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RATINGS: 349   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
asheft (2476) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
Sweet roasted barley bubblegum aroma with red fruit and faint chocolate notes. Opaque black under a thin, lacy, tan sheet. Sweet roasted barley mocha and vanilla flavour with a moderate, dark chocolate, balanced toward sweet. Medium body, medium to moderate carbonation, bitter chocolate lingers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (882) - Vermont, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Phatdog1 supplied. Many thanks! To undersized snifter, it pours a blond-tinted dark brown with which a bubbly off-white head stood. Experienced molasses, American hops, blackberry purée,charcoal. semi-sweet chocolate, and soot. Warming and intense.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2343) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2014
2013 750ML

A - Pours pitch black. Oily very minimal head.

S - Huge Oak presence, loads of vanilla some toffee

T - Very ashy, insanely burnt and crisp with lots of toffee and caramel

M - Very oily. sweet finish. Incredibly rich and smooth

O - I could drink this often.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3280) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 4, 2014
22 ounce bottle shared. Pours almost black with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, coffee, and wood. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Poured from a 22oz. bottle and pours a nice dark color with a fizzy tan head. Aroma is nice with a heavy roasted malt note. I also get some nice coffee and chocolate. Flavor is a nice bitterness with a heavy roasted malt. A heavy coffee flavor with very minimal chocolate. Mouthfeel is fizzy and carbonation is average. overall this is a solid beer.

4.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
josephwilson86 (1) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2014 does not count
Love this RIS. Not completely over the top, something I could drink a lot of because it’s almost ’balanced’ for a RIS. All the typical RIS flavors etc... but also a little bit of hops, maybe fuggel or smething else English.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdInSaltLake (584) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Aroma: Sweet, coffee roast, licorice, molasses. Subtle Dark fruit.
Flavor: Sweet/brown sugar/burnt sugar. Licorice. A little roast, and a little raisin. Subtle allspice-like spicy flavor. Sweeter finish. Bitter aftertaste.
Warming alcohol. Substantial mouthfeel--but not really heavy for the style.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (1664) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
On tap. Pours black with moderate tan head. Lactic aromas with chocolate and heavily roast malts/ barley Flavors of licorice, oats, black coffee and roasted malts. A little acidic but excellent nonetheless.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdoyledesign (168) - Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2014
On draft at Public House Las Vegas. Dark brown pour with almost no head. Aroma is very strong malt. Almost smells barell aged. Tastes the same. Tons of roasted malts and what tastes like bourbon. But it’s not. This beer is intense! Palate dances from malts to sugar toa slight coffee/hop finish that lingers.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9356) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, booze, prunes and figs, licorice and earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant, light hops and medium bitterness, dark fruits, alcohol and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.


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