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RATINGS: 748   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bp (802) - Queens, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Bottle: pours dark black with a thick tan head, aroma is malty, chocolate and a little boozy, taste is mostly the same but not overly boozy, very dry finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
One2remeber (145) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle. Strong cocoa. Debittered chocolate. No booze for style; way too drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chaneybr (52) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Reviewed 8-21-10 I bought this bottle in DC back in March and I’ve really been looking forward to it. I split this one with my wife. Ap: Pitch Black with very little head and slight carbonation. Even the froth on this one is dark! Ar: Smells like chocolate and Coca-Cola with a slight bitterness in the nose with a touch of carmel. T: VERY bitter - even the aftertaste cuts like a knife. The chocolate starts to hit hard after a few sips, but the soda taste still remains. I’ll definitely give this one credit for not being sugary, sticky, or syrupy. Many have described a fruity undertone, but I’m not getting much at all. P: Bitterness lingers even a couple of minutes after tasting. If BCBS is considered a sipper, this one is even more so. O: The bitterness and ABV might be too overwhelming for some and I have to admit that it did start to overstay its welcome a bit. Overall: If your looking for a RIS with fruit overtones: figs, cherries, dates, etc .... perhaps this is not the most appropriate beer for you. My wife, who likes BCBS, Dark Lord, and just about every Imperial stout she has tried, did not like this one. Since I generally like both Coke and dark bitter chocolate, I dug it!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JPDurden24 (1595) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Black pour with a dark tan head. Chocolate, dark fruits, toffee and just enough hops added in to make it balance. Damn good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (3814) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Pours oily black...ruby edged, with a dark brown ring. Dark fruit, raisin, chocolate, aroma. Flavour is mild licorice, berry, dark cherry, chocolate...malt. Sticky sweet, roast... Alcohol is evidenced only by a slight sting at the back of the throat. Darren Mcgavin would be proud.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (3074) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2013
2010 bottle poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a thick black with a dense head of dark brown foam. Aroma has notes of licorice, coffee, currants, and molasses. Taste is rich, earthy, malty sweetness. Age has done this beer well. I wouldn’t mind having this one again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3740) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2013
On tap at Zeno’s. Sweet with licorice and molasses. Chocolate, coffee, cream, and smoke. Alcohol vapors. Dark black opaque with thin than head. Medium-heavy watery body with medium carbonation. Chewy. Starts and stays cloyingly sweet with soy, molasses, licorice, chocolate, and syrup. Big sweet finish and after with cloying sweet soy notes.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dpjuart (1068) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Draft at Zeno’s. Pours black, rimming, lacing brown head. Chocolate and licorice nose, with the same for taste, though cloyingly sweet. Hops brighten it at the end, but bitter, sticky, thick and chunky.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3318) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours jet black with a small brown head and some lacing. Aroma is dark roasted malts, chocolate, citrus, raisin, something odd - burned caramel? caramelized pine cones? Not sure. Same with the taste - light sweet and medium bitter, but definitely a strange note in there. Interesting, not bad, just strange. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Interesting experience.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmm635 (881) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Poured pitch black with a lasting medium brown head. Very hoppy aroma, even for an imperial stout. Good chocolate and roasty qualities but the hops really shine. Nice creamy body, long bitter finish, and well hidden alcohol.


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