New Holland The Poet | New Holland Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
2,440 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:
2,440
Reviews:
752
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.97%
 
 
Wants:
89
Gots:
477
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 2,440 |  Reviews: 752
Photo of nstygles
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jkblr
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottled 2/22/17 poured into a pint glass at fridge temp 5.8% ABV. The beer is very dark brown and shows no highlights, even if held to the light. The head is light brown and short lived with no lacing. The aroma is sweet chocolate. The taste follows with sweet chocolate and a slight heat from either alcohol or carbonation. Mouthfeel is full but this bottle seems over carbonated causing a sharp bite to the tongue and non-hoppy bitterness. Overall, good. I've had this before and loved it. I'm not familiar enough with New Holland to know if inconsistency in bottling is a resounding issue for them or not. Try this if you're a fan of the style, preferably in a nucleated pint glass.

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Photo of Budlum
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of drstalker
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Pens1967
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OhioLimoncello
3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 88caprice
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great oatmeal stout. Dark with a creamy tan head. Smells malty, sweet, a little charred, and sort of woody. An astringent char taste come through, but is mild and balanced with sweetness. Smooth, moderately fizzy, and slightly sticky. Two thumbs up!

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Photo of Knilas
2.46/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Thin, fizzy, low abv. Not worth the coin, imo. MUCH better oatmeal stouts out there than this one.

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Photo of DMcGirr
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pfaucett
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of colbster92
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.32/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some roasted malts. Taste is also mild, roasted malts, smoke, hints of oats. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, not bad, but there are much better examples of the style available.

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Photo of opierce
4.99/5  rDev +27.3%
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 Brent_B
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.37/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Strigiform_Witness
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FrancisM12
4.48/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothmanscott
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, deep brown so dark as to appear black, producing slightly more than a finger of mocha, shortlived, foamy head that leaves only a hint of lace. Aroma is dark roasted malt, rich dark chocolate with hints of coffee, molasses, toffee & a faint touch of dark fruit. Taste is roast,dark malts & slight burnt notes, dark semi-sweet chocolate & hints of cola, coffee & oatmeal. The dry finish exhibits a slightly burnt, unsweetened cocoa & low cola like sweetness. Aftertaste is dry, bitter chocolate, roast, a more exaggerated burnt note than in the finish & maybe a faint touch of smoke. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, low-moderate carbonation, creamy but with little peppery bite beginning that midsip and lasting through the finish.

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Photo of Timc32
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HermitDan
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ryan_DelMastro
4.36/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of basaywhat
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours an almost black color with one finger of fluffy mocha colored head. Aromas of sweet roasted malts, toffee, and caramel. Taste of sweet caramel and toffee, chocolate, and some roasted coffee bitterness.

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Photo of Urk1127
3.19/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Photo of porters4life
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yeldarb92
4.39/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 2,440 ratings.
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