LoFi (1688) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from first trade with kmyers8807 (have another to drink very soon), cheers buddy, backlog!
Black with a light brown head.
Aroma: fruity, roasted, licorice, hard lemon candies.
Taste: licorice, some salmiak, soft roast, dark and creamy chocolate, tropical fruits like pineapple and peach, Indian palate cleanser.
Not really as tasty as I had expected.
GothGargoyle (1841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
XaenDovet (1227) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
DrewFace (957) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
esox (1198) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
hotstuff (4424) - Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
BeerZombies1 (37) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 9, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Night Stalker - Goose Island
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
jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Advocate_Ames (527) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
gschrade (869) - Collinsville, USA - APR 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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