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New Holland Night Tripper - New Holland Brewing Company

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735 Ratings
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Ratings: 735
Reviews: 333
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 77
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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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
Photo of Samichez
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Samichez, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of Kelp
4/5  rDev -2%

Kelp, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of tourdot
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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

jwat, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of AlMarzo
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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

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

RoryOMoore, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of RichH55
5/5  rDev +22.5%

RichH55, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of elgiacomo
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, 2013 vintage. Served at cellar temperature.

Pours very dark brown to black with a two finger brown head, leaves drippy webs of lacing like an IPA, holds a light cap.

Aroma is roasted malts, cocoa powder, semi-sweet smelling, vanilla, some caramel, a bit nutty, a little hops. Good to very good strength.

Flavor is chocolate, cocoa, rich caramel, roasted malts, coffee, hazelnuts, vanilla, touch of dark fruit, fairly sweet, hint of herbal hops, pretty rich, some alcohol but really not bad at all for a fresh 11% brew.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, creamy, a little sticky, soft to moderate carbonation.

Man this is pretty good stuff. Kind of unique too...got that dessert beer sort of vibe without any vanilla, chocolate, etc additions. Lack of boozy taste in such a big beer is a nice plus too. I like it better than their Dragon’s Milk (which is still pretty good in its own right).

elgiacomo, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of stpaulsipper07
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

stpaulsipper07, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of calcnerd
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

calcnerd, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of dvmin98
3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I have been holding on to this for about 6 months, cellared. Looking for a nice occasion to hit it. How about a Thursday night when the wife is out??? Sounds good to me.

Black out, no light coming through this baby. Mild lacing.

Smell has some chocolate and coffee overtones.

I get some good chocolate, with a bit of licorice. But I really get a boozy aftertaste. Not a bad aftertaste, but you can definitely tell its 10+%.

The mouthfeel is creamy, with limited carbonation. I like it.

Overall I do like this, but it is not a go-to stout for me due to the very boozy taste. But I would drink it again

dvmin98, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of JamesShoemaker
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

JamesShoemaker, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of Rmatuszak2
4/5  rDev -2%

Rmatuszak2, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of yamar68
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to alelover for this one - 2011 vintage:

Classic looking imperial stout... coffee black body, creamy khaki head with decent lace and beading.

Loads of fudge and cocoa powder, mellow cherry and fig, toasty malts, caramel. Smooth and pretty tame in terms of booze heat.

A very chocolate forward stout, chalky cocoa and Hershey syrup, a hint of tobacco, some vanilla... again, no real discernible alcohol character.

Thanks Joel!

yamar68, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 Vintage poured in to tulip.

A - Deep black with a thin layer of medium brown head.

S - Rich cocoa and coffee aromas up front with a big sweetness. Some molasses and brown sugar notes in the background.

T - A big roast presence up front with an abundance of cocoa and coffee notes. There is a fairly substantial warming alcohol presence and a fairly big bitterness are also present and help to somewhat balance out the big sweetness. Molasses, brown sugar and a hint of smoke in the background.

M - Medium body. Light carbonation. Some chew.

TheSevenDuffs, Jan 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Kerrie, Jan 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

RedneckBeerz, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of TastingRoomCharNtony
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

TastingRoomCharNtony, Jan 19, 2013
New Holland Night Tripper from New Holland Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 735 ratings.