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RATINGS: 761   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4348) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (2002) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BluePhish (93) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2010
Pours midnight black with a nice mocha-colored head with a bit of retention and lacing. Nose is smokey, almost meaty, with roasted notes, milk chocolate, candied-raisins, and a very slight metallic twinge. Taste is obviously malty, with definite chocolate notes, a hoppy characteristic as well though, finishes with bitter cocoa and hops as well. An interesting combo. Palate is extremely creamy, coating the mouth without feeling sticky, alcohol is balanced, doesn’t come off as hot. Carbonation seems fine. Overall a good stout but not a great one for me, something slightly odd int he aroma and a bit lacking in depth in the taste department, still, very drinkable and pleasant overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1179) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 23, 2010
Bottle, courtesy of Decoman, but then they started selling it here, so I didn’t even need to trade. I guess it’s "as advertised - a hoppy black ale", but I prefer the stout flavor....roastiness, coffee, chocolate, etc. Almost none of that in this. It has the creaminess of a stout, but the hoppiness of a strong ale. It’s okay, but probably not something I’d buy again, for the price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2010
This is probably the most unique beer I’ve had in a long time. Pours a dark brown color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is largely juniper, candied sugar, light chocolate, dark fruit, and light alcohol. Taste is very smooth and creamy - light alcohol, light chocolate, piney hops, dark fruit. Quite unusual and hard to decipher. Oddly reminded me a lot of gin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 25, 2010
22oz bomber, bottled on 03/06/10, thanks to Odeed for the bottle! Big thick deep brown with a 1/2 finger tan head, decent retention. Aroma wasn’t quite what I expected. Licorice, roasted malt and light chocolate up front with lots of citrus and pinapple hops, as well as some cherry Luden’s and raisins. Flavor has some concentrated raisin juice and licorice again, though still has a ton of the pineapple citrus hops that had just a little underlying pine. I almost think I get some apricot as well. Did finish lightly burnt and smoky with bitterness peaking at a 3. Big full syrupy body with light carbonation. I was actually hoping for more with this beer, but it got a little sweet and reminded me of Batch 9000--apparently with BCS the barrel does a great job making this beer drier. That said, much more interesting than Bells 9000.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Pours black; very light head. Incredibly hoppy aroma. I’ve never smelled a stout this hoppy before, and it smells great. Flavor is surprisingly leaning towards the sweet side, as in licorice. Besides that, this comes across much more as sweet (black) double IPA a la Devil Dancer or Burton Baton, than any imperial stout. This is good, although it is a little difficult to drink the rest of the bottle after the first glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1822) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2010
Bottle at Max and Andy’s Fantasy Tasting. - roasty stout with strong hops. chocolate, malty, molasses some citrus, hoppy notes come through, which is a bit strange to my tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Got a rating of this guy somewhere in my massive backlog, but figured I’d write this as I drank it. Marked 02/19/10, back 0508. Inky black pour with small tan head that receded quite quickly. Aroma is not as hoppy as it was fresh, tons of roasty, beautiful coffee notes, earth and some ash. Flavor is roasty, BBQ, earth, very bitter.

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