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RATINGS: 776   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 351   ABV: 11.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14975) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2010
Bottle at Mortens Birthdays party.  Pitch black - nice brown head.  High chocolate. Medium hoppy. Nice bitterness. Sweetness. Light coffee.  Lovely fullbodied.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (14637) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13735) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (13508) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2010
Bottle thanks to Wedgie9. Pours jet black with quick dissipating tan head. Nose is licorice, chocolate, booze and caramel. Taste is licorice, dark fruit, booze, caramel, chocolate, brown sugar and lots of warming alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (13161) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (12998) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 12, 2011
22 oz. bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany), pours jet black with a small brown head. Aroma is incredibly complex, with the hops and pronounced dark roasted notes upfront, with many different subtleties such as licorice, deeply roasted espresso, caramel, toffee, dark fruits and wood. Flavour is no less dense - this is truly fantastic. Very darkly roasted malt and dark espresso begin, with complex notes of caramel, dark fruits, wood and licorice layered into this deep, dark, dense body, with a huge blast of hops that comes in toward the end and lingers wonderfully. Palate is quite oily, silky, velvety, etc. and quite viscous. This is outstanding.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
argo0 (12935) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (12826) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown nearly black with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, toffee and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry warming finish. Flavors of bitter chocolate, roasted malt and vanilla with a smooth warming lingering roasty finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (12603) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2011 Many thanks to Countbeer for sharing this beer! Pitch black although there’s a barely visible red glow coming through when held into the light, brown head. Smell hops, caramel, dark chocolate, just so complex! Taste the same, absolutely fantastic! Soft carbo for 11%ABV, but so so suitable for this beer! Full body, such good mouthfeel!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12594) - 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!


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