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New Holland The Poet - New Holland Brewing Company

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1,759 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,759
Reviews: 650
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 74
Gots: 127 | 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 XenonX
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

XenonX, May 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

KuehneBe, May 09, 2012
Photo of prisoner1572
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

prisoner1572, May 09, 2012
Photo of BMMillsy
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this on Tap at Mani in Ann Arbor. Pours jet black with creamy head. Smells of light coffee and roasted malt, some hints of chocolate but not sweet. Flavor is full bodied with mostly roasty coffee coming through, big hearty roast. Good thick robust mouthfeel, not too heavy, but surprising for the low ABV. One of my favorite easy to find oatmeal stouts. Really like this one.

BMMillsy, May 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

brez8791, May 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

antoines15, May 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

sennin, Apr 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

vfalstad, Apr 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

fiedler84, Apr 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

Zaphog, Apr 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

andrewrockwell, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of TheDinger
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to snifter. Nice deep black pour with a small amount of tan head. Minimal lacing and spotting. Smell is very chocolate forward with hints of dark fruits, figs, coffee and oatmeal. Taste follows the nose closely with a nice blend of dark malts, chocolate, and a decent bitter hop finish. Wish it had a stronger oatmeal taste, but it has a good stout quality and a nice dark fruit finish. Feel is outstanding. Nice silky and creamy, full feel that wakes up the tongue with adequate carbonation. Overall- A very interesting take on the stout, with a hint of oatmeal and nice chocolate quality. Wish it was more complex in it's oatmeal. Comes off as more of a milk stout, but still decent. A pleasant surprise that is easy to drink. Solid effort by New Holland and one I will hit again-

TheDinger, Apr 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

srw, Apr 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

yaksurf, Apr 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

mhaugo, Apr 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Kenai4, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of chinchill
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

undated 12oz bottle, allowed to warm for about 40 minutes, then served in Unibroue snifter.

A: The beer is very dark brown, nearly black, but clear. The sparse head color, with a short dense off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is rich but not strong. Roasted malts, plums and other dark fruits, some coffee, oatmeal and chocolate. Sweet.

T: The taste starts out sweet; too sweet were it not for the rapid fill of dark roasted malt and oatmeal flavor that turns very mildly bitter in the finish. The finish also brings out some espresso and a trace of charcoal. Milk chocolate throughout. There's some creaminess but also some metallicness to it. Some flavors of dark fruit and a mild but complementary hops presence in the background that help bring a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Creamy smooth; enough carbonation to impart a light crispness; Medium body.

O: A sweet and rich oatmeal stout,with an exceptionally creamy feel.

chinchill, Apr 15, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a mug

A: Just barely poured with a one finger dark khaki head made up of all range of bubble sizes that soon faded into a foam ring with a film of tiny bubbles in the center. The color is quite black with dark garnet highlets when held up to bright light. One small patch of lace sticking to the glass.

S: Dark roasty malts make up most of the smell. Some chocolate can also be detected. A slight bit of coffee may be there, but it is faint.

T: The roasted malt makes up most of the flavor profile, and almost has some burnt qualities to it. Some slight chocolate taste shows up in the middle. Finishes with some toasted oats and chocolate notes.

M: Lighter bodied than I was expecting from an oatmeal stout, but it still has a nice medium body. The carbonation is higher than I was expecting although still fine.

O: This was very good for my first non-Guinness stout. I'm glad I have more of it. Went well with some Hershey's milk chocolate and I highly recommend making a similar pairing.

CMUbrew, Apr 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

MarkFy, Apr 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

screwcap, Apr 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

jbnla, Apr 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

sames6840, Apr 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

damuts222, Apr 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

KATramp, Apr 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

rinhaak, Apr 04, 2012
New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,759 ratings.