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RATINGS: 773   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
Beerman6686 (5615) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2010
This poured a pitch black color with a medium beige head. Aroma was alcohol, medium to dark chocolate, and lighter hops notes. Flavor was a good amount of alcohol, lots of deeply roasted malts, some chocolate, and the dry hopping is there, but not as much as I was hoping for.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 16, 2010
bottle pours thick black with a medium dark tan head. Aroma is strong coffee and roasted malt. Flavor is sweet and light with lots of sweet chocolate and coffee with dark red fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Pours pitch black with a fully receding mocha head. Notes of intense chocolate, hop resins, grapefruit, roast, red wine, licorice, pepper, vanilla and cola. Full to heavy bodied with moderate carbonation. Very nice and quite hoppy. I enjoyed this one fresh, but I’m sure it will be even better in a few months.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdenn (2100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Rating #1500! 22 oz bottle. I’ve had this on tap and in the bottle and for some reason this tastes a little better out of the bottle. Pours a thick black with a medium sized creamy beige head that laces into spots. That aroma is all roast, that bourbon county stout base, and hops. There’s a rich chocolate malty aroma there that’s sweet and undeniably (if you look close enough) that bourbon county stout base. Full creamy body. Sweet chocolate and malt is balanced with those bitter hops and roast. Strong citrus/floral bitterness from that massive amount of hops makes this great. My only real complaint is as it warms and oxidizes in my glass that sweetness starts to take foot. But overall a superb beer. Maybe the best variation of BCS. Excellent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAY 15, 2010
22oz bottle into snifter. Pours dark as night with thick tan head. Smells a bit citrusy and a little hopper than most stouts. Good mouthfeel, moderate carbo. Tastes roasty with a balance of hops. Great beer however I prefer the BCS.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (14030) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAY 14, 2010
A: As the name would imply this beer is black as night with a moderate tan head. S: A lot of citrusy hops (grapefruit in particular) which is an interesting contrast to the chocolate, roast, and coffee undertones of the imperial stout. T: Quite a bit of roast, coffee, and chocolate. But, these are really masked a bit too much by the grapefruit hop flavors. That said, this is done more tactfully than Darkness 09. The alcohol presence is fairly minimized by the shear number of different flavors present in the beer. M: The body is quite full with a moderate carbonation and smooth feel on the tongue. D: I’ve been wanting to try this for a long time, and I was pleased by how it tasted. But, I think I would prefer this beer in 6 months to a year when the hops have died down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Bottle I split at a tasting. Pours solid black with a very nice brown head. Nose is very sweet with chocolate and caramel - definitely resembles a nice malty barleywine in the flavor department. Flavor is rich and sweet with toasty malt and nice citrusy hops. A hell of a beer. Definitely glad this one survived being stuffed in my luggage for the flight from Chicago to Austin...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wedgie9 (2528) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Tasted from 22oz bottle. Pours super dark brown with a thin mocha head that recedes to thin lace. Nose features very darkly roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, hops, and some nuttiness. The flavors are unique for a stout. On the front of the palate, the flavor is sweet with citrus hops. After, the chocolate, coffee, and nuttiness start to come through. The finish is bitter from both hops and chocolate. The body is full with average carbonation and a long finish. This beer is super smooth and well integrated. It is a little hot, showing the high alcohol. If it weren’t for this heat, I would be giving it almost a perfect score.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Bottle date-3/06/10. Consumed May 2010. A very black beer with a very small head that fades quickly. The aroma had chocolate, loads of alcohol, very tarry. The taste had chocolate, again tarry, burnt, and the mouthfeel was very slick and oily. Even though this is a hoppy Impy and is great drank as fresh as possible, I do hope this improves with age.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Wow, what a treat. A piney resinous chocolatey stout. Even after reading reviews I found it to be much greener than I expected. Nice velvety black pour with minimal head. Aroma right off the bat of bold citrus and pine hop, some nice chocolate and light notes of coffee mixed with heavy malt. Loved it.

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