Night Stalker

22 oz bottle purchased on a recent trip to NY.
Pour is a very standard, jet black with a little ring of mocha lace that settles around the edges of beer, plus a thin film over most of the surface of the beer. Some decent alcohol legs on the side of the glass. Definitely menacing and viscous.
Nose and tastes reflect one another with all of the usual dark, roasted malt and chocolate notes that one would associate with this kind of beer, but with the added hop element that one usually does NOT find in this style. Surprisingly green and grassy too which puts me off a little.
The hop note fades for me and leaves a touch of smoke in the rear of the beer which is more to my liking, and fits better against the overall package than a true hop note does.
An interesting beer with the green notes, since I would not normally expect such a trait to a beer of this style, but ultimately not really what I’m looking for. An increase n the smokey element would be fine for me, but somehow the resin note needs to e dialed back for me to get excited about the beer.
Not thrilled, but having said that, this is a beer I would like to re-visit for pure interests’ sake.

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08/10/2010
Format:
bottle
ABV: 11.7 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 3.5
Total: 3.6
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