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RATINGS: 533   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
performula (148) - Heart of the Rockies, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2008
Once again. This NH brew could be so much better with carbonation. This beer is more balanced than their Dragon’s Milk. Softer as well. I was surprised by the percentage of this beer as it is covered extremely well. Pours a flat cola color with no head what so ever. Good scent of roasted chocolate. Flavors of Chocolate, vanilla, and some fruitness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (3924) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Bottle thanks to yobdoog, thanks for sharing Trevor. Pours a pitch black with a small beige head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate, not quite as strong or roasty as other Impys, possibly from being on the cold side. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavor is on the sweet side with notes of coffee, dark chocolate and finsishes with some notable hop bitterness. Highly drinkable and hides the 10.8% very nicely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Have often been disappointed with New Holland products,as we have found the quality inconsistent,and the new things they try often come out muddled. Not this one. aroma is like being in a kitchen where someone has a fresh pot of coffee going and is also baking a chocolate cake,very appealing, taste again is like fresh chocolate frosting washed down with fresh brewed coffee,roastedness aplenty, choclate and hop bitterness in finish , Smooth and chewy, doesn’t display 10.8 muscle. Very impressive thanks Kingpin

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4353) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2008
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiver29 (1026) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Bottle pours a dark black color with tan head. Mouthfeel is medium and laces as you drink it. Smells like a roasted chocolate bar. Nice. Tastes like a roasty toasty brew and unfortunately does not get better as you drink it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biggenius29 (155) - Hamilton, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2008
22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black with a small light brown quickly fading head leaving poor lacing. The aroma is of heavy roasted malts, along with light coffee, no hop aroma, slight alcohol aroma. Taking a drink, Huge roasted malts, followed up by heavy coffee. A light bitterness in the end. The palate is medium to heavy with soft carbonation. Overall, it is alright, way to much roasted malts for me, it was almost to bitter from the malts.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BuckeyeSammy (537) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Black, motor oil. No head, no lacing. Serious coffee, toffee.. With an alcohol finish. A little too much for my taste buds. ob tap at bidegas.. Half price happy hour. Woo hoo

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Pours black with a lightly fine, tan head. Aroma is mildly fruity, dark, alcoholic, complex. Mouth feel is REALLY thick with a lightly oily texture. Flavor is fruity with chocolate, anise, and a bunch of other stuff. Freakin’ awesome.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2008
bottle. Aroma is cream, chocolate, roasted coffee, malt, and a little port. Deep ruby/black hue with a smaller than average sized creamy tan head that mostly diminishes and leaves little lace. Flavor is cream, chocolate, roasted coffee malts and port. Kind of bitter on the finish. Palate is very thick and full bodied. Oily flat. Some alcohol burn. A surprisingly good Imp Stout that is as decadent as they come. Very Impressive and really under-rated for some reason.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2008
some marshmellow with some graham cracker and some vanilla. tastes like a beer i would have at a farm. some chocolate, vanilla, toasted almond and some slight floral flavors. awesome


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