New Holland Night Tripper | New Holland Brewing Company

New Holland Night TripperNew Holland Night Tripper
BA SCORE
88.2%
Liked This Beer
4.07 w/ 981 ratings
New Holland Night TripperNew Holland Night Tripper
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:
#2,480
Reviews:
383
Ratings:
981
Liked:
865
Avg:
4.07/5
pDev:
10.07%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
92
Gots:
195
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 981 |  Reviews: 383
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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Photo of Raime
4.74/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

New Holland Night Tripper.

Well ladies and gentleman here I am. Beer number 750. Officially three quarters of the way to a thousand. Only took me 9 months of heavy activity,followed by two years away from the site, and heavily active since this past July to come to this point. Hoping to at least hit 900 or so before another stint of inactivity out of pure fatigue. Anyway, New Holland impressed me in the early days and one of their brews held onto my top three for a long, long time. So what better way to celebrate a beer karma milestone. Let's do it.

Look - From the twelve ounce bottle hard poured into a snifter glass. This brew pours dark and mean like Lucifers shitty asshole. Black though still penetrable by the lighting in the room. The head fills about four tenths of the glass and it is a moderate mocha in nature with a moderate density packing it together. Carbonation is unreadable given the depth thought the bubbles atop the swill are slight. Lacing and stick isn't quite canyon level, but it is strong upon a finished glass nonetheless.

Smell - Not really getting a whole lot of coffee surprisingly.I think coffee is an overused term when it comes to imperial stouts. Rant over. Anyway, verrrryyyy hop forward with a nice touch of alcohol and fruit aspects. Almost smells like a tenfidy, only a bit better though with a bit of alcohol to offset a more positive rating. Touches of vanilla as well.

Taste - Alright is this thing a TenFIDY in disguise?. You get a huge wallop of hop and burnt malt to start things off followed by just a kiss of alcohol. To round things out, there is a bit of smoke and an ever present smack in the face of vanilla to further the profile. The alcohol is surprisingly smooth given the fact this beer is almost 12%. Honestly yes the alcohol is there but it is smoother than a 5'2, 118 pound French girl trying to get your pants off in her hotel room. Like damn is this shit smooth. Also there is thankfully no overly boozy or oak aspects since I don't feel either would compliment the flavors in this beer.

Feel - I feel the body suffers just a bit. It isn't as full or viscous as I was hoping. I was genuinely thinking this aspect would straight five so what I meant by the above lines is that it is still incredibly smooth and moderately bodied, with a ton of pillowy cream alongside an appropriate moderate level of carbonation, BUT...it simply didn't attack exactly as strong as I was hoping. All flavors retain with even more vanilla as it sits.

Overall - This is not a massively overly aggressive stout with enough roast to satisfy Smaug. However, this is a very tasty, very well done Imperial with enough flavors to make anybody wanna get a few domestic violence charges. Reminded me a lot of TenFIDY with the über aggressive hop level toned down allowing for a more balanced drink. Even the alcohol presence was more tolerable despite the higher ABV. This is basically a perfect 11.5% imperial stout at only $4.49 for a single. If this weren't the last one, I would drive out there now to purchase the rest. Really lucked out with grabbing this guy. I want more. Now. New Holland, MAKE AND SEND OUT MORE YOU BLIMEY FUCKS.

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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 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 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 oberon
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an imperial pint glass a jet black I mean oils slick black with a very th very thin head that was gone in a flash even after a hard pour.Highly roasted in the aroma along with some raisin and sweet vanilla,the raisin flavors are really pronounced on the palate along with some dark roast coffee and again the vanilla,a hint of wood shows thru in the finish.This beer went down very easily for how big it was wich could come back to hurt ya ,but all in all not earth shattering but solid.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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Photo of ExtraStout
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased this 22oz from CBX.

Appearance - Pitch black with a minimal tan head.

Smell - Rich chocolate, coffee, and mild dark fruits.

Taste - An explosion of dark chocolate and coffee at first, followed by tangy piney hops. Finishes with some burnt toast and plenty of booze.

Mouth feel - Full bodied. Thick and chewy. Low carbonation.

Drinkability - Not bad for being so boozy. I felt it was a solid Imperial stout. Worth a try!

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Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopsleeroy
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Shared with friends from 22 oz bomber

A-Balck body, no ruby edges, 2 inch white head.
S-Sweet chocoloate, cocoa, smeels very creamy
T-Cocoa, little bit of oak, slight cola flavor with caramel notes,m slightly artificial tasting
M-Creamy and full in mouth
D-Good beer but not my favorite

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Photo of SIRIUS2
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a chalice type glass.

This brew pours dark brown, basically black, with a syrupy disposition. There is practically no head with only the thinnest ring of tan bubbles around the glass giving any indication that there is carbonation present. Aromas are very enjoyable with a heavy sweet malt, figs, and a noticeable alcohol smell.

The first pull was interesting. The first things that hit me were sweet malts and alcohol, but it would be unfair to judge this by those items alone. The complexity of this brew is truly fantastic, with all sorts of flavors coming together like chocolate, licorice, vanilla, and a bit of a whiskey warmth at the end. The mouthfeel is silky and smooth, much like the Dragon's Milk from the same brewer.

I liked this one quite a bit but the only criticism I might give it is that there was practically no carbonation. It would be nice with a few bubbles. It's rather warming on the way down and at such a high gravity it doesn't take long to catch up to you. Recommended.

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Photo of sabitu
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of DaftPatrick
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Beaver13
3.46/5  rDev -15%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. Pours a dark brownish-black with no head, even after a vigorous pour.

The aroma is sweet chocolate, dark fruits (plum) and some rum cakey alcohol.

The flavor is roasted fudgy chocolate and coffee with a slight tang of dark fruits. It has a big bitter roasted and tarry alcoholic finish that is a bit over the top and slightly off tasting. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and watery with no carbonation.

Overall, I really like the flavor of this, other than the finish. The lack of carbonation hurts it as well. This is close to being an awesome brew.

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Photo of AlarmClock314
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, dated 2015, 11.5% ABV. Pours black with a large sized khaki head. Smells of roasted malt, earthy hops, and some dark fruit; weak intensity. The taste follows with roasted malt, hops, and caramel. Straightforward and good intensity. The alcohol comes through a little and helps add something more to the flavor. Below average body and above average carbonation. Overall, it's a very simple IS and could use some more alluring flavors.

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Photo of bishopdc0
2.55/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A bottle my wife brought home from a work trip.

Poured into my Allagash tulip The beer forms a dense tan head the resides to the glasses edge quickly. The color is a dark dark brown black as it pours.

The aroma is sweet malty with a hint of roast. There is a noticeable amount of alcohol in the end.

The taste very malty, very sweet and a lingering creaminess on the tongue. A fair amount of chocolate. There is a strange almost soapy finish that makes this undrinkable for me.

This is a below average imperial stout at best. i would choose a Old Raspy any day of the week over this, not sure why it has such a high rating.

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Photo of SAxDRC5
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A - Dark brown, lets a bit of light through. Quarter inch head dissipates quickly leaving a nice caramel colored lacing.

S - Hops, oak, bourbon, smoke chocolate and coffee.

T - tastes more like a cream stout than an imperial stout. very chocolaty. Reminds me of cocoa pebbles with chocolate milk on them. ends with a touch of hops bitterness.

M - more carbonated than I would prefer but still creamy texture. Less "heavy" than I was expecting

D - holy cow drinkable. no way would i guess this is 10.8 %abv. there is pretty much none of the alcohol burn you would expect. Drinks like a Cream stout not an imperial stout.

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Photo of megamass
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of tigg924
3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: black in color, 1/4 inch head, opaque, low carbonation

Smell: dark chocolate, smoke, and roasted malt

Taste: dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and light caramel

Mouthfeel: heavy bodied, low carbonation, sweet and roasty

Overall: An above average rich and heavy imperial stout.. The alcohol is well hidden, but yet I feel like I have had more complex and interesting examples in the style. Not a beer I would pass up, but not one I need to rush to again.

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Photo of Hoops4life511
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle no sign of a date poured into Duvel tulip.

Appearance - As I'm pouring you can actually see through the stream of beer and it is a deep brown with a mahogany tone. Once in the glass the liquid is opaque black with a half inch light tan head hangs out for a minute but falls to a patchy cap. Sticky on the edges of the glass in spots but no serious rings. Overall decently appealing.

Smell - Big on smell with a lot of dark chocolate, dark fruits, coffee, caramel, some vanilla and oak notes. Smell is really great.

Taste/Mouthfeel - Rich roasty malts and dark chocolate with a hint of oak. Not as much alcohol presence as I would have expected from 10.8%. Taste is good, but not even the most appealing part of this beer when compared to how it feels. Very smooth with a slight tingle from the carbonation. Thick full body coats my mouth and is fantastic.

Drinkability - While the alcohol isn't cloying, the thick mouthfeel and how heavy it sits in your stomach really keeps this one as a sipper. I love big beers but this one took a while to get through.

Overall - A very rich beer that would go great with dessert. Tasty and full, I wouldn't be opposed to picking some more up.

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Photo of BeerDrinkingDiver
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of gibgink
4.52/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2014, comes in at 11.5%, poured at around 40-50 degrees. Pours a black as night with a 1-2 finger head. Smells of roasted malts and dark fruits. Taste follows the nose. Finishes silky smooth with no alcohol noticed. Overall this is a great beer. It has a nice sweet note to it, and is surprising easy to drink for such a high ABV. Would recommend for imperial stout drinkers who like a little sweetness.

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New Holland Night Tripper from New Holland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88.2% out of 100 with 981 ratings
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