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Night Stalker - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,660 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,660
Reviews: 730
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 241
Gots: 564 | FT: 27
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-02-2009)
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650ml bottle
Served in a snifter
Bottled 11/19/12

This beer is black. It is topped with an inch of tan head with a little lacing.

There is an aroma of dark fruit, roasted malt, dark chocolate, and a hint of anise.

The taste is consistent with the smell. However, an almost burnt taste develops after about half a bottle. There are some intense flavors and may be overwhelming my palate. There is a persistent faded hops taste. It reminds me a little of tea in the background. Then the anise whisks it away.

It is a thick, sticky, viscous brew. Right in my wheelhouse.

This is another hoppy "insert beer style here" beer that I cellared without realizing that it was a hopped up version of the style. It was a good beer regardless, but I bought it within a month of bottling and just got around to drinking two years later. I guess I need quicker turnover and some interns to study all my purchases. I think I'll call my venture Kramerica Industries.

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A: 2 years old bottle, pours very dark with very little carbonation.

S: There doesn't seem to be a lot of residual sugars in this beer, which is a bit surprising considering BCBS is extremely sweet. But you get the usual cocoa, vanilla and coffee.

T: Follows the nose quite well, you get cocoa, vanilla and coffee in a dry beer. The alcohol is still noticeable, but it blends well. Quite straightforward, but it is pretty solid.

M: Quite big actually considering the low apparent residual sugars.

D: Although this is very tasty, it is not the most drinkable imperial stout around.

Not a favourite, but still very solid. A good counterpoint top BCBS.

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Night Stalker from Goose Island Beer Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,660 ratings.