New Holland The Poet | New Holland Brewing Company

very good
2,452 Ratings
New Holland The PoetNew Holland The Poet

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a near pitch black w/ a quarter of an inch brownish, bubbly head that dissipates relatively quickly. A slight amount of lacing is left along the glass as you finish. The smell is superb -- hints of cocoa, caramel, malt -- very vital aroma. The taste follows suit -- you get mostly the roasted cocoa/chocolate taste mixed with a heavier than expected (but appropriate) carbonation. I'd almost call this more of a porter than a stout. Very enjoyable.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Deep deep brown, not quite black. Head is half finger, cocoa colored, with a bit of residual lacing stuck on the glass.
S- The aroma is not as roasty as I was hoping for. Dark caramel, actually quite sweet on the nose. A bit of smoke lingers.
T- Sweet at first. Dark caramel yields to coffee grounds and a bit of smoke.
M- Medium body for the style. Long finish, fairly aggressive carb.
O- I get oatmeal makes stouts sweeter, but this one did not add the smoothness that the oats bring with it. It is an ok to good beer, but given how many stouts/oatmeal stouts I like more, I probably won't revisit this one.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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