MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2008
My Bottom Line:MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2008
Roasted coffee beans, chocolate and molasses unite before hop bitterness and swift alcohol cut through some of this Imperial Stout’s 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 don’t feel like they’re as defined as they could be. A young bottle?
-Hops are not really put to use in the aroma and flavor profile.
22oz - Aroma of dark roasted malts, lots of cocoa and chocolate, barley and cream. Pours black with a small brown head and good lacing. Flavor is very roasty, chocolate and burnt malts with a creamy finish. Palate is dry, smooth and silky. Quite tasty and easy drinking for 10.8%. Best brew I’ve had from New Holland. KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Dark color. Smell of coffee, chocolate, caramel, malt, hops and dark fruit. Tastes the same. Very nice and very smooth. I will have this again! BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - MAY 23, 2008
This beer is terrible - gives dark beer a bad name. No head (ever), bad blend of flavor (too much licorice of course). lousy mouthfeel. Considering asking for my money back. doubelknv3 (1093) - Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Black with tan head. Roast, sweet malt, and chocolate aroma. Licorice, sweet caramel malt, roast, and alcohol notes. Fairly balanced with mild bitter finish.
bdigital (659) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Bottle: Courtesy of renhed...onyx black pour with no head. Roasted and chocolate malts dominate with additional notes of black cherries and a bit of toffee. This is very deceiving body-wise, I wasn’t expecting this to be as silky as it is. This has a malt-infused spinal column with notes of chocolate and dark fruits. esjaygee (3902) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Very dark brown with a medium brown head that laces. Aroma of roasted malts, mild smoke, molasses and a touch of alcohol. Sweet taste of roasted malts, mild coffee, brown sugar and light chocolate and alcohol. Thick, smooth and strong – this an excellent imperial stout. heemer77 (5361) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 16, 2008
Bomber. The body is perfectly black with a light orangeish tan head. The aroma is rich coffee and anise. There is also some sweet milk chocolate. The mouthfeel is very full and chewy. The taste is anise with some light vineous notes. There is also some baking chocolate that comes out as you drink. The finish is a little ashy with some woody notes coming through. After you drink more, you get some alcohol burn, but this is not too hot. Nicely made. gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2008
The commercial description would be spot on if the word chocolate was included. Rich is a great description. Dark with a thin head. unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2008
22oz bottle. Pours dark brown - black. Aroma of coffee and alcohol. Night Tripper is an Imperial Stout brewed for a Fat Tuesday release... This is a "Lent" beer? Huh? Rich malts. Nice hop balance.