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New Holland Night Tripper | New Holland Brewing Company

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4.07/5
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985 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Holland Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
newhollandbrew.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.80%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mcallister on 01-22-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,552
Reviews:
384
Ratings:
985
pDev:
10.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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92
Gots:
195
Trade:
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Ratings: 985 |  Reviews: 384
Photo of Dharmelink
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Shade1951
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An imperial stout the way imperial stouts should be. Flavorful, substantial, almost syrupy, without an abundance of hops. The flavor hits the right notes - chocolate, coffee, fine leather. A great cold weather sipper. Carbonation is good, the feel isn't flat as in some other imperials.

Well done!!!

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Photo of JoeLev
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of C_Adams
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alexanderplatz
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look -- black. Opaque.
Smell -- sweet & malty
Taste -- hint of sweetness. Not too sweet. Not too dry or ashy. A bit like my favorite stout, Founders Imperial.
Feel -- Good mouthfeel. Slightly on the thicker side.

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Photo of Eddieeight
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks thick dark brown. Very little head.
Smells of dark fruits like dates and cherries
Tastes sweet like dark chocolate and roasted malts. Finishes bitter with a wash of coffee
Not much carbonation but it's a thick mouthful
Overall I'm impressed. A fine imperial stout. I will return to this beer. Plus I like that it's 11.5% gets me a good buzZ.

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Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kahlerbock
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mindcrime1000
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap--16 oz

Pours thick, dark, opaque, and viscous. Slick and oily. The head is limited but fine lacing persists throughout. Everything about this brew's appearance screams "stout."

Aromas of coffee and dark chocolate are followed by roasted malts and graininess.

Coffee is the dominant note on the palate as well, but it is not a bitter brew--this is reminiscent of a milk stout. Sweet coffee notes, dark chocolate, and hints of dark fruit. The balance comes from roasted grain and light yeast notes. The ABV is extremely and remarkably well hidden, manifesting in a sweet warmth.

This is one of the chewiest stouts you can find. But the carbonation is a fine balance on this point. The booze finishes with warmth and lift.

This isn't my favorite stout, but it is one I will seek out again.

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Photo of kkazemi
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of azurel
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2014 vintage purchased at the brew pub. Brew pub only release. Aged at New Hollands aging facility.
Abv 11.5

Poured into a snifter.

Color is black with a off white, tan head that dissapates quickly.

Aroma is alcohol, dark roast, chocolate

Taste follows aroma with a heavy chocolate, dark fruit. Minimal roast bitterness.


Body is full, heavy and viscous.
Had i had this before hand I would have bought a few more bottles.

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Photo of ZEB89
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AuntBea
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hobojungle
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of travelguy
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
1.88/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Had at a share and was told this bottle was a 2008, and it showed. Nearly 10 years is definitely a bad idea for this brew, or likely any other beer out there that isn't a sour or barleywine.

This puppy still smells quite boozy somehow, nearly soy sauce-like with some unknown salt element, and elements of cola and roasted malt providing the base aromas.

Taste is rug, musty peanut, graham, dust, chocolate, and dried cardboard.

Dry, slick and weird. Did I say this was too old? If I have a fresh Night Tripper I will re-review and overwrite this aged review.

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Photo of Suds
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is an utterly black, with a thick tan head. The aroma has licorice, dark malt, intense fruit, and and grain. There is an underlying light sweetness. Boozy. The beer is roasted and very malty....at times it tastes like a barley-wine. Full and intense. Very good.

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Photo of AGoodStout
4.78/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WhiteHendrix
2.43/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MacMalt
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vintage 2016. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into stout glass. It pours an inky black color with some dark ruby hues when held up to the light, with a thin, khaki-colored head and minimal lacing. It features a rather subdued aroma of roasted malt and rich, dark chocolate. The chocolate was more prevalent in the taste, along with roasty malt, burnt coffee, and hints of dark fruit, caramel, and tobacco. It opens with a lot of sweetness but the finish is fairly bitter. This stout is medium-bodied, not as viscous and chewy as others, but the mouth feel is creamy. There is very little carbonation and you cannot miss the 11.5% ABV. While it didn't seem overtly boozy, I could feel it after 12 oz. Overall, this is a very nice Imperial Stout. It's not quite at the level of the leaders of the style but still very good and worth seeking out.

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Photo of JeffSK
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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New Holland Night Tripper from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 985 ratings
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