New Holland Night Tripper - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

755 Ratings
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Ratings: 755
Reviews: 333
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 79
Gots: 113 | 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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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of challenja
4.88/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served on tap at the Black Squirrel in ADMO DC
A: Midnight black like a magicians cloak. You can't see through this one at all. It even has a magically disappearing head.
S: Moraccan black crude with a light jasmine floral profile. Dark Madagascar cocoa, vanilla, oak barrel and sweet malt.
T: This brew has a great taste profile. It starts off with a great dark Madagascar cocoa, 80 %. It has a dark Moroccan coffee flourish which is impressive in finish and character. Sweet well aged malt balls.. YUM!
M: Full mouthfeel medium to high carbonation that has a fantastic dark cocoa and burnt bourbon barrel coffee press finish.
O: A very impressive offering that begged for 3 tastings, and must be re-evaluated in a bottle. Damn tasty. Get one today!

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4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Currant, raspberry, coffee, chocolate, coconut, malt, rich mouthfeel, alcohol muted but present. Above average for the style. Hints of Dragons Milk, but different, less sweet and crispier. Smoky. Enjoy this if you can. Serious beer, great stuff! Don't pass this up.

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4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: black with brown highlights and a small brown head that leaves quite a bit of lacing.

S: smell is slightly hoppy with great roasted malt aroma of chocolate, then some sweet caramel to balance the bitterness.

T: caramel, sweet malt, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and bitter hops

M: well carbonated (medium) with a medium-heavy body gives a nice bite and smoothness balance. I usually don't like a hoppy beer, but the mouthfeel is excellent on this one to balance it out.

O: excellent straight forward imperial stout. $8 per bomber and available widely, this will be a go to since I'm in the distribution area again.

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4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours pitch black with a tan head. Head falls quick to a small haze on the surface. Lacing is moderate

S: Chocolate fudge, cocoa, vanilla, raisins, black strap molasses, char, roasted malt, burnt coffee, slight hop earthiness, and booze. A very inviting aroma.

T: Dark chocolate, vanilla, raisins, molasses, robust malts, bitter coffee, char, roast, slight hop bitterness, a touch of booze makes for a nice warming effect. More on the sweet side but balanced with the roast.

M: Thick creamy full body with prickly carbonation.

O: Overall a wonderful beer at great value. Might throw one or two in the cellar for fun.

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of SickGnar
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Extremely dark brown – it misses black because when held to light a little mahogany glow can be seen. Hard pour yields cascading bubbles & a big tan head that pops right up and settle pretty quickly. It keeps a decent ring & leaves some barely okay lace. Still it does have better retention and lacing than expected for the abv. Basic look, but fair enough.

S: Boozy chocolate tiramisu and fudge brownies. Lots of chocolate – sweet, creamy, and with just a hint of bitter-sweet that blends into a note of coffee beans rather than actual coffee. Plentiful sweetness – darkly malty, a bit of toffee & molasses, and a hint of dark fruit. Alcohol never gets beyond tiramisu impression. A good bit more nutty & chocolatey malt backbone emerges as it warms.

T: Richness & robustness with good intensity and a fair bit of complexity. Initially there is some molasses and dark fruit sweetness along with some nut brown type maltiness. Spicy alcohol quickly washes over with a fair bit of sweetness continuing underneath. Almost as much spice & heat as some chili beers, bit it is clearly alcohol derived and it does get right in there and blends well with other aspects. As initial punch fades – dark fruits return along with scorched toffee and tons of chocolate. Chocolate is darker than in the nose, but still only mildly bitter-sweet. Roast also stays relatively soft (for a big stout), but it does take on a nice roast grain character and lingers long in the finish. Gets quite a bit sweeter as it warms.

M: Definitely a ways beyond medium, but not quite truly full. Sort of funny for a stout above 10 percent. It does have fairly average carbonation that does lighten it just a bit. But then I think the 10.8% thins things out a ways too. Still it does have some heft, chew, & sticky sugars. Flash of sweetness at the start is quickly smothered by roasty drying along with quite a bit of spicy alcohol warming. I would like a bit more heft & chew to balance the flavors and the booze. Okay, but not more than that.

D: I thought Dragon’s Milk was a bit high octane, so I was some concerned regarding this one. As much as I did not care for the other, this one I really like. Potent yes, but not thinly boozy. It isn’t sneaky, but it has the richness & depth of flavor to pull it off. Interesting combo of flavors and aromas too. A decadent treat with a desert nose, emphasis on chocolate, solid malt base, plentiful sweetness, and nice accent notes focusing on dark fruits and spicy heat.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jegross2
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing the Night Tripper from New Holland Brewing Company. Thank you Adam Herstein for bringing this bottle back from the brewery after striking out at Founders on KBS release day. You rock. Also, happy birthday Adam!
Score: 92

2012 vintage bottle served in a Founders tulip and enjoyed on 03/10/12. Review is from notes.

Appearance: Pours a pitch black color with a super thin caramel highlight strip at the top of the beer when held up to light. Less than a finger of tan colored head at pour settles into a thin ring around the glass. Below average lacing, average retention. 4/5

Smell: Milk chocolate, raisin and fudge. Oak, molasses, plum and a little vanilla too. Roasted malts and a hint of earthy hops. 4/5

Taste: Very straight forward and delicious. Rich dark chocolate, fudge and creamy vanilla. Raisin flavor throughout. There's a light booziness to the beer, but nothing detracting by any means. There's a growing molasses-y flavor on the midpalate. Some caramel too. Very balanced overall. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus bodied, light carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Dry and slightly sweet finish. 4/5

Overall: A little thinner than I expected for such a full flavored stout, but that's about the only negative thing I can say about this beer. This one is substantially better then I expected, and is tastier and more balanced than Dragon's Milk.

Recommendation: Seek this beer out if you have the chance.

Pairings: Vanilla cupcakes.

Cost: $7.99 for a 22 oz (bomber) bottle.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pitch black pour with a nice mid-sized dense mocha head. Retention is great. Quite decent lacing.

S: Roasted malt, dark fruits, molasses and dark chocolate. Coffee appears as it warms. A bit boozy.

T: Tons of dark chocolate and roasted malt up front. Wonderfully mixes with a bit of bitter coffee. Coffee and molasses flavor lingers in the aftertaste.

M: Thick and robust. Smooth.

O: Great stout. Heavy on the chocolate but not overpowering. Combined with the thickness and brownie batter is not far off. Bitter coffee keeps the sweetness in check perfect. Excellent beer, underrated in my opinion. Just a tad bit boozy is all.

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4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, pours opaque black into a snifter glass. Foamy light brown head leaves some chunky lacing on the glass as the head slowly dissipates. Aromas are dark chocolate and roasted malt, boozy as it warms. Tastes are dark chocolate with some baker's chocolate, fresh brownie, sweet, with some roasted malt, and dark fruit and cherry perhaps. Slight hop bitterness on the finish. Mouth-feel is noticeable from the start - thick and rich, covers the palate wonderfully. It's boozy, but greatly balanced making it a true sipper. Very enjoyable throughout.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

New Holland Night Tripper from New Holland Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 755 ratings.