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New Holland Night Tripper - New Holland Brewing Company

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Ratings: 803
Reviews: 345
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 81
Gots: 134 | FT: 5
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New Holland Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: mcallister on 01-22-2008

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of DrDemento456
4.11/5  rDev +1%
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.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Koufax21
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

Photo of xnicknj
3.66/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.52/5  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.

Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

Photo of Rifugium
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
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!

Photo of warbird07
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into 6oz snifter...2009 vintage..

Pours the deepest of brown, nearly black..thin ecru colored head, dissappates quick into a thin ring with minimal lacing..

smell is strong..a sweet bread aroma, molassas, dark fruit..no hop aroma to speak of..this is a 2 year old beer...

taste is heavy and layered, sweet dark fruit up front, big roast malt. and with a bitter chocolate finish that lingers a bit..unique to say the least...

mouthfeel does not let down..not really that thick..but substaintial enough...delivers the flavor well..

overall this is a unique offering for a double stout..age does it well..good, and good value..

Photo of EgadBananas
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours black. Medium mocha head. nice lace. Roasted aroma, sweet chocolate and slight fruits. Slight coffee notes on the taste, big chocolate and huge roasted malt notes. Dark fruits are a minor contributor. There is some alcohol your can taste, but it's slight. Feel is full and creamy. Overall, a nice Imperial Stout.

Photo of sendsilk
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 bottle. 22 ounce bomber.

A- DARK, I mean black beer with a medium mocha colored head. Nice lacing.

S- Nice dark roasty caramel. Very nice aroma, chocolate and resin.

T- Not too bad, if I could just get some of the alcohol kick out of it. I am about 8 ounces in and the taste is good but the alcohol keeps kicking me in the freaking tongue. Maybe this will get beaten down as time goes by, but right now, this shit tastes barrel aged or something.

M- Nice and thick with good carbonation.

O- If the alcohol was more tempered this would be really good. Maybe drink the 2011 in 2013?

Photo of mikereaser
3.55/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle date is 2008

A - Pours a deep dark brown with just a slight amount of foam on the surface
S - aroma now is mostly dark fruits, molasses, dates, its slightly sweet but not overpowering
T - big brown sugar flavor, with chocolate coming up quickly to fill in the gaps. I'm picking up some sort of rum raisin cake. The chocolate is there but not in a big amount.
M - crisp carbonation with a medium body
D - I think its light enough that you could drink several would be cool with me.

Photo of harrymel
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Vintage 2011

A: pours dark, deep black ale with a single finger of mocha head. This sticks around for several minutes before falling to a sheet of the same, albeit broken. Spotty lacing. Clarity cannot be assessed on this darky.

S: Piny hops, molasses, bitter chocolate, slightest hint of graham. Nice, but nothing to call home about.

T: Roasty malts, graham, molasses, resiny hops. This is not particularly complex, but it is really nicely done. The flavor would likely come together more with some time in the bottle (12-18 mos). Alcohol is evident but complimentary.

M: Thick and something I could munch on. I like the viscosity here. Really decent carb here too: a little below moderate.

O: Nice beer, worthy of a try. Not as worthy if you have limited cellar space, but could age well. Otherwise, worth a try, but not overly awesome.

Photo of sidetracked
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2011. Pours deep brown/black with a good initial brown head that dissipates to leave a thin lingering film.

Lots of dark dried fruits, raisins, prunes, and dates; unsweetened chocolate. Faint hint of alcohol heat.

Upfront flavor is sweet molasses mixed with dark dried fruits. Taste follows through to the finish. Little milk chocolate in the finish. Lingering roasted malts and sweet molasses.

Full bodied and slightly syrupy with a light chewiness. Low carbonation. Some alcohol heat as it warms.

Fairly sweet with lots of dark dried fruit presence. High drinkability--doesn't get boring even after a whole 22. Good value for the money.



Pours black with a substantial light brown head. Little lacing.

Smells of roasted malts, sweet brown sugar, molasses, raisins, and dried fruit.

Taste is slightly sweet upfront with a milk chocolate-like flavor. The sweetness tapers out in the middle, leading to a finish of bitter roasted coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, and brown sugar.

Full bodied with moderate chewiness. Medium carbonation adds a silkiness to the body.

Good, thick body with a rich flavor that nicely mixes bitter and sweet.


New Holland Night Tripper from New Holland Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 803 ratings.