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RATINGS: 562   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2008
22 oz. bottle on 3/16/08. Balck/brown pour with ruby highlights. Very slowly developing spare tan head that remains as a thin layer for an unexpectedly long time. Chocolate and coffee aroma, some alcohol, burnt caramel, and maybe some vanilla. Low carbonation, full body, slightly astringent and resinous on the palate. Roasted malt vlavors come through was a dark molasses sweetness. Some piney flavors and associated bitterness bring on a dry finish. Initially, I was put off by the appearance., with an unexpectedly small head for an impy stout. But everything else comes together very nicely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1736) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Pours dark brown/black, with a small, light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, alcohol, roasted malt, and licorice. Slightly bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Pours very dark, with a small tan head. Very nice aroma of roasty malts and some chocolate and coffee. The flavor is also very good, very chocolaty. Surprisingly light palate, not much carbonation to speak of, extremely smooth to drink and the very high alcohol content is very well hidden, but noticeable in the warming, sticky finish. A pretty unique imperial stout, a little more chocolate than I am used to, but still very tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2008
bottle from sams wine. A nice brew. Not great, but pretty flavorful. Toasty malt flavor. Smooth finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TikiE (368) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Pours dark with light tan head and smells of roasted malts and chocolate. Tases of chocolate and coffee. Alcohol is well hidden in this 10.8% beer. BANG ON DIGGITY!!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2009 Bottle thanks to LeopoldStoch, thanks man. Poured a deep black color with a thin beige head that diminished to a layer leaving nice lacing. Aroma of chocolate, light coffee, and roasted malt. A light, smooth chocolate entry greets the tongue with a light chalky character that leads into a nice roasted malts and a smooth, lingering coffee finish with a hint of hops. Very well balanced and smooth, a good dry chalky finish. Thanks a bunch Brandon, this beer was awesome.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBeer45 (1336) - Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Bottle, bought at Champanes, pours black with dark brown around the edges, some small tan bubbles emerge unless the ale was swirled, leaves a bit of an oily film on the glass when swirled, chocolate, dark chocolate and roasted malt aromas, malt and cake sweetness with a faint burnt aroma? Has roasted malt and chocolate flavors with faint burnt malt and coffee bean flavors, a bit of warming alcohol on the tongue but this is almost at room temperature, has a bite at the finish and leaves roasted malt, some bitter coffee and sweetness on the palate, a bit of vegetal coffee bean taste? More then medium mouth feel, not a lot of carbonation, a touch oily on the tongue but smooth to drink, has a good amount of sweetness that may get tiring after awhile depending on what you like, aging may help that some, not a bad example.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
a2andrew (2) - Cookeville, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2008 does not count
caramel, roasty, chocolate, floral, raisin, licorice, black, aminimal head, medium body,

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Bottle. Pours out a dark black color, looks like it is almost flat - just for a second. Then a big brown head comes out of now where on this one. Smell is full of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel. Smells like sweet coffee. Taste is really smooth, full of chocolate flavors and coffee. This one really sneaks up on you at almost 11%. After the bomber I went to bed. Good stuff, a very good sipping beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, 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.


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