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RATINGS: 774   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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2010
Bottle. Deep opaque black body, thin tan head. Strong hoppy, piny nose, with roasted coffee, chocolate, and dark fruits. Intensely sweet, gummy body, with potent alcohol, roasted malts, finger-sticking cotton candy, and chocolate, a strange concoction that tastes sweeter and as hot as Bourbon County Stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benjiehorn (21) - Chicago, USA - APR 28, 2010
The dry hopping in this stout is really nice and prevalent! Lots of toffee notes, dark chocolate, and a little bit of dark fruits, i.e. raisins, plums and prunes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cracklefish (108) - Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2010
Wow, smells like an IPA with deep toasty notes and alcohol that curls my nose hair. Some chocolate coming through. Boom! Citrus and pine on the front end big time. Middle is chocolate, coffee and bitter hops. Almost astringent and grassy. Finishes with roast, licorice, coffee and chocolate. Bitterness lingers. I feel like this beer needs time but with all the dry hopping the impression is drink it now! I agree *whoo* ...drink it now and save another.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5603) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2010
Brown pour tihe hints of red. Tan head and lace. Chocolate and light coffee. Chocoffee and sweet roasted malt. Medium bodied with good carbonation. a very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (2087) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2010
65 cl bottle, Fargo, ND, USA. Jet black, thin rim of head around the edge of the glass. Aroma of hops that reaches a foot from the glass. Closer olfactory inspection reveals a bright resin aroma with some seashell in the background. Velvety in the mouth, some firewood on the first sip with a creeping smoke and alcohol finish. Intense.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Botnik (142) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - APR 25, 2010
22oz bottle. Gary brought me this from Naperville. Gary is a really good friend. Pours black with a medium brown head. Hoppier and less sweet than Bourbon county. Very close to my ideal. Wow!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2010
black, small tan head, lacy. mild malt nose. boozy flavor with chocolate notes, much better than the nose suggests. medium bodied, clean finish. the booze makes it special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 25, 2010
22oz bomber, bottled on 03/06/10, thanks to Odeed for the bottle! Big thick deep brown with a 1/2 finger tan head, decent retention. Aroma wasn’t quite what I expected. Licorice, roasted malt and light chocolate up front with lots of citrus and pinapple hops, as well as some cherry Luden’s and raisins. Flavor has some concentrated raisin juice and licorice again, though still has a ton of the pineapple citrus hops that had just a little underlying pine. I almost think I get some apricot as well. Did finish lightly burnt and smoky with bitterness peaking at a 3. Big full syrupy body with light carbonation. I was actually hoping for more with this beer, but it got a little sweet and reminded me of Batch 9000--apparently with BCS the barrel does a great job making this beer drier. That said, much more interesting than Bells 9000.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2010
This is probably the most unique beer I’ve had in a long time. Pours a dark brown color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is largely juniper, candied sugar, light chocolate, dark fruit, and light alcohol. Taste is very smooth and creamy - light alcohol, light chocolate, piney hops, dark fruit. Quite unusual and hard to decipher. Oddly reminded me a lot of gin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1311) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 23, 2010
Bottle, courtesy of Decoman, but then they started selling it here, so I didn’t even need to trade. I guess it’s "as advertised - a hoppy black ale", but I prefer the stout flavor....roastiness, coffee, chocolate, etc. Almost none of that in this. It has the creaminess of a stout, but the hoppiness of a strong ale. It’s okay, but probably not something I’d buy again, for the price.

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