New Holland The Poet | New Holland Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
2,439 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:
2,439
Reviews:
752
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.97%
 
 
Wants:
89
Gots:
475
For Trade:
3
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of papat444
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle, bottled May 21, 2013 (code E213).

Appearance: Pours thick and black-brown. Head is light brown at the top but as you go progressively lower, it darkens greatly giving also a shimmering, cascading effect. Huge, hanging lacing on the glass.

Smell: Fresh brewed coffee, oatmeal, bit of charcoal.

Taste: Strong oatmeal, molasses, roasted goodness, some coffee, lingering flavor.

Mouthfeel: Very chewy, melts in your mouth.

Overall: Very much enjoyed this one but take it at room temp to fully appreciate it.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This pours a dark brown color with only a slight off-white head. The aroma is mild with hints of robust malts and toasted oats. The taste is sweet, smooth, and full of rich flavor. It has a nice texture for its pricing as it’s not the heavy syrup stouts you would get from a $15-4pack. Drinks very nice and is well made.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

We crack a bottle, pouring a brew of deep Tootsie roll brown, letting up the faintest golden streaks of light around the edges. It holds a one finger head of tight, creamy light brown colored bubbles, showing quick retention. This is, however, nicely reproducible with a hard swirl of the glass. This leaves rows of spotted lacing left dripping down the glass. No haze or sediment is noted, and carbonation appears to be moderate. The aroma gives dark chocolate and oat as the base of the grain bill, along with multigrain bread, sourdough yeastiness, echoes of white vinegar, thick roast with light char, medicinals, puffed cereal graininess, aluminum, mustiness, and light lactic creaminess. With warmth comes notes of raw barley, rich milk chocolates, and almond oiliness. Our first impression is that while the flavoring and body sit to the lighter side of the spectrum, it shows good roast and depth, and hits all the stylistic high points it needs to, to be pleasant. As we sip, dark fruit of fig, strawberries, and over ripe blueberries begin the taste, mixing quickly with soured roast of chocolate and coffee grain, vanilla buttercream, limey rind, light booze, wet cereal grain, basement mustiness, tinny metallics, mineral bite, smoked meatiness, and sweet cream. The middle comes forward with sourness and biting roast of coffee grain and raw barley, light vinegars, rose florals, distant booze, medicinal phenols, brie cheesiness, wheat cracker breadiness, and flaxseed. The end comes with mineral water, skim milkiness, soft roast of chocolate malt, oat, and soured brown malts, earthen honeysuckle florals, watermelon and sesame seeds, light grassy hoppiness, dust and stone, light corny adjuncts, and warm plastic bitterness. The aftertaste breathes of graphite and gravel, gingerbread, aluminums, molded moss, red grape bite, chocolate and coffee bitterness, muddy mineral, dandelion, and souring smokiness. The body is light to medium, and the carbonation is lighter. Each sip gives decent slurp, smack, cream, and froth, with fine finishing sip. The mouth is initially wetly coated, dripping into rather chalky, lightly puckered astringency across the tongue and anterior hard palate. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks well.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its flavoring. Through both the aroma and the taste we were given and even-keeled, easy, light brew. Nothing really stood too far out, but rather all the notes, characters, and nuances blended together for an easily appreciated final product. While each sip gave decent froth and cream, this, coupled with the chalky dryness left around the mouth, proved to show a lacking of that soft, silky mouthfeel that you might have come to expect from the style. This slowed drinkability a bit, but the general ease and inclusiveness of flavoring helped to push through it. In the end, although the beer may not live entirely up to the ominous tone set by its name and label, it keeps the drinker interested long enough to enjoy it to the last sip.

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New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 2,439 ratings.
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