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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1257) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle to tulip Chocolate, vanilla, booze, and mace. Deep black, creamy tan head. Taste is chocolate, nibs, vanilla, caramel, and mace.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (1999) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2014
22 oz bottle from de Bierkoning @ home. 2014 edition (11.5%). Black color. Beige head with reasonable retention. Aroma’s: chocolate, sweet roasted malts, molasses, with mocha, molasses and some (red) fruits retronasal. Flavor is mocha-ish sweet, roasted, light drop. Body is medium to full. Finish of heavy roast, moderate bitter. Quite awesome - would love to try a barrel aged version of this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (7100) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2014
"11.5%. pours with a big fluffy head...dark brown, almost black w a little light getting in. luscious feel. hoppy bitterness, chocolate, dark roast and a hint of anise and smoke in the nose and flavor. Pretty nice brew."

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3118) - Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle: Black-hole black, viscous looking with a big, creamy tan head that slowly grows into a crown. Aroma is full of heavy, dark chocolate fudge, roasted malt, hints of coffee grounds, & a touch of fusel alcohol. Moreover, though, the strongest aroma is the dense, bittersweet chocolate. Flavor is no different in that regard. Huge fudge cake flavor profile with an inherent sweetness that’s balanced nicely by an onset of moderately bitter, roasted malt & warming booze. The palate shows more complexity with notes of dark prune, burnt coffee beans, faint char, & charred brown sugar. But my mind keeps coming back to that lovely fudge cake flavor. It has a strong alcohol presence at 10.8%, but never gets too overbearing or undrinkable... It just commands patience. One of the best mouth feels on a beer that I can recall. So goddamn thick, chewy, viscous; just HUGE on the palate. Ten FIDY & Marshal Z territory. I am still convinced that this is the best beer New Holland does, or will ever brew. Don’t pass this one up. Awesome.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5291) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
A ton of booze makes this come on way too strong. Some roast and dark chocolate, but it doesn’t hang together very well. Bittersweet finish. Tap at Black Squirrel.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GTAEgeek (1471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2014
22 oz. bottle shared from Joe. Pours black, with a small, tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, caramel, molasses, cinnamon, oak, sherry, and earth. Very sweet, with very minimal roasted bitterness. Heavy body, smooth, syrupy, and thick. Overall, this is a flavorful and complex stout. More here than just the standard coffee and burnt toast. Smooth and delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maltser85 (342) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Black with a dark tan head. Aromas of chocolate and coffee, hints of dark fruit. Taste is the same. Super nuanced. Flavors come and go and come again. Full bodied. A big surprise of a beer!

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Busick (390) - Lake Wylie, South Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2014
A very strong tasting imperial stout that killed my tastebuds on the end! Starts off very smooth and tasty, but turned me away on the alcohol finish!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chucklemation (798) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a slight brown head that lasts a while. Aroma is dominated by chocolate, and there is also some malts. Flavor is sweet chocolate and a bite of alcohol. Not a terribly complex imperial stout, but it is very flavorful - what it does it does very well. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutchap (421) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2014
A nice imperial. Dark chocolate brown pour. Thin fizzy off-white head that dissipates quickly. Liquorice, coffee, and booze in the nose. Nice imperial taste with strong malt flavors melding with background notes of liquorice, dark cherry, and a bit of booze. Warming with a bit of an alcohol finish.


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