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RATINGS: 559   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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Night Tripper is an Imperial Stout brewed for a Fat Tuesday release. Dark, mysterious and poetic, Night Tripper's abundance of roasted malts, combined with flaked barley create a rich, roasty beer with deeply intense and lush flavors. Night Tripper's layered, nuanced tones invite intrigue and reward a curious palate.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (3345) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2015
12 oz single bottle from Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits in Muscatine, poured into a snifter. Vigorous pour results in a black appearance with a small khaki head that lingers. Aroma of dark malts, molasses, dark chocolate, roast, light vanilla, light espresso, a touch of dark fruits and a slight hint of alcohol at times. Similar flavor, rich, dark and roasted with a moderately sweet, light bitter finish. Full body with a smooth, creamy feel and soft carbonation. Good stuff, better than their Dragon’s Milk IMO. Give Dr. John’s Gris-Gris album a spin while you sip on this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brentv (477) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2015
From bottle. Pours opaque black with a small tan head. Aroma and taste of roasted malts, licorice, and chocolate. Taste is sweet and rich. Full bodied. Nice.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Zewski (1) - Matthews, North Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2015 does not count
I could drink this every day! Pours black with a tan head that clings to the glass. Use a snifter to fully appreciate the chocolatey aroma. Each sip fills your mouth with its thick, full bodied, nectar of Western Michigan. The finish lingers on, but

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (4005) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Black pour from 22oz bottle at home. Foamy white head. A heavy whiskey flavor. Cocoa and slight sweet flavor. Not loving it. But assuming it might be the moment.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (4541) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Aroma is coffee, fruit/dark fruit and a small hint of funk. The flavor is dark malts, slightly burnt toast, dark fruit/berries/vinous and a warming/alcoholic finish.

1.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Couch0508 (107) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2015
This would be a great Mother's Day gift to get your mother if she put you up for adoption and you were still holding a grudge. This stuff is awful.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhatB420 (723) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - APR 25, 2015
12oz into a Allagash stemmed glass, bottle says 11.5 abv, 2015 edition. Pours a black meshed with brown highlights. White/tan creamy lacing, ample head, retention is solid. Aroma of booze, toasty malts, black licorice, figs, blackberry. Taste of bitter malts, roasty and chewy with a tang. Choco, vanilla, dark roast coffee, booze in aftertaste. A big brew with a large presence. Drinkable in a slow train environment, fortified by friends and time. An imp stout through and through, with excellence balance and the knowledge of you ate getting what was promised. A nice endeavor in late April in the Western mass hills while spring is hiding somewhere. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1320) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 10, 2015
Black pour, brown head. Aroma of cocoa, booze, flavor of chocolate, booze, raisins, dark fruits. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (1202) - Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Poured into a pint chalice. Very dark brown with a large head, but just right for aesthetics. The head is a mochachino froth color. Cadbury chocolate and chocolate liquer on the nose. A little marshmallow is noted too. Moderately thick. Items detected in the aromas appear in the flavors, except there’s a notable smokiness that doesn’t get expressed in the nose.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1195) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Pours pitch black with a thick khaki mocha head that hangs out a while and leaves a thick wall of soapy lace. Nose involves deep dark chocolate, roasty notes, creamy marshmallow, a dash of licorice, spicy pepper, and stone fruit. Quite sweet, decently bitter. Thick, full body, velvety, luxurious, soft, sharp with bitterness, finishing long toasty and warm. Really nice brew, decadent and dessert like.


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