1. The BeerAdvocate Store is back! Pre-order your stuff now. Items begin shipping Dec 15. Christmas deadline = Dec 18 @ 5pm EST.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Night Stalker - Goose Island Beer Co.

Not Rated.
Night StalkerNight Stalker

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

1,701 Ratings
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,701
Reviews: 733
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 14%
Wants: 247
Gots: 569 | FT: 28
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)
View: Beers (210) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Night Stalker Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,701 | Reviews: 733 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Carloco
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of flyingmick
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of ShemRahBoo
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of surfrbro
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of ShanePB
2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of AntLeatherface
1/5  rDev -75.4%

Photo of JVan
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of jplopez21
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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

A: Deep rich black, with a generous tan head that fades quickly and doesn't leave much lacing.

S: A top layer of piney hops floating over a base of chocolatey malts, coffee, dark fruit, and a good amount of booze. Smells rich and complex.

T/M: Complex blend of densely interwoven flavors: coffee, chocolate, hints of pine and citrus, a touch of bitterness, a bit of alcohol burn. Ends with sweet lingering coffee. Smooth and creamy with just a small bite from the combo of booze and hop bitterness.

O: A great hoppy stout with great interplay between the hops and the underlying imperial stout flavors.

Photo of Hophead717
3/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of ElGallo
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of brod25
3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 11/19/12 #1647. Read the reviews about the infected batch on 11/19 before having this beer and although I didn't notice it to be as bad as some mentioned, I didn't like it as much as I did when I had one a few years ago. Either my tastes have changed or there is something a little off with this batch.

Pours jet black with a light brown head.

Aroma of dark chocolate, booze and raisins.

Tastes of dark fruits and roasted malts. Definitely an underlying sweet taste with a slightly smokey/teriyaki flavor. Didn't notice as much of a hop presence as I thought I would, although there was some bitterness from the hops.

Medium to heavy body with moderate carbonation.

Overall a decent beer but not as good as I remember it being a few years back.

Photo of FUwolfpacker
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of doughanson78
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of BobD567
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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

Bottled on 03/06/10

This is a very sexy beer. Almost no head after being poured directly into the center of a dogfish snifter. A thin lace encompasses the beer, creamy and light brown.

I smell raisins, licorice, root beer.

Taste like a bitter dark chocolate with fruit undertones, plum or date. Very smooth, probably from the age, it warms the throat nicely. This is an intense stout with sweet characteristics. There is an essence of smoke present.

Feels very nice entering the mouth, a sharpness that mellows quite well. I can't stop sipping this. Salvation for the days fatigue.

Photo of fatboy91
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of rydev24
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of bbrown12
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of NickyDee21
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of mjohnson17
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of aliveguy17
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of mikediesel124
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of SPRichard
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of griffiam03
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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