Poet’s Brunch Stout
New Holland Brewing Company

Poet’s Brunch StoutPoet’s Brunch Stout
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #1,622
ABV:
9%
Score:
91
Ranked #17,929
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 5.49%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
18
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New Holland Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Avail:
One-off
Wants
  1
Gots
  3
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Notes: Poet’s Brunch Stout marks several important firsts for us at New Holland Brewing. It’s the first beer in our new Brewer’s Best series, which will be bringing you three beers over the course of 2020 that showcase both the incredible capabilities, and the unique creativity of our brewers. It’s also our first beer to release in 16oz cans. Additionally, it’s our first released beer that builds on The Poet, our mainstay, world-class oatmeal stout. It will release in Michigan and near-Michigan markets
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superspak from Michigan

4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 1/31/2020. Pours opaque dark brown/black color 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy tan head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, maple syrup, toffee, vanilla, cinnamon, roasted nuts, toasted biscuit, and dark/brown bread/crust; with lighter notes of licorice, raisin, fig, date, smoke, char, herbal, wood, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts, cinnamon, maple, vanilla, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with big strength. Taste of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, maple syrup, toffee, vanilla, cinnamon, roasted nuts, toasted biscuit, and dark/brown bread/crust; with lighter notes of licorice, raisin, fig, date, smoke, char, herbal, wood, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Mild herbal, woody, grassy, peppery, roast, charred bitterness; and cinnamon spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, maple syrup, toffee, vanilla, cinnamon, nuts, biscuit, dark/brown bread/crust, dark fruit, smoke, char, herbal, wood, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, cinnamon, maple, vanilla, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with an awesome roast/hop bitter/sweet balance; and no cloying/acrid/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitter/spiciness. Medium carbonation and fairly full body; with very smooth, creamy/silky/velvety/bready, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 9%, or lingering cinnamon heat after the finish. Overall this is an awesome flavors imperial oatmeal stout. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, cinnamon, maple, vanilla, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink for the ABV, with the mildly bitter/drying finish; great soft/silky feel. Awesome balanced rich malts, cinnamon, maple, and vanilla flavors; with solid earthy hops and restrained fruity yeast. Not overly sweet/heavy from lingering dryness. A really enjoyable offering, and impressive spot on base style example as expected of the brewery. Amazingly balanced, and not overwhelming on any aspect.

Jun 03, 2020
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TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours black with a two finger foamy tan head. Light soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is maple, cinnamon and roasted malts.

T - The taste is maple, cinnamon, dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malts.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a crisp dry finsih.

O - Solid stout. I wish the flavors were more pronounced, but still tasty.

May 06, 2020
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dd53grif from Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a black color with a foamy tan head that lasts quite a while. Aroma is sweet maple syrup and cinnamon. Tastes of maple syrup. Sweet with a slight alcohol finish. No bitterness. Good mouth feel.

Mar 25, 2020
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BB1313 from Ohio

3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned 1/31/20. 16oz can poured into a tulip. Pours black; nice fluffy and creamy khaki head that falls slowly leaving great retention and nice lacing. The aromas have some cinnamon, peppermint and spices. Some chocolate. Some maple syrup hovering in the background. Malts are there. The flavors basically follow the nose for the most part. More cinnamon and peppermint. Some tarragon in the mix. Some milk chocolate and dark chocolate. Subtle bitterness. The maple flavors come through giving this one a subtle sweetness. Malts do their thing. Alcohol is well hidden. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's fluffy, slightly velvety and creamy, smooth and dangerously drinkable.

This is a solid brew. I love cinnamon stouts, but this one doesn't have the spice profile that I personally enjoy the most when it comes to these kind of beers. The maple does its thing without dominating. The maple does give it a little "breakfast/brunch" vibe. It's not bad at all, but I guess I was personally expecting something a little different.

Feb 28, 2020
Poet’s Brunch Stout from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 18 ratings