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New Holland Night Tripper - New Holland Brewing Company

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Ratings: 796
Reviews: 344
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 80
Gots: 131 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: mcallister on 01-22-2008

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

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a New Holland Brewing-The High Gravity Series branded stemmed glass

Pours an opaque black capped by creamy bone white head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind a significant amount of splotchy lacing, excellent retention. Roasty chocolate malt, pruny dark fruit, and perhaps even a hint of nutty toffee. Bakers chocolate immediately, black cherry, sticky, chewy prunes and raisins, bitter orange and other citrus notes. Finishes with roasty bitterness and thick dark chocolate. Very creamy, huge full body with a lower level of carbonation. This is really an exceptional stout and one of New Holland's best offerings. A brew that every stoutie should seek out.

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

Black-hole black and pretty thick looking as it makes its way from the bottle to the glass. A big and creamy tan head forms on top and grows with a little bit of aggressive swirling. Been holding on to this one for a bit, excited to finally crack it.

The aroma is a bit more subdued that I would have liked/imagined. But, my initial speculation that this was due to the beer being too cold was confirmed as the beer warmed and the aromas finally came out. After stuffing my nose into this for minutes, the thing I smell the most is heavy, dark fudge.

There are some secondary aromas floating in the back; your standard roasted malts, coffee and such, but my mind keeps coming back to that fudge. This beer smells like bittersweet fudge cake - an explosion of fudge. Light alcohol on the nose, too. Somewhat expected for a 10%+ ABV beer.

Holy shit... Night Tripper feels so big on the palate, it's crazy. Just so commanding, robust, and huge. Sweet dark fudge and chocolate cascade over my senses, following suit with the heavy fudge nose I was getting. The taste reveals a bit more than the aroma, however. Much more roasted malt which induces some light, balancing bitterness.

Dark prunes, light coffee beans, and more fudge make up the remainder of the profile. There's a slight dry and ashy tone that hits the back of my tongue with each sip and it slightly resembles burnt coffee beans... Not a bad addition. The alcohol is warming, but not as noticeable at is was in the aroma. Thick and heavy body, chewy, robust, low carbonation overall.

After hearing a bunch of people tell me this was New Holland's best offering, I can finally see where they're coming from. I still might be slightly biased towards the Poet, but this is certainly a top-notch brew from New Holland and no doubt one of their best.

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22 oz bottle from Ned's

Appearance: Doesn't pour super dark, but its quite black as it sits. Really nice head and lacing.

Smell: Dark and milk chocolate. Some coffee beans. Sweet malty aromas, and some roast.

Taste: There's considerably more bitter roastiness than I expected from the aroma. Dark chocolate malt and a bit of booze.

Mouthfeel: Very nice soft, creamy mouthfeel, especially upfront. Becomes a little drying on the finish.

Overall: Its a good, not great big stout. Pretty good value.

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New Holland Night Tripper from New Holland Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 796 ratings.