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RATINGS: 779   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 351   ABV: 11.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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% IBUs 60 Color 100 Aroma Hops Mt. Hood & Simcoe Malts 2-Row, Munich, Chocolate, C-60, Roast Barley, Debittered Black

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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (22720) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2009
Tap at goose Pre DLD day ... deep black ... sweet roast malt nose ... luittle black current ... rich and syrupy ... hop back ground ... quite a difficult drink

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (19972) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle shared at CBC - Clerkenwell, London - another big one from Seth! Pours black-brown with a creamy, tan head. Dark malt nose with burnt marshmallow and milk chocolate. Big sweet flavor, some dark malts, moderate roast, big alcohol, burnt sugars, some dark fruits, raisins and licorice. Full bodied with average to high, creamy carbonation. A bit of heat on the finish, more dark sugars, decent roast, robust earthy bitterness. Its fairly hot. Very good, but not outstanding.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (18837) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle at A Drink To The End Of Days, 121220. Pitch black beer with a small brownish head. Malty fig aroma, dades, raisins, roasted, chocolate, cocoa, bitter notes, cocoa powder, licorice, tar notes. Malty roasted aroma, caramel, licorice, cocoa, tar, licorice, figs, dades, grapes. Nice beer, very nice balance and with great flavors.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (18819) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2011
Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, sugar and hoppy. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Finishes bitter and with warming alcohol. Full bodied and oily. Just like the Bourbon County Stout this i too sweet and too alcoholic, though not as rough. Still a great beer though. 050311

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (18792) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 22, 2016
Intensiver, rund malziger Antrunk. Klebrig schokoladig, etwas Kakao, aufdringlich. Geringe Bitterkeit, unsffig. 10/10/8/8/11/8

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17717) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2010
Bottle at ChrisO "Im Trying to see the Stool" pre GBBF2010 tasting. Black, tan head. Oily espresso, rich dark choc aroma. Pretty good. Bit of heat. Good though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (17642) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2012
Bottle from brdr. Schmidt, Viby J. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are chocolate, caramel, syrop, fruits, roast malt and hops. Full bodied and medium carbonation. Syropy texture.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16631) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
[email protected] Dark opaque black color, tiny brownish head. Aroma has coffee, wood and alcohol. Medium bodied. Lots of dark malts, rye bread, wood, and punch of alcohol. Sticky. It feels like aged in oak. Quite simple although somewhat tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16332) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 14, 2010
A: As the name would imply this beer is black as night with a moderate tan head. S: A lot of citrusy hops (grapefruit in particular) which is an interesting contrast to the chocolate, roast, and coffee undertones of the imperial stout. T: Quite a bit of roast, coffee, and chocolate. But, these are really masked a bit too much by the grapefruit hop flavors. That said, this is done more tactfully than Darkness 09. The alcohol presence is fairly minimized by the shear number of different flavors present in the beer. M: The body is quite full with a moderate carbonation and smooth feel on the tongue. D: Ive been wanting to try this for a long time, and I was pleased by how it tasted. But, I think I would prefer this beer in 6 months to a year when the hops have died down.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (16167) - DENMARK - FEB 28, 2012
Bottle. Black with tiny brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a little caramel. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, dried fruits, caramel, vinous and oak.


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