New Holland The Poet | New Holland Brewing Company

New Holland The PoetNew Holland The Poet
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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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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of woosterbill
3.4/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle into a Gandhi-Bot tulip.

A: Opens with quite an assertive hiss, and even a slow pour creates an enormous head of dense tan froth. Retention and lacing are great, but despite the impressive visuals I'm not exactly enthused at the prospect of a radically overcarbonated stout.

S: Leafy hops and chocolate; a bit of herbal spice and molasses. Interesting, but not what I'm usually looking for in an oatmeal stout.

T: Hoppy, roasty, and mildly malty, with a bittersweet finish. Lots of chocolate and herbal hops. Much better than the nose.

M: Painfully spritzy at first, but after some time and a few swirls of the glass it settles into a creamy medium body. No better than average overall.

O: While certainly distinctive, it's not one I'll be seeking out in the future.


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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Bernoulli
3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Opaque and near black... hold it up to the light and nothing comes through. 1/4" head. Typical stout lacing.

Faint smell of dark chocolate.

A solid recommendation for someone who wants to try a porter or stout... but nothing that distinguishes it from what you'd expect as a quality example of the class.

We would buy it for ourselves.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Act25
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasted off Wolaver Oatmeal stout - edged into winners circle!

Appearance: Pours a black body with a massive head that lasts all the way down! Good. And Laces the glass top to bottom. Near perfect pour.

Smell: Laid back and Wolaver wins this dept. It's chocolate shop, but subtle w/ creamy, nutty on top of oat cereal. Upon warming, gets better with licorice and dark candy.

Taste: Starts with inviting malt laced with semi-sweet chocolate, caramel, and sweet coffee followed by some toasty, nutty oats. Faint herbal, earthy hops blend bitter with the sweet. Nice finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, carbonation w a soft, smooth mouthfeel and dreamy finish. A kiss!

Drinkability: As good as American stout gets and it proves you dont have to add chocolate, flavors, fruit, or alcohol to make great stout. A must try stout.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 78.9% out of 100 with 2,456 ratings
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