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New Holland Night Tripper - New Holland Brewing Company

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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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Photo of corby112
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black with a miniscule beige head that immediately fades without a trace of lacing.

Rich, roasted malt aroma with tons of dark chocolate and toffee along with some burnt toast and deep roasted coffee beans.

Chewy full body with a smooth creamy texture which counters the roasted malt notes perfectly. Lots of drk chocolate flavor along with roasted gourmet coffee, hazelnut, toffee, oatmeal and burnt toast. Although there is plenty of roasted malt, the silky sweetness prevents this beerfeom become harsh and acrid. Slight dry finish. Really well balanced with a deceptively masked ABV making it dangerously quaffable. This beer really impressed me and I make sure to pick up a bottle whenever I see it on the shelf.

corby112, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

huadog, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of mmcnaughton
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

mmcnaughton, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of genuinedisciple
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vintage 2008 bottle bought at a shop by NHB.

A - Almost no carbonation, in fact, there is only a little head on the glass...this might be the worst thing about this beer.

S - Chocolate, solid chocolate in this one. I can't smell anything else.

T - So smooth and flavorful. The chocolate comes through very strong amongst the roasted malts. I know from experience that the 2010 and 2011 are not this smooth or special, but with a little age this is a solid drink. I encourage everyone to age this one.

M - Again, no carbonation, but I assume this is because of the age. It's very thick, which is nice.

O - I don't love this beer fresh, but age this one for a very nice surprise...seriously, age it.

genuinedisciple, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

PittBeerGirl, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

Another6Pack, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

madman45, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

FedExPope, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of DrDemento456
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Grabbed a bottle from my local Giant Eagle for $8.99. 2011 vintage at least 6 months old since it comes out in the spring.

A - Ow wow a hefty inch and a half of dark mocha head so I assume this beer is of pure blackness. Even more so it poured with a "glug" noise so it's as thick as I expected!

S - From the bottle neck is smells of some moderate roast but in the glass I get some milk chocolate, coco, and a nice bit of coffee roastness.

T - Hmm I am impressed they pulled off 10.8% being so smooth but I only get a slight bit of bitter chocolate and mild roast. It is very creamy so I gave it a solid 4 for taste.

M - Had to give it to this beer with a huge ABV and a thick body it drinks smooth and creamy. Nice.

Overall I am totally going to have to find a vintage 2012 (spring release) to change my review but as its stands it is a very fine high octane oatmeal stout with a smooth body and well hidden ABV.

DrDemento456, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

mgbickel, Nov 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

nmann08, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

tclapper, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

ScreamForMe, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

justintcoons, Nov 15, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

richbrew, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

karatebartender, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

sbricker, Nov 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

dnh2, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

shuajw, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Koufax21
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a 2011 22oz. bottle into a snifter.

A - pours a deep, dark, black with ruby hues. Leaves a 1" head that hangs and laces the glass well.

S - really didn't get much on the smell. Mild roast with a bit of fruit like character.

T - yumm... That where it's at. Lots of chocolate, espresso, vanilla, and oak. There is some kind of bitter fruit taste that I can't identify but pleasing nonetheless.

M - a bit overcarbonated for the style, but full bodied and satisfying.

O - I'm glad this was a stout I saved for Int'l stout day. Definitely worth the 7.99 I paid for it. I can't wait to buy some more and cellar.

Koufax21, Nov 03, 2011
Photo of xnicknj
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on tap at varga in philly

Pours a deep blacked out color with a froth of off-white head. Retains remarkably well, lasting throughout the entire pour, leaving patchy lacing on the glass as the clouds of film swirl around on top.

Plenty of roasted dark malt in the nose swirled with oak and vanilla. Hints of anise and cocoa nibs with milk chocolate. A slight solventy note from the booziness, but not quite overpowering.

Roasty and warm on the tongue with a slight notion of pine hops. Milk chocolate with dark malts provide some sweetness with an underlying note of anise. Vanilla and oak driven by the barrel flavors, with some boozy warmth. Finishes slightly sweet with cocoa and whiskey.

Fuller body, slightly higher carbonation, pretty smooth on the tongue but not quite completely creamy. I've been wanting to try this for about a year now and it continued to escape me somehow. A pretty tasty imp stout, but nowhere near the top of the ranks for me.

xnicknj, Oct 22, 2011
Photo of Rhettroactive
3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 22oz bomber to Bruges hybrid glass on 9/28/11
*From notes

A: More dark brown then black. A hard pour yields a dissapointing one finger head and little to no lacing.

S: Roasty alcohol. It's got some dark fruit to it too, making it a bit more balanced and inviting then originally thought.

T: Some dark chocolate up front which, as it warms, really opens up and invites me back to the glass time and again. The mid is a bit charry, though the finish kinda ends things on a pour note, as it comes off like rubbing alcohol. As the beer hits room temp, a good deal of vanilla extract shows up all over this thing.

M: Velvety. The carbonation is a bit rough around the edges, yet it doesn't detract from the presentation too much.

O: New Holland's Night Tripper ain't a half bad ADIS. I'd really like to see this one in a bourbon or whiskey barrel, as I feel it could take it and thrive. In the end, this is a beer I won't seek out again, yet I really did enjoy for the most part.

Rhettroactive, Oct 18, 2011
Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears blackish brown, khaki head and some lacing. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, and roasted malt. In the taste, more chocolate, roasted malt and a small alcohol presence, given the strength, not unexpected. Full bodied, smooth, lingering roasted flavor. Overall, a very nice stout, hides its bigness with sheer flavor.

Stinkypuss, Oct 02, 2011
Photo of Rifugium
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First had: on tap at Teresa's, Wayne, PA

Poured into a stem glass, a thick black with a small, dense chocolate-colored head that retained well, laced well, and stuck to the lips like a milk mustache. Chocolatey aroma, sweet, with notes of coffee and dark fruits. Delectable chocolate taste, with subtle sensations of grains, coffee, vanilla and raisins; but the chocolate really takes the lead role. Alcohol warmth is definitely detectable. Also, my wife was having a chocolate mousse for desert, so I took a swig after a spoonful of mousse...I think I now know how the biddies felt in that episode of Kids in the Hall where they pour the Bailey's on their cheesecake. Nice and rich, just about full-bodied, and very drinkable.

I've upped the rating of this a bit after having an aged '10 vintage (Jan. '12), also at Teresa's. What a great beer!

Rifugium, Sep 06, 2011
New Holland Night Tripper from New Holland Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 734 ratings.