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RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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 (568) - 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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Dark pour and a nice fluffy head. Aroma is complex malt, raisins, chocolate, and vanilla. The taste follows with the addition of some hop bite. Pretty amazing stuff.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1421) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
Black with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate, liquorice, prunes, figs, dates, molasses, subtle hint of leather. Full bodied, slighty syrupy mouthfeel, nicely balanced. Taste is liquorice, chocolate, soy sauce, figs, prunes, hint of sarsaparilla.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (5005) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle - Molasses, liquorice and soy sauce. Inky black with a small light brown head. Tons of liquorice and booze. As much as I am not a liquorice fan, this works.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (4051) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle @ another tasting. Aroma is huge molasses, liquorice, roast, salmiak, slight burned coffee etc. LRAB.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pen2thal (1) - Alaska, USA - DEC 2, 2014 does not count
A truly Gold Standard Imperial Stout. Characteristics remain unique throughout a range of ingested temperatures

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 (1558) - 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 (940) - 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 (2766) - 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 (3482) - 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.


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