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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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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (13140) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Bomber, courtesy of thetomG in Secret Santa Winter 10, someone else who sent me one, and I also bought a bottle at Sicilians in Grand Rapids. I figure I should rate this one so people stop sending it to me! Pours pitch black with a medium sized brown creamy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of rich roasted malts, caramel, floral and citrus hops and a nutty finish. Some pretty hot alcohol notes. The taste is bitter roasted malts, caramel, nutty notes and leafy, vegetal hops with a bit of citrus. Something kinda offputting in there. Medium bodied and pretty boozy overall. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (13069) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2010
Black with a lasting tan head. Aroma of chocolate, fruit, licorice and pine hops. Sweet licorice, toffee and molasses flavour with a hoppy finish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12868) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
(22oz bottle) Pours a black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of licorice, roasted malt, fennel, chocolate, herbs, and pine. Flavor of roasted malt, grapefruit, chocolate, licorice, toffee, pine, florals, and coffee with a dry, moderately bitter finish. Excellent!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (12474) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Bottle shared by Ratman. Pours black with an average, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, chocolate, toasted, nutty), light hops (earthy, herbal), and average esters (fruity) with notes of smoke, raisin, alcohol, prune, and dates. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, chocolate, roasted, nutty), average hops (floral, pine, spicy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of wood, alcohol, prune, dates, raisin, brown sugar, and vanilla. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation, low creaminess with a dry and biting finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12295) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2010
@CBCon tap-pours a light tan head with black color. Aroma is resin hops, dark malt-roasty. Taste follows. Full body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (12286) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle thanks to Bruce. Pours a cloudy brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is roast malts, coffee, chocolate, and wood. Medium mouth, sweet roasted malt, dark chocolate, cocoa, light booze finish, very nice.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (12270) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2010
Bottle, bought @ Voldby Kbmandsgrd.
Pours is utterly deep black with a lovely, staying, small, creamy, cappucino head. Very complex aroma, lots of hops, dark chocolate, coffee and light roasted malts. There are notes of grapefruit and citrus. Light resiny and fresh. Lowish carbonation, super creamy mouthfeel. Lots of dryness. Flavour is hoppy again, grapefruit, pine, lots of dark chocolate, coffee, mildly vinious, light liqourice. Long, lingering, warming and quite bitter finish. A very good hoppy Imperial Stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (12233) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Draught sample at AleFest Columbus (06/27/09): The beer pours black with a medium thin light brown head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Chocolate and roasted malt in the nose along with some hops. Full body with a dry and roasty character. Flavors of chocolate, coffee and hops, along with some sweet malt in the background. The finish is roasted malt with a mildly bitter dark chocolate and coffee aftertaste. Good overall, and I actually liked this a little more than Bourbon County.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (12007) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle at home. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolates, roasted malt, pine and caramel. Flavour is heavy sweet and light bitter, with an alcohol burn in the finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (11981) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2010
very dark, small light brown head. roasted stuff, fresh hops in the aroma. very balanced and delicate. mild. flavor is very interesting. strong roasted grains, caramel, malts, strong hoppy balance, crystal clear giant clash between great hops , great malty sweetness and great roasted stuffness. Alc. is a little bit too dominant as in many goose island dark beers, but i must admit this one is clearer and more to the point than most of them.


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