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RATINGS: 381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (5761) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2015
Appearance: Black color with a fine beige head. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, fruity, coffee and hoppy.
Palate: Full body. A bit sweet, and an ok bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Chocolate, berry fruity, coffee and port.
Overall impression: Smooth and easy drinkable although its 11% abv. Fine dessert beer. Portwineish.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with RobertDale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LoFi (1678) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle from trade with StFun, cheers buddy! Not sure how old, but it was from a cellar cleaning so several years I guess. Black with a brown head. Aroma: honey, roasted, milk chocolate, licorice, wine gums. Taste: cocoa, roasted, salty licorice, milk chocolate, wine gums. Full-bodied. Tasty with round flavors from the aging I would guess.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2673) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Huge creamy milk chocolate head atop a black colored liquid. Roast and coffee aroma. Taste is chocolate with some roasted malt notes. Earthy and dry finish.

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 (1705) - 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 (8154) - 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 (4199) - 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 (1971) - 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.


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