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RATINGS: 753   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


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2011
2010 that was right around a year old. Bomber pours black as night with a slight ring of head. Smells of wonderful dark roasted coffee, cocoa, tabacco, molasses, and some soy sauce. Dark coffee, chocolate, molasses and tabacco. Mouthfeel is oily and coats the mouth very well. Finish is long roasted bitterness, some hoppyness and sweet chocolate undertones. Thank you Goose Island!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dukeredhair (242) - California, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Had super high hopes but honestly I’ve had much beter stouts than this. It’s not bad, but it’s not obscene enough. aroma is mostly dark roasty malts very little hops for a dry hopped beer in the nose. Appearance black nice brown head coats the glass with viscous brown film. Taste is roasty hints of chocolate, coffee, strong bitterness. Palate is thick and chewy.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2010
Tried this in 2010 - bottle was 2010 and it needs more time in the bottle. Very boozy and had a strange oder to it. Taste was good and very hoppy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
theSlipperyPen (240) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2010
A very dark beer, but not wholly black - the edges reveal the reddened brown of the body - with a short lived tan head. There’s a minimal lacing here, but there are clearly visible legs, which trail slowly down the glass. Overall, a good looking beer. On the nose the hopping is quite obvious; aromas of papaya, melon, orange and resinous pine dominate over the usual coffee, roasted malt and chocolate. With a stout of this size that the fruits are brought to the fore is quite a feat. In the mouth the fruits fool the palate into thinking the beer is much lighter than it really is; there’s such a juicy mix of fresh citrus and then a sweeter, jam-like taste. You can find raisins, plums and prunes and then beneath this is the coffee (mild this time round and unaccompanied by chocolate). About half way through the bottle the beer turns a corner, heading into a bitterness which gets so sharp it almost becomes tart. This is joined by an earthy, woody, port wine flavour - much like the taste of a bitten grape seed. The mouth feel is surprisingly thin but this works with the fruitier characters; carbonation is low and the alcohol, though sometimes a tingle on the tongue, is mostly well hidden. On the finish the fruits grow into a long bitterness. I like it very much and would recommend it highly; but considering the bond this shares with the Bourbon County Stout, I would choose the later each and every time.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Pours a nice dark color with a tan foamy head. Aroma is nice and rich, roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is sweet bitter with notes of chocolate and coffee with some roasted malt. Finish is a bitter alcoholic finish. Mouthfeel is bitter full with decent carbonation. Overall this is an awesome beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2010
22oz bottled 3/6/10, rated 3/27/10. Pours pitch black with a tan head. Smells intensely hoppy, lots of flowers and pine, like a double IPA almost, with a tiny bit of alcohol burn on the nose. Taste has lots of sweetness, vanilla, alcohol and pinecone hops. Has a tinge of bitter roast on a finish largely dominated by vanilla and alcohol. If you blindfolded me I would have had trouble telling you this was an imperial stout, the hops crush everything.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Pours black with a mocha head. Has a taste of roasted malts and slightly burnt. Medium hints of chocolate and coffee.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
libertine (232) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2012
nightstalker is a great name since it pours black as night.has a brown head i have nice lacing on my tulip glass.aroma of chocolate,expresso,dark fruits,roasted malts and some smoke.taste sames as it smells with a full body and a bitter sweet finish.this is nice

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixinnixon2000 (227) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2009
On Tap at the Twisted Spoke in Chicago. This beer is excellent! Color is black as it gets. Flavor is a great balance of dark chocolate, hops, smoke, coffee, and possibly some vanilla. I would love to try this again.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 4, 2010
Oh God yes!! This imperial stout is exceptional. I am usually very opposed to a hopped up imperial stout. but the balance and finesse of this one is great. Finally a hopped up stout where the hops actualy gel with the rest of the beer.. Hats off to Goose Island.


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