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RATINGS: 746   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 Ė 11.7% IBUís Ė 60 Color Ė 100 Aroma Hops ĖMt. Hood & Simcoe Malts Ė 2-Row, Munich, Chocolate, C-60, Roast Barley, Debittered Black


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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hophead21112 (218) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Vintage 2010 (bottled on 3/5/11) - Pours black with a light mocha colored head, creamy, good retention. Dark chocolate, dark fruit, light soy sauce, light graham cracker aroma. Smooth full body, starts off sweet slowly fading to a semi-sweet finish, nicely layered as it evolves on the palate. Complex. Remarkable. Havenít tried the freshest version, so itís hard to know how much the hops have faded. Nice to try this, though, just to get an idea of what the Boubon County tastes like un-Bourbon Countied. Definitely let it warm up to proper serving temp to increase complexity.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Had one with Pantanap on tap at GI Clybourn. This beer was highly alcoholic in flavor, so much so that while I knew there were more hops in this beer it was virtually impossible to taste and enjoy. Way too heavy in the body, making it a slow, and sometimes painful drink. An aggressive alternative for GI - it just missed the mark for me.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mjmcend (209) - USA - MAR 17, 2010
Aroma is of crisp hops with some chocolate and a bit of smoke. Dark with a thin tan head. Taste is of chocolate, caramel, and with dry hops that fade quickly to a semi-sweet malt. Great Beer. Seems closer to a Cascade Black IPA which I donít have a problem with.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kimjongill (207) - - JAN 13, 2013
Hoppy aroma. Deep black pour with a thick, light brown head. Tastes primarily of malt and chocolate, with a nice hop taste throughout. No unpleasant aftertaste. The hops mix with the stout better than any other hoppy stout Iíve tasted. Much better than Storm King or similar ales. Mouthfeel is a little light, half-way between black ale and a proper stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nimrod979 (206) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Bomber dated 2/19/10. About a week under two years old. It poured a thick black with a thin coffee colored head into the *NEW* Flying Dog glass. Hardly any retention. Smells quite chocolatey and boozy. Caramel malts, a bit fruity and a touch of smokiness. Taste is quite bold. Sweet milk chocolate. Dark dried fruit. Charred oak and bourbon flavors bring the alcohol to the front. Bottle says "hoppy" but after two years Iím only picking up a slight coffee-like bitterness and not much in the way for hops. Full bodied with a chewy, velvety mouthfeel. Itís a little hot. This brew verges more on the edge of a barleywine if not for the strong chocolate and malty flavors. Still though, I enjoyed this one, even though itís a bit intense.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
General66 (203) - Streator, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Bomber shared with my room mate. Thanks, Turk! Pours a jet black color with a very nice light brown head that leaves swirls at the top of the brew. The aroma consists of chocolate, light coffee, roasted malt, and possibly some dark dried fruit. The taste is just what an imperial stout should be... chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and a very interesting cherry bitterness at the end of the palette. Definitely let this one warm up a bit to fully enjoy the complexities of it. Again, Goose Island impresses...

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenDover (201) - Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Pours a dark black, allows no light through whatsoever. Medium-brown foam, leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, sugars, licorice, and quite hoppy. Very creamy mouthfeel, taste of roasted malts and coffee, chocolate and caramel, bit of a bitter finish with a nice alcohol burn to it. This is amazing stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
libertine (200) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2010
22oz bottled 03/06/10.Pours super inky with a thin brown head. Aroma is dark fruity, rich chocolate malt, espresso, bittersweet for sure. Extremely rich and sweet on the palate. Chocolate syrup, raisinettes, almost a prune-like fruit character, caramelized sugar. Crisp and sweet to start with a nice hop crispness and a lastinging finish with a delayed hop spiciness. An intenese and delicious imperial stout. Definite likeness (obviously) to bourbon county, nice to compare.


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