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New Holland The Poet - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,976 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,976
Reviews: 679
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 72
Gots: 202 | 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:
Beer added by: inebrius on 02-01-2003

IBU's: 40
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Photo of McNealc31
4.53/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is a pleasant mix of oatmeal and loads of bitter chocolate. Chocolate continues into the flavor and the oatmeal becomes more assertive in both the flavor and the ultra-creamy texture. It’s almost like velvet in a glass. Hops come in at the back end and linger. Phenomenal balance with sweetness from the oats and charred malt.

Just wonderful.

Photo of MarkGutz
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Alextricity
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pitch black, but a nice ruby color comes through when held to light. There's a nice little, creamy head, but it goes away after just a minute or two. The lacing left behind is pretty nice.

Smell: Alcohol, oatmeal, chocolate, malt. Doesn't smell particularly good, but it's not bad at all either.

Taste/feel: Almost has an oaky flavor, as if it was in barrels. The oatmeal is there a little bit, but it doesn't taste all-too much different from a typical stout to my taste buds. The Poet also has a bitterness at the end that I'm not too fond of because there's not much sweetness in it. I also get some smokey, woody aftertaste here as well.

The Poet is a quality stout, but not quite the stout for me. The mouth feel is pleasant, the beer looks awesome, and the initial taste on each sip has a nice, slightly sour, chocolate/oatmeal/malt taste for me, but the aftertaste isn't too great. This would be a nice choice with some sort of rich, white cheese, I think... call me crazy, but maybe a Greek salad? I'd drink The Poet again, but I'm not crazy about it.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: two finger head with excellent retention and lacing on a very dark brown body.

S: clean aroma caramel, light vanilla, cream, light roasted malts, oats

T: flavor is pretty simple with roasted malts, light coffee finish, hints of dark chocolate and oats

M: excellent for the style. a bit dry in the finish from the coffee. creamy body and moderte carbonation

Overall these can be boring and watered down. This one is full flavored but simple. It looks very good and feels great on the palate. may be their best year round brew.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,976 ratings.