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New Holland Night Tripper - New Holland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
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689 Ratings
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Ratings: 689
Reviews: 330
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 70
Gots: 106 | FT: 6
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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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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Review from random notes I found laying around. These are circa September of this year. Bottle shared with a group of local BA's care of cmurren25.

Poured into a taster, this brew appears a dark brown color with a creamy tan head that clings around the inside perimeter of the glass.

It smells of a mixture of sweet chocolate, burnt dark grains and in indication of some fruity sweetness like dark fruit similar to raisins.

The taste is just like it smells. A bit forward with fruity sweetness like raisins or plums with a backing of coffee and dry dark grains. It has a tangy sweetness that impart a slight indication of hops and estery alcohol.

This is a medium bodied brew that pushes to being close to almost full bodied. It has a modest level of carbonation and is fairly drinkable with a tingly amount of carbonation. The fruity presence and amount of alcohol is all over the place and is just not roasty or bitter enough to be fully enjoyable for an imperial stout.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2010 18:03:15 | More by stakem
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JizackFH

New York

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - This beer is pours and extremely dark brown, almost black. It has a small tan head that dissipates quickly. The head left just a bit of lacing on the glass.

S - It smells of roasted malts and coffee up front. There are also notes of caramel, toffee, vanilla, wood, some fruitiness, and a decent wiff of booze.

T - The taste follows the nose for the most part. There is a nice amount of roasted malts that add some bitterness, and some caramel sweetness that cuts it. There are also notes of coffee, toffee, vanilla, molasses, and dark fruits. There is a booziness that warms at the finish.

M - This has a medium body and good carbonation. It coats the mouth nicely, and it is rich and creamy. There is a nice alcohol warmth in the finish.

D - It has pretty good drinkability. It goes down smooth, and it hides its alcohol content well. I think this is a really good imperial stout. It's not the best by any means, but it is definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2010 05:23:28 | More by JizackFH
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PDXHops

South Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler poured into a Duvel tulip. Near black with coffee highlights. The tan head is modest in size, but dense and fairly resilient, leaving a decent amount of lace.

Smells a little boozy, but it works out just fine with the general lack of sweetness in the nose. Burnt and roasted malts galore, a touch of cocoa and dark chocolate.

The flavor profile is definitely focused on the drier, roastier malts. Just a bit of tangy dark chocolate, but minimal sweetness and a ton of roasted, toasted and burnt malts. Warming finish with an earthy bite. Medium-thick with a certain degree of smoothness in spite of the general absence of sweetness.

Overall impression: Pretty good stuff here. Recommended unless you insist upon a sweet and/or chocolatey stout.

Serving type: growler

12-16-2010 20:29:17 | More by PDXHops
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SAxDRC5

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A - Dark brown, lets a bit of light through. Quarter inch head dissipates quickly leaving a nice caramel colored lacing.

S - Hops, oak, bourbon, smoke chocolate and coffee.

T - tastes more like a cream stout than an imperial stout. very chocolaty. Reminds me of cocoa pebbles with chocolate milk on them. ends with a touch of hops bitterness.

M - more carbonated than I would prefer but still creamy texture. Less "heavy" than I was expecting

D - holy cow drinkable. no way would i guess this is 10.8 %abv. there is pretty much none of the alcohol burn you would expect. Drinks like a Cream stout not an imperial stout.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2010 02:08:40 | More by SAxDRC5
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Radome

California

3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber bottle into snifter.

A - The beer is so brown it's just one shade away from pitch black. It seems clear, but it is so dark it does not let any light through. The head was about 1/4" thick, tan and creamy.

S - Wonderful aroma of warm malt, sharp hops, alcohol, oak and bourbon.

T - The taste is heavy on hops bitterness. There is some sweet "chocolate milk" malt, some roasty coffee flavors, oak and smoke.

M - Thick, chewy body suits the heavy aroma and flavors. Carbonation is not detectable. Some alcohol burn.

D - This is a very drinkable but satisfying Imperial Stout. The bitterness is too harsh for me when it's cold, but it mellows and balances out with malt and alcohol as it warms. A very nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2010 05:23:00 | More by Radome
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billab914

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Dogfish snifter. It poured black in color with a very modest tan head barely covering thr top of the beer. The head faded to a thin ring around the edge of the glass where it left just a bit of lacing.

The aroma has a syrupy characteristic to it and shows a lot of caramel along with some chocolate and vanilla mixed in. Pretty flavorful and interesting aroma to it overall.

The taste also shows a lot of caramel throughout the flavor. More of the dark and bitter chocolate flavor comes through as you get close to the finish. A little bit of vanilla comes through as well. A moderate bitter and roasty flavor is present in the finish as well.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied for the style with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is pretty good, it had some nice flavors and really showed more of a caramel flavor compared to any other Imperial stout I've had. Pretty good beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2010 03:55:33 | More by billab914
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kiddynamite920

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Bomber into a tulip. Looked a bit light while pouring, indeed it is a lighter shade of black, shall I say. Very dark brown and hinting at black. No light is really getting through it though. Head is a mocha color and appears very creamy and long lasting.

S: Big and boozy nose with tons of roasted malt and some chocolate. Some sweetness of vanilla and caramel, almost a bourbon like aroma as well. Not a huge amount of bitterness.

T: Very nice on the palate. I'm guessing I may have grabbed an older bottle of this because there is absolutely no bite of an 11% abv. Quite sweet and tastes like it would make a fantastic dessert beer. Dark chocolate and cherries, some vanilla and a bit of roastiness. I want to say it has a bit of licorice as well.

M: Only thing I find lacking really in this beer. Has a creamy mouthfeel that is enjoyable, but the body is too thin. Still surprised this beer is so high in abv.

D: Making for quite an enjoyable Imp. Stout. Has characteristics of a milk/sweet stout with an extra kick.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2010 02:03:45 | More by kiddynamite920
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bamadog

Kentucky

4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap over the summer at the NH brew pub and I really enjoyed it, and typically, I would prefer the tap over the bottle 9 times out of 10. But I really have to say, this beer was really quite fantastic out of the bottle and I will gladly pick this one up again. Review is from notes taken on 10/18/2010 and poured from the bottle to a snifter.

Appearance: Pour is darkest brown/near black; starts with a 1/2 finger creamy tan head that fades to a thin layer of scum on the surface; body is entirely opaque; a few loose strands and spots of lacing are left behind.

Smell: Quite nice -- lots of syrupy sweet and bittersweet chocolate and dark roasty/burnt grounds of coffee/espresso; smell is very creamy; some hints of smokiness and dark cherry; definite presence of alcohol; bit of a dry sweet cocoa powder -- really, it almost smells more like a Jamocha shake from Arby's.

Taste: Quite nice again! Same combination of syrupy sweet and bittersweet baker's chocolate; nice roasty/burnt maltiness; dark sweet fruits as well (cherry) and a bit of smokey/char to it; alcohol is definitely present, but all of the flavors blend very well.

Mouthfeel: Definitely better than most American Doubles -- body is of medium weight and it is creamy and smooth; carbonation is still present, but it's soft and it doesn't cause any interruptions to the creaminess; a thick, dry coating is left behind; gums are left a little tingly and belly is left warm from the higher ABV.

Drinkability: I give it a 3.5 -- it's really a great beer with wonderful flavors and smells and a superior body to most other examples of the style; at nearly 11% though, a couple glasses of this is plenty, not to mention that the weight would start to sit heavy on the belly.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2010 15:55:16 | More by bamadog
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First of all, a massive thanks to Kevin (kzoobrew) for hooking me up with this great beer. From the smell when I poured it, I can't wait to drink this.

Appearance - Pours an utter dark viscosity into my Bell's Tulip. About a finger of mocha colored head rises from the glass as I delicately pour this elixir into the goblet of awesomeness. The head dissipates at a relatively quick pace, but leaves some nice, thin lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell - Coco puffs. I have never smelled such a non-sickly sweet stout (in other words, often there is an overly heavy molasses or just as it sounds, sickly-sweet sugar aroma that you know will most likely taste great [i.e. TenFIDY] but oftentimes goes a bit overboard with the smell). This is a full on, nice rich milk chocolate aroma. Dark malts, wheat, and coffee make themselves known after the initial breakfast cereal aroma.

Taste - Damn is that good. Kevin wasn't lying when he said this was one of his highest rated beers. There is a great chocolate flavor up front that just coats your tongue in its amazing legitimate sweetness. But right when you think this sweetness might become cloying, bitter roasted malts come through to save the day. Interspersed with the sweet chocolate is a hint of bitter cocoa, coffee (fresh), and dark fruits. A very nice beer to be enjoying outside in the almost sub 60 weather we are having tonight. It is warming me right up (yes I know Mythbusters disproved that drinking alcohol actually physically warms you up - it is only a psychological effect but damnit, I feel warmer).

Mouthfeel - Medium to heavy bodied, utterly creamy, and the lower carbonation is extremely fitting.

Drinkability - I can't taste any alcohol, neither in the sip or warming once swallowing it [edit] There is a slight warming of the throat. [/edit]. A damn quaffable (though I'm trying not to) Double Imperial Stout. VERY glad I was able to try this. An excellent example of the style and honestly better than I was expecting. I really can't get past how damn good it tastes. I really don't think I've experienced something with such great milk chocolate flavor that doesn't become overly sweet to me as I continue drinking it. Now that I am almost through the bomber...I can honestly say I will for sure pick this up if I every randomly in my future come across it. Thanks again Kevin!

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2010 03:19:54 | More by SpdKilz
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WeedKing4

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bomber bottle pours a dark black with a decent amount of foam in the brandy snifter glass. Tastes of dark roasted chocolate with maybe a little hint of coffee to it. Enjoying the roasted taste either way. You cannot taste the 10.80% alc at all. Very damn drinkable for a stout this size. Very impressed with that part of it. Solid beer overall and glad I got to try it.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2010 02:26:23 | More by WeedKing4
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bigdonniebrasco

Kansas

4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beckons to become an instant player in the world of stouts. Label art is highly lacking if they want this to become a beer hunter's passion, but the incidental liquid destroys any reservations. I don't work for NH, but I wish I did. Almost everything they do is righteous...

A traditional RIS as it pours with no carbonation and follows the opaque guidelines as if they wrote them.
Heavy roast aromatics. A large piece of dense dark chocolate cake and a side of milk tickle the memory into recall. This is nice.
Honestly, this means business from the beginning until the very end. Creamy, chewy, hot and foreboding. If I didn't know any better, I would say this sat in some barrels taking a nice long bath.
Delicate in a ninja kind-of-way if he were weilding a baseball bat, as it is masterful in the craftmanship while it will strike you down if you don't respect it. Big, bad and ultimately ugly if you give it reason to become so.
Very nicely done. A fresh approach and stately in the delivery. This should become a beer hunter's wet dream if you ask me. Run out and grab as many as you can while they last. This is something you want to pay immediate attention to...

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2010 03:39:54 | More by bigdonniebrasco
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biglite351

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - black with zero light coming through. Short tight brown head that didn't drop for a while.

S - chocolate malty goodness.

T - chocolate with mild roasted malts. Downside, there is a strong alcohol flavor.

M - decent coating with light tingle on front of tongue. Rather strong alcohol burn in throat.

D - maybe one bomber.

This brew would probably be MUCH better aged.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2010 23:30:53 | More by biglite351
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aasher

Indiana

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

I poured this one into a New Belgium snifter. It poured smoothly, a midnight black with a khaki lacing on a the glass. It smells of roasted caramel malts and has a nice coffee accent to it. It smells like it was oak aged and has a little bit of vanilla in the after taste. The taste is excellent. It's rich, roasted, and has great coffee flavor. It too has slightly oakyness to it. It's smooth and not the heaviest of Imperial Stouts. I find this one to be very, very drinkable. I definitely recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2010 02:42:29 | More by aasher
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glid02

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle.

Pours black with a half-finger tan head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of robust roasted malts with huge amounts of dark chocolate aromas. As the beer warms mild amounts of smooth coffee aromas make their way out as well.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Roasted malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by large amounts of dark chocolate flavors. The dark chocolate flavors carry through almost to the end of the sip before small amounts of coffee flavors temper the sweetness and lead to a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is very good. It's got a smooth thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass quickly and could have a few more with no problems.

Overall I was impressed with this beer - a fairly large stout that can rival some of the bigger chocolate stouts out there. Well worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2010 00:32:53 | More by glid02
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Bendurgin

Maine

3.33/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Raznug for this want. Pours black with a bubbly thin tan head. Very thin lacing sticks around. I think the smell is relatively bland. Faint aromas of dark chocolate, roasted malt, ground coffee and some earthy flavors, but as I said it's all a little bit on the faint side. However, nothing offensive, I just wish it was more. This is actually kind of sweet, toffee and chocolate are the first things that come to mind. The finish is a lot like bitter espresso. I like the bitter finish. The flavors are good on this one. Lighter body than I had expected and the carbonation is a little more than I prefer. It drinks nicely, I would have never guessed this one was over ten percent

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2010 02:41:52 | More by Bendurgin
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Hoops4life511

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle no sign of a date poured into Duvel tulip.

Appearance - As I'm pouring you can actually see through the stream of beer and it is a deep brown with a mahogany tone. Once in the glass the liquid is opaque black with a half inch light tan head hangs out for a minute but falls to a patchy cap. Sticky on the edges of the glass in spots but no serious rings. Overall decently appealing.

Smell - Big on smell with a lot of dark chocolate, dark fruits, coffee, caramel, some vanilla and oak notes. Smell is really great.

Taste/Mouthfeel - Rich roasty malts and dark chocolate with a hint of oak. Not as much alcohol presence as I would have expected from 10.8%. Taste is good, but not even the most appealing part of this beer when compared to how it feels. Very smooth with a slight tingle from the carbonation. Thick full body coats my mouth and is fantastic.

Drinkability - While the alcohol isn't cloying, the thick mouthfeel and how heavy it sits in your stomach really keeps this one as a sipper. I love big beers but this one took a while to get through.

Overall - A very rich beer that would go great with dessert. Tasty and full, I wouldn't be opposed to picking some more up.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2010 01:02:47 | More by Hoops4life511
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djhowell

Wisconsin

4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Very dark, nearly black opaque body with two fingers of tan head that settles to just a little layer covering the top a minute later.

S: Oak, dark chocolate, dark fruits, roasted malts. Makes me think of raisins dipped in chocolate.

T: Roasted malts first, sweet chocolate, some dark fruit - plums I think this time, a good dose of bitter hops and then a little boozy warmth at the end (but not overpowering).

M: Creamy with low-moderate carbonation that feels right. Finishes dry with some lingering chocolate flavors.

D: Good beer to sip on while reading a book on the patio. The flavor really comes out as it warms. It doesn't stand out from other similar beers I've had but I would have one again if given the opportunity.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2010 20:41:07 | More by djhowell
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Ryan011235

Ohio

2.38/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

On tap at in a 10oz glass at Bodega on 5/5/10

Dark brown when settled; cola highlights around the edges. 1/2 inch tan head. Thin retention, though lacing is among the best, most solid I have seen.

Well-implemented & expressive aroma of roasted malts, toffee, caramel & a spot of brown sugar. Hints of milk chocolate. Notes of citric hops add additional layers of grapefruit & lemon zest.

Tastes ok, but maybe not for the style. Roasted chocolate first, then dark sugars with burnt undertones. Offset by some sweetness - toffee & caramel, especially. Stray earthy hop notes with a subtle bitterness that picks up toward the end. Maybe a dab of citrus.

Full bodied with appropriate carbonation; just enough to keep things moving. Alcohol heat is appreciable. Burnt residuals linger.

While not a bad beer, I find it too sweet & far too much akin to a Barleywine for it's own good. I'm glad I tried it though; been passing it by for a while. A decent sipper but sketchy for the style.

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2010 22:15:45 | More by Ryan011235
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TMoney2591

Illinois

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

Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Pours a straight jet black, quite opaque, with about a third of a finger of dirty khaki foam on top. The smell is of dark malts, dark wheat, coffee, and a faraway sense of coal and smoke. I kinda wish that was closer, but what're ya gonna do, right? The taste follows pretty closely, with those pesky dark malts taking the lead, followed by some smooth cocoa, a hint of cappuccino, and some figs in the background. It all comes off as a very nice constant transition between sweet, darkly bitter, roasted, and darkly fruity. The body is lightly heavy with low carbonation. the feel is very thick and chewy, though also very smooth and fluid, without coating the mouth very heavily. A damn fine stout from that crazy glove-shaped state.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2010 04:16:57 | More by TMoney2591
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bgildea

Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Nice dark black color with a good amount of tan head. Little lacing, but it's pretty hot, so that might be a factor.

S: Nice smell of oak, caramel, roasted malts, chocolate and maybe a hint of coffee.

T: Very good taste. Nice sweet flavor hits you up front, probably the caramel and chocolate. Then finishes with a roasted malts and a tiny bit of hops. Good balance and overall flavor.

M: Not a whole lot of chew to the beer. A lot thinner than I was expecting.

D: It's definitely drinkable, cause it is good tasting. The alcohol might knock you on your butt if you drink too many though. So definitely sip this beer.

Overall: Overall the beer was very good. I plan on drinking several imperial stouts today, so I hope they are all as good as this one. Great sweet flavor hits you right away with a perfect balance of malts and hops to finish it off.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2010 19:22:22 | More by bgildea
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mntlover

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black by the look of it, red notes when held to the light. Head is thumb sized chocolate in color on an aggressive pour falls fast with some light lace.

Aroma is sweet malts roasted with dark fruits dipped in chocolate. Some light coffee notes underneath.

Taste is like the aroma some chocolate mingled at the start. Some fruit notes, finish is long lingering coffee bitter mingled with grapefruit bitterness.

Mouthfeel is only heavy medium not quite full. Carbonation is nice medium level.

Drinkability is good nice bitter finish, nice decent stout.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2010 19:51:36 | More by mntlover
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours opaque black with a than head that has very good retention, especially for abv/style. Vanishing dotted lacing sticks.

The smell is of cocoa/chocolate with roasted espresso beans, anise and a touch of dark fruits.

The taste is of chocolate (vanishing hint of cherry at first?) with roasted coffee and a touch of anise. Complex - sweet with a roasty balance. Alcohol warmth shows.

It is full-bodied, creamy and silky.

A deliciously dark sipper. Nicely balanced and drinks well despite noticeable warmth.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2010 23:33:25 | More by jwc215
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Pencible

Virginia

3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured a nearly opaque black cherry, with a little tan head. It smelled like burnt coffee and bitter chocolate, with some brown sugar and molasses and a bit of alcohol. It tasted like roasted coffee and brown sugar, with some dark chocolate and licorice. It was thick with a little carbonation, and had a bittersweet aftertaste. Overall this had a nice rick and dark scent and taste, which was well balanced but not quite delicious. It had great body with decently hidden alcohol, so it wasn't difficult to drink. This could maybe improve with age. There was nothing wrong with the beer, but it really didn't grab me, so it was ultimately forgettable.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2010 18:00:41 | More by Pencible
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EStreet20

New Jersey

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

22 ounce bomber. Spiegalau footed ale glass (Snifter/tulip hybrid thing).

A - Pours as black as any RIS I've ever seen. Tiny off white head.

S - Picking up a nice chocolate note.

T - Nice sweet malt throughout. Just enough bitterness to prevent the beer from tipping to cloying. Alcohol is noticeable to a degree but not prevalent and does not interfere with flavor. Chocolatey, some baramel taste, and the tiniest touch of light roastiness.

M - Is a little light on body for the style, especially considering all the flavors going on.

D - Very nice, very interesting. An RIS with a lot of sweet flavor and retains its smoothness. I'm liking it right now and want to keep drinking. A fuller body would enhance the flavors and make it more drinkable though.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2010 02:19:40 | More by EStreet20
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JoshuaJ

Illinois

3.18/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark brown, tan head that disappeared quickly. Virtually no lacing.

Nose: Roasted malts and molasses. Some boozy alcohol. Not much else. Pretty unassuming.

Taste: Roasted malts. Molasses. Fusel alcohol. The faintest hints of chocolate. Like the nose, there's not much going on here. The boozy alcohol comes out more as it warms.

Mouth: Moderate carbonation. Much lighter than I expected.

Drinkibility: Because of the light body and all around unassuming character of this beer, it goes down quickly and easily. Not much to think about. Not sure I'd have another.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2010 22:36:38 | More by JoshuaJ
New Holland Night Tripper from New Holland Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 689 ratings.