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New Holland Night Tripper - New Holland Brewing Company

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Ratings: 747
Reviews: 333
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 78
Gots: 111 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

KevinGordon, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of barczar
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Been in the growler over a day, so head is minimal, with tan bubbles on the surface. Body is an opaque black color.

Roast malt, sweet chocolate, coffee, booze (amaretto-like), and a hint of tar and soy form the aroma. Rum soaked plums come to mind in the finish.

Flavor is sweet initially, with sorghum richness and dark fruit giving way to roast malt and chocolate. The finish is fairly roasty, with coffee notes contributing to the light bitterness at the finish. Bruised cherries and plums become more distinct as it warms. Toasted nuts surface in the aftertaste.

Body is fairly thick and smooth, with minimal carbonation and significant alcohol warmth.

Fairly complex beer, with lots of forward fruity, estery notes and a solid roast malt base. It's a tad on the hot side.

barczar, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of Bill235
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Bill235, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of Gomeza
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Gomeza, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of katan
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz into a pint

A - Pours thick black, amber highlights. Mocha head formation, light but sticks around for a while. Looks "bubbly".

S - Hefty nose of chocolate and some earthy hopping. I get whifs of graininess from the malts as it warms.

T - Starts off smooth and sweet, lightly roasted. Mid-stream gets hoppier but maintains that huge bittersweet chocolate profile. As it sits on the tongue I get a small amount of graininess. Some sweetness in the finish. A huge beer all around.

M - Full bodied, moderate to low carbonation. Comes off stick y and sweet. Not much alcohol warmth considering. Sugars must be big.

O/D - A really good but not overly assertive double stout. The smooth malts (esp chocolate) win the day, with more direct flavors such as hopping or roasted flavors play second fiddle. ABV is huge, watch out. Somewhat filling.

katan, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of mattkoon
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

i had a friend suggest this night tripper from new holland. it pours close to opaque with a white head. the smell isnt very spicy, a little malty. it tastes very rich and bitter, not to sweet. this is a big boy stout. this beer runs nearly 11%abv so there is an alcohol taste at the back end, but it doesnt take away from the beer....just lets you know how serious it is. i have heard that this beer ages well, i may buy another bottle and try and hang on to it for awhile....its gonna be hard to pull off though..im really gonna be tempted to drink it.

mattkoon, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of danoble1
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

danoble1, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of Rons35
4/5  rDev -2%

Rons35, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of Lurkerson
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Lurkerson, Feb 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

skaboom420, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of Danielr26
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Danielr26, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of cackalacky
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

cackalacky, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of jsnoek
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

jsnoek, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of tut2528
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip

A: pours very dark brown almost black, with a nice semi-thick fingers worth of head formation that was light brown in color. decent lacing as well. alcohol legs are obvious as well.

S: a big blast of dark chocolate, espresso, and roasted malts. secondary notes consist of alcohol soaked dark fruits and barley.

T: the roasted malts really come forward here. alcohol is quite present as well. there is some bitter dark chocolate in the finish with a slight creaminess that provides some balance. i even pick up on a soy sauce character.

M: heavier side of medium bodied, and the palate is lit up with alcohol heat, chocolate and coffee grounds.

O: a nice brew with big bold chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee as its main players. pretty nice brew for the price.

tut2528, Feb 16, 2013
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

ROBSTARR, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of pixieskid
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

pixieskid, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of mortarit
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I have had this before and fell head over hills for it. The problem I never could find it again till now. It still as good from the last time I tried it.

Color: Dark Brown
Head retention: Very little
Taste: Rasins, dates, and licorice
Texture: Smooth, touch of butter
Drinking style: Sipper

A must try to anyone looking for the next flavor for Imperial Stouts.

mortarit, Feb 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Samichez, Feb 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Kelp, Feb 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

tourdot, Feb 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

jwat, Feb 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

AlMarzo, Feb 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

--Dom--, Feb 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

RoryOMoore, Feb 07, 2013
New Holland Night Tripper from New Holland Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 747 ratings.