New Holland Night Tripper - New Holland Brewing Company
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Reviews by barczar:
4.14/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Been in the growler over a day, so head is minimal, with tan bubbles on the surface. Body is an opaque black color.
Roast malt, sweet chocolate, coffee, booze (amaretto-like), and a hint of tar and soy form the aroma. Rum soaked plums come to mind in the finish.
Flavor is sweet initially, with sorghum richness and dark fruit giving way to roast malt and chocolate. The finish is fairly roasty, with coffee notes contributing to the light bitterness at the finish. Bruised cherries and plums become more distinct as it warms. Toasted nuts surface in the aftertaste.
Body is fairly thick and smooth, with minimal carbonation and significant alcohol warmth.
Fairly complex beer, with lots of forward fruity, estery notes and a solid roast malt base. It's a tad on the hot side.
Serving type: growler
02-25-2013 03:38:21 | More by barczar
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3.8/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. Bottleneck says A024 meaning it was bottled 1/2/14.
A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/4 inch dark tan head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and randomly spackled surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.
S- Sweet, roasty, somewhat boozy aroma gives off notes of vanilla, dark chocolate, coffee and some moderate char.
T- Dark roast comes on nicely, turns boozy mid-palate and gives way to a charry finish. The alcohol becomes even more apparent after a few sips. The chocolate and vanilla notes are there but struggle to be seen amid the heat and fume.
M- Somewhat creamy but gets a little lost in the alcohol burn. Also thick and a bit syrupy. Medium-low carbonation and a full body.
O- I was expecting better. Maybe I should've let the bottle sit for another 3-6 months? Just has too much heat and the flavors aren't properly aligned.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 23:35:17 | More by Immortale25
New Holland Night Tripper from New Holland Brewing Company
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