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RATINGS: 778   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 351   ABV: 11.7%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12752) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (12187) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Bottle shared by Ratman. Pours black with an average, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, chocolate, toasted, nutty), light hops (earthy, herbal), and average esters (fruity) with notes of smoke, raisin, alcohol, prune, and dates. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, chocolate, roasted, nutty), average hops (floral, pine, spicy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of wood, alcohol, prune, dates, raisin, brown sugar, and vanilla. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation, low creaminess with a dry and biting finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (12130) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (11939) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Bomber, courtesy of thetomG in Secret Santa Winter 10, someone else who sent me one, and I also bought a bottle at Sicilian’s in Grand Rapids. I figure I should rate this one so people stop sending it to me! Pours pitch black with a medium sized brown creamy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of rich roasted malts, caramel, floral and citrus hops and a nutty finish. Some pretty hot alcohol notes. The taste is bitter roasted malts, caramel, nutty notes and leafy, vegetal hops with a bit of citrus. Something kinda offputting in there. Medium bodied and pretty boozy overall. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (11605) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Draught sample at AleFest Columbus (06/27/09): The beer pours black with a medium thin light brown head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Chocolate and roasted malt in the nose along with some hops. Full body with a dry and roasty character. Flavors of chocolate, coffee and hops, along with some sweet malt in the background. The finish is roasted malt with a mildly bitter dark chocolate and coffee aftertaste. Good overall, and I actually liked this a little more than Bourbon County.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2010
22oz bottle. Poured a dark black color with a larger sized tan head. Aromas of roast, floral hops, chocolate, coffee, pine, and licorice. Tastes of floral hops, roast, dark and bitter chocolate, some coffee, molasses, and coffee. Lighter alcohol in the finish but not giving away the 11+% and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (11400) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2010
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Dense brown head. Lasting . Aroma of sweetness, chocolate, light sweetness, spice, some liqourice, molasses. Flavour of liqourice, roast, sweetness, spice, alcohol, chocolate and vague coffee. Medium to full bodied. Dry roasty bitterness in the end. light burning of alcohol on lips and palate. Quite delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (11398) - Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2013 600th beer tried. 22 oz bottle, properly filled. Pours into my snifter a thick brown/black with pretty much no light permeability. The head is small and tan receding decently fast leaving some decent lacing. Woah, the first thing you notice in the scent of this one is the massive amount of hops. They are very tropical smelling, and very fresh smelling. The hop scents mi with the chocolate scent quite well. Under that is some caramel scents. The flavor is sweet, almost cloying, but also hoppy. It has some herbal bitter tasting hops, the tropical doesn’t translate in the taste. It also has coffee, chocolate, caramel, and a huge dose of alcohol flavor. It is almost whiskey-like. The alcohol is very present on the palate. It is interesting now, interestingly hoppy, but I think if it aged it could calm down a little, like BCS it is very hot and wild when fresh. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-19-2010 23:51:19 Had another bottle of a newer vintage and it was awfult. mixing the 2 scores

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