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Night Stalker - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,701 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,701
Reviews: 733
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 14%
Wants: 247
Gots: 570 | FT: 28
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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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Photo of tpd975
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice shade of black with a small tan head. Ample carbonation allows you to bring back a head over and over again. Okay lace.

S: Rather sweet aromas. Fudgy chocolate, caramel, brown sugar and molasses. Light roasted malt notes as well.

T: Roated malt up front with a big blast of coco. The sweetness hits you next with molasses and brown sugar leading the way. A touch of alcohol and a hint of bitterness round things out.

M: Medium in body, nice carbonation.

D: Pretty good. Great beer that I thought would be outstanding.

Photo of Floydster
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce growler from Bierkraft courtesy of tpd975, thank you very much for this treat Greg, opened with my dad tonight to celebrate my second birthday here on Beer Advocate, poured into my Charles Quint goblet, color is black and it looks nice with a creamy dark brown head that lasts around ten minutes, which is not too big but stands it ground with great retention and decent lacing, aroma reminds me of the Rolo candies, for some reason I kept getting a sweet caramel scent inside a nice milk chocolate, roasted malts mixed with a bit of smokiness, earthiness, toffee, vanilla extract, burnt sugar, good amount of booze, and cinnamon, flavor starts off with roasted caramel and toffee with creamy cocoa flavors following in the middle, roasted malts dominate the finish but there is still that dark chocolate flavor that keeps lingering behind, slightly hot in the aftertaste but not nearly what I was expecting after smelling it a few times, warms up with dry hops oddly, expected these to stick out more at first when it was more chilled but they finished nicely with an earthiness followed by sweet chocolate, flavor sweetens up by the end with dark ripe fruits that almost gives this stout a liquor feel, awesomely balanced beer with a lot to like about it, roasted, bittersweet, and warming mouthfeel, full bodied, medium level of carbonation that probably kept it from being overwhelmingly full, taste lingers for a very long time, drank half of this no problem, wish I had not shared it afterwards in a way, light and inviting for how big of a beer it is alcohol is hidden well in the flavor but stronger in the smell, this stuff went down like it was three or four perent less in ABV, nice and smooth, stoked I got to try this draft only beer that is sitting in the Top 100, one of my favorite beers from Goose Island and one of the better stouts I have had in a long time, wish they bottled this stuff, great beer and glad it was preserved so well in this great Bierkraft bottle, would love to drink again, recommended

Photo of hoppymeal
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22oz 'growler' from Bierkraft. Pours black in color with a good sized 3 finger rusty tan head that slowly dissipates. Aroma is big and rich, some strong vinous notes, dark fruit, bit of chocolate and a hint of some ashy roastiness. Taste follows with a nice dose of sweet chocolate and caramel followed by some more of the fruit flavors, ripe grapes, almost a cherry and apple like flavor mid taste, molasses in the finish and aftertaste along with a hint of smoke, some hoppy bitterness and a brush of alcohol. Mouthfeel is very nice, it is definitely big thick and chewy, and yet also smooth and creamy. The malts are heavy and you can feel the weight and strength of the beer, but it stays on the verge and does not get overly cloying or thick. Soft creamy carbonation, a bot of alcohol and hop bite in the finish along with some alcohol warmth. Overall a delicious stout imo, definitely a sipper, a very big beer, but also a very well crafted beer, a great dessert or night cap.

Photo of mymrnngjckt
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

8oz snifter on draft at the Clyborn location of Goose Island. A very dark beer with about one finger of creamy light brown head. Caramel, coffee and oak notes in the smell. A pleasant burnt coffee taste with a hint of oakiness and heavy malt lingers on the tounge. Very pleasant to drink but very strong also. Took awhile to get this one down but I enjoyed every minute of it.

Photo of bret27
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Bottle courtesy of kplynch

Smell: burnt, roasted, raisin, caramel malt, booze, woody, vanilla, hop presence. Second smelling booze and vanilla take over.

Appearance: Super black, dark tan head, as expected.

Taste: Chocolate, vanilla, roasty malt balanced out by serious simcoe hops and booze.

Mouthfeel: fairly thick, but not out of control. Creamy head.

Aftertaste: Roasty, hoppy, boozy w/a little burn on the throat on the way down (think BCS or KBS). not too heavy. Coffee-liqueur. Lingering dirt/stale taste in mouth unfortunately.

Overall: Bottle was traded to me few months back. Tastes old and possibly oxidized. The fact that this is so hoppy may mean it's not as great aged. I have to think it would probably be better on tap.

They say beer will speak to you. This beer says "I'm too old, possibly bottled poorly, and a bourbon barrel is better than hops for an imperial stout"

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Ginger Man. Pours black with hardly any head. Aroma of booze, sweet roasted malt, cocoa, and raisins. Flavor is sweet with toffee, lots of caramel, honey cracker, nougat, and raisin. Certainly very complex but I guess I just wasn't a fan of the flavors it had.

Photo of BeerBelcher
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In a world sick with great Imperial Stouts (to include Bourbon County Stout), I thought this one was exceptional. I looked for evidence during my visit that somehow Goose Island had been tainted by their affiliation with Anheuser-Busch (InBev), but other than having Redhook ESB as a guest tap, I could find none. Instead, I found this beer, which was a really pleasant experience - massive, flavorful, but not overly taxing or intimidating.

As you'd expect, it comes served black, a little viscous, and with more head than quite a few other RIS's. Aroma is more hoppy than any other Imperial Stout I can remember - seems to me that RIS's are usually hopped heavily, but to me those flavors are usually lost amid the other roasty flavors. This one was a little lighter on the dark roasty notes, although they were still discernible. Flavor was not very boozy for 11.7% ABV. Mouthfeel was smooth but not syrupy. A very solid brew.

I would highly recommend this beer. I had this on tap at Goose Island (Clybourn).

Photo of craytonic
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Motor oil, no lacing but more head than I expected.

Smell: Little coffee, I get massive massive dark malt, fudge, chocolate, toffee, caramel, brown sugar vanilla, molasses, figs, dates and other dark fruits.

Taste: Some breadiness, massive dark malt, fudge, chocolate, toffee, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, molasses, figs, dates, and other dark fruits.

Mouthfeel: Extremely creamy without being overtly heavy.

Drinkability: Like BCS, this belongs in a 12oz serving that will last quite a while. You will feel the ABV, although it is barely present in the taste and smell.

*NB - I believe that BCS is far superior.

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

On-tap at Kelleher's in Peoria, Il. This place never fails to serve up something ridiculous...

A - super black with a perfect one-finger, chocolate head. Looks intimidating, yet delicious all at the same time.

S - smells of dark chocolate, toffee, and sweet malt. Smells like a textbook RIS.

T - Dark chocolate with some hints of toffee and burnt malt. There is more chocolate than burn malt. This is a great RIS because the flavors are bold, yet not too overly unbalanced in one direction, albeit the chocolate is more noticeable than the malt.

M - smooth and full, great mouthfeel. Plus this was 11.7%? I wouldn't have guessed that at all.

D - This was an awesome RIS. It is not too over the top but extremely flavorful, but the abv forms a monster, making it hard to tame more than one. This is one of the best RISs I have had. Well-done Goose Island.

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a growler from New Beer distributors into a snifter.

A: A relatively fine deep caramel 2 finger head that dissipated quickly. This brew poured jet black like used engine oil.

S: Cherries, licquorice, raosted chocolate malts, and alcohol. This one was distinctly lacking a coffee aroma that I expected it to have. Don't know why though since it's closely related to the GS Bourbon stout.

T: Very sweet throughout. Taste of cherries, licquorice, dates, roasted chocolate. A strong alcohol taste in the finish that really seems to linger in my mouth. Much hoppier compared to the Bourbon stout.

M: Medium to full bodied with little carbonation. This beer is deceptively silky because the alcohol really becomes apparent at the end.

D: This brew opens and sits in my mouth amazingly but the harsh alcoholic finish makes it a real sipper. Very good, but I'd much rather have the Bourbon stout than this.

Photo of capra12
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed with the help of Speedwayjim on 7/6/09, served out of a snifter glass.

Appearance: 2 fingers head which dissipates quickly and is jet black.

Smell: Initially it smelled like an IPA but with further inspection there were hints of dark currants and smoked dark chocolate.

Taste: Opens slightly carbonated with roasted malts. The sweet dates and dark fruit come through in the middle with some earth notes as well. The earthy notes remain as thet are accompanied by subtle hop profiles and hints of sour notes.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a silky smooth finish but finishes with a strong alcohol kick which lingers.

Drinkability: I would have another but not on the same night, but definitely worth a try.

Photo of Jwale73
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another one courtesy of RomanW70. Poured two shades shy of black with ruby-red highlights around the base of the glass when backlit with a quarter inch, consistent, khaki-colored skim. Nose was molasses, brown sugar and some booze in the back. Taste consistent with nose - lots of brown sugar, chocolate malt and some licorice at the finish. Mouthfeel was lightly effervescent and medium-bodied. Easy drinking - sweet, but not too sweet. Alcohol was well-hidden. Great beer; wish I could get more of this.

Photo of Bierguy5
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a pitch balc color, with a good sized mocha head. Great head retention for this beast of a beer. A few spots of lace. Good looking for sure.

A good whiff of chocolate at first. Some coffee notes, along with other roasty tones. I get a hint of butter in the nose as well. Some caramel and cream, along with a vanilla hit as well. Pretty nice nose here. Maybe a whiff of alcohol, but well hidden withing for the size of this one.

Roasty, with some chocolate notes up front. A fair amount of coffee. I still get a hint of buttery notes in this, along with a vanilla fade. Lots of residual sweetness here, almost too much for me.

Full body, with a low amount of carbonation. Not really creamy, but approaching. Alcoho is very well hidden for the high ABV. Very nice, but a bit sweet for me.

Photo of petroos
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a viscous, deep brown black. Forget motor oil, it reminds me of tar. There is a dark tan 2 finger head, which dissipates quickly. The lacing is serious on this one.

S: Coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, earthy hops and citrus peel. Very complex. There is a very pronounced soy sauce characteristic that I guess is a product of the fermented malts that I'm not digging at all though.

T: Wow! Roasty malts give way to caramel and coffee. There is a ton going on in the midpalate. Figs, grapes, black fruits and licorice with a hint of citrus peel. The finish is chocolaty and smokey. Alcohol warms the palate but not in a bad way. The finish lasts forever, with a bit of licorice and that great milk chocolate flavor. Every sip brings more flavor nuances.

M: Absolutely huge, creamy mouthfeel. The alcohol is present, but complimentary, not detracting from the other flavors and textures. Very well integrated carbonation is perfect.

D: This is seriously drinkable. It keeps calling you back to the brew because every time I take a sip I taste something a little bit different. More seriously, the 11.70 % ABV is seriously well integrated, which makes me think that I'm really asking for trouble with this one.

This is without a doubt one of the best stouts I've had, and if it weren't for the soy sauce aspect, it would have scored even higher.

Photo of dismal
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Kelleher's Irish Pub in Peoria. The apperance was black, pitch black with a decent sized brown/dark brown head that pretty quickly went down to almost nothing. Left pretty decent lacing down the glass but nothing to much. The smell was mainly a hint of coffee, some chocolate and roasted malts. It wasn't strong or anything but was pretty apparent. Taste was similar. Coffee was strong in the taste but not overpowering and not all you could taste. Chocolate was there as well. Pretty "boozey". This is one of the few beers were I can say that, though it wasn't so boozey I couldn't handle it. When it warms up a bit is when is shines. Moutfeel is good, nothing spectacular but still good. Drinkability, well I could do a few for sure but one is good enough if I'm going to be drinking all night or drinking other things. Pretty high ABV that is somewhat well hidden but pretty apparent at times. I would definitely drink this again! I've had way better in terms of double/imperial stouts but still it's pretty good and worth trying if you have the opportunity.

Photo of grub
4.65/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Viggo brought this one over tonight to sip on after some brewing chores. huge thanks eric!

1L swingtop. sampled july 16/09.

pours deep inky black, nearly opaque except at its thinnest when coming out of the bottle. a very dense brown head forms, dropping fairly fast yet leaving a solid sheet of lace behind.

aroma is great. rich dark and milk chocolate. coffee. anise. cocoa. caramel and a bit of toffee. toasted biscuit and multi-grain bread. faint alcohol. lots of dark fruit. raisin, date, plum. earthy and woody. bit of vanilla.

taste is great. the richest dark chocolate. cocoa. bit of milk chocolate. medium roast coffee. lots of dark fruit, slightly sweet. raisin, date, plum, fig. bit of red grape too. light caramel and toffee, but most of the (light) sweetness seems to come across as fruity rather than sugary. lots of licorice and anise. earthy and woody. the alcohol is well hidden, but it doesn't take long before the warmth starts to spread through you. toasted biscuit and multi-grain bread. bit of cracker. touch of vanilla. the one thing that seems absent is much roast. there's just a hint in the coffee-like character, but even that is far from a dark or espresso roast. i'd just like it to be a little more present and a little more assertive. it's the one thing i'd say i'm definitely missing from giving it full marks here.

mouthfeel is excellent. nice big body, but fairly restrained sweetness. silky smooth medium carbonation level.

drinkability is excellent. perfect balance, showing but a fraction of its alcohol. great depth and excellent complexity. overall this is surely a world-class beer.

Photo of Viggo
4.55/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

HUGE thanks to Beerloco for the hookup on this. I owe you big.

Pours a deep and dark opaque black, no light gets through this bad boy, very thick and chunky tan head forms, slowly settles down to a thick ring around the glass and a thin layer, lots of lace chunks stuck to the glass, looks pretty fantastic. Smell is insane, very rich, toffee, chocolate, roast, vanilla and wood, raisins and dates, maple, molasses, some alcohol, almost a doppelbock like breadiness, biscuits, lots of dark fruit, very nice. Taste is similarly good, very intense burnt sugar sweetness, toffee, raisin, chocolate milk, roast, dark fruit, rum and molasses middle, maple syrup, dates, alcohol, big sweet finish that balances out with an acrid bitterness, lightly smokey with wood and vanilla at the end, very long finish. Mouthfeel is full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Alcohol is a bit sharp but still comes through buttery smooth, this is damn good stuff. Fantastic finish, like a Werthers. This definitely lives up, I dig it. Thanks a ton Alan!

Photo of Nickls
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(From notes)

A - Poured with a generous finger of creamy/dense looking darker tan head; good retention. Dense jet black color

S - Some burnt sugar sweetness; roasted maltiness; coffee; bit of dark fruit; hops definitely shine through as well. A bit soapy and piney

T - Wow, this is one hoppy brew with the soapy and cedar-like flavors really present; bit of warming alcohol; then dives into the more stout-like qualities; roasted coffee and caramel really stuck out to me as well. Really balanced out all the great flavors

M - Thick, viscous, and a touch creamy at points; very subtle carbonation

D - Hugely drinkable against the style and weight; given the breadth and quality of flavors it makes for a wonderfully drinkable brew.

Overall, this is one great Imperial Stout. I think it defines the often used phrase "dangerously drinkable". Highly recommended.

Photo of redmagik99
4.83/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at east village tavern. Black, nice head. Smell is absolutely bursting with stouty aromas of espresso, chocolate, roastiness. Taste has all that, some oakiness (not sure if it's oaked so I could be just imagining it), molasses, mmm. VERY balanced. As far as stouts go, I think it's more on the bitter side (relative to the style), but if you consider it on it's own, I don't think there could be a more balanced beer. Big beautiful mouthfeel. When you finish 12 oz of a beer this size in 20 minutes and are ready for another one, you can call it drinkable. I asked the bartender if she preferred this to the BCS, which was also on tap. She said the BCS was too sweet for her, and since I hadn't tried it before, she was nice enough to give me a little taste. And I 100% agreed with her. I probably didn't have enough to understand the true nature of BCS, but from what I did try, I clearly preferred the night stalker. This goes down with Abyss and Speedway as one of my favorite impy stouts ever. Get some.

Photo of brundo4
4.7/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 64oz. growler into a 16oz. pint glass. The brew is jet black, like a good stout should be. A small espresso head forms, but dissipates almost instantly. A small, tan ring of lacing is left. Does not appear too carbonated. Instead appears delicious. Let's stick our nose in it.

On the nose a smoky caramel scent comes on strong, along with molasses, syrup, brown sugar, and a good oak note. Reminiscent of a good, sweet breakfast stout, but smells more strongly of alcohol. Scent really is as dark, mysterious, and inviting as the brew itself.

Per a few recommendations I have let this beer warm up a bit before drinking. First taste is quite sweet, syrupy. Definite caramel, brown sugar, molasses flavors shine through, as well as a bit of bourbon and brandy. Very well composed flavor. Deep and complex. Alcohol is fairly well hidden but a good sting does hit the nose. Nice bitter aftertaste complements the initial sweetness exceptionally. There is a strange, grassy herbal character as well as some sweet candied fruits (plum, cherry, maybe a subtle pomegranate) dancing just beneath it.

Mouthfeel is thick and luscious. Very smooth and heavy. Low carbonation, like many tap stouts. Powerful on the tongue, silky going down.

If this beer wasn't the high octane drunk-fuel it is, I'd swear I could drink it all day. So smooth with a perfect sweet/bitter balance. I will most doubt have another, and another, and another, and then another when I wake up from my stupor.

Photo of Bung
4.63/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On draft at their Wrigleyville location. Poured jet black with brown accent and head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, some vanilla/oak/booziness and pine. Thick oily mouthfeel. Tastes lots of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, light barrel likeness. Hops come through in the finish along with coffee. A great example of the style, probably better than the Bourbon Country as far as being a great standard imperial without add ons, and I really like the BC.
Not going to knock it for the price, since that has no real bearing on the beer itself.

Photo of maximum12
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted & savored on tap at Stub & Herb's, a revered place here in the Twin Cities that seems to magically procure almost every amazing draft beer that comes into this market. Tip o' the hat & another reason why I need to get back there more often.

The pour on this was dead, flat, jet, angry black with a side of coffee black. Smell was the brew's only weak point; nose was a bit sweet, but that was it.

And then the flavor comes screaming out of that little glass & whacks me upside the head. Glorious malts, a velvet iron glove of bourbon, hops creeping up the palate, sugary chocolate smoothing out the entire experience with a gentle, aching hand. Wow. It was at this point I looked at my 7 oz. glass & wished for a 22 oz. mug & a designated driver.

Night Stalker is flat, creamy, smooth, & warm. And with the 11.7% providing only a hint of the alcohol in this thing, the drinkability is dangerous. I sipped at my wife's, too, & had to pull back from a hand-slap multiple times.

Fantastic beer. I'll be on the lookout if this ever makes a return to the Cities in draft or bottle. If I could have had a bit bigger glass of this, it might easily have risen into the A+ range as it warmed more. Highly recommended.

Photo of nrbw23
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a dark black color with a nice thick brown head. Head has decent retention and left a bit of lacing but not as much as I expected.

S- Roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate, a bit of alcohol and dark fruits. Smells really good just not quite as strong as I expected.

T- Taste is of dark roasted malts, roast coffee, chocolate, and dark fruit. Just a touch of the alcohol burn.

M- Full in body and low carbonation. Has a very silky smooth feel to this one.

D- I really enjoyed this one and was glad I was able to give it a shot. If you can find this one out there go for it.

Photo of aggiearcher13
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had it on tap at el Bait Shop in Des Moines on Saturday. A great beer bar in the middle of Iowa, who knew!

A: Pitch black with about a half inch of dark brown head that didn't hang around for too long. Good lacing.

S: Dark and malty, definitely well-hopped. It's pretty nice.

T: Sticky and sweet, there's a ton of flavors going on. Roast, chocolate, coffee, toffee, hoppy bitterness, it's quite good.

M: Pretty viscous, moderate to low carbonation, it's about right.

D: For 11.7% it's quite drinkable, but I don't think I could do more than one even if it were lower ABV. A ton of flavor.

Photo of taylorhamrick
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

on tap @ GI-Clybourn

Pours black, pitch black, with a very thin brown head, almost a ring from the start, which leaves little bits of lacing. This one looks kind of normal for an imperial stout. The smell is very intense. There is a whiff of cracked roasted grains, very raw almost like unboiled wort. There's a bit of booze in here though. And a whiff of dark sweet chocolate is present - though not too powerful. But I can detect quite a lot of sweetness, with a hint of fruitiness - like a rich red wine or something. The taste starts with the overripe fruits, dark plums and grapes, a bit of raisins, followed by some dry, bitter chocolate, very, very rich with these flavors. Then the sweetness comes in, caramelly at times, but sometimes just like chocolate cake or something, washed over with coffee. And in the finish, I can taste some earth hops, and a bit of a resinous feel pulls the beer down as I swallow. This beer is just incredibly rich, almost too rich, with a strong note of booze. This one is very full, but actually not quite syrupy like I expected it to be. Sometimes, I feel like little chunks of grain are going down with the beer. This one is a sipper, most certainly. But a very good one. The pour was into an 8 or 10 oz snifter, which was just the right size to get all of this one that I'd like. I would love to have more of this, though I drank it at like 1 in the afternoon, with a big day ahead, so I stopped at one. A very good beer if you ever get the chance to try it.

Night Stalker from Goose Island Beer Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,701 ratings.