New Holland The Poet | New Holland Brewing Company

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88
very good
2,452 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:
2,452
Reviews:
754
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.97%
 
 
Wants:
89
Gots:
486
For Trade:
3
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4.76/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of MGBT
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of akopczyk
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mardrommar
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of Genie
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My favorite oatmeal stout. It's so quaffable, very well-balanced beer overall.

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.73/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz bottle poured into a New Holland imperial pint.
5.2% ABV, 37 IBUs.
Pairings: Mushrooms, beef, blooming, soft-ripened cheeses, and chocolate.

A - Despite being a brooding, black-colored beer, clarity is visible through the pour and highlights of dark brown manage to escape. Stubborn, sparkly tan foam cakes the pint glass as the plush froth plateaus and sinks.

S - Heavily roasted malt emits semi-sweet chocolate and some coffee essence with dry cocoa and undertones of rich milk chocolate. Complex and deep, the bold aroma is finished by a smooth oatmeal-like scent.

T - The Poet tastes like a chocolate candy bar topped with oats. Dark chocolate chunk and freshly ground coffee-like bitterness are evened out with smooth milk chocolate and soft, whipped nougat.

M - Rich and voluptuous, this full-bodied beer has a silky smooth feel from the oats and a perfectly balanced roasted malt bitterness to even things out!

O - Though dark and sinister in appearance, The Poet is a seductive, chocolaty beer that's silky smooth yet roasted and bitter for an exceptional balance and long-lasting finish. Quite possibly the benchmark for the style, The Poet is one of New Holland's stunning achievements in zymurgy.

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4.73/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark brown almost black. No clarity. Nice amount of lacing.

S- Chocolate, espresso, toffee, coffee, dark roasted notes galore!

T- Dark chocolate, roasted coffee and a little caramel sweetness on the aftertaste. Hints of oatmeal but not as much as I might have expected. Nevertheless, I loved this.

M- Oily and slick, coated my mouth like a mouth-blanket haha

O- Superb I loved this beer. A perfect oatmeal stout with everything I would want from a dark stout! Get it if you have the chance!

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4.73/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.73/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a spectacular deep, deep brown with ruby highlights when held to the light. One finger of foam with nice lacing at the end. A soft malty, earthy nose, with hints of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee. And the flavor delivers, as this soft creamy brew rolls acrossed the tongue you get a bready chocolate sweetness to start, rolling into a crisp figgy body, with an earthy, roasty malt finish that lingers on. The mouthfeel is what truely makes this beer first-rate as its soft creamy sweetness envolpes the tongue begging for another swallow.

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Photo of Chiefy770
4.72/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Appearance: Rich dark brown, nearly black body. A modest light mocha colored head leaves a good amount of sticky lacing throughout.

Smell: Toasted malts and grains. Semi-sweet chocolate. Burnt coffee.

Taste: Does not stray away from the notes picked up in the nose. Very strong malts right off the bat. A remarkable hit of cocoa, you know that incredibly bitter kind that is ranked by percentages. The hops really stand out in that chocolate taste. A great creamy layer balances the creamy malts and the bitter hops very well.

Overall: Very nice oatmeal stout. Pretty close to a full-bodied stout. Definitely a brew stout lovers should check out!

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4.72/5  rDev +20.4%

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4.71/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Heavy, dark, smooth after taste

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New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 2,452 ratings.
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