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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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.04/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.64/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.57/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at the LCBO as a 6pk for 14.00 or so. Served at 9deg C in a tulip

A- Very dark. Decent head but gone in 30sec.

S- Not much at all. Boo.

T- Very watered down stout. Not a good example of a stout. Bit chalky

F- Not very creamy at all. Very dry actually

O- Glad I only bought a 6pk. Goes to show you that a 4pk of Founders is better than a 6pk of this.

Food Pairing

This ok stout went well with..... Nice ripe cheeses with honey and guava cheese sides and fruit


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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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4.15/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.24/5  rDev -17.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The Poet pours a deep hue that is darker than the most sinful soul... A thick layer of froth rests on top of this decadent looking brew. It's aroma is roasty, with an inkling of sweetness... very inviting indeed. The restaurant I tasted this at had it incorrectly labeled as a standard stout, and for a moment I thought to myself... 'This is the most soft, bready, and grainy stout that has ever traversed my palate.' The fact that it is an Oatmeal stout makes a lot more sense, as I am typing this review from my notes and looking upon the stats. It's quite the fine example of said style, and surprisingly full flavored for only 5.2% ABV. Some bittersweet baker's chocolate was a delightful nuance within the flavor as well. The mouth feel is somewhat syrupy, but overall would be best described as extraordinarily creamy. The Poet, you and I shall certainly meet again.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3.4/5  rDev -13.5%

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4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown with a decent sized thick brown head with good retention. Smells of sweet toasted malts, roasted nuts, molasses, a bit of chocolate and coffee. Most everything you'll see in your average Stout's aroma is here. The taste is sweet oats. Remarkably silky. Subtle roasted chocolate and coffee, as well as nuts. A good amount of bitterness. Smoked wood. Due to the low ABV this one goes down silky smooth. Medium bodied. Strongly recommend this one. Easy to drink and not hard to knock three of these back.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Good stout, not my favorite but a nice beer. Interesting finish.

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4.12/5  rDev +4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle label data: none noted

Deep, dark brown, nearly black body with a thick, chunky, creamy light tan head; thick, sticky rings of lacing left on the glass. Bold roasted grain aroma; coffee grounds. Mocha chocolate flavor abound with hints of vanilla, cocoa, and baker's chocolate. Fairly heavy consistency; smooth and silky with a touch of dryness to the finish.

Opaque in appearance and stunningly rich and flavorful. Excellent charred, dark grain character with a nice, counterbalancing mild sweetness and mellow smoothness.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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