New Holland The Poet | New Holland Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
2,444 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:
2,444
Reviews:
753
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.97%
 
 
Wants:
89
Gots:
479
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,444 |  Reviews: 753
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

Photo of Madasyn
3.34/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rickrob7
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love it

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Photo of Timtac
3.47/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of RAFH
3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kamahl16
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Rydyell
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vylo
4.48/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZAP
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very nice oatmeal stout I will reach for again.

Lighter bodied but creamy texture....

Nice roasty aroma with hints of java...

Flavor has a light coffee and cream dimension....subtle milk chocolate...touch of caramel.

I really like how this comes together....a bit more heft in the body would be ok but nothing wrong with how it is.

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Photo of Cotton_27
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
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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Photo of malprep
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bartleby91
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a nice and drinkable oatmeal stout that is another solid brew from New Holland.
The appearance is a normal pitch black stout with good head retention.
The aroma is coffee, chocolate sweetness, roasted malt, and some earthy hop bitterness.
The taste follows with sweet chocolate, coffee, roast malt, and some earthy hop notes. The roast lingers with the sweetness well.
The palate is medium with a nice roast lingering. Nice dry finish as well.
Overall this is a good and simple oatmeal stout that doesn't do anything too crazy.

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Photo of bwood06
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Despite my almost monthly trips to Michigan, I had never made it to New Holland until recently. I'm not sure why I never made it, but I never had. Since I saw that they had an Oatmeal Stout on tap, I had to try it.

This beer arrived at the table with a creamy, khaki color head that dissipated slowly to a 1/4 finger high creamy layer that was retained for quite some time. The beer itself is opaque and pitch black with no visible carbonation. 4.25/5 The aroma is very dark and features a deep roasted profile. Notes of espresso and dark chocolate stick out as well as dark, toasted wheat bread, vanilla, caramel, and dark roasted malt. Possibly a bit of char and tobacco come out as well. The aroma is really fairly light but these notes are noticeable. 3.75/5 The flavor is very similar to the aroma with brown sugar and dark roasted grains coming out right away. After the sweetness dies down, out come a light coffee note as well as milk chocolate, along with a grassy bitterness on the back end that lingers lightly on the palate after swallowing. As the beer warms a bit of vanilla is allowed to make itself known in the middle of the sip. 3.75/5 A moderate carbonation burn greets the tongue but then disappears quickly. There is no dryness to the mouthfeel, it rather wets and coats quite nicely. This beer is filled bodied but disappears from he palate upon swallowing. 4/5 In terms of flavor this beer is light compared to many other oatmeal stouts that I have had. The true complexity comes out in the mouthfeel with contrasting characteristics of moderate carbonation and creaminess. The latter leads to a heavier feel while the former lends a lighter body. Very enjoyable to drink and it pairs well with food. 4/5

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

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nihilistic
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beertunes
3.18/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Superspak for this brew from NBS BIF #4, MWK box. 12oz bottle poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a solid black, with just the thinnest cap of tan head that dissipated quickly, and left no lace.

The aroma was pretty much as expected, some roast, some earthy grains, a bit of sweetness. Fairly similar on the tongue, just a bit better developed.

Body was a bit thinner than I prefer in this style, but was smooth and even. Drinkability was good, the drank quickly and easily. Overall, a solidly pleasant brew. Worth trying if yu see it, but unlikely to blow you away.

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New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 2,444 ratings.
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