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RATINGS: 776   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   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 Ė 11.7% IBUís Ė 60 Color Ė 100 Aroma Hops ĖMt. Hood & Simcoe Malts Ė 2-Row, Munich, Chocolate, C-60, Roast Barley, Debittered Black


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
travita (4743) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Dark brown to black in color, very dark look, with a light tan decent head. The smell is malts, dark roasty, alcohol, some pine, and good. The taste is alcohol, pine, roasty, malts, and good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (5191) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 17, 2010
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a very small head. Aroma strong of hops, roasted malts, and coffee. Initially you taste malts, with hints of chocolate and coffee. But then the hops dominates the finish, and it is a huge contrast to what you would expect from a stout. This is the hoppiest stout Iíve tasted, and although the combination isnít perfect, it works really well.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2010
dark black pour with a medium tan head. aroma definitely presents some woody hop. chocolate, some darkish red wine tones. flavour has roasted malt chocolate, toffee/molasses, strong (for me) licorice, vanilla cream. woody bitterness to the finish. Very interesting.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (6041) - 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.

3.7
   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.

4.1
   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 Iím sure it will be even better in a few months.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdenn (2106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Rating #1500! 22 oz bottle. Iíve 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. Thereís a rich chocolate malty aroma there thatís 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

3.2
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (15269) - 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: Iíve 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.

4.1
   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...


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