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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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ffshore545

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14%

07-04-2014 01:08:41 | More by ffshore545
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joegard

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-04-2014 00:57:04 | More by joegard
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kevgod

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

07-03-2014 03:28:13 | More by kevgod
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daron7

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-03-2014 01:22:43 | More by daron7
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-01-2014 01:41:37 | More by DrBier
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319Hawksfan


4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-30-2014 03:17:18 | More by 319Hawksfan
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jrhottle

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-28-2014 02:29:17 | More by jrhottle
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cnwillis31

Vermont

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-25-2014 21:31:16 | More by cnwillis31
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Dillon_Dargie


2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

06-25-2014 18:35:35 | More by Dillon_Dargie
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Powderhornphil

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Feb. 2011.

Pours thick viscous and black. One finger of head.

Aroma is huge on molassis and dark fruits. Bitter dark chocolates.

Taste follows the nose. Big molassis, bitter roast, black cherry and toffee sweetness.

Full coating mouthfeel.

Age has been good to this beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2014 01:30:20 | More by Powderhornphil
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Comparison_Ford

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-24-2014 04:44:48 | More by Comparison_Ford
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Knoxrb12

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-23-2014 12:57:23 | More by Knoxrb12
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david18

New York

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

06-22-2014 19:27:38 | More by david18
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my_knew_craft

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-21-2014 23:37:51 | More by my_knew_craft
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Tanger112

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-17-2014 15:29:20 | More by Tanger112
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-15-2014 14:59:18 | More by HumanParaquat
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-15-2014 01:44:40 | More by kvgomps
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ThreeTens

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-13-2014 22:41:31 | More by ThreeTens
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atrocity

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-13-2014 13:26:53 | More by atrocity
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ChicagoNick

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-11-2014 15:35:10 | More by ChicagoNick
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imscotty

Massachusetts

4.74/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottled: Nov 19, 2012

Note: I had this beer when it first came out and I remember not being overly impressed. It was fine, just nothing special. I found this bottle in the discount bin of my local bottle store and decided to give it another try. What a difference some aging had made! Wow, I've totally turned around on this one. The review below is for this aged bottle.

Appearance:
The beer is thick and black as motor oil. A fairly strong tan head forms and then quickly dies out. Little lacing.

Smell:
Rich dark fruits, caramel, booze, and something like the leathery smell of an old oiled baseball glove. Some other lighter fragrances are present too, citrus?

Taste:
The taste is intense and complex. Rich foggy dark fruits, chocolate, some coffee, sweet caramel. There is a nice interplay between the sweetness and the alcohol burn, and it does burn. There is some bitterness on the finish. My tongue is left tingling from the intensity of the flavors. I think that some will find this beer too harsh, but I am loving the symphony of flavors going off in my mouth. Sort of like drinking the 1812 Overture.

Mouthfeel:
Very little carbonation, this beer is thick, oily, luscious. It coats the mouth.

Overall:
A unique and intense beer. This is so much more than just a Stout. I will be heading back to see if I can score anymore aged bottles from the discount bin. I think this beer has the legs to go for years. It will be interesting to see what a few more years could do, but I am happy to drink it right now. What a change from when I first tried it, I presume that the sweetness when fresh was hiding some of the underlying complexities.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 19:36:34 | More by imscotty
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jschonert

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-08-2014 14:26:07 | More by jschonert
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tun

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-30-2014 01:36:19 | More by tun
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-28-2014 23:31:15 | More by Latarnik
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cd34

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-27-2014 03:02:26 | More by cd34
Night Stalker from Goose Island Beer Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,613 ratings.