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Night Stalker - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,612 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 1,612
Reviews: 727
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 242
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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swetsastonic

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

12-07-2012 23:07:58 | More by swetsastonic
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shadytony

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

12-07-2012 21:57:42 | More by shadytony
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Kubrickx

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-07-2012 21:47:44 | More by Kubrickx
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hattingc

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

12-07-2012 19:45:43 | More by hattingc
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ehammond1


3.48/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle (2010)

Thanks for opening this with me, BdubleEdubleRUN!

(Aged for 2 years)

Black throughout, but not quite as dark as BCBS and Big John. Dark brown or ruby edges, depending. Thin brown head leaves irregular spotted stick down the glass.

A very hoppy aroma, even after 2 years, especially when compared to other imperial stouts from Goose Island. There's a distinct piney and earthy hop character still more than lingering, even more than 2 years after bottlings. Along with that is some moderate roast and char notes. I don't get much coffee or chocolate character.

The flavor is similar to the aroma, with good amounts of pine and earthy hop flavors left even after the significant aging. There's a bit of char, roast, and a little ash. Minimal coffee and chocolate.

Medium bodied with moderate, nearly high, carbonation for the style.

Decent, but not a standout. Far closer to a black IPA than an imperial stout, even after the 2 years of aging.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 17:47:38 | More by ehammond1
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krl2112

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14%

12-07-2012 06:22:09 | More by krl2112
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ajkiser12

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

12-06-2012 23:06:28 | More by ajkiser12
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74fullerton

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-06-2012 03:57:56 | More by 74fullerton
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JellyJacket

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

12-05-2012 02:25:56 | More by JellyJacket
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JaysusJr

Illinois

1/5  rDev -75.4%

12-05-2012 02:15:27 | More by JaysusJr
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-04-2012 19:49:08 | More by smartassboiler
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johunnic

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

12-04-2012 14:23:52 | More by johunnic
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Jagen

Illinois

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

poured from a bomer into a snifter. bottle date 11/19/12, drinking it 12/3/12
A slightly more than a 1 finger dark-brown head. pours jet black but not a crazy thick consistancy. head at first dies down aggressively but stableizes into a half finger head that slowly dissipates.
S very hop heavy...surprising for a stout. I expected this to be hoppy due to other reviews/reading about the beer but surprised at the lack of upfront stout smells. slight chocolate and malt in the background. nice subtley roast in the back.
T - people say it is a hoppy-mess but I disagree. it is not what you would expect from a stout but I am really enjoying it. not too aggresively hoppy at front but the hops are there...nice malt finish. i think the hops are a little strong right now and will review again once they die down.
M - great moutfeel...not too thick and not at all thin. slight coating-of-the-mouth feel. perfect carbonation.
O - Very good take on a hoppy stout. The hops do hide from the stoutiness of the beer. Excited to age a few and see how it is once the hops die out. I reserve complete judgement until I get to taste how it is with age. Overal,l I really like this take on a hoppy stout...I just want to taste a little more of the malt profile that I know I will have to wait to taste

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2012 09:13:46 | More by Jagen
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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pirmannt1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-04-2012 01:33:59 | More by pirmannt1
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-02-2012 04:23:11 | More by Hugonaut13
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HANGOVER


4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a bottle with a date of February 2011 in an over sized wine glass, temperature around 58-62%. Consumed as a desert following a grilled salmon Cesar salad dinner.

Appearance- Black with brown edges under the light. One finger chocolate brown head that dissipates quickly.

Smell- roast malt, chocolate, coffee, earthy almost woody, slightly boozy but balanced.

Taste- Strong chocolate, light bitterness, well balanced, hint of coffee with a warming alcohol presence.

Mouth feel- Just right, coats the tongue with a sweet bitter residue that sends tingles up your spine.

Overall this beer is amazing, bourbon county minus the bourbon, highly recommend to any stout fan. I am going to buy more of these to add to the cellar.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 00:08:12 | More by HANGOVER
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ellswrth

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

11-30-2012 22:50:16 | More by ellswrth
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-30-2012 04:49:23 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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tuckerlikesbeer

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-29-2012 05:17:56 | More by tuckerlikesbeer
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Thor_Messer

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

11-29-2012 04:30:02 | More by Thor_Messer
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davidhilgen

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-28-2012 23:05:52 | More by davidhilgen
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RichH55

Illinois

5/5  rDev +22.9%

11-28-2012 21:26:48 | More by RichH55
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SCZ

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-25-2012 03:22:02 | More by SCZ
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JimGlonke

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-23-2012 17:18:13 | More by JimGlonke
Night Stalker from Goose Island Beer Co.
91 out of 100 based on 1,612 ratings.