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RATINGS: 585   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Pours pitch black, with a small, light brown head. Smells of thick, rich, roasty malts, chocolate and caramel notes, and raisins. The flavor is very sweet, with quite an alcohol presence linked to it. Lots of thick molasses and syrupy malts join forces with the powerful chocolate, to give this beer a very thick consistency and rich mouthfeel. This was much better than I had hoped for from this brewery. Very nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Bottle. Dark, opaque pour with a thin tan head. Coffee, chocolate, hops, banana in the nose. Sweet smelling. Bitter hoppiness, round finish. Acrid smokiness and fairly tannic. Minimally boozy but warming in the chest. Sweet again. Tasty but not well balanced. Silky but oily palate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joekinty (263) - rockledge, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2008
dark brown pour coffee alchohol caramel and vanilla aroma. roast, molasses, licorice vanilla coffee in the flavor everything comes thru nicely in this brew nicely done

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2771) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Throwdown. I like this alot. Smooth malty and with alot of roast and sweet caramel chocolates. Full bodied. Luscious is a good word here. Dark brown/black color.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11514) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2008
At Mondiale 2008. Dark wth crowning bubbly head. Lots of small bubbles. Some roast and coffee, a bit drying. The taste is a cross between a roasted stout and a dry Irish stout. Licorice is significant. Medium plus mouthfeel, a bit creamy. A sipper, good ingrediants but not very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 30, 2008
22oz bottle, courtesy of jasonp. Thanks, Jason! Pours a dark, slightly oily chocolate-brown color; medium-tan head with patchy lacing. Chewy milk chocolate, nougats, and roasted malts in the aroma; chewy, soft, chocolate-forward stuff. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: chewy roasted malts, milk and dark chocolate, and lots of charred / slightly burnt malts; not terribly astringent, mostly chocolate and nougat; just not really worth the alcohol. Medium finish: chocolate, roast, and some nuttiness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13613) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 30, 2008
(22oz bottle, thanks jasonp) Minimal tan head atop black body with brown edges. Aroma is medium sweet, coffee/roast, light earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, alcohol, some chocolate, earthy/grapefruit. Sticky, medium-full body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quevillon (2969) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2008
Bire #17 au Mondial 08 (29/5/08), bouteille. Brune brule, trs peu de collet. Arome de chocolat malt, un peu de caf mocha sucr. Got de choco-caf sucr, une touche de caramel, bien malt.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennisjoel (1404) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2008
I keep swearing I will not give New Holland another chance after repeatedly being disappointed with their brews. However, this is their highest rated beer (albeit imperial stout), so I thought Id give it a try. Well, for a bigfoot vertical tasting, we decided to try a few impy stouts side by side after the main event. 2007 Darklord and Nogne Dark Horizon belong in a league of their own, however, Night Tripper has a better flavor and overall balance than either Old Rasputin (a beer which has gone downhill for me), and Victory Storm King, which I need to rerate, because, next to Night Tripper, it is almost undrinkable. This was a pleasnat surprise. Nice complexity with coffee, along with caramel toffee, vanilla beans, balanced with some light hops. Definitely middle of the road within the imperial stout category, which is a good thing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (9592) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2008
My Bottom Line:
Roasted coffee beans, chocolate and molasses unite before hop bitterness and swift alcohol cut through some of this Imperial Stouts residual sugars.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the brown-sleeved black.
-The body is big, but feels a little bloated due to all the residual sugars.
-The malts are quite expressive yet dont feel like theyre as defined as they could be. A young bottle?
-Hops are not really put to use in the aroma and flavor profile.

Bottle.


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