 670
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 71
Gots: 184 | 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 Jredner
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sharp aroma I can’t really place, but it smells vaguely of the cheese wax used on expensive cheeses. Dark brown to black with a MASSIVE mocha head. Bitter fore with some very mild roastiness and even milder chocolate notes in the middle and finish. Body is thin giving this an almost porter-like feel which doesn't deliver the way I anticipated.

Photo of vandemonian
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Poet by New Holland is a tasty oatmeal stout with chocolate characteristics. It had a slight sourness to it.

A: Black colour and a big 2 cm head that lasts pretty well. 4.5

S: Roasty, bready delicious smell. Some chocolate. 4.5

T: Roasty malt and strong dry chocolate flavour into a slightly sour aftertaste. 4

M: Good and foamy. 4

O: 4

Photo of becktone
3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Eye: Extremely dark, I won't say its black because its not. It has more of a dark, very dark brown cast to it with dark garnet highlights. Murky or clear, can't tell. There is no head, and what lacing there is ends up being extremely thin. However, I can expect this from an oatmeal stout...the oils from the high volume of oats totally kill head retention.

Nose: Sweetness and roasted grains make up the dark aroma of this brew. I also get some hints of chocolate. Alcohol is detectable. Would be nice if it were a bit more potent, more room filling.

Tongue: I get chocolate notes, roasted flavors, a burnt type of bitterness-black malt?, and a sweetness that is quite different than that of a milk stout, this is more subtle, harder to put a finger on. Much different than any other style of stout.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability: In the mouth this one is full bodied and velvet smooth. Low carbonation compliments what is going on with the rest of the body. This one is easy to drink, however before I come back to this I'd like to get my hands on some other oatmeal stouts and see how they compare.

Photo of danthehopslamman
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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

Emerges from the bottle with a tan head over very deep reddish liquid. The nose was quite strange, I can't place my finger on it...spicy perhaps. The taste is first metallic with brief roasty undertones and bitter chocolate..seems to show more as it warms up. Finishes on a bitter/hoppy/roasty note. Good, but nothing to write home about.

Thanks to CRJMellor.

Photo of Strix
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark black with good lacing.

Smells of roasted coffee and charred wood.

Coffee and charred wood present in the taste too. Bitterness of dark chocolate at the end. Sort of a dry flavor towards the end.

Mouthfeel very smooth and creamy.

This was very solid. I wouldn't mind a bit more flavor to it, but it's balanced, and the mouthfeel adds a lot.

Photo of OldhouseRecs
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.31/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prospero
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of JellyJacket
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of BYOFB
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of JizackFH
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very dark brown color that has a small tan head. The head dissipated rather quickly and left good lacing on the glass.

S - It smells of roasted malts up front. There are other notes such as chocolate, coffee, caramel, and some vanilla.

T - The roasted malts and coffee stand out at first. Then, the sweetness of the caramel comes out. Notes of vanilla, toffee, and bittersweet chocolate are also present. The finish is bitter and roasty.

M - This has a medium body with medium carbonation. It also has a creamy and smooth texture to it.

D - I would say that this is a pretty drinkable stout. It was a little bit on the light side, but I think its pretty good. I would probably pick this one up again.

Photo of Ri0
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of GRPunk
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into an imperial pint glass.

A- Thin tan head atop a black brew with hints of brown at the edges. Nice sticky rings left in the glass.

S- Scent of coffee, chocolate, and oats. Roasted malt aroma with some fruity scents.

T- More coffee and oat flavors. Light hops leave a clean finish.

M- Light to medium carbonation help with smooth feel.

D- Easy drinker. Something I could fit into my regular stout rotation.

Photo of psoriasaurus
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of AMCimpi
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Rborre321
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of brew3crew
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at new holland cafe. Poured into tasting glass

A-dark brown almost glass with a little head
S-large amounts of roasted malt exudes from the glass
T-roasty malts and chocolate. Very smooth all the way throughout. Very suprised
M-medium bodied and smooth. Nice chocolate aftertaste.
D-Nice. Very drinkable

Photo of ohiobeer29
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of NJB145
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of TheHoppiest
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a deep mahogany brown with ruby glints around the edges. A 2" ivory head reduces fairly quickly with decent soapy retention down the sides.

Has a nice roasted malt smell, topped with dark coffee and chocolate, toffee and vanilla. The smell is full and pleasing.

Has a milky, smooth taste, malty, and creamy. The coffee taste is smooth, almost sweet, like warm coffee ice-cream. Sweet toffee nips at the tongue toward the end of the sip, followed by a twinge of bitter. Well balanced, this is a smooth drinking oatmeal stout.

Mouthfeel is full and creamy, quite pleasant.

Highly drinkable, I would definitely look to have this beer again.

Photo of Lynn
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of SheepNutz
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a thistle glass. It pours a deep black color with three fingers of dark tan head. There is a good amount of lacing. The smell is a little faint, but has some roasted malt and chocolate aromas. The taste is malty and sweet, it has lots of cocoa powder and molasses flavors that just meld together. There's a little bit of honey on the finish. The mouthfeel is fairly thick and smooth, and the drinkability is good as well. A darn nice stout!

Photo of zimm421
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of shivtim
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice fun Poe-esque label with a Raven. Would be a good halloween beer.
It's a deep opaque brown stout with a thin tan head. Nose is sweet roasty malts, and some liquid smoke. Taste is lots of malts, slight chocolate, and a bit of odd charcoal on the end accompanied by oats and more malts. Mouthfeel is good and full, drinkability is slightly above average. A solid offering from New Holland.

New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,932 ratings.