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New Holland The Poet | New Holland Brewing Company

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3.93/5
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2,468 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#5,714
Reviews:
754
Ratings:
2,468
pDev:
10.94%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
Wants:
93
Gots:
496
Trade:
3
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,468 |  Reviews: 754
Photo of scootercrabb
5/5  rDev +27.2%

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

A. Dark black, poor head retention, thin lacing, maybe due oily elements in it??
S. Chocolate and coffee traces well deifned.
T. Good Stout example, with a chocloate dominating flavor and coffee.
M. Creamy beer. Really good feeling in mouth.
O. Excellent beer, this beer beer take me to reconsider and look for Stout styles.

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

Smooth and delicious with no aftertaste. Not bitter, not bubbly, an all around great stout. Very enjoyable. I will be coming back to this beer again sometime.

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

Quoth the Raven, "Drink some more!". EAP would approve....Mixed six from Uncle Mike.

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Photo of TheDarkKnight
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of simplejj81
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of opierce
4.99/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is exactly what an Oatmeal Stout should be. Very smooth and creamy beer. Not bitter as far as stouts go. Hints of chocolate and oatmeal. Pairs well with food as well.

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Photo of kodylmorse
4.98/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of GeoJ
4.97/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Picked up a bottle in my ongoing hunt for great stouts/porters.
Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance is as black and rich looking as you would expect from a good stout, head dissipates quickly, The lacing is wonderful and remained from nearly top to bottom of the glass as it went down.

Smell of nutty maltiness with just enough coffee aroma to make it that much more inviting ... And it just gets better as the brew warms a bit.

Taste: A surprising, brief sweetness hits the tongue first, quickly melding into the different sensations and flavors you would expect from a top-shelf stout as you let it wash along your tongue. Chewy, but not overly so, mouthfeel. Quite dry finish with a great aftertaste. The enigma here is that you want to savor each sip, but it's so very drinkable that you can't wait to take the next one. One of the easiest-drinking stouts I've ever tasted.

Overall: No question that The Poet goes into my "Top 5 (So Far)" of great stouts/porters - I'll recommend this with no reservations to all of my stout-loving friends.

Big kudos to New Holland Brewing!

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Photo of EvanJ20
4.95/5  rDev +26%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Maish
4.93/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of EmpiresFall666
4.92/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of beerrat
4.9/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great stout can't wait to buy more.

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Photo of MmmIPA
4.88/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pretty black,cant see through it.One in. tan head.

Very pleasent smell,fruity and some chocolate.

I can taste the smoke in it as it finishes.Somewhat of a fruity taste upfront then leads to carmel and some chocolate also.Bittering at the end with some sweet chocolate.

Creamy and smooth,very easy going down.

Awesome stout for sure! I loved the fruit taste and I plan on having again and well worth seeking out.

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Photo of Beerfather
4.88/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Creamy dark smooth not overpowering. Very drinkable. Top 5 stout.

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Photo of Tim9m1r
4.86/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - Opaque black color with a half inch medium-thick tan head that dissipates at a medium-slow rate.

Smell - Sweet roasted malt and earthy smoked wood hops followed by dark chocolate.

Taste - Sweet roasted malt and smokey wood followed by lightly bitter dark chocolate and very mild alcohol with a roasted malt and smokey wood finish.

Mouthfeel - Rich and creamy, very well balanced bitterness/sweetness, medium carbonation,and very mild alcohol feel

Overall - An amazing stout. Very well balanced in every way.

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Photo of Richarddorkelson
4.85/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.84/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours almost a solid black in color with a tan head that laces nicely around the rim. Nice aroma of molasses, caramel and chocolate. Just the right amount of carbonation! Perfect balance of flavor in every mouthful. Too bad I just bought a single one of these as this is one of the BEST Oatmeal Stouts I have had.

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Photo of ta_hagen
4.83/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Flavors of chocolate and spice are most prevalent with hints of caramel. The finish is a blend of smooth coffee, and spicy licorice that leaves a dry, astringent aftertaste of brewed coffee with a touch of fig / raisin.

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Photo of buyBinboaVodka
4.8/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is by far my favorite everyday stout. I love having this at the end of the night just to have a beer.

A - Pours a pitch black with brown highlights and a small tan head that leaves good retention through each sip.

S - Dark fruits, cocoa powder, chocolate, roasted malts, a hint of coffee.

T - Dark roasted malts with a subtle chocolate taste and coffee shining through. This is a sweet beer that leaves just a little dark chocolate bitterness at the end. Well balanced and smooth.

M - Mild carbonation and the right amount of stickyness left in the mouth that leaves a nice lasting flavor that makes you want more.

O - This is a very well balanced, mild manored stout that is perfect any day of the year. It just comes together very nice with no off flavors. One of my top 10 beers for its complex yet simple profile.

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Photo of dryfly24
4.8/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of BlueKurenai
4.79/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SaCkErZ9
4.78/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pitch black in color with an extremely dense, creamy, puffy tan head. I was able to get the head to foam about one finger above the top of the glass, without having the beer overflow. Very stiff head indeed.

Aroma is roasty and bready. Tons of roasted grains and coffee. Wonderful.

Beautiful coffee flavors, chocolate, burnt toast. The slightest bit of fruit.

Smooth and delicious. I was a little put off by the lack of body. A touch thin but still a bit creamy. A good, stiff, roasted finish. I had no idea what to expect from this. I picked this up on a whim and I am really glad I did. Nearly perfect, IMO.

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Photo of Lilbuddy1991
4.76/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a beautiful beer

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Photo of CycleDad
4.76/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Classic oatmeal stout, one finger head with mild carbonation and a long-lasting smooth finish. Outstanding mouth feel, just on the edge of chewy.

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New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 2,468 ratings
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