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RATINGS: 766   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


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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 (2944) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (5012) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2010
bottle thanks to decoman. pitch black with a thick espresso head. big citrus hops, alcohol and light roastiness. great thickness, roasted malts, chocolate, and a big citrusy hop finish. wow.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bvc (1180) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2010
22oz bottle dated 2/19/10, thanks Tom. Deep dark black with small rich tan head. Light roasty coffee, patent malt, touch of vanilla, but mostly tons of danky hop. Viscous body with proper carbonation. Toasted chocolate malt, vanilla, bourbon and nice sweet Simcoe hops. Really dig this.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
after4ever (6641) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2010
22. thanks kan! pours jet black with a little loose dark tan head. big tingly grapefruit nose, crazy hop presence on top of coffee. a little bit of alcoholic sting on the nose. some bourbon, vanilla, and oak fight through underneath that. creamy, somewhat sticky thick body. chocolate, grapefruit, coffee, bourbon, oak, and vanilla on the mid palate. long chocolate and grapefruit finish. tastes way, way better than it sounds on paper. yum.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mora2000 (5930) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Thanks to mar for sharing this bottle. I have been looking forward to it. The beer pours dark brown to black with a brown head. The aroma is coffee and roasted malts with some piney hops. The flavor is more of the same with the coffee and malts being overshadowed by the strong hopping. Medium, very creamy mouthfeel and low carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7903) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Bottle marked 2/19/10 0611 thanks to mar. Possibly the best beer of the night. Pours with a large tan head over a black body. Glass coating. Aroma is damn hoppy! Citrus, pine, pretty awesome and fresh. Taste is sweet, rich, chocolaty, hops, herbalness. Oh lord this stuff is good! Syrupy, creamy, thick mouthfeel. Awesome stuff!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (7498) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2010
RBWG’10 pours dark brown, light tan head. Aroma and flavors, very thin hop touch, mostly malt and chocolate, thick palate with grainy finish. Dry-hopping adds a nice mild bitterness to this beer. Overall is a perfect balance of booze, stout profile balanced out with lots of hop goodness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Narnad (1502) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2010
Pours a very dark black with a nice dense, deep tan head that fades down fairly fast. Aroma has a very hefty chinook/centennial creating a hard weedy bitterness with a bit of citrus mixed in with a strong roasted note following the hops and includes notes of coffee, chocolate and some burned malt character. Flavor has a very strong hop leafy bitterness up front that stays for about a 1/4 of the tasting. This bitter bite fads to a coffee and then chocolate and smoke malt flavor with it finishing with some sweet prune and licorice notes. Body is very, very heavy with the texture having an extremely oily and slick feeling from all of the sugars. Carbonation is higher but very fine with just enough to leave a decent lacing on the glass. Overall a fantastic brew! Truly an imperial stout with a great combination of strong hopped bitterness that compliments the very complex malt flavors found within the brew.


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