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RATINGS: 753   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 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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtw (1111) - farmington, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2010
22 oz bottle, pouring a thick inky black with a fleeting electric tan head. amazingly green and hoppy aroma, cascade or centennial and bourbon blend together and make it very inviting, with a hint of alcohol heat behind. slightly boozy imperial stout but a miraculous fusion of hops and roasty malt and alcohol - clean yeast profile and a full body. impressive brew, much better than the bourbon county.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
basewars (169) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2010
I wanted to age this, but I couldnít resist after Patís recommendation. Pours thick with almost no head. Looks intimidating. Aroma is very approachable. Plenty of floral hoppy notes along with chocolate. Thick on the palate, and coats the mouth. Flavor is hoppy, but it cuts through the rich chocolate malts. Very smooth, and the alcohol is hidden. Excellent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2010
22oz from tytoanderson - thanks, Tyler!!! Well damn, I was certainly relieved to know the beer wasnít dedicated to Richard Ramirez. This is a big boy. Deep oily pour initially but then things get a bit cloudy, with some roiling sediment in there and a deep cappuccino head. Looks potent. The nose is like really rich cocoa, with what seems like a hint of fruit in there (perhaps thatís from the dry hopping) and a nice roasted component for bite. Itís heavy and complex, just like the base, but the crispness from the dry hopping really does something to it thatís quirky and enjoyable. Definitely one to savor fresh.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bluejacket74 (1383) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2010
22 ounce bottle, bottled on 3/6/2010. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with a small 1/4 inch brown head. Head retention is low, with a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is pretty interesting, the beer smells like coffee, roasted malt, citrusy hops, bittersweet chocolate and some caramel. It tastes like bittersweet chocolate, roasted and burnt/charred malt, coffee, caramel, citrusy hops and vanilla. Great mix betweeen the bitter and sweet flavors, this is a very tasty brew! Mouthfeel/body is full, itís silky and creamy with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is excellent, itís very smooth and easy to drink. It should be a sipping beer, but I like it so much itís a bit hard to just sip it. Also, for an 11.7% ABV brew the alcohol isnít very noticable. I have to say I think this is a pretty good overall brew, itís one of the best beers Iíve had lately. Definitely recommended.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - APR 16, 2010
Bottle. Poured a jet black color with a two finger tan head. Aroma was roasted malts, coffee, and caramel. Flavor was sweeter with chocolate, caramel, and coffee coming through. A sweeter imperial stout. Very thick and rich. A very oily and heavy mouthfeel. A great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2010
Thanks to Msante79 for this one! Inky black pour with a thin brown head and spotty lace. Aroma is roast and hops. Mouthfeel is silky. Chocolate, alcohol, pine, vanilla and heavy roast on the verge of being smokey. Velvety finish

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2010
Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of fresh hops, caramel and chocolate. Flavors of chocolate, vanilla, piny hops and alcohol. Almost a cough syrup aftertaste with a slightly smokey flavor.. The hops make this a very unique and delicious stout...this is great. A stout for hop heads!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nephilium (1408) - Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2010
Strong pine and citrus aroma, with a touch of malt undertone. Not what I was expecting from a beer that pours an opaque black with a rich milk chocolate head. Nice rich creamy mouthfeel leading to citrus, chocolate, vanilla and roast playing together in a delicious stout. Iíd probably put this under American Strong Ale rather then Imperial Stout, but wow do I want more of it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3883) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 13, 2010
Bonus bomber from Miketd! Thick oily black with a msall cinnamon tan head. Very perfumey (floral hops and alcohol mixed I guess) with coffee. Flavor is sweet coffee, smokiness, very light bitterness, and cough syrup alcohol. Very different than any other impy Iíve had.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SHANER4 (480) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2010
Bottle 22oz. - Poured black with thin mocha brown head. Aroma - cittrus/lime hop scent mixed with dark chocolate, charred wood and finishes with pine aroma. Flavor - smokey charred wood, dark chocolate, licorice and citrus hops. Excellent rich flavor going on with good alcohol content. Palate - heavy mouthfeel with thick oily textuture. Finish is dry and bitter with smokey charred wood aftertaste. Overall - reminds me of Stone RIS with better texture and fuller body. Has great hop taste and alcohol burn is perfect!


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