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RATINGS: 589   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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4.3
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2008
UPDATED: APR 30, 2009 WOW!! What an Impy. It is hard to say that something is underrated at 96 percentile, but this one very well might be. Just a terrific and complex brew, I was very impressed. Pours a jet black, thick and doesnít let any light through at all. Very thick and tan head. Loads and loads of coffee in the flavor. Very chewy, great mixture of malts and barley. Nice hints of chocolate, with some light fruit on the backend. Thickens as it warms, becomes even bolder. A little too boozy in spots, but thatís really the only thing holding it back. One review said this was very different, in a good way, and I couldnít agree more. Fantastic.

4.1
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2008 Date: 03/22/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: black, fine tan head, bits of drippy lace,
Aroma: rich dark chocolate aroma with light roasted,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, nice fruity dark caramel sweetness, light bitterness rises out of the dark chocolate,
-------- /> Date: 05/02/2008
Mode: bottle
Score: 3.8 to 4.1
Words: road trip

Aroma: sweet dark caramel and chocolate aroma,
Body: creamy velvet body,
Flavor: great rich and creamy dark chocolate and roasted flavor, dark caramel sweetness brings out the rich chocolate and adds a fruity character, the roasted brings it back in balance, creamy oak and vanilla, touch of peppery alcohol,

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 9/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 4.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ***+/4

3.3
OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2008
bottle, from Cary Whole Foods. Ok aroma, bitter sweet. Roasted grains, chocolate, ABV, little soy sauce. Brownish black color, small head, ok lacing. Bitter sweet flavor. Chocolate malt balls come to mind. Medium body, oily smooth mouthfeel, bitter finish. Dunno, easy to drink and overall. Flavor had a nice cocoa streak about it. Didnít floor me though. At times it got a little dull and I didnít rush to finish it.

3.8
WallyWalrus (205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2008
22oz bottle. Pours a motor oil black with a thin brown lacing. Aroma is sweet and dark, with strong scents of caramel, coffee and roasted malt. Taste is fairly full, with an initial taste of smoke, roasted malt, and chocolate giving way to a long, velvety finish of caramel, coffee, and a bitter twinge of hops, anise, and booze. Not your average imperial stout, and I mean it in a good way.

3.9
Elizavyeta (110) - Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2008
With almost no head and a black-as-night hue, this Imperial has a lightly licorice-like aroma with pineapple and burnt toast accents. The actual flavor is robust and warm; a light carbonation makes it heavy and lingering on the palate, spreading its mallty and floral flavors, resulting in a deep, bitter finish. Night Tripper would be an excellent accompaniment to a pot roast and rosemary potatoes.

4
Shag (2987) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2008
A black apperance with a moderate tan head. The aroma really showcases the alcohol along with some chocolate, charcoal, and dark fruit. Oh and coffee. The flavor is not as alcohol filled as the aroma is. Some chocolate, coffee, and licorice. The mouthfeel is oddly grainy. Overall a very nice Imperial Stout.

3.8
performula (148) - Heart of the Rockies, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2008
Once again. This NH brew could be so much better with carbonation. This beer is more balanced than their Dragonís Milk. Softer as well. I was surprised by the percentage of this beer as it is covered extremely well. Pours a flat cola color with no head what so ever. Good scent of roasted chocolate. Flavors of Chocolate, vanilla, and some fruitness.

3.9
dmac (6206) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Bottle thanks to yobdoog, thanks for sharing Trevor. Pours a pitch black with a small beige head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate, not quite as strong or roasty as other Impys, possibly from being on the cold side. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavor is on the sweet side with notes of coffee, dark chocolate and finsishes with some notable hop bitterness. Highly drinkable and hides the 10.8% very nicely.

4.1
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Have often been disappointed with New Holland products,as we have found the quality inconsistent,and the new things they try often come out muddled. Not this one. aroma is like being in a kitchen where someone has a fresh pot of coffee going and is also baking a chocolate cake,very appealing, taste again is like fresh chocolate frosting washed down with fresh brewed coffee,roastedness aplenty, choclate and hop bitterness in finish , Smooth and chewy, doesnít display 10.8 muscle. Very impressive thanks Kingpin

4.1
ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Appearance: Pours a dark brown, near black body with a thin, wispy tan head. Smell: Alluring aroma of roasted barley, sweetened coffee, dark chocolate, and maybe a bit of booze. Taste: Roasted barley with a rich malty sweetness. Fresh roasted coffee beans and chocolate. Dash of heavy cream. Earthy bitterness. Dry roastiness on the smooth finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: A yummy, full-flavored impy stout from New Holland.


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