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RATINGS: 768   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sailracer (439) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Tap. Pours a very thick black with chocolate head. Very hearty beer with lots of chocolate malt flavor. I didn’t pick up much hop flavor in this despite the claims of dry hopping. Strong alcohol flavor. Maybe a little too strong for my tastes. I definitely prefer the bourbon county stout to this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (2392) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 19, 2013
On tap 4 oz. pour at Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC. Opaque, virtually black with tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of smokey roasted malt, leather, roasted coffee, chocolate, citrus and pine. Taste of roasted malt, brown sugar, grapefruit, molasses and coffee with a hefty alcohol burn. Full body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (3502) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle. Musty sweet chocolate malt aroma. Black brown with a small tan head. Cloyingly sweet earthy chocolate malt flavor. Full syrupy body, soft carbonation. Far, far too sweet for my taste, but to be fair, it’s pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fishonmyplane (503) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Described as a very hoppy imperial stout - although I have to agree with a lot of the other reviewers in saying that the flavor is a bit different than expected. There is some "funk" in there. Not a Belgian wild yeast funk, more of the funk that you would get in a questionable Ukrainian or Russian pilsner. But here it works and adds to the complexity of the brew. It’s an imperial stout that hides its ABV pretty well, with some funk, and medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2168) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2013
2012 botlle pours opaque black capped by a cream colored head. bready and yeasty nose. chocolate, toffee, caramel. creamy body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3118) - Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle: 2012 vintage. Black-ish center with dark brown edges, a very small beige ring settles on top. Aroma of toffee, booze, light maple, chocolate malt, & plentiful toasted nuts. Little bit of brown sugar char & anise. Flavor is a bit sweeter with lots of baker’s cocoa & milk chocolate coated nuts up front. Very mild roasty & charred element sneaks in for a bit of balance. Semi-sweet finish with brown sugar, edging on torched. A little booze at times. Most of the hops are long gone, it seems. Pretty tasty stout, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4729) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Draught @ Top Hops Beer Shop, New York

Pours pitch black with a smooth head. Aroma of roasty malts, licorice, wood, ash, leather and coffee. Taste is sweetish, roasty and ashy with loads of wood, coffee and licorice, hints of syrup. Finish is sweet, a bit stuffy and woody with some syrup and licorice. A bit stuffy and too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3469) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle split for Nudgerita from Elliot’s America trip. I can see why this is rated highly. Typical sweet american stout with that underlying, coating-like vanilla-esqu feel throughout. A nice viscous mouth feel and super dirty chocolate forward stuff. Works well on all levels. Great

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (2010) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2009
On tap at Heritage Liquor’s Beer Geek Xmas. Dark black and slightly carbonated pour with a great aroma of booze and chocolate. Flavor was more chocolate, vanilla, creamy and nice & noticeably hoppy on the finish. Very good, but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2010
This is by far one of the hoppiest RIS i have ever had,or is it cascadian black ipa what ever it is, I’m renaming it alpha stalker because it reminds me a lot of alpha king with its hop taste of grapefruits the best thing about this is i didn’t buy it a friend bought it over, I would like to try it 5 years from now just to see how it aged as of right now the hops are all i can really pick up very over powering all you hop heads this one for you

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