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Squatters Barrel of Russians

Squatters Barrel of Russians
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RATINGS: 78   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2012
bomber from schiller 1/22/12. dark orange black with a teenie head. the aroma is very full of soapy rye!....followed by licorice, coffee, brown sugar, spicy hops, roast and dark blackness... the flavor has tons of rye in it as well...the palate is sweet yet dry and delicious...added notes of vanilla, chocolate and a nice bitterness on the finish. lingering aftertaste of rye whiskey and coffee. it is full bodied but not sticky...actually quite dry. nice. 8/4/8/5/17+

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1426) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle from the generous Scott - thanks! Black pour with a dark, expresso tan head. Aroma is dry whiskey, clean roasted malt, light bitter chocolate and coffee, and some lurking darker fruit notes but very clean. Taste is whiskey up front followed by chocolate, roast, a slight bite of alcohol, some darker raisin notes, and lingering whiskey. Mouthfeel creamy and airy. Exceptionally well made and impressive. Glad to have enjoyed this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (4995) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2012
pitch black pour with a khaki head. nose is rye, bourbon, whisky, vanilla, chocolate, and roasted malts. chewy on the palate, rye, vanilla, wood, coffee, espresso, and a roasted finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2714) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Aroma is really quite nice. Rich dark chocolate, roasted coffee, vanilla, rye. Taste is a bit heavy on the whiskey. A bourbon treatment would have been more welcome here as this whisky seems a bit harsh. Otherwise the flavors are great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (4378) - Arizona, USA - JUL 11, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2015 Awesome very roasty light sweet bourbon flavors. Some light lactosey flavors and aromas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (5053) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Tihs poured a darker brown with a tan head. Aroma was dark burnt chocolate, rye whiskey, and some some alcohol. Was not a huge fan of this at first taste, but then it really grew on my. The burnt malt with the rye whiskey really made this and interesting spicey bitter beer. Alcohol was a little hot but a very interesting and different impy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Bottle from Dallas! Pours inky black with a dark, roast coffee head. Aroma has wood, cinnamon, vanilla, coconut, fudge. Taste is semi-sweet with some roast and smoke. Full bodied and somewhat sticky. Nicely balanced beer. Great job!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ekoerper (592) - 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 (10263) - , 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 (2190) - 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.

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