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RATINGS: 761   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 14, 2010
A: As the name would imply this beer is black as night with a moderate tan head. S: A lot of citrusy hops (grapefruit in particular) which is an interesting contrast to the chocolate, roast, and coffee undertones of the imperial stout. T: Quite a bit of roast, coffee, and chocolate. But, these are really masked a bit too much by the grapefruit hop flavors. That said, this is done more tactfully than Darkness 09. The alcohol presence is fairly minimized by the shear number of different flavors present in the beer. M: The body is quite full with a moderate carbonation and smooth feel on the tongue. D: I’ve been wanting to try this for a long time, and I was pleased by how it tasted. But, I think I would prefer this beer in 6 months to a year when the hops have died down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12109) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
(22oz bottle) Pours a black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of licorice, roasted malt, fennel, chocolate, herbs, and pine. Flavor of roasted malt, grapefruit, chocolate, licorice, toffee, pine, florals, and coffee with a dry, moderately bitter finish. Excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12042) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Bomber from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours very black with a dark tan creamy head. Aromas of dark malt, chocolate and liquorice. Full bodied. Flavor is all of the foregoing with perhaps a touch of treacle. It’s not bitter, but there’s apparently enough hop to keep it from being excessively sweet. With a little time some hop shows up in the nose. So of course hop becomes a more prominent flavor with time. But on one level this is a big, gooey, but not all that sweet ale. AND!!! Not a trace of heat. Wowser!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (11994) - DENMARK - FEB 28, 2012
Bottle. Black with tiny brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a little caramel. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, dried fruits, caramel, vinous and oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - APR 18, 2010
22oz bottle. Small tan head atop black body with brown edges. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some milk chocolate, roast, grapefruit, light anise, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, orange, some grapefruit, light roast, alcohol warming. Grapefruit becomes more pronounced in both aroma and taste as the beer warms. Anise and some cherry creep in too. Grapefruit/orange hop burp. Smooth medium-full body, dangerously easy drinking. Damn, they aren’t kidding about the dry hopping. If Goose Island called this an IIBA, I couldn’t argue with them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (11614) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2009
Draft at Catskeller. A - Poured a clear dark brown color with a large frothy dark brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. S- Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, caramel, hops and alcohol aroma. T - Heavy bittersweet roasted malty flavor with a heavy bittersweet, rye and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. M - Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. D - This is a standout beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11546) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2010
Black with a lasting tan head. Aroma of chocolate, fruit, licorice and pine hops. Sweet licorice, toffee and molasses flavour with a hoppy finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11362) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2010
Bottle, bought @ Voldby Købmandsgård.
Pours is utterly deep black with a lovely, staying, small, creamy, cappucino head. Very complex aroma, lots of hops, dark chocolate, coffee and light roasted malts. There are notes of grapefruit and citrus. Light resiny and fresh. Lowish carbonation, super creamy mouthfeel. Lots of dryness. Flavour is hoppy again, grapefruit, pine, lots of dark chocolate, coffee, mildly vinious, light liqourice. Long, lingering, warming and quite bitter finish. A very good hoppy Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11348) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2010
@CBC–on tap-pours a light tan head with black color. Aroma is resin hops, dark malt-roasty. Taste follows. Full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (11065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2010
very dark, small light brown head. roasted stuff, fresh hops in the aroma. very balanced and delicate. mild. flavor is very interesting. strong roasted grains, caramel, malts, strong hoppy balance, crystal clear giant clash between great hops , great malty sweetness and great roasted stuffness. Alc. is a little bit too dominant as in many goose island dark beers, but i must admit this one is clearer and more to the point than most of them.

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