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Night Stalker - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,613 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,613
Reviews: 727
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 243
Gots: 565 | 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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techfed87

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a strong, thick black. Has absolutely no head to it, even when pouring.

Color is absolutely pitch black.

Smell is noticeably more hoppy and floural than I expected from an Imperial Stout, but I'm guessing that's what they were going for with this one.

First sip is...very weird. There's an almost fruit like hoppiness to what would otherwise be an Imp. Stout. It leaves me confused, like finding out a milk shake is made from custard instead of ice cream. You just kind of sit there, take another sip, and get confuzzled all over again.

That aside, I think the hops really give this beer a kick and body that I've never seen an imperial stout have. It's the sweet cousin to Bourbon County's sourness. I would be very much intrigued to see how this beer ages.

A new type of Imp. Stout, this one really does rock!

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2010 01:45:29 | More by techfed87
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Night Stalker from Goose Island Beer Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,613 ratings.