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Squatters Barrel of Russians
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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Outer Darkness Russian Imperial Stout aged in High West Whiskey Barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ekoerper (587) - Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Gription79. Aroma: lots of chocolate, nice mellow whiskey notes, coffee and roast malts, a touch of sweetness. Appearance: pours jet black, about a half inch of brown head with surprising retention, leaves some lacing. Flavor: big chocolate and coffee up front, caramel and toffee, moderately high bitterness and roast character, some spicy whiskey. Palate: full body and light-medium carbonation. Very smooth/silky on the palate, almost along the lines of a nitro stout. Overall: a really fantastic stout, happy I got to try this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (7107) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Bottle from a generous trader. Pours black with tan head. Nose/taste of roast chocolate malt, vanilla, oak, toasted black malt and whiskey. Smooth whiskey on the palate. Medium body. Finishes with toasted malt and oaked whiskey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (1842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
750ml bottle from Alen. Dark brown with a nice mocha/brown head that reappears upon a nice swirl of the glass. Whiskey, light oak, vegetables, roasted malts. Still a little hot, moderate body and carbonation, somewhat sweet with a bitter bite probably more from the alcohol then anything else, long tasty whiskey and stout finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
robertjm (736) - Albany, California, USA - JUN 1, 2012
(trade w/douglas88) - Dense dark brown head. Dark black body. Aroma of bitter cocoa and dark brown sugar. Thick mouthfeel. Flavors of brown sugar and molasses. Light vanilla and toasted coconut from the barrel aging. A slight warming in the throat. A very nice Imperial Stout. Will be added to my "Trade for again" list!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle thanks to mar. Pours with a black hued body with a small tan head. Completely glass coating. Aromas are strongly of roasted malt, nutty, dry, vanillin, leather, light whiskey. Flavors are leathery, vanillin, nutty, smokey, alcohol. Good barrel, layered flavors, nutty malt character. Medium bubbles, some tannin at the end. Finishes somewhat dry for a beer of this size.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Thanks to mar and thirdeye11 for sharing these bottles. The beer pours a very dark brown to black color with a tan head. The aroma has a ton of chocolate and oak, as well as some bourbon and some alcohol. The flavor is very similar. I get some heavily roasted/burnt malt, as well as some bourbon and oak notes. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (1850) - Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown/black pour with a chocolate head. Bourbon and roasted malt aromas. Dry and chewy with delicious vanilla, oak, dark roasted malt, chocolate, and bourbon notes. Good mouthfeel, body, and carbonation. A real stunner....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeJslc (686) - USA - MAY 18, 2012
Black, opaque, light brown head. Aroma: chocolate, light roast, figs, raisins, toffee, moderate rye whiskey character and a lot of wood. Chewy, full-bodied, deep malt character with chocolate, light roast, dark fruit,licorice, spicy rye whiskey notes, woody-grainy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Errl (1312) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2012
Bottle thanks to thirdeye11) Pour is black with a brown tint..Nose is vanilla, chocolate, wood, malts... Taste is Chocolate, vanilla, licorice, raisin, wood, caramel, cream.. Palate is sweet and bold

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fratto (2524) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
Bottle from bu11zeye’s 10K tasting. Dark pour with a tan head. Aroma is light chocolate, roasted malt, and light wood. Taste is licorice, roasted malt, alcohol, vanilla, and dry chocolate.

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