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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2960) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Bottle acquired via trade from dchmela. Black in the belly, mahogany around the edges, the fine caramel-colored bubbles rise slowly after an aggressive pour. Flavors of dark chocolate covered espresso beans, vanilla, and campfire smoke. Alcohol shows up rather late but is there. Slippery, not creamy mouthfeel. Overall a winner. Nicely done!!! THANKS AGAIN DAVE!!!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK (4918) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Black beer. Loads of malt and a little sweet. Thick, rich palate, but the sweet malt flavor with the heavily roasted, almost burnt grain doesn’t work for me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hotstuff (4397) - Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2008
Bottle. Very small, very bubbly light brown head that mostly lasted, opaque, virtually no lacing, and a black hue with a bit of a bronze tint. Nose was malty, roasty, chocolate, hint of smoke, some raisins, and some coffee. Flavor was malt, roasty, some vanilla, smokey, lightly bitter, and some chocolate. Mouthfeel was smooth and a bit oily.Very quaffable brew, easy to drink as this is a very smooth beer, very tasty, nicely done by the folks at New Holland. Worthy of a try and I would drink this beer again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Bottle broght over by scubarex. This poured black in color with very fine brown bubbles that faded pretty quick. The nose was filled with vanilla, milk chocolate, light bourbon, coffee and plum. In the mouth it was medium-bodied and smooth showing a candied element. It was rich and hedonistic with some of the alcohol poking out.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Bottle from Whole Foods Raleigh. Pours thick, viscous black with no head. Toffee, caramel, grainy aroma. Thick mouthfeel. Tastes of mocha, chocolate. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - APR 30, 2008
Pours a very dark black with almost no head whatsoever, just the faintest hint of a dark brown cap. Not too much going on with the nose, rich sweet treacly malts tempered by a decent level of roasted smokiness, a mild grassy hop aroma. Very softly carbonated, starting with dark berries and toffee on the palate before a bitter espresso character takes it through to a somewhat thin finish. Alcohol is a little too upfront for a style that usually cloaks it well. Not bad, but not great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beaver (1443) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2008
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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Dangle (31) - Cullowhee, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2008
I love it. Black pour with almost no head. aroma is roasted malts. Very thick and Flavorful. Tastes Molasses. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nucci (21) - cullowheee, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2008
Looks very dark with thin brown head. smells sweet, taste pretty good, very thick and smooth delicious finish. Not one I’d drink everyday.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagobears (431) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2008
Pours a thick oily black. Aroma of fine chocolate, caramel, and cookie dough. Sweet complex taste. Fudge, crispy toll house cookies, and molasses. Alc. is hidden well.


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