New Holland The Poet | New Holland Brewing Company

New Holland The PoetNew Holland The Poet
BA SCORE
3.93/5
2,458 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
Ranking:
#5,460
Reviews:
754
Ratings:
2,458
pDev:
10.94%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
Wants:
92
Gots:
489
Trade:
3
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours almost pitch black with an average sized tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, almonds, and chocolates. Smells very sweet. Taste is a creamy, coffee malt that goes down very smooth. Somewhat of a heavy beer. Unpleasant aftertaste. Overall not a bad beer, just not for me.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at AJ's Beer Warehouse in Henrietta, NY.

Pours a dark black, with a nearly one inch head, and little random streaks of lacing down the glass.

Smells like dark, intense roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee.

Incredible taste here, I was really pleasantly surprised. Both chocolate and coffee are big in play here, even though no chocolate and coffee were added. Great malt work here- the flavors intertwine nicely, and give the feeling of chocolate covered espresso beans. There is some nice roasty malt flavors as well, with a little bit of bitterness on the end of each sip from the hops. I also taste some vanilla as well, as well as mild smoke. How is this only 5.2% ABV? The flavor is so full.

Medium to thick body (again, how is this only 5.2%?), creamy, smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation. Incredibly drinkable, I didn't want to put this down.

This is a perfect example of how full, complex flavor can still be packed into beers of lower ABV. I had heard decent things about this one, but didn't know it was going to be so good. Highly recommended.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Solid black, with dark brown highlights and thin tan head that reduces quickly to a rim with moderate lacing.

S - Dried dark fruit, vanilla and roasted malts, but muted.

T - The roast comes through first and most, with a sharp blackened toast note combining with coffee and chocolate nibs, going more acidic into the middle, and closing with a hint of hops and malt.

M - Fairly light on the tongue, with acidity and carbonation. Almost no lingering, and only very mild bitterness.

O - This is an easily drinkable beer, with nice roasted notes. Not the most complex stout I've had, but a good beer to revisit.

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New Holland The Poet from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 2,458 ratings
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