New Holland The Poet | New Holland Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
2,450 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:
2,450
Reviews:
754
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.97%
 
 
Wants:
89
Gots:
481
For Trade:
3
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Wizzle32
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of scotorum
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

a: Opaque black with slight copper highlights when seen through light. Inch thick tan head receded to thick even surface foam and dense lacing.

s; Milk chocolate.

t: Smooth chocolate and black coffee. Some light hop bite. Sweet to dry finish.

m: Very smooth medium, great carbonation tingle.

o: An excellent oatmeal stout, really on point all the way.

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3.1/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a thick brown/black pour into a tulip with about a finger of tan head and excellent retention. smells of tobacco, dirt, dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, roasted nuts.
a slight bitterness coming from roasted grains, very weak in flavor.. everything seems to be faded. slightl sweet chocolate flavor in the finish. basically, everything in the smell is in the flavor but faintly (to the point where unless you are taking breaks between sips, you wouldn't taste anything until well after you finished the beer). way lighter than it looked pouring. medium body with a bit higer carbonation than expected.. chalky aftertaste/feel. slightly creamy on the lips.

not sure what happened with this beer.. it LOOKED and SMELLED excellent, i got pretty excited to taste it, but it's so weak it feels like i just wasted a beer. maybe this is just an old bottle that was leftover at the store? seems way too weak in flavor to be fresh.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2%

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

Appearance: Pitch black, but a nice ruby color comes through when held to light. There's a nice little, creamy head, but it goes away after just a minute or two. The lacing left behind is pretty nice.

Smell: Alcohol, oatmeal, chocolate, malt. Doesn't smell particularly good, but it's not bad at all either.

Taste/feel: Almost has an oaky flavor, as if it was in barrels. The oatmeal is there a little bit, but it doesn't taste all-too much different from a typical stout to my taste buds. The Poet also has a bitterness at the end that I'm not too fond of because there's not much sweetness in it. I also get some smokey, woody aftertaste here as well.

The Poet is a quality stout, but not quite the stout for me. The mouth feel is pleasant, the beer looks awesome, and the initial taste on each sip has a nice, slightly sour, chocolate/oatmeal/malt taste for me, but the aftertaste isn't too great. This would be a nice choice with some sort of rich, white cheese, I think... call me crazy, but maybe a Greek salad? I'd drink The Poet again, but I'm not crazy about it.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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

Photo of Frozensoul327
4.41/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

There really is no denying New Holland. They are totally overlooked, and completely underrated. This is another example of their dedication to well crafted brews. Poured out to a dark black, cherry wood red color with a nice head of about 1/2 inch. Rings of lace are consistant and nearly uniform. Medium level of carbonation. Aromas were a bit on the light side, but traces of coffee and cocoa were present, with hints of earth and wood. Very nice, but way too light. Taste was a five. Amazing. Flavors of cofffee beans, roasted malts, medium pepper, rich wood, thick caramel and hidden hop bitterness make the taste astounding. Quite possibly the best stout I think I have ever had. Mouthfeel was rich, but not overly thick or heavy. Very good drinkability, I wish this was easier to find in South Eastern Michigan. This brew could give Bell's Kalamazoo Stout or Expedition Stout a run for their money! Highly Recommended.

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3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

A: Jet black with a tan half finger head that lingered. Thick lacing.

S: Semi-sweet chocolate, oatmeal.

T: Slightly roasty. Chocolate malts. A nice creaminess from the oatmeal.

M: Medium with medium creamy carbonation.

O: A decent oatmeal stout. Love the label. Would enjoy again.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.45/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Bilco for throwing a bottle my way.

Appearance: Pours with an insane amount of carbonation and head. Sheets of lacing. Head retention is good, fed by the carbonation. Pours a deep rich brown that pushes toward black. Very clear.

Smell: Chocolate malts. Big notes of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, treacly fudge, and cocoa powder. Mega chocolate. Nice layers of oats and roasted malts. Some touches of coffee. Burnt, charred, and leathery. So many oats. Some hints of dark fruit like figs.

Taste: Oats and chocolate and then some. So oat heavy. Bitter chocolate and some lingering roasty sweetness. Coffee with cream. Roasty sweet. Dump some coffee on oatmeal. Cocoa bitterness is high and aggressive.

Mouthfeel: Relatively smooth and highly carbonated. Insane levels of carbonation. Slightly dry on the finish. Almost crisp at times.

Overall: The most aggressively carbonated stout I've ever encountered. The flavors are good, but the carbonation hurts it. It drinks like a heavily roasted malt soda.

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New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 2,450 ratings.
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