Night Stalker - Goose Island Beer Co.
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4.56/5 rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
It pours out really dark with a decent mocha head.
The aroma is of coffee, bitter chocolate, and some hop.
The flavor is big roasted malt, really huge creamy espresso, and bitter, bitter chocolate. The hoppiness helps cut through from the big thick flavors. It's such a creamy and deliciously chocolatey beer.
It's a well balanced beer. It's a great sipper. The finish is nice and easy. It reminds me a lot of BCBS, but just toned down and creamy.
However, with age and a bottle that is an year and a half old, there's a heavy oxidation. The back has this flavor of cardboard and strange hints of citrus.
Serving type: bottle
05-24-2014 22:31:21 | More by dar482
4.5/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Night Stalker - Goose Island
APPEARANCE: Poured a thick, dense oil slick black. Very small chocolate colored head that dissipated almost instantly leaving a small halo.
AROMA: Very complex nose. Lush over ripe dark fruits, raisins, molasses and chocolate hit right away. Then vanilla and roasted malts swing by before the hops come nicely walking in.
TASTE: Chocolate covered raisins, deep purple plums. Really nice sweetness that takes over. Not getting much of the hops I faintly got on the nose. Probably because it has been cellared for 4 years. The taste on this is pure decadence, the roasted malts feel like they are melting in my mouth.
MOUTHFEEL: Heavy bodied with minimal carbonation. The great thickness and mouthfeel I've come to know and love from goose island. Oily and slick that coats the mouth leaving you wanting more.
OVERALL: I'm actually glad that my first experience with a NightStalker is one that had been cellared for 4 years. The absence of hops in the taste along with the abundance of dark fruits in the taste compliment the faint hops on the nose perfectly. I thought this was an amazing beer and would love to try a different vintage.
RATING: 4.5/5 Zombie Heads!
Serving type: bottle
04-10-2014 01:33:06 | More by BeerZombies1
Night Stalker from Goose Island Beer Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,614 ratings.