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RATINGS: 774   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 351   ABV: 11.7%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (6480) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Lots of roast and a little booze here. Milk chocolate. Some coffee. Bittersweet finish, but mostly bitter. Black pour without much head or lacing. Big. Faint hops in here. Tap at Meridian pint.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (3979) - Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2015
22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 11/19/2012. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, caramel, toast, toffee, raisin, plum, licorice, dark bread, light smoke/char, herbal, light pine, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/bready/roasted malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, caramel, toast, toffee, raisin, plum, licorice, dark bread, light smoke/char, herbal, light pine, and roasted earthiness. Light herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, caramel, toffee, toast, raisin, plum, licorice, dark bread, light smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and robustness of dark/bready/roasted malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with an awesome roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a smooth, creamy, and lightly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible imperial stout. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/roasted malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (5608) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Draught @ Top Hops Beer Shop, New York

Pours pitch black with a smooth head. Aroma of roasty malts, licorice, wood, ash, leather and coffee. Taste is sweetish, roasty and ashy with loads of wood, coffee and licorice, hints of syrup. Finish is sweet, a bit stuffy and woody with some syrup and licorice. A bit stuffy and too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (2396) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Another incredible barrel aged imperial stout. Really chocolately and smooth to drink. Pours black in color with a tan head. Chad a bottle pour at home ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (3981) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Bottled on 2/19/10. Pitch black with only the smallest wisp of a brown slick for a head. Huge alcohol nose with lots of dried fruit. This is an incredibly rich beer with lots of buttered toast, chocolate, vanilla, tobacco, brown sugar, and still some green hop resin patina. This is a great sipping impy stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle: 2012 vintage. Black-ish center with dark brown edges, a very small beige ring settles on top. Aroma of toffee, booze, light maple, chocolate malt, & plentiful toasted nuts. Little bit of brown sugar char & anise. Flavor is a bit sweeter with lots of baker’s cocoa & milk chocolate coated nuts up front. Very mild roasty & charred element sneaks in for a bit of balance. Semi-sweet finish with brown sugar, edging on torched. A little booze at times. Most of the hops are long gone, it seems. Pretty tasty stout, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DCLawyer (2313) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
2012 draft at Westover Beer Market. Black with small tan head. Loads of chocolate and roasted malts, molasses, toffee. Deep and big. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (1018) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2014
2010. Bottle to glass. Pours a deep black color with a small creamy medium brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, black marker. Flavor has a bit more mild of a marker flavor, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, bitter. Medium to heavy body with a lingering roasted bitter chocolate, malts, black marker. Interesting. Not at all similar to the Bourbon County it shares the base with.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (2129) - - SEP 17, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 7-8-13- Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance –The beer is served a pitch black color with a tiny cream colored head. The head almost instantaneously disappears leaving a thick looking brew with some light foam islands. Upon swirling the beer in the glass its thickness can be seen with fingers of beer sticking to the side of the glass. Smell – The aroma is a mix of chocolate and darker fruits with some other aromas of caramel and coffee. Overall it is sweet and roasted with hints of alcohol linger in the background to create an overall warming smell. Taste – The taste begins with a big roasted malt flavor with lots of chocolate and sweet flavors of caramel. Some darker fruit flavors of raisin, plum and prune quickly join these flavors and produce a quite sweet flavor overall. Notes of vanilla and some coffee follow the fruit with a little bit of hop hitting the tongue as well. These flavors are joined by a bit more roast and a decently strong alcohol taste to leave a warming and sweet flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is quite thick and chewy with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The characteristic of the brew are quite appropriate for the style nicely complimenting the roasted and sweet flavor of the brew. Overall – A tasty and thick imperial with lots of sweetness. One that is worth a try if you are feeling like something fairly sweet, roasty and boozy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
50belair (3165) - Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Chocolate bouquet. Bitter chocolate, hops?, bitter roasted malts, I guess? Not sure what all is going on here. Is it infected? Is it over hoppy. Average body and mouthfeel..

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