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New Holland The Poet - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,639 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,639
Reviews: 640
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 67
Gots: 97 | 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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throwback

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

08-20-2012 15:38:18 | More by throwback
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ferrari29

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer poured from bottle into Pint shaped glass

A - Beer carries a dark-dark colored body; hints of red; opaque but very active with carbonation; beer pours with a light coffee colored half finger head; didn't hold for very long; some lacing, but not very sticky

S - Deep roasted scents of malts which produce a combination of coffee and chocolate; smells like an espresso; some soapiness; burnt toast; smells like coffee of out the drip machine; oatmeal

T - Roasted malt characters, like coffee, chocolate and burnt malt flavors; some sweet milky flavors; some hop character to it, but faint; I think the hop notes don't interact well with the stout flavors, it produces a weird flavor on the tongue; licorice

M - Nice body; smooth silkiness; could have more body; leaves behind a rich coffee aftertaste; effervescent

D- Good after dinner drink; very filling after a few sips; still could and worth a try or two

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2011 03:33:14 | More by ferrari29
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mikepcarney

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

12-15-2013 00:51:01 | More by mikepcarney
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nheinzie57

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-15-2014 01:50:38 | More by nheinzie57
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droomyster

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark (nearly black) brown with a sizable tan head. Smells wonderful: strong notes of cocoa powder and burned, sweet, malts. A very full body with a creamy texture and complex flavors that are sweet up front before developing more bitter, dark chocolatey expressions and finishing with with a coffe-like, roasty bitterness. This is a superb beer and a great bargain (I think I paid only 8 dollars for a six-pack at my local Whole Foods).

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2009 07:24:20 | More by droomyster
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ohtheguilt

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2%

01-04-2012 12:54:21 | More by ohtheguilt
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

01-03-2014 19:27:59 | More by Bdel34
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srw

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

04-22-2012 07:16:30 | More by srw
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Filabee

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -42.6%

04-11-2014 23:09:20 | More by Filabee
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anticipation23

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

05-06-2013 21:49:43 | More by anticipation23
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webmanspidey

Michigan

3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a pint glass. It is a nice dark brownish black with half an inch of head. Smell is very faint but there is a slight scent of sweet roasted malt and oat. Taste is sweet with some hints of anise and black licorice. Easy to drink and light bodied for a stout.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 21:15:37 | More by webmanspidey
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

11-17-2012 01:27:05 | More by Brushkanna
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zenithberwyn

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

12-28-2012 05:15:52 | More by zenithberwyn
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EricCioe

Montana

4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours dark, dark brown, light just penetrating at the edges, with a two finger maple head that leaves great lace. On the nose the oats are very apparent, but underneath them is some coffee and a hint of chocolate. The chocolate comes out a good deal more when agitated, sort of a dry or bitter chocolate rather than sweet. Underneath all of that is just a hint of dirty hops. In the mouth the oats and roasted malt form a base that the bitter chocolate and the small hint of bitter hops that mixes really well in a just slightly bitter, long finish. The feel is medium at best, really easy going down, not coating the mouth at all. Overall this is one of my favorite regular stout, a testament to the idea that lower alcohol brews can pack all kinds of flavor. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2011 03:56:16 | More by EricCioe
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Envelopes

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

10-26-2012 03:53:29 | More by Envelopes
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frank4sail

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Musty slightly sweet cocoa nose. dark black opeque look with a light tan head. The taste is dominated by toasted chocolate malt with a touch of honey sweetness. The tongue is left with a sour dry finish. There is also a slight plastic note to the finish as well. The body and mouth a good but I expected a fuller creamy feel.

Cheers to my friend inebrius for the sample!

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2003 12:54:03 | More by frank4sail
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Pellinore1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

11-22-2011 19:33:33 | More by Pellinore1
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Greggy

Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a black color with very dark ruby highlights. The head is 1 finger in height, is fluffy, and tan in color. Lacing is present.

S- Very chocolate and cocoa driven with loads of roasted malt, slight cream component, and suggestions of coffee although slight.

T- Starts out with an excellent roastiness of chocolate and coffee paired with a nice hoppy edge then transitions into a dryer bakers chocolate and cream. The finish lingers for a bit with residual dry bakers chocolate.

M- Creamy smooth with appropriately low carbonation.

D- It's a shame this is 6.5% as it'd be a hell of a session beer. It's still dangerously drinkable though! Truly a well made brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2008 02:28:08 | More by Greggy
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zimm421

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-13-2013 01:57:19 | More by zimm421
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_morandi_

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-14-2014 22:41:36 | More by _morandi_
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mralphabet

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 Oz Bottle Poured into Pint Glass

A: Pours black color with hint of red. About 1 finger head wit nice lacing.

S: Chocolate, nice roasted malt, some cream and a hint of coffee.

T: Bakers chocolate right up front with a nice balance of coffee, cream & malt.... There is a nice hoppy edge.... The hoppiness aftertaste sticks around for a while.

M: Mid to heavy bodied, creamy & smooth...Carbonation is pretty low... Nice and filling

D: A little hoppy for my taste, but all the flavors balance nicely... A truly a well made brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2009 05:54:05 | More by mralphabet
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kegger22

Michigan

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

Poured a dark brown with a moderate head that faded quickly to a collar. The aroma was chocolate. The taste was black coffee and dark chocolate, not bad, just not sweet. The feel was medium bodied and mildly carbonated. Drinkability was pretty good. The poet was an above average oatmeal stout, nowhere near Founders Breakfast Stout.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2009 21:33:52 | More by kegger22
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Shilt

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

02-11-2012 01:34:11 | More by Shilt
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BigJim5021

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2%

01-02-2014 06:50:14 | More by BigJim5021
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SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

10-04-2013 01:55:16 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,639 ratings.