Night & Day
Trillium Brewing Company

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Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #139
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4.39 | pDev: 6.83%
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Night & DayNight & Day
Notes: Once again, we partner with Barrington Coffee Roasters to brew Night & Day. In order to reach the higher gravity and fuller-body of this massive imperial stout we employ a reiterated mash technique that allows us to create an unusually rich, high gravity, 100% malt wort. Pouring raven-black with a persistent creamy pale-brown head, Night & Day is seductive with aromatics of roasted dark malt, espresso, caramel, cocoa powder, dark fruit, charred toast, and subtle sweet vanilla. At a soul-warming ABV of 11.5%, this bold, imperial stout drinks velvety smooth with mellow bitterness, silky carbonation, and balanced flavors of dark roast coffee, chocolate, figs, affogato and black cherry.

MALT: American 2-row Barley, C-60, C-120, Black (Patent), Dextrine, Caramunich, Roasted Barley, Special B, Pale Chocolate, Turbinado Sugar

HOPS: Columbus
Reviews: 59 | Ratings: 439 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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socon67 from New York

4.09/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark black pour with a smell of dark chocolate malt. Not much coffee that I get from this. Flavors are rich and decadent, but smooth given the big ABV. A nice stout from Trillium, and a great bottleshare.

Jul 05, 2020
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Growler filled a few days ago at Armsby Abbey now that they do growlers to take away given the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pours a small fizzy dark head with low retention, a touch of lacing but nice long legs, inky dark black color

Nose brings lots of fresh nutty coffee up front, a bit roasty and a touch of char, quite nutty, some cocoa and dark chocolate, hint of baking spice and maybe licorice and vanilla, light nougat and caramel, coffee dominates most of it

Taste brings more rich coffee up front, big roasty coffee and a little char but not acrid, a dark roasty coffee that hints at espresso and adds some bitterness of its own, I don't think it was cold brewed and added I think the roasted beans were thrown in the secondary, a bit nutty again, slight earthy roast and hop characters, thick fudgey dark chocolate and more baking spice licorice notes but not much, a bit of the vanilla as well, a little caramel and more nougat characters, some tingly alcohol flavor, lush and creamy as well, deep fudge and coffee lingering, mild sticky finish

Mouth is full bod rich creamy lush, almost chewy, fair warming tingly alcohol, med carb

Overall not bad, nice base imperial stout and blends nicely with the coffee, I know I usually avoid this brewery due to all the negative press they get (and I know most of it is legit cause I hear stories from inside the industry), but it's good to try their beers again now and then cause they can make some great ones.

Apr 10, 2020
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber poured into a snifter

Black motor oil liquid crowned by a brown one finger dense foam cap , good retention, settles to thin islands

Aroma is coffee, roasted malts , whiff of brown sugar

Taste is sweet coffee, roasted malts

Micro carbonation , almost syrupy, the coffee roast notes linger

Good beer

Mar 28, 2020
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Tony210 from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours extremely dark, minimal mocha head. Aroma is predominantly coffee with some vanilla and chocolate malt. Flavor is sweet, lots of vanilla and coffee, chocolate finish. Light carbonation. Overall a really good desert stout.

Bomber - thanks Adam
4.25 rating

Jun 24, 2019
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Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

4.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours jet black. There was actually a brown 1 finger head, but it didn't last long at all. Very thick pouring beer.
The nose is really deep and rich with the coffee. I do get a hint of chocolate and a whiff of vanilla, but the coffee is the main star of the show.
Taste - Started drinking at 50 F - up front a bit of vanilla and chocolate. Those flavors are mild. The backside the coffee really kicks in for me, and doesn't let go, but then the vanilla also kicks in again with a bit more vigor.
Very thick beer. I wouldn't have had a clue it was almost 13%, because there's no burn or alcohol warming at all. Very smooth.
Damn rich, and solid beer. Just rocks it out of the park .

Jan 28, 2019
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metter98 from New York

4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a thin tan head that left lots of wisps of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of cold brew coffee are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has lots of flavors of cold brew coffee and espresso beans with just a light amount of bitterness. There are hints of sugary sweetness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This stout is all about the coffee in both the smell and the taste. It would make for a very good selection for an early morning tailgating beer. It's like a malty and sweet version of a cold brew coffee. This particular version is 12.7% abv and you don't get any of the alcohol in the taste.

Serving type: bottle

Jan 13, 2019
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Holderness from Massachusetts

4.07/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L — Near pitch black body with a sudsy light brown head produced with aerated pour. Zero retention and minimal lacing
S — Coffee ice cream, rich nuttiness, milk chocolate, fig, booze, hint of toffee
T — Sugar-dusted dried dark fruit, rich fudge, cold brew dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, brown sugar, toffee, ash. Booze is hidden quite well
F — Medium+ mouthfeel, medium carb. Surprisingly thin and lacking in velvety qualities given the ABV and style. Nevertheless the lack of perceivable booze makes it quite drinkable
O — Not too different from PM Dawn imo, just turned up a notch (including price)


Dec 31, 2018
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This one pours a very dark black, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

This smells like roasty and bold espresso, chocolate, raisin, light smoke, vanilla, and black cherry.

This is unbelievably rich and delicious. The coffee flavor on this is so good- rich, roasty slightly fruity, very fruity, and just "bright" all around. There's some vanilla and caramel sweetness, too, with roasted malt, very light smoke, and chocolate fudge.

This is super thick and creamy, but with a high level of drinkability. There's a lower level of carbonation.

If Trillium makes a coffee stout, you shouldn't miss it, period. This is great.

Mar 12, 2018
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WickedBeer from Alabama

4.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On draft at Trillium Canton.

Pours black with tan foam and a good amount of sticky lace retention.

Lots of chocolate on the nose, the coffee is a little more subtle but clearly present. Creamy and roasty, good balance.

Body is awesome, creamy medium thickness. Sticky finish. Awesome mouthfeel.

Mar 10, 2018
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Phineasco from Massachusetts

4.57/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: Dark brown to black with thin khaki head. Has low carbonation.
Smell: Roasted coffee beans, green peppers, molasses, and sugar.
Taste: Roasted coffee beans, chocolate chip cookies, hint of green peppers, molasses, and sugar.
Mouthfeel: Medium with good complexity.
Overall: A very good coffee foward stout from trillium.

Feb 26, 2018
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Boccu from New York

4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours amber. Big two finger white head. Great lacing. Aroma of booze and coffee. Taste dark coffee, milk chocolate, black cherry juice, booze with a great fresh brew coffee finish.

Jan 15, 2018
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JLK7299 from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Trillium has done it again here. Beautiful pour, great head. Wonderful coffee smell. Taste is very exotic, meaning there is a lot going on and it is nice and thick. 11%? You’d never guess. Wish I had more!

Jan 07, 2018
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curtis6290 from New York

4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The only aspect holding this beer back in my opinion is the strong alcohol bite after a sip. The flavors blend very nicely together, and this is a very enjoyable beverage.

Sep 06, 2017
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LAp from Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Stronger than Affogato. More bitter coffee and dark chocolate. The absence of lactose helps tremendously relative to the aforementioned beer. Things rests squarely in my preferred palate for Imp Stouts: big coffee, roasty, and bitter.

Aug 30, 2017
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DraconusDesanctus666 from Florida

4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

P- Poured from a 22 oz bomber,into a large Funky Buddha snifter.Date on the bottle is 04/21/17.

L- Thick creamy dark khaki colored head that stands one finger width tall,with very good retention and sticky lacing.Jet black body with absolutely no light showing through the glass.Moderate amount of carbonation.

S- On the nose I get dark,cold roasted coffee,with sweet dark chocolate,and roasted malts.Not much else on the nose except maybe some toffee,espresso,and black licorice. It even those are faint compared to the black coffee.

T- On the palate I get dark rich roasted coffe,and rich dark chocolate.Hints of espresso,black licorice,and toffee.I also get a hint of black sweet teriyaki on the back end,bit it is just a after note.The palate is very,very good.

F- The mouth feel is very heavy,sticky,and syrup textured.Light amount of oxidation on the tongue,with a smooth finish.Just the slightest hint of alcohol warming on the stomach.

O- This is a very good imperial stout.Everything from the palate,to the nose,to the texture.If you love Imperial Stouts like I do,I definitely recommend you give it a try.I hope to drink this one again in the future.

May 28, 2017
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SomethingClever from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

8 oz pour on tap into tulip glass.

A:not much of a head but what was there was chocolate in color and looked creamy. The body is a rich black in nature with no hints of light escaping.

S: Lots of coffee, some dark chocolate a lot of rich roasted malts light nuttiness and some licorice.

T: coffee is definitely up front giving way to some lush chocolate and roasted grains and licorice followed by a little bit of a hoppy bitter finish.

M: decadent and rich very thick and flavorful.

O: This is a lush and rich beer great for sipping the ABV is hidden quite well.

May 25, 2017
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had on tap. Pours opaque, dark brown in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is roasted malt, black coffee, caramel, and cream. Heavy bodied, sweet, roasty, with low carbonation. Makes for a good coffee forward sipper. If you like coffee, well worth a try. I do prefer other beer, but this one is very good.

May 08, 2017
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emount91 from Connecticut

4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

pours the blackest of black, dark brown foamy head that retains the entire time. smell is just like black iced coffee, taste is very very sweet but not creamy, lots of roasted malt and coffee on the palate. feel was very thick and syrupy, and that was cold, can't imagine how thick this is warm! overall not bad, didnt love it enough to buy a bottle, but loved the glassware.

Apr 24, 2017
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andylipp from Massachusetts

4.7/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A: 3 fingers of rocky tan head stuck around for a while. Dark brown with garnet highlights

S: Toffee, coffee/mocha, sweet pipe tobacco, baker’s chocolate, chocolate truffles

T: Cold brew coffee is the star with mild roast, sweet mocha latte, dark brown sugar, candied cherries, low bitterness without even a hint of astringency, perfectly balanced lingering earthy hop finish.

M: Smoothly and moderately carbonated, noticeable viscosity without being syrupy.

O: Even more impressive than their highly touted IPAs (which I also enjoy). Maybe the best beer I’ve had all year.

Dec 11, 2016
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PBRmeasap1980 from Indiana

4.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really nice double stout. Had this on tap at Canton.

A- Jet black
S- Roasty malts, sweet dark fruits, coffee
T- Everything that is on the nose, blended nicely so they are all pretty mellow together
F- Medium thick
O - Great

Oct 10, 2016
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PDonahue92 from Massachusetts

4.76/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

mind blown from this Imperial Stout. Very well balanced beer. Pours with a nice tan thin head that hangs around like espresso creme and is as dark as used motor oil. right off the back you get well balanced and blended notes off espresso, chocolate, vanilla, and toffee. the taste is very similar to the nose with a little bit more roasted characteristics. This beer has a nice thick body as i would imagine used motor oil would have and finishes juicy and sweet.

I would love to pair this with a nice chocolate chip caramel vanilla ice cream

Oct 06, 2016
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Kurmaraja from California

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

All I can think is that this is what Carton's Regular Coffee should be. It's less sweet, more drinkable. Not a beer I can drink a lot of but damned interesting and very solid.

Aug 23, 2016
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Served in a snifter glass.

Pours a dark cola brown body, opaque and nearly black. One finger offwhite head, short retention, bits of lacing. Smells of rich acidic coffee, light roast, dark fruit, milk chocolate, light sugar and a touch of char. Flavour is more of the dark fruit, a darker chocolate bitterness with less of the coffee coming across, a light char and a bit of lactose and milk chocolate sweetness that helps balance out the coffee and dark chocolate bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, creamy, substantial with a nice lower carbonation appropriate for the style. A solid coffee imperial stout; good body and plenty of depth makes this above average.

Aug 02, 2016
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Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated 3/27/15. Appearance is motor oil with a creamy caramel head, great retention and some patches of lace left on the glass. Sexy looking beer but I could do without the massive chunks of shit at the bottom of the bottle :D

aromas of roasty dark malts, raisin, molasses, leather, light coffee– seems like the coffee notes have faded over the past months since bottling. Light woody and vanilla present as well.

Palate is similar, sticky molasses, raisin, leather, licorice, caramel, dark fruits, cherry, only a touch of espresso like bitterness … almost no discernable coffee which is disappointing, probably should have been consumed sooner. Also as the beer warms getting a bit of that cloyingly sweet soy sauce clash which im not looking for.

Mouthfeel is right on point – full bodied, creamy, smooth, decadent feel.

Overall this is probably my least favorite of the trillium stouts ive tried - the coffee has faded, leaving mostly burnt malts, leather, and dark fruits. Sort of reminded me of a less sweet version of dark lord, which I also wasn’t crazy about.

Aug 02, 2016
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pkalix from California

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

really nice, super smooth. creamy. dark cocoa and freeze dried coffee aromas and flavors. no trace of the 11.5% abv, just a bitterness from what seems like ground coffee beans and a slight bit of vanilla...

Jun 20, 2016
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Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 439 ratings