The Poet | New Holland Brewing Company

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3.93/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
newhollandbrew.com

Style: English Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
IBU's: 40

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,717
Reviews:
767
Ratings:
2,513
pDev:
10.94%
 
 
Wants:
98
Gots:
513
Trade:
3
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Photo of Fieceheart
3.12/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not my cup of tea. Too sweet, thin bodied for a stout imo

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Photo of lebriarjr
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gregula
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Simply the best beer I have tasted.

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Photo of saymike32
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.51/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to superspak for this. Received in NBS BIF #8
Pours a deep brown. Tan head rises just shy of two fingers, but quickly retreats to a thin film.
Aromas of chocolate malt, roasted caramel malt, hints of prune, and ever so subtle spice note.
Flavor carries much of the same. Chocolate and caramel malt notes are tempered by smooth roasted coffee. This seems to dry it out a bit. Also present are an earthy bitterness, and some delicate musty peat.
Mouthfeel is a bit thin, and doesn't really come off as an oatmeal stout. Carbonation is lite, and finish is almost slick.

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Photo of CTHomer
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: appears opaque, but is crystal clear and dark brown with ruby highlights when held to the light; a 2 finger light brown head that receded to a paper thin cap; no lacing;

S: primarily milk chocolate, with deeply roasted grains in the background;

T: balanced between milk chocolate and deeply roasted grain through the middle, then the roasted grain dominates through the finish; mild, long lasting bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: a solid offering;

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Photo of samEBC
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tylerjin
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shelby415
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WunderLlama
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a pint glass

Jet black liquid

Fuzzy cascade of bubbles settles to a brown ring which quickly recedes

Aroma of roasted malts

Taste of roasted malts

Good beer

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Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KurtisCarman
3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JimboBrews54
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Another fantastic Michigan product, this is a welcome change from something like Guinness. It is kind of in the same category, but it is more on the sweet spectrum then it is on the bitter spectrum. This is a great winter warmer!

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Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreenDragonPurse
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tzat
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kemo1968
3.06/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of uncleotis
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kilconey
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueTomorrow
2.74/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bb-magic
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pour is black with a voluminous tan head. Lovely. There’s some cocoa notes as well as char on the nose, but it smells thin.

Fortunately, the taste and mouthfeel are much fuller - there’s a significant cocoa component on the taste, and that translates to the feel, which has a silky quality which is most welcome. I’d try this again, with zero qualms.

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Photo of EMV
3.49/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Dark, dark brown pour... nearly black with minimal head/lacing.

S: Tart and roasty... charred grains and light coffee.

T.F: Roasted malts and burned sugars... mildly sweet. Notes of cocoa and espresso. Mild tartness, also related to the roast. Light bodied... fine carbonation. Somewhat creamy from the oats.

O: A reasonably good and nondescript oatmeal stout. Decent flavor and drinkability... not one to seek out.

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Photo of travelguy
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 2,513 ratings