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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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
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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4/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Raime
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a lager glass. Pours an ALMOST transparent black, With a massive tan head. Too big for that matter. Leaves a great amount of lacing. The smell is of burnt malts, Some caramel, And some very light blueberry oat. The taste pretty much follows. A LOT of blueberry oat. And I mean A LOT. Pretty much all that this brew tastes like. Pretty damn good. The mouthfeel is a bit too thick, Though the flavors keep piling. Hell, I even tasted some oatmeal cream pie in the mix. Lovely, Just lovely. Would I buy it again? Yes. If I needed an easy to drink Oatmeal Stout that didn't require me to share with anybody. Bravo, New Holland Brewing Company, Bravo

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review No. 3,000 here on Beer Advocate.

The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a tan head. The aroma has a lot of chocolate and oats, as well as some roasted malt. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of cream and oat notes as well as some dark, bitter chocolate and roasted malt. The beer is fairly dry and has some bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and high carbonation.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of jdhilt
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a one finger khaki head that fades quickly leaving some lace. Black color no highlights. Light carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Roasted malt nose and flavor is sweet roasted malts, hints of chocolate. 12oz bottle from Whole Foods Columbus, OH.

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Photo of 57md
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep chestnut brown with a ruby hue. The two healthy fingers of head quickly dissipate, but leave some really intricate lacing on the glass. The nose is roasty - just the way I like my stouts to smell. Roasted malt is certainly the focus here all the way through the finish. Nicely done.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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