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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 – 11.7% IBU’s – 60 Color – 100 Aroma Hops –Mt. Hood & Simcoe Malts – 2-Row, Munich, Chocolate, C-60, Roast Barley, Debittered Black


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2009
On tap at Three Cellars. Dark color. Smell of roasted malt, dark chocolate, hops, hint of coffee and some pine. Tastes the same. The hops really come out in this one. A great Imperial stout.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2009
Yeah ok this beer just rocks ass. Damn this is the shit. Black. Black. Black. Tan head. Tons of chocolate, roast, coffee, prunes, raisins, toffee and some light hops. Flavor is just rich and amazing. First its sweet, then its fruity, the hops swoop in to blance it so perfectly. Just a remarkable brew. Now I know why bourbon county stout is so good!!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2009
On tap at Barley’s Smokehouse. Pitch black pour with a medium light brown head. Chocolatey aroma with hints of booze and licorice. Lots of chocolate in the flavor along with some wheat, licorice, whiskey and vanilla with a touch of coffee bitterness in the finish. I expected this to be good and it still exceeded my expectations.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2009
On draft at their Wrigleyville location. Poured jet black with brown accent and head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, some vanilla/oak/booziness and pine. Thick oily mouthfeel. Tastes lots of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, light barrel likeness. Hops come through in the finish along with coffee. A great example of the style, probably better than the Bourbon Country as far as being a great standard imperial without add ons, and I really like the BC. Not going to knock it for the price, since that has no real bearing on the beer itself.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2010
Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of fresh hops, caramel and chocolate. Flavors of chocolate, vanilla, piny hops and alcohol. Almost a cough syrup aftertaste with a slightly smokey flavor.. The hops make this a very unique and delicious stout...this is great. A stout for hop heads!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bluejacket74 (1318) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2010
22 ounce bottle, bottled on 3/6/2010. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with a small 1/4 inch brown head. Head retention is low, with a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is pretty interesting, the beer smells like coffee, roasted malt, citrusy hops, bittersweet chocolate and some caramel. It tastes like bittersweet chocolate, roasted and burnt/charred malt, coffee, caramel, citrusy hops and vanilla. Great mix betweeen the bitter and sweet flavors, this is a very tasty brew! Mouthfeel/body is full, it’s silky and creamy with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is excellent, it’s very smooth and easy to drink. It should be a sipping beer, but I like it so much it’s a bit hard to just sip it. Also, for an 11.7% ABV brew the alcohol isn’t very noticable. I have to say I think this is a pretty good overall brew, it’s one of the best beers I’ve had lately. Definitely recommended.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
basewars (169) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2010
I wanted to age this, but I couldn’t resist after Pat’s recommendation. Pours thick with almost no head. Looks intimidating. Aroma is very approachable. Plenty of floral hoppy notes along with chocolate. Thick on the palate, and coats the mouth. Flavor is hoppy, but it cuts through the rich chocolate malts. Very smooth, and the alcohol is hidden. Excellent beer.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Scubatrip (596) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2010
From the bottle purchased after an in-store sampling, pours like crude oil with a thick tan foamy head. Aroma is chocolate, floral hops, some alcohol and bourbon, sweet malt, caramel. Thick, tastes of chocolate, alcohol, espresso, a hint of hops that are clearly just being overpowered by the other flavors. Definite alcohol kick at the end, but smooth and creamy the whole time. Quite a beer here.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2224) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2010
Whoa, over the top. Poured with a small, fine, cream colored head and a little lace. Color is opaque black with brown notes. Aroma is roasty malt, hop, and dark ripe fruit. Flavor is mammoth and like the nose but jacked way up and kicked in with huge alcohol. Body is a great contrast between silky and mess u up. Finish is like flavor and likewise enormous. Incredible beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
therobot (2) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2010 does not count
Tasted 9/17/10 - Bottled in a 22 drank half and used half in beef brisket chili, excellent on both accounts. Drink: Very good stout, Starts chocolate and boozy, nice hoppy finish. Thick mouth feel, lots of substance. Chili: Made with Teaxs Beef Brisket recipe, think this is going to be the one to go with in the future, added nicely with smokey flavors from the chilis and bacon.


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