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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.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thickfreakness (132) - AUSTIN, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Bottle that I bought during DLD weekend 2008. Pours black with just a slight mocha head. Aroma of old dark chocolate, light creamy coffee, cocoa powder, light smoke, booze and slight roast. Taste is cocoa powder, dark chocolate, slight coffee, huge roasty bitterness, slight earthy hops, a bit of smoke and booze. Slightly thin for an RIS but enjoyable. Pretty solid but a bit too much on the fake chocolate flavor side.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maltser85 (240) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Black with a dark tan head. Aromas of chocolate and coffee, hints of dark fruit. Taste is the same. Super nuanced. Flavors come and go and come again. Full bodied. A big surprise of a beer!

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Busick (368) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2014
A very strong tasting imperial stout that killed my tastebuds on the end! Starts off very smooth and tasty, but turned me away on the alcohol finish!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chucklemation (424) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a slight brown head that lasts a while. Aroma is dominated by chocolate, and there is also some malts. Flavor is sweet chocolate and a bite of alcohol. Not a terribly complex imperial stout, but it is very flavorful - what it does it does very well. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutchap (400) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2014
A nice imperial. Dark chocolate brown pour. Thin fizzy off-white head that dissipates quickly. Liquorice, coffee, and booze in the nose. Nice imperial taste with strong malt flavors melding with background notes of liquorice, dark cherry, and a bit of booze. Warming with a bit of an alcohol finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (545) - - JUN 16, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 5-17-12- Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a nearly pitch black with a thin-dense brown head. The head had amazing retention with even over a 30 min period the head not dissipating completely. While not a complete fade it did lose some size to leave nice lacing on the side of the glass with a thin brown film left on the top of the brew. Smell – The smell was heavy of cherry and chocolate. These were met with lighter notes of a roasted coffee and a good shot of boozy alcohol aroma. Taste – The taste started out heavy of a sweeter chocolate and cherry flavors. This chocolate covered cherry had some nice bready maltiness mixed within. As the flavor advances some of the cherry faded, but never disappeared. As the cherry sweetness faded, some flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate coffee and a light nuttiness came to the tongue. These lasted to the end of the taste where they were met by a warming heavy boozy taste of alcohol. In the end, a bitter, roasty , boozy flavor lingered on the tongue in a satisfying way. Mouthfeel – The body was nice and creamy with a lower level of carbonation. With its robust darkness and 10.8 % it is very fitting, and allows all the roasty, cocoa and boozy flavors to linger on the tongue. Overall – A nice cocoa warming stout; very tasty and enjoyable to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4317) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle: Thanks jdb288: Served in a Duvel glass: Medium sized beige brown foamy head on top of a black colored beer. Aromas of liquorice/bay leaf, roast, hint of alcohol/spices, a tint of dark chocolate, dried leaves, raisin and prunes drenched in alcohol, some soya and a hint of brown sugars. Flavour is liquorice, chalk, prunes, bitters, alcohol, bay leaf, dried leafs, raisin, some dark chocolate tones and hints of soya and cookies. Aftertaste is warm, roast, spicey, bay leaf, malt roast and bitters. Low carbo, creamy close to silky yet a bit spicy mouthfeel, full bodied and a creamy light dry texture. A bit high in the bay leaf/liquorice and alcohol.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hman43 (311) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2014
It pours with a decent head. The aroma is of chocolate, vanilla. and cream. The glass has heavy lacing and the head is a rich brown. The color is black with no light that comes through the glass. The is a taste of rich chocolate, vanilla, cream, oak, with a creamy texture to it.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrYeast (7) - - MAY 12, 2014 does not count
Solid stout, great head and body. Alcohol notes are not overpowering, but definitely noticeable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ismith87 (71) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2014
Appearance - 4/5 - nice bottle and everything, dark brown black beer with a nice tan head that sticks and leaves nice lacing Aroma - 8/10 - coffee, vanilla, chocolate, alc. Taste - 8/10 - same as smell, chocolate, coffee, roasted Malts, vanilla, cream, Palate - 4/5 - medium thick mouth feel, alc present but appropriate, O - 16/20 - great imperial Stout. Nice and chocolaty.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (997) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2014
An excellent imperial stout from new holland. Has a strong bite at the end due to the 12% alcohol content. Bitter and chocolately and relatively smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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