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Squatters Barrel of Russians
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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Outer Darkness Russian Imperial Stout aged in High West Whiskey Barrels.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (42844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2013

Bottle 750ml. @ ChrisO Snow Tasting.

Clear dark black colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige to light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, dark fruit, dark chocolate, light alcohol. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, dark roasted, wood, chocolate, milky. Body is medium, texture is creamy to oily, carbonation is soft. [20130120]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (20220) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2013
bottle at home in blind tasting with 2 Black Isle BA Black Runs...

Bottle 1: deep black ... thin tan head ... big meaty roast ... big Whisky nose ... dark chewy malts ... deep dark roast ... heavy malts ... chewy chocolate ... dark malt fruits .... soft long alcohol...little mushroom but not much 3.9 Bottle 2: dark brown black ... no head ... dark sweet roast ...sweet sherry nose... little flat ... dark roast ... soft sweet toffee ... little coconut ... very soft mellow bourbon ... little coconut husk ... as benji pointed out there a few light sake tones to it... 3.7 Bottle 3: dark brown black ... seems darker than btl2 ... no head ... soft roast ... light whisky nose ... soft toffee roast ... dark malts ... soft chocolate ... soft oily body ... mellow roast ... light whisky ... dark fruits ... 4.0 Btl 1: was the Barrle of russions Btl 2 is Bourbon Black Run (unratable) pre release straight from barrel Btl 3 is Whisky Black Run (unratable) pre release straight from barrel

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (17454) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle shared at the chriso Snow Tasting in London - thanks to Jan. Pours dark, brown-black with a creamy, beige head. The nose holds some alcohol and iodine, dark malts, roast. Big sweet flavor with dark sugars, prominent alcohol/barrel character, understated roast. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Hot finish with more dark malts, dark chocolate, wood. Decent if a bit heavy handed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16099) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, wood, whisky, vanilla, fruits and hops.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (15908) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, dried fruit and wood. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily and smooth. 110614

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (15897) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle at ChrisO Snow tasting, thanks to Jan, 20/01/13. Mid black witha dirty coffee head that dissipates edgeward. Nose is dark roast malts, dark fruits, molasses, sugars. Taste comprises dark fruits, roast malt, a little chocolate, touch of wood, some booze, bourbon. Full bodied with soft carbonation, smooth on the palate, dry in the finish. Well balanced, not too boozey, Good stuff!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (15269) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUL 7, 2015
Bottle @ RBSG 2015. Thanks, Dallas. Pretty much black in color with a tan head. Smells of dark fruits, rye whiskey, and vanilla. A touch of licorice and some burnt sugar. Nice enough roasted malt and charred oak as well. Some sweet vanilla, whiskey, and dark fruits. Slight creme brulee. A bit boozy and roasty on the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (14240) - DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle, 10.5%. Black with medium brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, wood, vanilla and oak. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, wood, oak, sweet, hop, little liquorice, notes of whisky and a little bitter.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (13246) - , 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.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
FatPhil (12761) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 16, 2013
750ml bottle (Snow@ChrisO)
Christ this is hot! Pure booze coming off the glass. Looked great, but the wanky "Borat"-style label (and the fact that the aroma has already pissed me off) means I just don’t want to give it a 5. Taste has the predictable hot alcohol burn that dominates everything. Shit.


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