Night Stalker - Goose Island Beer Co.
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4.72/5 rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Dense, thick, totally black pour. 3 inch head formed but settled into a thick, creamy 1.5 inches. The initial nose suggests dark roast, smoke, vanilla, and hops. Thick, sweet, medium dense body. The front speaks to vanilla and hints of anise. The middle is rich and shows the alcohol, which, fortunately, is balanced against the chocolate and roasted notes. The nose over time blossoms into extensive hop and burnt sugar notes. Nice Belgian lace forms. The finish is rich, warm, lingering and makes me think of molten chocolate and brandy desserts. This is an excellent beer. It is moreish, but given the high ABV should be consumed with care. This is a cerebral ale! Excellent after-dinner or dessert beverage. Would also do well with grilled, smoked and BBQ-ed food.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2010 17:20:33 | More by carlborch
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