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Brew Review: Shot in the Dark Imperial Stout

Shot in the Dark Imperial Stout




It takes something special to pull a craft beer drinking New Yorker out of Manhattan or Brooklyn.

In those neighborhoods, they can practically toss a growler out of their apartment window and into the hands of a skilled brew master.

It’s beers like Shot in the Dark that are driving fans out of the city and into Gun Hill’s happy taproom.

This bittersweet and decadent Stout was inspired by chocolate-covered fruit.

Pouring with a robust 10.5% ABV ensures a sweet finish to the liquid sipping journey.  





Up at Gun Hill, New York’s craft world looks a bit different.

It’s a world where the brewery’s yoga classes are packed with craft-loving ladies of every shape and color, where the brewer’s progression from playing semi-pro baseball to brewing super niche beer seems natural, and where Stouts taste like bittersweet chocolate mousse with fresh fruit on top.




  • Pitch black molten lava with a cinnamon tan head.



An aroma of blackcurrant puree, blackberry, cocoa and coffee with hints of anise and raisins.


Flavor Profile:

  • Blueberry
  • Moist Chocolate Cake
  • Creamy/Milk
  • Plum/Tart
  • Coffee
  • Anise
  • Blueberry
  • Raisins



Moderately sweet with heavy dark chocolate flavors accompanied by black licorice, tart blueberry’s, raisins, lactose and biscotti.

Shot in the dark produced a rich rounded mouthfeel finish without the boozy aftertaste.



Brew Review: Shot in the Dark Imperial Stout

Brewery: Gun Hill Brewing Company

ABV: 10.5


Serving Style: 16oz Can

Brew Score: 4.75/5

Information source: Tavour

Beer Purchased on: Tavour


Toar Campbell

Love of all things cigars, craft beer, Stouts, IPA's (any beer). Follow me on Untappd @Toar Campbell. Writer, reviewer, founder
Toar Campbell

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