The Poet
New Holland Brewing Company

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New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
Stout - Oatmeal
Ranked #126
Ranked #14,772
3.93 | pDev: 10.69%
Jan 10, 2022
Feb 01, 2003
Very Good
The PoetThe Poet
Notes: IBU's: 40
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4.13 by mcbraxt from Michigan on Jan 10, 2022
3.75 by DruC4 from Michigan on Nov 21, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by MrOH from Malta

Black, dark brown at the edges, dense khaki head, exceptional retention, rings of lace
Smells like espresso and milk chocolate
Taste follows smell, but a bit more mellow. A little bit of caramel sweetness
Full bodied and appropriately carbonated
A really great oatmeal stout. It would probably rate higher if it had crazy flavorings added or was higher ABV

Oct 15, 2021
3.98 by Meddwol from Michigan on Oct 13, 2021
3.41 by STOOOO from Wisconsin on Aug 18, 2021
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4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by 94rocker1 from Michigan

A good solid oatmeal stout. Great to get into stouts as it isnt too heavy on the stomach. Great balance of flavor

Jul 08, 2021
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4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by barnzy78 from Illinois

12oz can
date stamped 03/01/21
in a year looking for beers I haven’t had in years, this one fits the Bill
L: brown body, tall frothy tan head sticks to the glass as it fades
S: chocolate, roasted barley, oat
T: similar to aroma; baker’s chocolate, roasted barley, oats, caramel, earthy hops
F: medium body, quite smooth, ample carbonation, semi-bitter finish
O: just as good as I remember

Jun 08, 2021
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3.61/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by klarcbarr3 from Michigan

I poured a cold one into a pint glass.. and watched a substantial tan head form from ample carbonation.. the appearance was almost nitro-like in the shimmer of bubbles dancing upward. It stands a deep, dark cola brown, impenetrable to light but for a reddish brown tint at the bottom of the glass. The smell was pleasant but faint, of oatmeal, grains, and faint coffee and caramel notes. The taste is noticeably more robust, with an unexpected hoppiness embracing the malted grains , and a slight sweetness on the aftertaste, but I was expecting a bit of smokiness indicative of the oatmeal stout style, and it was absent. Curiously, the abundant foam of the initial pour did not sustain, and left a weak lacing as I proceeded to drink.. the mouth feel was weak, too. There is no joy in rolling this brew over your tastebuds. Overall, this is a decent, middling oatmeal stout. There are better options.

Apr 24, 2021
4.04 by bubb4 from Illinois on Mar 14, 2021
4.42 by Milkman_d83 from Kentucky on Feb 16, 2021
4.24 by Metalgod666 from Michigan on Feb 09, 2021
4.08 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Feb 01, 2021
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3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Franziskaner from Missouri

Black in color with minimal light penetration. There’s a fingernail of beige around the rim and covering half of the top. The aroma is of dark malt and black licorice. I’m tasting granola, black licorice, and a bit of plum. The mouth is smooth and creamy.

Jan 01, 2021
3.63 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on Dec 27, 2020
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4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Brook82 from Ohio

Dark in appearance with tick head that took a few minutes to disappate. Left fair amount of lacing in a pint glass. Aroma was balanced and taste was too. Grains did come through. Good beer and would buy again.

Dec 25, 2020
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3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Danzifer from Ohio

Cheers to Edgar Allan Poe. This stout is brown/ black in color, decent size mocha cream color head. Smells of roasted malt and cocoa. Taste pretty much hits the nail on the head, but a slightly tinge sour in my case. Probably either the oat backbone or from poor storage from brewery to store to patron. Overall quite smooth and enjoyable. A good stout.

Oct 28, 2020
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4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Appearance is true to style, with a large tan head and very good lacing. Roasted malt aroma giving off traits of coffee, chicory and chocolate. Earthy, woodsy, roasted grain, bittersweet taste, with hints of coffee and chocolate. Smooth, medium-to-full bodied, modestly carbonated mouthfeel. Lingering finish.

Oct 23, 2020
4.25 by brutalist from Pennsylvania on Oct 21, 2020
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4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by VoxRationis from New York

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a Captain Lawrence muffin top pint; bottled 02/14/20.
A: Pours a very dark brown color with mahogany highlights, a two to three finger, light brown head, more than rim retention, and decent, but fairly short-lived lacing.
S: Aromas of dark chocolate, molasses, raisin, dry figs, and coffee grounds.
T: More semisweet. Flavors follow the nose and work together well, but are enhanced and offset by licorice or star anise and white pepper. Bitterness solid and provides strong counterpoise to the sweetness.
M: Full bodied with moderate effervescence.
O: Picked this up on a trip out to Ann Arbor. It is clearly a solidly made breakfast stout: I like the relative dryness and the solid bittering. Actually, I am surprised and somewhat relieved that the lactose is a bit in the background. I wish I had more.

Oct 10, 2020
3.78 by Mrseanworldwide from Ohio on Sep 20, 2020
4.94 by gorby67 from Pennsylvania on May 21, 2020
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3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by beersampler6 from Michigan

Fairy nice oatmeal stout from a local brewery. 11/14/19 date printed on bottle. Pours a fairly rich dark brown color with a little tan head and minimal scant spotty lingering lacing. Smells of roasted malts, caramel, vanilla, bread and toasted nuts. Taste follows the nose, decent depth and flavor, not quite as rich as I was expecting. Decently creamy mouthfeel, fairly soft and good carbonation. Fairly enjoyable beer but there are just so many other better oatmeal stouts.

Apr 10, 2020
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by josanguapo from Spain

De Tercertiempocervezas. En caso de pinta de Ikea. Estudiando Reglamento PA. Muy buena, con un perfil avainillado y cafetoso ciertamente rico y un sesdoso cuerpazo para ese abv al que sobra un pelín de carbonatacion

Mar 30, 2020
3.75 by dannycohen62 from Illinois on Mar 22, 2020
3.8 by Yendor61 from Michigan on Mar 21, 2020
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4.47/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Oldmann

A stout that have bold mouth feel and sharp roasted flavor that isn't too overwhelming. Smells of caramel. Finishes crisp but fades inducing a want of the next sip. It claims creamy but I can't find it. A good beer for the first of the night, but might prove too intense for volume. Enjoy the experience and don't worry about what comes next.

Mar 21, 2020
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3.27/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by defunksta from North Dakota

Appearance: Pours a nearly jet black color with a watery consistency. A rather small, light tan head. SRM of 23-24. (3.50)

Aroma: Faint aromas. Some faintly roasted cocoa followed by a meaty ham aroma that smooths out to some creamy oats. I've had this meaty aroma in another beer that I can't remember right now. Definite ham. Maybe the oatmeal imparts the ham aroma. (3.25)

Flavor: Light on the tongue too. Light generic cream and roasted pale malts. Weak cocoa. Lots of skim milk. A skim chocolate milk finish. (3.25)

Feel: Light and watery. Low carbonation. Finishes clean with a skim milk cleansing feel. Not thick or creamy. (3.25)

Compared to TJ Stockyard Oatmeal Stout: Similar color but less head. Weaker aroma. More oatmeal/meat? than chocolate. More watery feel and less creamy.

Overall: Surprisingly disappointed by this beer. The aromas, flavor, and body are weak. Watery and feels like skim milk. It's relatively fresh too (only 3 months old) so not sure what went wrong. May revisit this at some point, but watery and weak. (Final Rating: 3.27)

Jan 31, 2020
4.28 by G-Hawk from Colorado on Dec 26, 2019
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3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by KS_Augsburg from Illinois

Very good oatmeal stout - a lot of the full flavor with only moderate ABV. Love it, want another one.

Dec 25, 2019
4.08 by cwm51662 from Indiana on Dec 07, 2019
3.5 by rare_bird from Michigan on Dec 02, 2019
4 by zotzot from Vermont on Nov 29, 2019
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by EvershineDan from Michigan

Fantastic brew. It's a great "Under 6% ABV" oatmeal stout.

Nov 29, 2019
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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by izraelc from New York

Pours dark. Thick foam. Malty aroma. I love a dry oatmeal stout. Clean and dry with a toasted malt finish. Heavy and a little spicy. A solid brew.

Nov 29, 2019
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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

From old, undated notes. Poured from the bottle.

Black/purple hue.

Tan head; decent lace.

Oats & coffee in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Nice coffee & oat mixture. A tasty stout.

Oct 23, 2019
3.64 by HabaJohn from Illinois on Oct 19, 2019
3.91 by shreead from Pennsylvania on Oct 02, 2019
3.94 by Noahallen23 from Illinois on Oct 01, 2019
3.99 by Jcreek from Illinois on Sep 15, 2019
4.16 by jchanley from Illinois on Sep 15, 2019
The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
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