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RATINGS: 380   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 ibuís and bottle conditioned. We hope you have as much fun drinking it as we did making it. Please share with another and drink wisely.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4785) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 27, 2011
Bottle. Pitch black pour, small tan head. Heavy dark malts, molasses, dried dark fruits, coffee, slightly earthy, and chocolate. Itís a rich, chewy, sweet, stout; would be good for desert.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ngleason (5) - - MAY 25, 2011 does not count
Awesome beer here. Pours very dark with little light penetrating this beer. Very complex aroma of all the right things.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (7112) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2011
Bottte @ Private tasting, Denver, thanks to Adnielsen. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is belgian yeast, roasted malts, cherries, dark chocolate. Taste is malts, yeast, cherries, draid fruit, raisins. Full bodied with a lively carbonation. 100411

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 8, 2011
750ml bottle. Rating #117. Dark black pour with a light tan chocolatey head that left a pretty good lingering lace on the glass. Pretty nice dark chocolate roast aroma and also some dark fruits. Light smokey roast, dark chocolate and a little bite in the aftertaste, real nice stuff. (1713)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Bottle, has a yellow border on i guess the newest bottling. Pours a black body with a tan head. Malty body roasted malts, light coffee and dark chocolate sweetness. A hint of smoked malt, roasted, earth toned like hoppiness. Bitter and drying with a warming backbone. Nice stout.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fantomasus (269) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 26, 2011
Pours a deep dark velvety brown with a nice head that eventually thins out but sticks around... Aroma is chocolate and alcohol... Flavor bomb of cocoa, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, and oats. Super outstanding brew!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (2070) - Connecticut, USA - APR 21, 2011
bottle thanks to whomever sent this my way. pour has a black color and a thick clinging true brown head. aroma has rich malt, dark chocolate, brown sugar, a bit of smoke or roast, and a slight bit of hops remaining. mouth feel coats well but does not get crushing and there is a nice bit of carbonation. flavor has loads of malt, a bit of roast, again some hops coming through, brown sugar, molasses, dark chocolate, and a hit of heat on the finish. this is a plenty big stout but it is also somewhat simplistic and definitely grew on me as the glasses poured.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2011
Bottle from Gription79.
Wow... a damn good straight forward Russian Imperial Stout. This one contains all of the necessary elements of an excellent RIS and remains perfectly balanced but also has a good amount hops as well. Itís heavy on the dry roasted malts and bitter dark chocolate flavors with a dry hoppy finish. I really enjoyed this one and hopefully I get to try it again someday. This is my second Squatters beer. I used to think the concept of sister wives was the most intriguing thing about Utah... but Squatters Brewing Co. is really giving polygamy some heavy competition.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 16, 2011
A: The pour is thick and dark. Almost black with a nice viscosity and a small brown head. S: Plenty of nice roasted malts on the nose. Thereís a hint of booze and a touch of smoke. A nice bit of coffee and plenty of dark chocolate. Maybe some molasses, earthy hops, and dark fruits. T: Mild booze up front but thereís tons of roasted malts, coffee, and dark chocolate. Definitely some dark fruits, earthy hops, and a moderate bitterness. Really robust and bold flavors. M: Just about full in body with a smooth, medium carbonation. O: Glad that I got to try this. Iíve been wanting to for awhile now.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10710) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2011
750 ml bottle poured a clear dark brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, plum and raisin. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biter chocolate, roasted malt, light vanilla and light dried fruit with a smooth dry lingering bitter chocolate finish.


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