Night Stalker | Goose Island Beer Co.

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1,820 Ratings
Night StalkerNight Stalker
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
gooseisland.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ClockworkOrange on 02-02-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,820
Reviews:
744
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
13.59%
 
 
Wants:
271
Gots:
560
For Trade:
26
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,820 |  Reviews: 744
Photo of ronricorossi
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jrob21
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of B-Nut-GoBlue
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WastingFreetime
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chewy6935
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PG2G
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ShadyRigglesbee
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TomO23
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WesM63
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisinRI
3.43/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MisterKilderkin
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tykechandler
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow. Drinking great right now.

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelfonatree
4.56/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 Night Stalker on May 8, 2015

Look - Oily black. Thin tan head. No lacing. Fine bubbles.

Smell - Whiskey. Vanilla. Chocolate.

Taste - Whiskey. Vanilla and chocolate fade to a tootsie roll like taste. Alcohol is there. Tannin finish.

Palate - Thick and creamy. Carbonation doesn't explode.

Overall - It is going to sound blasphemous but it isn't much different than the barrel aged vanilla Dark Lord I had at DLD.

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Photo of apbaj
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mwilbur
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage (bottled on 02/06/11 1259).
Poured from 22 oz bottle into snifter.
A: Pours an extremely dark brown with no light emerging from backlighting. Just a thin skim of dark mocha head that slowly recedes. Looks potent.
S: Boozy chocolate hits the nose from a good foot away. Upon closer inspection, dark sweet chocolate, boozy leather, vanilla, oak, and medium roast coffee. Solid across the board from each of these notes.
T: Ah...here are the hops! Nice muted pine hops...there could be some citrus in there too, but the chocolate covers it up. Dark sweet chocolate, boozy leather, vanilla, oak, and medium roast coffee. Pretty much follows the aroma except for the nice addition of the hops. Would have been interesting to try this one fresh to see the balance struck then. Hint of licorice, fig, and molasses with warming.
M: Soft and sweet. Thick and luscious. Medium-heavy body (drinks a tad lighter than ABV). Mildly bitter throughout. Excellent lingering and maturing on the palate.
D: What a wonderful sipper. Smooth as silk and hits all the wonderful dark notes. The hops have certainly lessened with age, but there is still a nice presence.

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Photo of alexrufio666
4.51/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2010 bottle poured into a tulip. Pours black with light caramel colored head. Tastes a lot like bourbon county without the bourbon, definatly a great beer.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours bright rich black with a 1” tan foam collar that hugs the side of the glass.
S: estery, malty, winey alcoholic aromas, some dark dried fruit
T: very alcoholic and malty, roast and coffee bitterness lightly sweetened by caramel and seasoned with dark dried fruit.
F: Rich velvety chewy body with slightly below average carbonation and a pleasant alcohol warming.
O: a well balanced Imperial stout with rich, complex flavors.

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Photo of Houser
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Prost76
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bgold86
4.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chinchill
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bomber shared at 1st Sunday.
Reminiscent of BCS. Highly complex and very rich flavor. Lasting, malty-BBL aftertaste.
Full .
Deep dark red-brown body.

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Photo of Cfeezy
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cellared over five years. Minimal head - black as night - very malty and sweet. Not bad at all.

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Photo of jgeddis
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Night Stalker from Goose Island Beer Co.
4.12 out of 5 based on 1,820 ratings.
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