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New Holland The Poet - New Holland Brewing Company

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very good

2,066 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,066
Reviews: 702
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 74
Gots: 247 | 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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Ratings: 2,066 | Reviews: 702
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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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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
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