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New Holland The Poet - New Holland Brewing Company

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very good

1,923 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,923
Reviews: 668
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 72
Gots: 177 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

3.5 A: Black color. One and a half fingers of frothy/creamy light brown head. Retention is a tad below average and a small ring of lacing is left.

4.5 S: Soft, supple roastiness. Oats galore with a lactose-like creme smell. Straightfoward, but damn good smelling.

4.5 T: Taste is equally as enticing as the nose. Soft roastiness, chocolate enters, and tons of oats and creme again.

3.0 M: This is the only issue with this beer. The body is light and while it is creamy with respect to the body, it isn't absolutely creamy. Good carbonation and smooth.

4.0 D: Really tasty beer. If the mouthfeel were thicker, this could be a near perfect brew.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance-Deep brownish-black hue with garnet highlights. Appears to be relatively clear. Moderately tall tan-khaki head shows good retention and very nice lacing.

Aroma-Nutty oats, toasty, caramelly, and chocolate malt, and a light milk sugar-like sweetness up front, with background notes of toasted brown bread crusts and lightly roasted malt. Very smooth, and with a low floral hop presence. Pleasant.

Flavor-Chocolate and nutty oats give way to toasted bread crusts and roasted malt. The flavor is simple, yet good, and finishes with moderately low hop bitterness, and a quick flash of espresso malt flavor, but remains in the mid-roasted range through the aftertaste. Quite smooth and easy drinking.

Mouthfeel-Medium full body, with a silky smooth, creamy texture from the addition of oats. Carbonation is moderate and soft of the palate.

A solid, very drinkable oatmeal stout. I'm not wowed by this beer, but I don't necessarily know what else I'd like out of it. It's also worth noting that I could definitely down a few of these, no problem. Good stuff.

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

A: Pitch black pour with a solid milk chocolate head. Great lacing and retention.

S: Tons of roasted malt with nice creaminess from the oatmeal as well. Little bit of chocolate and coffee.

T: Creamy roasted malt like a proper oatmeal stout. Not much else, just the slightest touch of bitter coffee and dark chocolate perhaps. Hard to tell, it's hiding behind the nice roast.

M: A touch watery (it is only 5.2%) but otherwise smooth and creamy.

O: Very nice oatmeal stout. Maybe just a step behind Mayflower, Ipswich or Samuel Smith but not far. Simple and smooth.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Obtained locally. No freshness date. Poured from 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

A - Pours a dark brown to black with reddish highlights. Minimal head and lacing retention.

S - Roasted malts and a chocolate aroma. Perhaps some oakiness.

T - Same as the aroma with a hint of vanilla. Not overly complex, but a nice flavor.

M - Smooth with a light carbonation.

A nice stout. Not too complex but very enjoyable.

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New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,923 ratings.