Beer Review: GOOSE ISLAND NIGHT STALKER

Beer Review: GOOSE ISLAND NIGHT STALKER

The Night Stalker from Goose Island pours into the goblet with an imposing midnight brown hue, topped by a tan head that gradually retreats to a mere gathering of swirls, maintaining an air of mystery.

Aroma: A Symphony of Roasted Delights

The olfactory experience is a delightful journey through a landscape of chocolate, coffee (in a pleasantly assertive manner), roasted nuts, caramel, and a subtle infusion of herbal hops that teases the senses.

Taste: A Complex Dance of Flavors

Upon tasting, the Night Stalker showcases a rich tapestry of flavors. Chocolate takes center stage, joined by the bold presence of herbal and bitter hops, intertwined with notes of caramel and a touch of hazelnut. It’s a well-orchestrated performance that leaves a lasting impression.

Mouthfeel: Bold and Unapologetic

The beer flaunts a full-bodied character with a touch of roughness, creating a textured experience on the palate. The carbonation, although modest, contributes to the overall robust feel of this imperial stout.

Overall: A Pleasant Surprise for the Hop Skeptic

Impressively, the Night Stalker managed to win over a skeptic of the “hoppy impy” category. Its harmonious blend of rich flavors, combined with the bold hop presence, makes it a noteworthy contender in the realm of imperial stouts. For those seeking a heavyweight beer with a touch of hoppy brilliance, Goose Island’s Night Stalker is worth a contemplative sip.