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New Holland The Poet - New Holland Brewing Company

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1,989 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,989
Reviews: 684
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 71
Gots: 209 | 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 SickGnar
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: dark brown, sort of very dark burgundy when held to light & reasonably bright and clear for its darkness. Small to medium tan head that settles with reasonable speed to a skim that retains well and leaves curtains of lace.

S: Nutty malts, toasty and creamy oatmeal (hint of lactose ?), crystal malt sweetness, touch of dark bread, soft hint of vague hops, and a good bit of roast. Good hint of fruit that is surprisingly light for sucha dark beer – almost peachy.

T: Nice open of oatmeal, nutty malts, malty & oatmeal sweetness, & just a hint of scorched caramel. The middle smoothly transitions to roasty grain – firmly rather than darkly roasty. Bittersweet cocoa, chicory, over-backed raisin cookies (the browned edges & crispy raisin bits). The roast lingers into the end & finish and is joined by softly resiny and slightly minty hops with good bitterness.

M: Just slight bit over medium body with softly under-matched carbonation that is finely textured. Smooth, soft, and fairly creamy. Okay amount of chewy dextrins and some sticky sugars. A bit sweet most of the way, but the end eventually does go drying with lots of roast.

D: Superbly balanced & rounded and quite rich. Firm stout character with great oatmeal flair that is accented well by hop aspect. This is a nice & tasty beer. Very easy and pleasant to drink.

Photo of RobertColianni
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of VncentLIFE
2.91/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks Kyle!

Pour was a dark brown, almost black. Small white head.

Smell was a bit off. Fusel alcohols, hints of oatmeal.

Taste was interesting. I get hints of leafy tobacco, smoke, and a sweet feeling. Very light body, almost porter like. Rather simple, no real malt backbone. Feels light, and the leafy feeling reminds me of Sugar Plum Brown by CCB.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of centurian62
4.53/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a fantastic Oatmeal Stout. With a fantastic aroma and a great finish, this stout is definitely a winner. New Holland serves this stout year round and although stouts are faux pas in the summer, I still enjoy a cold Poet in the middle of July. If you are a fan of oatmeal stouts, this one will not disappoint!

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of madeofsteel
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pours pitch black, with a mocha colored head about a half inch high, creamy looking with different sized bubbles. Nice patchy lacing. Very pretty.

S - Warming alcohol, chocolate, roasted malt.

T - Oatmeal, chocolate, and a nice bit of earthy hops. Roasted coffee finish.

M - Creamy, but leaves a lot on the palate.

O - Delicious, and gets better when it warms. A very nice stout.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,989 ratings.