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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 – 11.7% IBU’s – 60 Color – 100 Aroma Hops –Mt. Hood & Simcoe Malts – 2-Row, Munich, Chocolate, C-60, Roast Barley, Debittered Black


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2010
22oz bottled 3/6/10, rated 3/27/10. Pours pitch black with a tan head. Smells intensely hoppy, lots of flowers and pine, like a double IPA almost, with a tiny bit of alcohol burn on the nose. Taste has lots of sweetness, vanilla, alcohol and pinecone hops. Has a tinge of bitter roast on a finish largely dominated by vanilla and alcohol. If you blindfolded me I would have had trouble telling you this was an imperial stout, the hops crush everything.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Thanks to brainlair for sharing this one. Thick black pour. Lots of citrusy hops on the nose as well as roast and chocolate. Sweet roasted flavor with lots of hops. Very bitter boozy finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DedicatedToFun (3057) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Shared a bomber with TarHeel. Pours dark black, tastes like the Heavens, gives you something to look forward to in life...

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 26, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2010 22oz shared with DedicatedToFun. Pours pretty much jet black with a menacing deep brown head that has awesome retention and good lace. Aroma is insane fresh hops with strong spicy hops similar to a West Coast DIPA. These notes are layered atop rum soaked ladyfingers/tiramisu, Frangelico hazelnut liquor. Taste is rich caramel and toffee with no harsh roasted malt flavors. More like tiramisu soaked in Frangelico and then dark chocolate covered raspberries served atop. The alcohol is not a major factor in the taste, but it is fairly obvious this is over 10%. Really a crazy beer that is without a doubt my favorite Goose Island offering.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Bottle thanks to Mar. Pours black with a chocolate head. Aroma is hoppy with rich dark roast and chocolate. Flavor is very much the same. Mouth feel is very heavy, almost chewy, extremely creamy. Overall, this was a damned fine Impy Stout!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Bomber. Pours pitch black, and has an aroma full of hops and alcohol. Tastes of chocolate and hops, with a slightly boozy finish. This beer really sticks to the tongue. Overall this is a very solid beer that i enjoyed drinking while watching The Outer Limits.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAR 21, 2010
22oz. bomber, bottled 02/19/10, with thanks to FlssmrBrewAlum! Pours dark brown/black with a moderate tan head. Aroma starts with the hops, with citrus and pine notes, followed by bittersweet chocolate, espresso, roasted malts, and molasses. Flavor is nicely hopped, with more pine, amongst chocolate, espresso, molasses and caramel. The hops definitely crank this up a notch, with all the solid imperial stout action complimenting nicely. Thanks Adam!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Pours deep black with tan head, aroma is full of hops, roasted malt, and coffee notes. Taste up front is big big hops from the dry hopping including pine notes, leading into a sweet toffee and caramel middle finishing sweet and roasty with some chocolate. Excellent stout!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2010 22oz bomber thanks to mar (another GREAT one provided by this exceptional RB’er). Pours a black body that passes no light. Tan ring for a head that is sticky and leaves great legs on the glass. Aroma is citrusy hops, alcohol, roasty and fresh coffee. Flavors of chocolate, piney hops, medium sweetness, roasty and alcohol. Medium to full mouthfeel with fine carbonation. Medium bitter chocolate and pine finish. Oily, coating on the palate. Notes say "Good-ass shit". Poor spelling edited 03/21/10

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (2809) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Bomber from Marion Street Cheese Market. I was hoping this would be in the same vein as Sweetwater Happy Ending: a massively hopped imperial stout. The aroma gets my hopes up. Plenty of pine and citrus are noted, but not as massively as Sweetwater’s impy, though I’d say Night Stalker is hoppier than even Yeti. Soy sauce, mocha, molasses and earth mingle with the bitter hop nose. The palate is fairly thick, appropriate for the style. Less hops are noted in the flavor, perhaps due to the sticky and heavy malty body. Loads of molasses and soy sauce coat my palate, though this still maintains a good balance of bitter chocolate, coffee and piney notes.


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