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New Holland The Poet - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,636 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,636
Reviews: 638
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 67
Gots: 96 | 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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Bubba569

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

05-05-2013 17:28:23 | More by Bubba569
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LuckyJohn

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

05-05-2013 05:07:41 | More by LuckyJohn
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bob_d_j

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

05-05-2013 02:36:36 | More by bob_d_j
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MrBIP

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

05-04-2013 23:10:26 | More by MrBIP
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Soomars

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-04-2013 04:32:51 | More by Soomars
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capnamerica

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +2%

05-03-2013 01:15:46 | More by capnamerica
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Lawl3ss

Texas

2.91/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 04:15:56 | More by Lawl3ss
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jbierling

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

04-26-2013 00:51:28 | More by jbierling
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odement

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

04-25-2013 00:19:36 | More by odement
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CardiacNP

Louisiana

4.7/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 01:43:17 | More by CardiacNP
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Jd2391

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

04-23-2013 22:00:47 | More by Jd2391
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

04-22-2013 01:10:58 | More by whatname
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craft_shannie

Indiana

3/5  rDev -23.5%

04-21-2013 23:26:56 | More by craft_shannie
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morimech

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 22:01:24 | More by morimech
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

04-15-2013 03:16:47 | More by Axnjxn
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DbbC

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

04-13-2013 21:39:34 | More by DbbC
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ThickNStout

Georgia

2.29/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 06:29:21 | More by ThickNStout
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beercatbrew

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

04-11-2013 00:20:38 | More by beercatbrew
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RainyDayMJ

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

04-11-2013 00:20:27 | More by RainyDayMJ
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-09-2013 22:11:13 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Herky21

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

04-08-2013 13:02:53 | More by Herky21
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

04-05-2013 13:37:17 | More by JohnnieNepal
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GoHabsGo

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2%

03-30-2013 22:16:51 | More by GoHabsGo
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vidguy17

Iowa

4/5  rDev +2%

03-30-2013 14:59:08 | More by vidguy17
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deathpulse42

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-30-2013 02:21:58 | More by deathpulse42
New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,636 ratings.