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:
478
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,444 |  Reviews: 753
Photo of bbtkd
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New Holland The Poet Oatmeal Stout, 5.2% ABV, 40 IBU. Pours thick and very dark brown, with 2 fingers of tan head, dissipates quickly leaving decent lacing. Nose is faint chocolate, otherwise could not pick up much else. Taste is roasted malt, some chocolate, not very bitter. Good mouthfeel, though not as "chewy" as other oatmeal stouts. Overall excellent! Going on my favorites list.

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Photo of JordanlikesAles
4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very complex and slightly different stout. The flavors are more than just roast & chocolate. This is about as good as it gets, especially for it's class.

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Photo of Junior
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AngEo
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of averydyer99
3.12/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Photo of BeernOnThe4thOfJuly
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Tall, beige head. Chocolate nose. Mouthfeel is soft and pillowy. Chocolate and malt mixes to bring a very rich quality to the flavor. Just a bit of hops for balance at the end. Very well-executed.

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Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.86/5  rDev -27%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured mine into the beer glass that looks like a wine glass.

Pours dark like a dark coffee or chocolate.
No foam head to speak of, very thin line that clings to the edge of the glass at its top.

Smells of dark roasted chocolate and oats.

Light to moderate chocolate taste slight bitterness, maybe hops, hard for me to tell, the taste of that roastedy chocolate is a bit strong, but not too strong on it's own, but drowns out other flavors.

Feels nice though, sorta creamy soft carbonation, smooth.

Overall, not a stout person but some have surprised me, and this one isn't doing it for me. It's all subjectiv e and this isn't doing it for me.

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Photo of holder1422
3.34/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dizzy242
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brighteyes868
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Redrover
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle bough as part of a mixed 6 pack. Poured into an imperial pint glass, the beer is borderline black with a dense and large brown head. It has good lacing, it is a looker.

I get roasted malts and dark fruit on the nose.

First sip is of heavily roasted malts, there is a bit a nice char. There is also some sweetness from the oats and a bit of baker’s chocolate. Mid-glass some dark fruits and a hint of coffee emerge.

The mouth is pretty much spot on with some heft and silkiness.

Nothing not to like about this beer. I will be on the lookout for more.

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Photo of nanertak
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Look - Pours inky brown, little tan head that rose and fell fairly quickly.

Smell - Roast, chocolate, slight hint of rummy booze, Still pretty chilled when poured, will likely open up as it warms. .

Taste - Fantastic. Mirrors smell, hops slightly present but held in check. Blends well with the bitterness of the roast. Coffee and chocolate again, little soft biscuit flavor (oats?) in the middle.

Mouthfeel - Sexy, not sweet but round and slightly chewy. Carbonation is on the money. Enough to help the oats fill out the body but not so much that it washes out or prickles.

Overall - Great beer, great example of the style. Great balance. Not a beer I'd drink a lot of, but one that I'd drink slowly and think about it.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
samsmith33 (730) - - JUN 1, 2015
**
06/012015
Bottle to snifter. Finish is dry. Strong coffee in the nose. Chocolate and coffee Taste.
**

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Photo of billybob
3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OldSwampy
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown beer and a light tan head make for an attractive if unsurprising appearance. Head not as lasting as some of this style. Carbonation not excessive. Nose balanced, mild, not really outstanding. Maybe a hint of cola? Taste... almost as though this beer were hiding an extra fine flavor profile behind a "normal" stout introduction. A slight sharp intro quickly gives way to a broad soft, mildly roasty flavor that hangs on, letting a few other flavors emerge, including a bit of oatiness, maybe a bit of cola or caramel... and eventually leaving a mildly hoppy aftertaste. Super smooth, creamy mouthfeel... I love swirling it around in my mouth. Quite fine.

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Photo of dmadsen
4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MidloRapid
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Halcyon
4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sk8sean86
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrisroarshack
2.5/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of far333
3.28/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Mahogany brown and opaque with ruby highlights at the edges. Low head of beige foam that settles quickly.

Aroma of cocoa and caramel, some toffee and root beer.

Flavors match the aroma, notes of leather, subtle suggestion of smoke. Faint ashy finish, a bit tannic but there's a subtle sweetness matched by subtle hop flavors in the finish.

Thin mouthfeel, a bit slick. Would prefer more body. Fine carbonation in the finish. Tasty beer.

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Photo of KingQuinn
3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wilcox39
4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcotom
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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