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New Holland Night Tripper - New Holland Brewing Company

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765 Ratings
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Ratings: 765
Reviews: 337
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 78
Gots: 118 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
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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4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a New Holland Brewing-The High Gravity Series branded stemmed glass

Pours an opaque black capped by creamy bone white head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind a significant amount of splotchy lacing, excellent retention. Roasty chocolate malt, pruny dark fruit, and perhaps even a hint of nutty toffee. Bakers chocolate immediately, black cherry, sticky, chewy prunes and raisins, bitter orange and other citrus notes. Finishes with roasty bitterness and thick dark chocolate. Very creamy, huge full body with a lower level of carbonation. This is really an exceptional stout and one of New Holland's best offerings. A brew that every stoutie should seek out.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of tectactoe
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Black-hole black and pretty thick looking as it makes its way from the bottle to the glass. A big and creamy tan head forms on top and grows with a little bit of aggressive swirling. Been holding on to this one for a bit, excited to finally crack it.

The aroma is a bit more subdued that I would have liked/imagined. But, my initial speculation that this was due to the beer being too cold was confirmed as the beer warmed and the aromas finally came out. After stuffing my nose into this for minutes, the thing I smell the most is heavy, dark fudge.

There are some secondary aromas floating in the back; your standard roasted malts, coffee and such, but my mind keeps coming back to that fudge. This beer smells like bittersweet fudge cake - an explosion of fudge. Light alcohol on the nose, too. Somewhat expected for a 10%+ ABV beer.

Holy shit... Night Tripper feels so big on the palate, it's crazy. Just so commanding, robust, and huge. Sweet dark fudge and chocolate cascade over my senses, following suit with the heavy fudge nose I was getting. The taste reveals a bit more than the aroma, however. Much more roasted malt which induces some light, balancing bitterness.

Dark prunes, light coffee beans, and more fudge make up the remainder of the profile. There's a slight dry and ashy tone that hits the back of my tongue with each sip and it slightly resembles burnt coffee beans... Not a bad addition. The alcohol is warming, but not as noticeable at is was in the aroma. Thick and heavy body, chewy, robust, low carbonation overall.

After hearing a bunch of people tell me this was New Holland's best offering, I can finally see where they're coming from. I still might be slightly biased towards the Poet, but this is certainly a top-notch brew from New Holland and no doubt one of their best.

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3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle from Ned's

Appearance: Doesn't pour super dark, but its quite black as it sits. Really nice head and lacing.

Smell: Dark and milk chocolate. Some coffee beans. Sweet malty aromas, and some roast.

Taste: There's considerably more bitter roastiness than I expected from the aroma. Dark chocolate malt and a bit of booze.

Mouthfeel: Very nice soft, creamy mouthfeel, especially upfront. Becomes a little drying on the finish.

Overall: Its a good, not great big stout. Pretty good value.

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4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Photo of mattkoon
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

New Holland Night Tripper from New Holland Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 765 ratings.