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RATINGS: 363   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Welcome to the biggest beer Squatters Pub Brewery has ever made! A Russian Imperial Stout is one of the most intensely flavored beers a brewer can create. The combination of rich roasted barley, oak, molasses and licorice root combine to create an utterly unique and complex imperial stout experience. We had to mash in twice to get our starting gravity of 27 plato (1.108 specific gravity). We boiled 3.5 hrs to enhance caramelization and used molasses and licorice root at the end of boil. Outer Darkness is aged with oak, has 65 ibu’s and bottle conditioned. We hope you have as much fun drinking it as we did making it. Please share with another and drink wisely.


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4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nsanders (545) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Near black with a thick mocha colored head. Smells like rich chocolate, alcohol, smoked wood, and cream; you can smell it at arm’s length upon opening. The flavor is sweet and dessert like at first, but is countered by a strong bitterness. The body is heavy with a creamy texture. Delicious. I was worried when i saw this was from Itah, but it is so good, you could have it for dessert.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dclonts (4) - - NOV 18, 2014 does not count
At first I thought this was aged in a scotch girl. Turns out the licorice, molasses, and O'Farrell get the same effect. Really great taste, could use a touch more pallet. The nose is a little soft. Been very good beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (1485) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Pours a very dark brown almost black with tan colored head. A lot of roast on the nose, some raw cocoa as well and just a hint of wood, oak; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more roast and warmth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (909) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
Thick near black stuff with a creamy tan head. Aroma is strong of coffee, roast malt, anise. Coffee and vanilla, full body, very nice stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (2660) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle @ Another Tasting, courtesy of Vaiz. Pours a pitch black beer with a small tanned head on top. Aroma has vanilla, caramel, light chocolate and even some coffee going on. Flavor is medium bitter, some coffee going on. Loads of vanilla going on in the back end. Aftertaste is sweet and short. The sweetness is a bit overwhelming, but very nice still. Good stuff!!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3344) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle at another tasting. Dark black pour with thin lacy tan foam. Aroma is smoky, lots of roasty notes, chocolate. Taste is lightly sweet, quite chocolaty, light boozy notes, rather dry finish. Palate is med full bodied with med carbonation. Ok.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (5607) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle shared at Another Tasting thanks to Vaiz. Pours near black with a brown head. Aroma of licorice, sweet malt, caramel, soy. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vaiz (3524) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle at Another Tasting, hosted by MrHangover. Black pour, creamy tan head. Aroma is quite roasted, creamy, coffee, caramel, chocolate, cigars and cookies. Flavor is quite smooth, creamy, roasted and chocolatey. Very well balanced and smooth. Nice brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (695) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
Draft at Public House Las Vegas. Pours black with a thin, mocha film head that coats the glass. Aroma had smooth notes of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, cola/caramel, dark fruits, and a warm alcohol. Awesome. Taste is bitter but balanced as well as expected. Big roasted malts, dark chocolate, and a bit of espresso on the finish mixed with an alcohol warmth. Medium-full body with a low-medium carbonation and dry finish. Creamy texture with a soft carbonation. Overall excellent awesome flavour and mouth feel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (674) - SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2014
On tap. Black with tanned head. Smell is heavy roasted malt with coffee and chocolate. Taste is heavy warm roasted malt with coffee chocolate and warming alcohol. Medium bitterness and low carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
HIGHB4LL (636) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bomber from Cash Wise in Williston. Appearance: finger dark coco brown head, great lacing, head lasts as a film, black color. Aroma: raisin, chocolate, light alcohol, molasses, light hidden floral. Palate: full body, creamy smooth carbonation, light alcohol warming, mild bitter lasting finish, oily texture. Taste: sweet raisin and fruit, into a sweet chocolate and cereal, into a light floral bitter finish. Transition is really smooth, the alcohol is actually pretty contained, love the chocolate, the feel is super good as well. Aroma is really good as well, but taste is lacking slightly. I would love to age a bottle of this. Or two.


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