New Holland The Poet | New Holland Brewing Company

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88
very good
2,449 Ratings
New Holland The PoetNew Holland The Poet
BEER INFO

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

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
IBU's: 40

Added by inebrius on 02-01-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,449
Reviews:
754
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.97%
 
 
Wants:
89
Gots:
481
For Trade:
3
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5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

appearance nice beer with a thick tan head. Smell of oatmeal of course. And taste of oatmeal. Mouthful. of oatmeal and liquor that just begs to be drank more and more rising the drinkabilty to a higher standard. This beer is worth trying. A great oatmeal stout for stout lovers. Quoth the raven nevermore

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5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

When poured it gives a rocky head. Leaves lacing all the way down the glass. Delicious. Deep red brown when held to a light in a pint glass. I like that you can see through it. No sediment. Again a plus. Been drinking this beer for long time. I stack all oatty stouts against this one. It's my favorite. Excellent job by the brewers.

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5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

You know a brew is special to me when I pour it into my vintage 8 oz glass with the raised painted owls on it. And it certainly is! This is the darkest chocolate coffee stout that I've had yet. Throw in some rolled oats and you've got a new favorite fourth meal! It's a double-barrelled swarzbier, a stout that I can imagine three guys man-handling the Keebler elf and his latest bacth of chocolate chip cookies into the wort mixer and stirring until the foam rises to the top leaving a creamsicle circle about the rim of the vat.

Poet-wise, being that is its namesake, it is Etheridge Knight: black, brunt and over-the-top sans the profanity and emotional irascibility. It's not quite as severe as joining the black panthers but there is a portent to extreme things waiting inside this bottle. Just don't drink it at the local coffee house or you might be pre-disposed to wrangle with some old man-haired poetess who reaches the divine muse via Granny Clampett and the fat man sitting in the corner perspiring poetry with a cheshire grin on his face always exclaiming with contained joy, "Mmmmm. Mmmmm. Mmmmm. Yes. Mmmmm."

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I can not find anything wrong with this beer. A perfectly balanced, rich, smooth stout. Not too overpowering of a flavor, very smooth and easy drinking, while still having LOTS of very good, delicous roasty malty flavor. The bitterness that is there fits in with the roasty flavor very well, it does not seem very hoppy, more toasty/burnt, but very, very tasty. I can not reccomend this beer highly enough.

I especially love the label art. It fits the flavor of the beer perfectly. It makes me want to sit outside on a summer night under a full moon and sip on a few of these, staring at the moon and contemplating my place in the cosmos...

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5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If poured it is a dark black, but tastes just fine out of the bottle. Has a chocolatey, malty oatmeal cream flavor that warms your soul on a winter day.

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5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's my favorite beer I have ever had there just quite isn't a oatmeal stout like it.

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New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 2,449 ratings.
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