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New Holland Night Tripper - New Holland Brewing Company

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Ratings: 725
Reviews: 333
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 77
Gots: 110 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 01-22-2008)
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Photo of ThickNStout
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%

22oz bottle, purchased at the brewery. 11.99. Bottled 03/10. Served in a stemmed New Holland glass.

Pours very dark brown with a finger and a half khaki head. A few small islands of lace left on the glass.

Smells of cocoa, roast, earth and a strange, almost off putting medicinal/ cleanser-like note.

Taste is a smooth blend of cocoa, mild creamed coffee, smokey roast malts, earthy and dried dark fruit.

Creamy medium full feel with light carbonation. Long dry bitter burnt cocoa finish.

A good solid imperial stout. I think the age has helped make it smooth and creamy with very little of it's near 11% alcohol peeking through. I'd definately try it again sometime.

ThickNStout, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of JuniperJesus
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

JuniperJesus, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of bishopdc0
2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

A bottle my wife brought home from a work trip.

Poured into my Allagash tulip The beer forms a dense tan head the resides to the glasses edge quickly. The color is a dark dark brown black as it pours.

The aroma is sweet malty with a hint of roast. There is a noticeable amount of alcohol in the end.

The taste very malty, very sweet and a lingering creaminess on the tongue. A fair amount of chocolate. There is a strange almost soapy finish that makes this undrinkable for me.

This is a below average imperial stout at best. i would choose a Old Raspy any day of the week over this, not sure why it has such a high rating.

bishopdc0, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of Mojo333
4/5  rDev -2%

Mojo333, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of 3agle87
5/5  rDev +22.5%

3agle87, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of thebigredone
4/5  rDev -2%

thebigredone, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

freewill35, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of bryoung
4/5  rDev -2%

bryoung, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of Stinger80OH
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Stinger80OH, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of mhenson42
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

mhenson42, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of GaryMarkle84
4/5  rDev -2%

GaryMarkle84, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of haazer
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%

A- A hard pour yielded a big frothy tan head. It subsides fairly quickly but does stay as a cap for awhile. Color is shall we say, dark as knight? Obviously black but on the pour it didn't seem oily thick.

S- Burnt malts. Theres a sweetness to the nose. It's got a bit of baked bread aroma to. Underlying molasses, and some dark fruit in here as well, plums.

T- Big roasted espresso profile here. Malts are incredibly charred. Throughout the brew is layers of caramel, dark fruits, and some dark chocolate. I let sit for over a year but theres still a bit of heat on the backend from the booze.

M- The weakest part of the beer in my opinion. Fairly light bodied for a stout. The body is quite light actually, but the harsh roast and slight burn make you drink it slow like one. Good carbonation. Needs to be thicker though.

O- I layed this down for over a year, and it probably did some good for the booze flavor. I thought this was going to be much better actually, but it's still good. The flavors are bold but it needs more body.

haazer, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of Oboogie
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Oboogie, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of daysinthewake
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

daysinthewake, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of SirIPAalot
4/5  rDev -2%

SirIPAalot, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

JRod1969, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of mcintire78
4.08/5  rDev 0%

Appearance: Pitch black and viscous, only a small bit of carbonation and a slight head but with good retention.

Smell: Slight smell of coffee and malt.

Taste: Powerful flavors of coffee,

Mouthfeel: Heavy but not overwhelming. Chewy. Hard to taste the alcohol.

Drinkability: The low carbonation and sweetness of the drink make it relatively drinkable, but with almost 11% alcohol, it's probably best to approach with caution.

mcintire78, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of shade13
3/5  rDev -26.5%

shade13, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of danp14
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

danp14, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of CHADMC3
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%

Pours a jet black body beneath the thin tan head which quickly dissipates to leave a thin tan lacing.

Generous amounts of sweet and roasted aromas float from the glass including milk chocolate, dark fruits, roasted coffee and barley.

The flavor is fantastic featuring rich chocolate and roasted coffee with spicy notes developing as it warms as well as a boozy finish. This beer is impressive as it seems to take turns becoming roasted and sweet. The chocolate, cherry and coffee flavors play quite well together.

A robust body with medium carbonation and a chewy boozy finish highlight the mouthfeel.

This is a fantastic beer and a fine example of the style offering tons of character for the senses to explore.

CHADMC3, Jul 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

jereb33, Jul 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

bigmoose125, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of tmiotke
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

tmiotke, Jul 01, 2012
New Holland Night Tripper from New Holland Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 725 ratings.