New Holland Night Tripper | New Holland Brewing Company

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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:
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Added by mcallister on 01-22-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
975
Reviews:
381
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
10.15%
 
 
Wants:
91
Gots:
193
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 975 |  Reviews: 381
Photo of Sammy
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

At Mondiale 2008. Dark wth crowning bubbly head. Lots of small bubbles. Some roast and coffee, a bit drying. The taste is a cross between a roasted stout and a dry Irish stout. Licorice is significant. Medium plus mouthfeel, a bit creamy. A sipper, good ingrediants but not very drinkable.

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Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

No head really on a near jet black body. Aroma of licorice, cherry, dark chocolate and vanilla. Flavors include very mild roasted malts, dark malt, hint of coffee bitterness, some vanilla up front. The flavor is very good but standard in a way. Not too strong with the roasted malts understated. Still has stout presence but almost like a stout porter hybrid. Medium body and light to moderate carbonation.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

the 2014 vintage is 11.4% abv, and feels like all of t, this is an enormous stout, a nice example of the style, but probably in need of a little time in the cellar to mellow out and integrate a bit. jet black in color with a shiny obsidian finish and about a half inch of really fizzy tan head. a nose of heavy burnt barley bitterness and some rich oatmeal, and of course the alcohol. they come in separate waves, with a bitter bakers chocolate up front and a pronounced coffee element in the middle. tons of dark barley in this thing, really intense and palate coating. the booze is evident though, and makes it feel a little thinner and hotter than it needs to be, and the medium carbonation isnt quite enough to uplift it any more. im impressed by its flavor, but wish it was a little more refined in terms of feel. definitely a slow sipper, this will get a buzz on pretty quick if you let it. new holland so far to me, has not lived up to its hype. this is good beer, but its not incredible, and its not particularly distinct from other well made big stouts out there. i like it, but im not sure i would buy it again. glad i had buddies to share the bomber with.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a rich looking dark black color, the head was foamy and thick looking. The lacing is pretty good too down the glass. The smell of the beer is roaster and has a touch dark roasted fruit. The taste of the beer has some nice chocolate flavors that fade their way into a burnt bitterness. The mouthfeel is creamy and had a nice thickness to it. Overall, I think this is my favorite New Holland brew as of yet. I would drink this one again.

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Photo of nmann08
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERchitect
4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I completely underestimate this beer becasue of the lack of talk about it. Yea, I really should not have done that.

The beer begins with a viscous and weighted pour that makes me think creamy, silky, and chocolatey thoughts. The Stout is as dark as they come with total opaque-ness. A thin head bellows and then fades to a trace before complete disappearance midway through the session.

Intense aromas of dark chocolates dominate the nose. A strong follow-up of bold coffee and toffee coated malts soon follow. Mild fruity esters weave into the alcohols well. Still there's a milky note to the beer that rounds out the roasted grains.

The chocolate dominance of the beer continues through the flavor with balanced bittersweet notes and brownie batter. French Roast coffee makes and impact and adds even more roasted grain character while offering a pleasant bitterness to accompany the light hop flavors. Toffee, nutty, and caramelized malts add sweetness to go along with a true cream taste. Cherries and berries give a light yeasty complexity in the tail and rides along with the sweet ethynol flavors.

Body is very full and weighted especially after the disipation of carbonation, which fades too quickly. Lightly oily, chewy, and viscous, the beer weighs heavily on the tongue. Still the creamy body suits the chocolatey flavors well. Light bitterness seems to be coffee deriven instead of hops.

The beer finishes with an alcoholic, boozy warmth to accompany the heavy chocolate and coffee notes. No real astringency, ashy, or charcoal textures makes this beer very well made. I would have prefered that New Holland backed off of the alcohol a bit as not to detract from the mouthfeel. Regardless, this is a very nice Stout.

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Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of brentk56
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Despite an increasingly aggressive pour, I could not raise a head out of this espresso colored brew

Smell: Dark chocolate, boozy rum raisin and molasses, but the aroma would have been much more pronounced if there were carbonation to deliver it

Taste: Dark chocolate that grows progressively sweet by mid-palate, with some molasses and raisin flavors propelling the sweetness along; after the swallow, the flavors continue pretty much as they were established; slightly cloying finish

Mouthfeel: Thick bodied but flat

Drinkability: Would benefit from some carbonation, most certainly; I didn;t particularly mind the sweetness, but after a while it limited the drinkability

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Photo of zeff80
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a opaque, jet black color with a very small, thin, tan head. Not much lacing to speak of.

S - Great aromas. I kept discovering new aromas each time I put my nose to the glass. First I caught coffee beans, then roasted malt, dark chocolate and molasses.

T - It leads with toasty malt flavors and a mild coffee taste. There are smooth, sweet molasses and caramel flavors that really take off as it continues to warm up. There is a muted bitter aftertaste from a subtle hop presence.

M - It was soft and smooth with a dry finish. A medium bodied beer with a warm alcohol presence.

D - I wanted to drink something really good for my review #1400, and this was lived up to it. Great flavors and aroma. I could see this being a "go-to" imperial stout.

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Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of dmorgan310
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 12/26/2012. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, toast, toffee, molasses, light char, light raisin, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, char, toast, toffee, molasses, light smoke, light raisin, and roasted earthiness. Good amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, cocoa, char, toast, toffee, light smoke, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt flavors; with a nice sweetness/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent imperial stout. All around great complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of nickfl
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours with a small head of light tan foam on top of a black body. The head fades quickly and leaves light lace.

S - Chocolate. Raisin, licorice, clove, and some cinnamon.

T - Molasses, dark chocolate, and raisins up front. Sweet coffee in the finish with some red fruit and molasses that lingers in the palate.

M - A sweet, thick body, moderately low carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - Not bad, the aroma is quite nice, but the flavor profile is far too sweet and borders on cloying. Drinkable, but more of an imperial porter based on the level of roast.

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Photo of oberon
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
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 chinchill
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Growler fill from TCT (Greenville). Pours brown/black with a decent head.
Aroma of dark roasted malt with hints of rum, dark chocolate and weak coffee. There’s some chocolate and coffee in the flavor too, but a much more substantial load of dark roasted malts, particularly towards the finish. A bit boozy and a touch of burnt grain, but both are more welcome than objectionable. Rather sweet up front; a quality appreciated in the finely-balanced, mildly bitter finish and aftertaste.
O: A well crafted, mainstream imperial stout.

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Photo of Kegatron
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle into a snifter.

Pours an inky jet black with a finger of burnt mocha tan colored head. Retains nicely around the edges at first but then quick fizzles out leaving behind a smattering of lace at first and then a great looking oily brown residue. The aroma is heavy and sticky with tones of chocolate and dark fruit sweetness, coffee, some licorice, and a waft of heat.

The taste is bitter roasted malts up front, melding into silky smooth chocolate sweetness with some zippy coffee notes and dark fruit tang. The mouthfeel is the real highlight of the beer for me, as it posesses a full, rich, creamy feel while still being sticky and viscous. There is a bit of beefy alcohol presence as well that does have a slight sting to it, leaving the palette drenched with a hot and sticky feel.

This is a pretty good fresh offering from New Holland and I'm glad to see them adding to their lineup of big beers. While it's packed with a ton of flavors that I love in an RIS, it's heat profile still keeps the drinkibility a little lower than expected. Even with being a sipper, it's a steady one at that, and I really enjoyed this bottle. This is worth a try if you run across it.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rifugium
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First had: on tap at Teresa's, Wayne, PA

Poured into a stem glass, a thick black with a small, dense chocolate-colored head that retained well, laced well, and stuck to the lips like a milk mustache. Chocolatey aroma, sweet, with notes of coffee and dark fruits. Delectable chocolate taste, with subtle sensations of grains, coffee, vanilla and raisins; but the chocolate really takes the lead role. Alcohol warmth is definitely detectable. Also, my wife was having a chocolate mousse for desert, so I took a swig after a spoonful of mousse...I think I now know how the biddies felt in that episode of Kids in the Hall where they pour the Bailey's on their cheesecake. Nice and rich, just about full-bodied, and very drinkable.

I've upped the rating of this a bit after having an aged '10 vintage (Jan. '12), also at Teresa's. What a great beer!

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a dark brown, near black body with a thin, wispy tan head.

Smell: Alluring aroma of roasted barley, sweetened coffee, dark chocolate, and maybe a bit of booze.

Taste: Roasted barley with a rich malty sweetness. Fresh roasted coffee beans and chocolate. Dash of heavy cream. Earthy bitterness. Dry roastiness on the smooth finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A yummy, full-flavored impy stout from New Holland.

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New Holland Night Tripper from New Holland Brewing Company
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