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RATINGS: 739   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niko100 (1842) - Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Rich dark brown/black color; Heavy slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, oak, hops, some vanilla, & coffee; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel, hops, espresso, dark fruit (notably prunes & dates), and bittersweet chocolate; Slight alcohol at the finish; Nicely balanced & complex; Overall, quite hoppy - great stout!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (2959) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from Total Wine Sterling. It pours a thick, inky black with a dark brown head. The nose is malty with lots of roasted malt notes, a slight dark fruitiness, licorice, and a hint of coffee. The flavor is big and boozy with lots of obvious alcohol. The fruit and licorice notes seem to be at odds with the burnt malt notes. Instead of working together, it definitely takes something away from the enjoyment. Thick and rich on the tongue with an oily mouthfeel that lingers. This one didn’t blow me away.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwm1034 (600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Split bomber from condo beer closet with SHERM1016. This beer is missing its’ hop nose and taste....bottled two yrs ago. Still a tasty stout with lots of licorice, chocolate and coffee flavors....will have to find / try a fresh one for contrast.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sikash (230) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Pours a nice dark color with a tan foamy head. Aroma is nice and rich, roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is sweet bitter with notes of chocolate and coffee with some roasted malt. Finish is a bitter alcoholic finish. Mouthfeel is bitter full with decent carbonation. Overall this is an awesome beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1315) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Bottle-Nose is coffee, sweetness, pine, roast, spice..Taste is chocolate, roast, spice, cream, hop bitterness, dry, pine hops

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3170) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Bottle from Wegman’s Leesburg. Pours black with a quarter inch of khaki foam. Not much on the nose. Slighty burned malt and licorice on the tongue. Theres also a bit of sweetness that comes through. Taste lingers a bit. Eh! I’m not really feeling this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illiniphil (122) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Tar black with a tan head. Notes of cocoa, coffee and molasses. You can tell the foundation is the Bourbon County stout but with a dry finish. Very nice beer but makes me want the real thing - a Bourbon County Stout! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sherls91 (4) - Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2013 does not count
Wow same base as Bourbon County, but dry hopped instead of barrel aged? What? This stout is awesome, but still not as good as its aged brother. I had this on tap at Nevins, a local watering hole. Poured a light chocolate colored 2 finger head and the beer itself was the color of obsidian and just as opaque. Chocolate was a feature of this beer but the hops really come through. More of a lighter stout in your mouth but flavor is the key and keeps you wanting more. I would love to have this as a warm-up to the Bourbon County. That may not be a good idea,11% ABV to 15%...on the other hand, maybe that is the start of a good night! If you see this on a menu, order it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EtTuCthulhu (900) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 29, 2013
This brew’s aroma is overwhelmingly (read: disgustingly) boozy with very slight hints of hops and toasted caramel malts, but the appearance is an opaque black color with a brown ring of foam on top of the edge of the liquid. The taste is a lot better than the smell, for there is no boozy burn or oiliness to the beer at all; rather, the taste is mildly umami, mildly sweet, and slightly bitter, and the mouthfeel combines a medium body, thin texture, soft carbonation, and long finish, which results in the second of these two facets being inappropriate for the style that this beer claims to be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RespertFTW (483) - Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2013
Bottle. Very thick dark pour. Malt, raisin and chocolate aroma and taste. Nice palate, thick and creamy. Solid beer.

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