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RATINGS: 537   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BuckeyeSammy (540) - 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. Freakiní 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Pours an oily opaque with a spotty-lacing light tan head. Aroma of sweet, rich, dark roasty caramel, chocolate dark fruits and a touch of earthy aroma hops. Body starts full, rich and dark caramely malty sweet with some good bittersweet grapefruity bittering notes before an earthy dark chocolatey finish. Nicely balanced and fairly complex before a drier, lingering chocolatey finish. A nice imperial stout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Pours a deep brown color with a brown head. Aroma is malty, roasty, toasty, caramel, cream, and chocolate. Flavor is malty, chocolate, cream, chocolate, roast, peppery hops, and some alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BCMike22 (80) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Poured into glass snifter. Deep reddish brown. Little carb present. Sweet nose. Alcohol is present in the first taste, but muted by the rest of the flavors. Very full on the palate.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (4057) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Wooooooh, black as used harley oil. Has a foamy choco mousse head. that fades after a few minutes to a tea froth. Roasty chocolaty aroma that comes across rather attractive and inviting. However, first taste yanks you back to rude imperial stout reality. A just plain illiterate stout at best. Hints of bitter chocolate in the flavors, lets chew on old campfire coals. Finish is 40 miles of bad road. Biting terrible linger. perfect for this style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Poured an opaque black with a tan head and golden brown edge. Milk chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and ash make up the aroma. The flavor is on the thin side and less complex. Sweet roasted malt and that is about it. Medium to full bodied and creamy. Warming and almost wanting to give off alcohol flavor. It did have some fumes but my bottle was not too cold.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2008 1 pint 6 oz bottle pours black with no head (I tried), but still manages to cling to the sides to produce lace sheets. You wanna talk about legs! Yes, this looks rich (only visual stimulus here, Iím seeing richness, OK? It is thick). The aroma is of coffee and 70% dark chocolate. The flavor is sweet, chocolate, espresso, sugar, and just plain dark. The palate is amazingly rich, almost like a chocolate espresso malted shake with some hops to try to tame this sweetness and richness. Holy crap, this is thick and heavy. Iíve not had a palate like this since the old school bottling of Dark Lord (the one you could actually chew). Overall, Iíll rate this high just because of the palate. Donít bother having desert, youíve got it here. This has got to be thousands of calories per bottle. The flavor rocks too, but this is over the top thick. Perhaps I need to put on something trippy to fully grasp what the Night Tripper is all aboutÖ


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