New Holland The Poet - New Holland Brewing Company
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3.81/5 rDev -2.8%
Appearance- pours with a slightly pebbled tan head of a half finger, deep black, dark red-brown when held to the light
Smell- great chocolate hints with toasted edge on the end, sweet toffee character
Taste- sweet caramel and toffee, a little toasted bitterness on the finish, not too much on the balance
Mouthfeel- full bodied, creamy smooth, fast fade
Overall- A well done oatmeal stout, the sweetness was left to go a little wild without the hop character to tone it down
05-13-2013 04:01:06 | More by Sark
2.91/5 rDev -25.8%
Lightly chilled 12 oz. bottle into a 33 cl shaker. Bottling date 11.27.12.
Look- Pours a clear deep brown with a finger and a half of dense khaki head that falls quickly, very nice lacing.
Smell- Overwhelmingly smells of leather and tobacco smoke. Pungent, almost abrasive. As it warms, it takes on a more toasted coconut-cocoa aroma, which is nice, but I can't shake the feeling of a fifty-year-old biker bar. Not a deal breaker, but moderately off-putting.
Taste- Still a bit leathery, but feels appropriate. Dark roast coffee, charred hazelnuts, baker's chocolate. Light sweetness towards the end. Mellow, toasted biscuit finish.
Mouthfeel- Medium body, moderate carbonation. Cleaner than expected, light fullness on the back end. Not hefty enough for an oatmeal stout, could use some stick.
Overall- A bit lackluster for an oatmeal stout- misses on a few counts and feels less than cohesive. I wouldn't avoid it, but it's not something I'd purchase/order unless there was nothing else in the category available.
04-29-2013 04:15:56 | More by Lawl3ss
4.7/5 rDev +19.9%
The Poet. An Oatmeal stout from New Holland brewery in Holland, Michigan.
Appearance dark brown/black with a creamy 1.5 finger head beige in color. Very nice lacing
Aroma roasty malty slightly sweet with hint if chocolate. Not floral at all
Taste very smooth and creamy malty chocolate flavor with just a slight coffee undertone. Minimal hops bitterness
Mouthfeel smooth and cream, lightly carbonated
Overall. One if the best oatmeal stouts I have had. Wish I could get it In Louisiana and would of brought more home from Ohio
04-24-2013 01:43:17 | More by CardiacNP
3.75/5 rDev -4.3%
Dark brown color with a massive head that settles to a thick cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass.
Aroma consists mostly of roasted malt. Mild chocolate and smoke notes.
The roasted malt is the big player in the flavor. Also a little smoke and chocolate. Roasted bitterness on the mild side.
Feels a little thin but it is a low ABV stout. Has a smooth mouthfeel and mild carbonation.
A better than average oatmeal stout. Approachable and being able to drink a couple without fatiguing the palate or getting too much alcohol, aids drinkability.
04-15-2013 22:01:24 | More by morimech
2.29/5 rDev -41.6%
12oz bottle from bcm75 (thank you!). No bottling date. Served in a Red Brick snifter.
Pours dark brown with a full finger of sandy head that leaves no lace.
Smells mild and unassuming with faint roast and caramel.
Taste is an understated blend of cocoa, sweet oats, plum, nuts and bitter earth. Goes down easy enough but it is missing depth or complexity.
Thin, bordering medium but semi creamy body with light carbonation. Bitter cocoa and plum/ raisin finish.
There's nothing outright bad here but it lacks any real character that would make me want to revisit it. Quite smooth and very subdued. It left me wanting something with more gusto.
04-11-2013 06:29:21 | More by ThickNStout
New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,694 ratings.