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New Holland The Poet - New Holland Brewing Company

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2,037 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,037
Reviews: 696
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 72
Gots: 231 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.1/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a thick brown/black pour into a tulip with about a finger of tan head and excellent retention. smells of tobacco, dirt, dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, roasted nuts.
a slight bitterness coming from roasted grains, very weak in flavor.. everything seems to be faded. slightl sweet chocolate flavor in the finish. basically, everything in the smell is in the flavor but faintly (to the point where unless you are taking breaks between sips, you wouldn't taste anything until well after you finished the beer). way lighter than it looked pouring. medium body with a bit higer carbonation than expected.. chalky aftertaste/feel. slightly creamy on the lips.

not sure what happened with this beer.. it LOOKED and SMELLED excellent, i got pretty excited to taste it, but it's so weak it feels like i just wasted a beer. maybe this is just an old bottle that was leftover at the store? seems way too weak in flavor to be fresh.

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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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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of mscudder
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First beer I have had from these guys. Always excited to try out a new brewery! Poured into a pint.

A - Ruby-black hue with a nice sized head. Tan head with excellent retention and lacing.

S - Semi-sweet chocolate, oatmeal, coffee and some earthy malts hit the nose in a delicate balance. Far from robust, yet enjoyable.

T - Up front the chocolate hits the palette with a soft grace. Not overpowering, just enough to give some sweetness before progressing to the next phase. Moves into a more bold earthy experience with an increased sense of fullness. End with no trace of alcohol whatsoever. Behind all of this, there are some hops to speak of. Far from prominent, but not to be dismissed.

M - Smooth, medium bodied and creamy. I wish the beer had some greater depth throughout, perhaps via the addition of molasses or thicker malts. The beer is not watery, although I prefer a full body to support the tastes found here.

O - This is a fine beer given the ABV. I wish the malts were bolder, the alcohol a bit more pronounced and in a few words: more powerful.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours black, a little bit of red light shines through, head is tan and creamy with a few large bubbles. Nose is heavy roast and bitter coffee, dark chocolate and toffee. Taste is roast, coffee, and chocolate, short finish and thin body with a moderate carbonation and lingering coffee bitterness.
A-pours a thin looking dark brown beer, the edges give off hues of red when held up to the light. the head is a nice tan color, fluffy looking and retains for about half a minute. a pretty solid lacing is left on the glass to make a pleasant looking brew.

S-the nose is quite big and boasts a fair amount of oatmeal. Dark chocolate and a light roasted espresso fade in at the back with an underlying metallic note. There is a light citric hop presence at the back.

T-the taste is also pretty big and seems solid. Oatmeal blends with dark chocolate and roasted espresso up front. the hop presence comes in towards the back to give some balance, notes of grass and citric rind, a hint of bitterness finish off this brew.

M-this is a medium body and is very smooth. the carbonation is present enough at the finish to give it some body on the back of the throat.

D-this is very easy drinking and goes down extremely smooth. pretty solid and bold flavors with a nice balance of hop and roasted malts. good sessionable beer.

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4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

No bottled on date on the label or the bottle.

A: A slow pour and after about halfway an accelerated pour into a standard pint glass resulted in about one finger of a light and foamy, dark tan head. This head dissipated into uneven, spotty clumps and a color; and it left a little lacing, too.

S: The aroma was dark roasted coffee and dark roasted malt with just a touch of grainy sweetness.

T: The taste was sweet dark roasted malt with dark roasted grains and some dark roasted coffee bitterness.

M: The body was a medium weight and had a very creamy, smooth and pleasing feel; and, it had very little carbonation, which was just right for this beer.

O: This was a very pleasant stout. It had a good balance of sweet malt and dark roasted grain, and dark roasted coffee bitterness. Although this was a pleasing stout, there is nothing really outstanding. It is a good baseline stout. It would be a good stout to use when introducing newcomers to the world of stout beer.

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4.62/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a glass and it is black with hints of red with not much of a head, but thick. Very good aroma with hints of choclate and coffee. It has a very creamy feel to it, with the first chocolate and followed by the coffee flavor. A friend also was drinking one with me and he thought that there could be a hint of smoke to it. It has a slight sweetness to it and it goes down very smooth. Overall I rate this as an excellent stout and I can't wait to have it in a draft! Thanks New Holland!

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

4-pack from Whole Foods. Pint glass. Hot wings. Football. :)

Black with cola highlights. A thin, but constant, frothy tan head.

Smells like chocolate wafers & toasted rice. Maybe a little minerally.

Milky feel. Oreos. Gentle roast. Very slightly sharp. Mildly sweet. Toasty & soapy bitter finish. Super easy.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this at Cloverleaf Tavern in Caldwell, NJ. This was a pick on their fall beer program. I feel like this was a good choice for a fall list.

They poured this into a shaker pint. There was about one finger of creamy head. This head dropped down to a thin film, which leads to some good looking lacing on the glass. The coloring is straight black.

Off the top I pick up peat, coffee, and chocolater. These are all very clean smells that are easy to pick out.

The flavor is pretty strong, but clean at the same time. I was surprised how much flavor is there on a 5.2% beer. You get a bunch of coffee and dark chocolate.

There is little challenge with the drinkability of this beer. You get some coffee bitterness that stays on strong.

This is a very good example of an oatmeal stout. I recommend picking up a bottle or pint.

New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,037 ratings.