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RATINGS: 746   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WisconsinBeer (704) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Tap at Happy Gnome. Pours a black hole deep color with a minimal espresso colored head. Flavor is sweet and roasted malt, deep chocolates, chocolate liquor, and ripe fruits. Sweet but also packs a hoppy alcohol presence in the finish. Thick and intense.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
infestaxion (22) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2010
From my notes. Iíve had the pleasure of drinking this beer a couple of times. The first time was a growler that heliosphann split with me and Ryan and Woj from Shortís. This time was at the BW3ís in downtown Indianapolis. Thank you very much, Sam, for pouring this for us. A - Black as night. Itís not real thick but itís still nice. Tan head that fades before too long. S - Malty. Not a whole lot going on here. A little bit of dark fruit. Some coffee. Smidge of vanilla. T - Oh Holy Crap! That is good!(Yes, thatís exactly what my notes said) Molasses and dark sugar stand out. The dry hopping acts as a beautiful balance. Thereís some black licorice in there and I believe that this is the first beer with a tobacco tastes that Iíve liked. M - Good and thick in the feel. The finish is fantastic. D - The alcohol isnít overpowering at all. Really smooth going down. I could drink it all night. Or at least until I fell over.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tgncc (2742) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2010 Gorgeous!! The aroma is milk chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts. The alcohol is well hidden here. The appearance is true to the style, deep brown, tan head. The flavor follows the aroma, sweet, beautiful. Lots of plums, raisins and other fruit as well. Also in evidence is some piney hops. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy, appropriate for the style. The finish is roast, pine hops. Nearly perfect.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
taalhiker (189) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2010
On draft at Ale Fest Dayton 2009. Pours black. Decent head with good retention and lacing. Roasted malt and loads of hops on the taste combined with dark fruits like plums, raisins and cherries.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2009
On tap at GI Clybourn 7/20/09. Pours jet black with thick mocha head. Coffee aroma dominates with citrus and pine undertones. Nice balanced sweetness with a mild better finish of roasted cocoa on the tongue. Medium bodied with the alcohol hidden well. Gets much better as it warms.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (4858) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2009
On tap @ FFF brewpub. Pours a thick looking black body with some nice intricate lacing from the brown head that fell to a thin ring. Big burnt and roasty nose with some cocoa powder, dark fruits, light hops, and some moderate alcohol vapors. Smells as thick as it looks. Super thick and heavy on the palate with a sticky mouth coating finish, the light carbonation makes it even heavier. The flavor is heavily roasty with lots of burnt malt and caramelized dark fruits. Coffee and chocolate syrup abound. Some hops to cut the sweetness but not what was once there apparently when you look at the earliest ratings from this. Overall it didnít blow me away, it just got a bit too sweet fo me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4350) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Draught at Heritage Liquor. Aroma has lots of malt, a little coffee and earth. Very low carbonation, which is fine. Thick and heavy palate. Rich flavor, a malt bomb, but some hops are there. You know from the flavor and palate that there is a lot of alcohol, but it is well hidden. Comparable to Expedition, but a little sweeter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (1944) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2009
On tap at Heritage Liquorís Beer Geek Xmas. Dark black and slightly carbonated pour with a great aroma of booze and chocolate. Flavor was more chocolate, vanilla, creamy and nice & noticeably hoppy on the finish. Very good, but not great.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 3, 2009
7oz Tap @ Stub and Herbs. Pours motor oil black with no head. Aroma was a mix of chocolate, malts, roast and some unexpected citrus fruits. The first sip blew me away. So not what I expected out of a big stout like this. First off it felt like a gusher in my mouth. The flavors and carbonation just blew up in the mouth. Not in a bad way just unexpected. It was pointed out to me that there was a lot of mango in it, and they were right. There were also many of the traditional flavors that came though, just showing off the beers complexity. Again not at all what I expected, but a ggod brew I would like to try again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2009
So this is better than the BCS but still not great. Pour is pitch black with no head. Aroma is dried fruits and very unfortunately bananas. Flavor is sweet and palate is just strange for an imp stout, kind of limp almost. Overall, it would be better without the bananas profile.


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