New Holland Night Tripper - New Holland Brewing Company
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Reviews by bigdonniebrasco:
4.4/5 rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
This beckons to become an instant player in the world of stouts. Label art is highly lacking if they want this to become a beer hunter's passion, but the incidental liquid destroys any reservations. I don't work for NH, but I wish I did. Almost everything they do is righteous...
A traditional RIS as it pours with no carbonation and follows the opaque guidelines as if they wrote them.
Heavy roast aromatics. A large piece of dense dark chocolate cake and a side of milk tickle the memory into recall. This is nice.
Honestly, this means business from the beginning until the very end. Creamy, chewy, hot and foreboding. If I didn't know any better, I would say this sat in some barrels taking a nice long bath.
Delicate in a ninja kind-of-way if he were weilding a baseball bat, as it is masterful in the craftmanship while it will strike you down if you don't respect it. Big, bad and ultimately ugly if you give it reason to become so.
Very nicely done. A fresh approach and stately in the delivery. This should become a beer hunter's wet dream if you ask me. Run out and grab as many as you can while they last. This is something you want to pay immediate attention to...
Serving type: bottle
10-04-2010 03:39:54 | More by bigdonniebrasco
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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
91 out of 100 based on 650 ratings.