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New Holland The Poet - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,926 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,926
Reviews: 668
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 72
Gots: 178 | 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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4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The Poet pours a deep hue that is darker than the most sinful soul... A thick layer of froth rests on top of this decadent looking brew. It's aroma is roasty, with an inkling of sweetness... very inviting indeed. The restaurant I tasted this at had it incorrectly labeled as a standard stout, and for a moment I thought to myself... 'This is the most soft, bready, and grainy stout that has ever traversed my palate.' The fact that it is an Oatmeal stout makes a lot more sense, as I am typing this review from my notes and looking upon the stats. It's quite the fine example of said style, and surprisingly full flavored for only 5.2% ABV. Some bittersweet baker's chocolate was a delightful nuance within the flavor as well. The mouth feel is somewhat syrupy, but overall would be best described as extraordinarily creamy. The Poet, you and I shall certainly meet again.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown with a decent sized thick brown head with good retention. Smells of sweet toasted malts, roasted nuts, molasses, a bit of chocolate and coffee. Most everything you'll see in your average Stout's aroma is here. The taste is sweet oats. Remarkably silky. Subtle roasted chocolate and coffee, as well as nuts. A good amount of bitterness. Smoked wood. Due to the low ABV this one goes down silky smooth. Medium bodied. Strongly recommend this one. Easy to drink and not hard to knock three of these back.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Good stout, not my favorite but a nice beer. Interesting finish.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Deep, dark brown, nearly black body with a thick, chunky, creamy light tan head; thick, sticky rings of lacing left on the glass. Bold roasted grain aroma; coffee grounds. Mocha chocolate flavor abound with hints of vanilla, cocoa, and baker's chocolate. Fairly heavy consistency; smooth and silky with a touch of dryness to the finish.

Opaque in appearance and stunningly rich and flavorful. Excellent charred, dark grain character with a nice, counterbalancing mild sweetness and mellow smoothness.

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New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,926 ratings.