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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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Outstanding Imperial Stout. Surprisingly tasty. Nice color. Good, sturdy nose. Excellent balance. Hoppy, but yet, also extremely malty with great character. Lingering finish, that seems to last and last. A sleeper and a great beer. Thanks to Jake.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2008
This one is black and thick. This one has a small but thick tan head. This one does not have a lot of lacing. This one smells a bit like chocolate and molasses. This one has a hint of a espresso in the aroma. This one has a faint brown sugar sweetness that lurks on the back of my tongue. This one is mostly dominated by molasses and bitter dark chocolate. This one has a slight alcohol burn at the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Naka (703) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2008
On tap at Vintage Estates. Pours a deep opaque black color with a frothy light brown head. Decent lacing. Lots of deep coffee and bitter chocolate notes. A rich oily mouthfeel. Coffee flavor with chocolate and almost some cinnamon flavors. A warming alcohol flavor on the tongue with a nice bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2008
bottled. Black & bold, aggressive & alcoholic. Mostly alcohol in the linger but the roast & choc. notes here are obvious. A thin body for a imp.stout but otherwise; Nicely done!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2008
Poured from a 22oz bomber and served in a snifter. This beer poured an almost black dark brown with no head at all. Not the greatest look...almost like a flat cola. The aroma of the beer was impressivily powerful. Notes of molasses, charred malt, strong chocolate, and freshly ground French roast coffee beans filled the air around the glass. The flavor consisted of licorice, molasses, burnt malts, bakerís chocolate, and some warming alcohol. The mouthfeel was thick and full-bodied with a very low level of carbonation. Smells better than it tastes, tastes better than it looks. All in all...pretty nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (3636) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2008
Draught sample at Vintage Estates, courtesy of Nuts. Rich chocolate aroma, molasses, mild smoke. Sweet and rich maltiness. Light hop character but masked in the oozing imperialness. Dark oily black, impenetrable, with thin lacing brown foamy head. Oily thick body with light-medium carbonation. Starts really sweet with rich malt. Caramel, molasses, smoke, chocolate. Very malty and somewhat cloying. Finishes wiht a nice hoppy dry-bitter character that evens out with the malt and syrupy sweetness. Lactose creamy finish and after. Big stout.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2008
Bomber pourd into a tulip glass. NHNT pours darker than any beer Iíve ever seen. It is truely black. The head didnít even appear until 30 seconds after the pours. This is some thick stuff. The aroma is mouth watering with roasted grains, oatmeal and light coffee. The flavor is full of charred wood, slightly bitter coffee and plum. The alcohol makes a nice presence. The body is oily and thick. You can chew this beer as easily as drink it. This is the best New Holland beer Iíve had yet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2008
On tap. Pours a black/brown with a ceamy white head. Notes of sweet chocolate and oast on the nose. Taste is sweet, with chocolate, roast and coco. Finsh is like dark choolate with faint hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mixinnixon2000 (227) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2008
bottle. excelent flavor. very good imperial stout. nice chocolate and roasted malt. I would drink this again

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dutch23mp (267) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2008
great brew. the only low mark is appearance it just sits there and waits for you. Can taste the quality wonderful full chocolate flavor. I may have served too chilled and it is getting better as it warms. right up there, outstanding!


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