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RATINGS: 752   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 351   ABV: 11.7%
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Night Stalker, as an homage to the Chicago-based television show. Night Stalker is a jet black, dry hopped Imperial Stout, extremely rich and full flavored with malt and chocolate followed by a bright dry hopped aroma. It is the same base as our Bourbon County Stout, but instead of aging in Bourbon barrels, we dry hop it like madmen. ABV – 11.7% IBU’s – 60 Color – 100 Aroma Hops –Mt. Hood & Simcoe Malts – 2-Row, Munich, Chocolate, C-60, Roast Barley, Debittered Black


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1364) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
Black with a large beige head that mostly dissipated quickly. Aroma is raisins, coffee, toffee, molasses, wood, vanilla, dark chocolate. Full bodied, thick syrupy mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with some balancing roast. Taste is molasses, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, toasted marshmallows. Delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrFecesious (1065) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle share. Pours almost black, bubbly tan cap reduces to thick rope. Aroma of vanilla, molasses, raisin, chocolate, mud. Taste is quite sweet followed by a long bitterness. Creamy and lasting dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrewFace (846) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Deep dark thick black pour, minimal light brown head. Sweetalry caramel toffee boozy aroma. Much of the same in the flavor, caramely, boozy, very nice as it warms.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esox (1095) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 25, 2014
Bottled. Thin, finishing head. Loads of raisins, dates, syrupy bread, licorice, greasy chocolate, wood, vanilla, fermented berries. Heavy flavor, loads of dryfruits, cocoa, sherry notes, some alcohol. Creamy vanilla aftertaste with balancing wooden/herbal bitterness and lingering dark chocolate. Heavy, sweet and syrupy texture. Excellent beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hotstuff (4229) - Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2014
Rated on 8-03-2011 (Bottle) This beer pours a small light brown head that mostly diminishes, opaque body, very little carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is chocolate, malt, roasty, and hops. The taste is moderately bitter, chocolate, roasty and hops. The mouthfeel is heavy and has an alcohol warming sensation. This beer is full bodied. Overall, this is a very good imperial stout and definitely worth trying. This beer has a very good flavor and is a beer I would drink again.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerZombies1 (37) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 9, 2014
Night Stalker - Goose Island Imperial Stout 11.7% ABV 2010 Vintage APPEARANCE: Poured a thick, dense oil slick black. Very small chocolate colored head that dissipated almost instantly leaving a small halo. AROMA: Very complex nose. Lush over ripe dark fruits, raisins, molasses and chocolate hit right away. Then vanilla and roasted malts swing by before the hops come nicely walking in. TASTE: Chocolate covered raisins, deep purple plums. Really nice sweetness that takes over. Not getting much of the hops I faintly got on the nose. Probably because it has been cellared for 4 years. The taste on this is pure decadence, the roasted malts feel like they are melting in my mouth. MOUTHFEEL: Heavy bodied with minimal carbonation. The great thickness and mouthfeel I've come to know and love from goose island. Oily and slick that coats the mouth leaving you wanting more. OVERALL: I'm actually glad that my first experience with a NightStalker is one that had been cellared for 4 years. The absence of hops in the taste along with the abundance of dark fruits in the taste compliment the faint hops on the nose perfectly. I thought this was an amazing beer and would love to try a different vintage. RATING: 4.5/5 Zombie Heads! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jayzz (372) - Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2014
This is a brilliantly unique tasting beer. Is this the base beer for bourbon county stout? If it is, no need to say more. If not, still no need.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Advocate_Ames (446) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2014
Aged 3 yrs, 2011 bottle. Pours black with a reddish hue and a quickly fading brown head, leaving a nice ring of foam sticking to my glass. The aroma is of roasted semi sweet malts, noticeable sugar sweetner, lite chocolate, soft old earthy hops, and booze. The flavor is roasty, nice malt flavor, mild cocoa, pleasant bitterness, and it has a medium yet somewhat burnt sugar taste. The finish takes all of the described flavors and blend them with a lingering malty, alcohol, and a nice bitterness that dissipates sharply. Overall a fine beverage here. I enjoyed this fresh on tap more but I am surprised that it aged so well. Happy National Beer Day.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (767) - Collinsville, USA - APR 7, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours black with a brown head. Taste sweet, chocolate, malty. I thought this was good. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
koleminer20 (688) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Rating #350. Bottled on 11/19/12 number 1721. Poured into a snifter. The pour is a nice black with a finger of dark khaki head and a gorgeous lace left behind. The aroma has a great dark fruit (raisin maybe) to it, kind of taking over from some of the roast on the front of the nose. The roasted malt comes back in at the mid point and just meshes well with the fruit. There is perhaps a touch of cocoa toward the back end. The flavor is definitely interesting compared to other imperials I’ve had. The roastyness is what is detected first, but then it moves through the dark fruit character with a good caramel, burnt-sugar-ish flavor. The hops aren’t immediately noticed, but finish strong. The mouth feel is incredibly oily, viscous and thick. The coverage on the mouth would be comparable to a syrup. The carbonation is light, but well executed and the aftertaste is just delicious and lingering


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