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RATINGS: 397   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Aroma: chocolate, roast malts and coffee, some bitterness. Pours an opaque inky black, thin tan head with average retention. Chewy chocolate, roasty with some coffee, caramel and molasses, pleasant sweetness, moderately bitter. Full body, creamy and smooth texture, average carbonation, really nice mouthfeel. Great brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Yet another awesome beer shared by Josh and Jacqui at the hotel taste. Thanks!!! Love the label showed on the site, but the new, elegant one with gold and flame is equally bad-ass. I imagine the beer’s name, too, is a little nod to the local church (would’ve been more obvious to call it Telestial Stout, but gotta go stealth campaign I reckon). Anyways, this is one of many big stouts I had this summer that restored my faith in the style. Nice thick and creamy pour, with a huge aroma of dark choc and roasts. Velvety mouthfeel with a nicely chalky finish, and the fine flavors settle well and are complemented by dry bitter hops. Really fine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
400lb_midget (93) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Big bottle that goes forever. Pours deep and dark, with a glorious soft dense head. Smells like the darkest deepest roasted malty feast of happiness. Tastes just as deep and dark as it smells including the fact that you know you’ve got a serious beer. I would take another one but I don’t know if i can drink this beer by myself again. Although it would be a great beer with steak or game animals. Perhaps a good beer to enjoy with a 15yr scotch.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (5422) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Really a great beer from start to finish. Pours much darker than used car oil, and thicker too. Tons of roasty characters and licorice notes. Very thick, definitely a sipper, but a darn good one. Wish I could afford to drink it all the time.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Served from a 22 oz bottle from The Pub in the Monte Carlo. The appearance is an oily black with a thin tan brown head. The aromas are milky with a good amount of coco. The flavors are solid. Nice roasty malts with a bitter chocolate being the main contributor. Some oaky dryness notes and molasses as well. Worth another try for sure, solid Imperial Stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2566) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2011
Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is hefty and full of molasses, dark malts, herbal, chocolate, and booze, too. Thick body. Flavor has plenty of dark malts, molasses, cocoa, light roast, like smoke, and plenty of booze. Finish is nicely warm. Quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Tap: Oily darkness with a lively tan ring head. Wonderful aroma of brown sugar, alcohol, and mild splinters. Strong flavors - bitter then sweet. You can definitely taste the alcohol. It’s not smooth, a bit sharp for an imperial stout. Thin finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1571) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Sparky. Pours a deep opaque black with a very small tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate and smoke. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, earthy hops, and a bit of molasses.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (5096) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2011
Thanks to IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours imperial stout dark brown/ black with a tan head. Nose is chocolate, spices, earth, licorice, and booze. Flavor is roast, chocolate, spices, earth, licorice, and booze. Medium-bodied and distinct licorice in the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2011
750ml, gold foiled bottle courtesy of bobbypaulson and arminjewell. thanks mike and armin! interesting that i landed two bottles of this stuff in a week, haha. pours a silky, slightly oily, opaque black with smooth, one-finger, mocha head leaving slick rings of lace. aroma is wonderful and reminds me of a southern chocolate shop with notes of dark cacao, milk chocolate, and cocoa powder backed by molasses, pralines, and whoppers candy with subtle notes of campfire smoke, coffee & cream, and vanilla cake with a touch of roast and earthy hops. flavor is fantastic as well with a more pronounced roasted coffee and charred malt presence layered atop smooth dark chocolate, molasses, and rich dark fruit notes with hints of creamy vanilla pudding, butterscotch, and burnt brownies with dry, herbal, earthy notes on the back end. palate is full bodied, rich and smooth with perfect carbonation, and a long, lingering, warming finish of dark chocolate and roast. overall, and outstanding imperial stout.


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