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New Holland Night Tripper - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

734 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 734
Reviews: 333
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 78
Gots: 112 | FT: 5
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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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

keanlacrosse, Feb 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

uziangis, Feb 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

bpfrush, Feb 24, 2012
Photo of therope
3/5  rDev -26.5%

therope, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of drewski87
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

drewski87, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of Marti403
4/5  rDev -2%

Marti403, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of cynical1027
4/5  rDev -2%

cynical1027, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of Zaphog
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Zaphog, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of wintbs379
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter

Appearance - Deep mahogany, poured with a small head that slowly dissipated, but stayed longer than I thought. Some lacing along the side of the glass that remained throughout.

Smell - Slight boozy smell. Deep roasted malts, slight chocolate

Taste - Upfront with roasted malts, boozy, and chocolate. Some sweetness throughout the middle, ends with a small hop and bitterness taste as it warms.

Mouthfeel - Not too thin, small to moderate carbonation. Creamy, not too slick. Very nice overall.

Overall - A very good representation of the style. Have a second bottle that I think I may let age a bit and see where it goes.

wintbs379, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

djrn2, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of thebends1
4/5  rDev -2%

thebends1, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of mcorwin
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

mcorwin, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of mulder1010
3.48/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber format poured into a CCB snifter
Thanks to Alexander for the bottle. Those darned Chicago BA's!!

A-- Poured black, not real thick looking though. Slight bits of ruby at the top of the body. Half finger of light brown head that pretty quickly went to a light brown collar. Quite visible alcohol legs on the sides of the glass. No lacing.

S-- Back strap molasses, dark, bitter chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and gives the aroma of Oak. Good nose.

T-- Quite sweet. Almost like an iced chocolate, carmel coffee. Interesting. Also get dark fruits and a lot of molasses. Has some port qualities to this.

M-- Sweet, slightly syrupy, lighter medium bodied and low carbonation. Get a dry, but sweet sort of aniseed finish.

O-- Once used to the sweetness it is pretty good. Lots of port like qualities that make this interesting. Sweet and fruity with some hints of oak and aniseed. not a bad middle of the road Imperial Stout.

mulder1010, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of Etan
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Spiegelau tulip.

A: Pours a thick, rich, opaque black with a reddish-brown hue. A small chocolate-brown head forms. Decent lacing around the glass. Looks great.

S: Nose is all roasted barley shot through with sweet, fruity alcohol. Hop character comes out a bit as it warms.

T: Aggressive roastiness confronts the palate immediately, followed by bittersweet chocolate, and as the alcohol comes out, the chocolate turns into tangy small raisins and prune. The finish is smooth alcohol and the ever-present roastiness, which lingers. Alcohol disappears immediately after the sip is swallowed, leaving bitter burnt coffee and a ton of creamy dark chocolate. Fruity notes come out more as the beer warms.

M: Relatively thick-bodied, with subtle carbonation upping the creaminess.

O: A very smooth imperial stout, integrating and restraining the alcohol better than most. Very good.

Etan, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of AndyTaylor
4/5  rDev -2%

AndyTaylor, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of jera1350
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours into a tulip a jet black color with a dense head of mocha colored foam. Awesome retention and gobs of sticky lace left clinging all over the glass.

The smell is chocolatey and creamy with a hint of roast and alcohol.

A great blend of chocolate, chocolate pudding, cream, coffee and alcohol. The alcohol is tasted, but it's not hot, more of a vapor behind the other flavors and I think it's good. Not off-putting at all. The coffee is lighter, but goes really well with all of the chocolate and cream.

Full and creamy soft mouthfeel.

This is one of the more memorable imperial stouts I've had in a while that was new to me. The flavor, feel and look are all terrific. Highly drinkable for the ABV also. I will look to get more of this.

jera1350, Feb 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

Tyrawlings, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of zaphodchak
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thinnish tan head, quite fine. Opaque dark brown body. A bit of fine lace.

Lush nose, some licorice and cherry.

Incredibly rich-- buckets of sweet malt and ample spice which is balanced by the sweetness. If you like Mole Ocho, this is sort of a less spicy version. A bit boozy fresh-- this probably could use a couple months to lay down.

Quite smooth and rich.

Wonderful rich imperial stout-- I would love to get ahold of the bourbon barrel version.

zaphodchak, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of thecheapies
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

It's very dark in here. But, hey, looks dark in my Delirium tulip. Not much head or lacing. I'll give it a 3.5.

Chocolate/coffee aromas. Nice sprite hop mixed in there. Sweet and roasty. Good, but not much more to it than that.

Robust roasty sweetness, hard on the mocha and alcohol. The booze is a bit overwhelming and breathy. Nice dark roast coffee meets Nestle bar. Bitter finish with a note of toasted almond.

Too hot right now. Nice framework. Will grab a bottle to age sometime in the future.

thecheapies, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of cdkrenz
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My fantastic wife picked this one up for me about a year ago. It was a January 2011 release. I'e cellared it above 45 degrees since I acquired it and this bomber is going down tonight.

A - Nice and black baby. Pours a deep, deep brown in the flow but it sits darker. Not as black as I've seen but it definitely puts up a good fight. The head is about an inch to start and fades at a steady rate to a thin medium brown allowing islands of black to creep open.

S - Roasty, creamy cocoa that certainly presents a strong pull.

T - Sharp roasted malt edge with a solid balance between what could be coffee or what could be chocolate. The point is that the balance is so well defined that I can't define the overwhelming flavor. Extremely well done.

M - Thick body with a subtle coarse feel in the beginning. It finishes even heavier than it starts. I'm not sure there are many better. The only thing I would appreciate a bit is a little less in the coarse portion.

__~ I like it and I recommend you give it a try. I'd like to see this brewery show up on Central Wisconsin's shelves. As for the year in the cellar. I can't say what it's worth fresh but if its close to this, its worth your time.

cdkrenz, Feb 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

fergster75, Feb 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

krause316, Feb 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

Balvenie, Jan 31, 2012
New Holland Night Tripper from New Holland Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 734 ratings.