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RATINGS: 371   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10310) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5070) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2011
Thanks to adneilsen for sharing - typical Belgian/foreign stout character - overly carbonated, semi- abrasive mouthfeel - a great deal of black strap molasses in the flavor - a light bit of roast and a mild touch of estery character breaking through the sweetness - the finish is way too hot - some good flavors here, but itís kind of rough.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (9533) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2011
Bottle @ home. Dark black appearance with a dark brown head. Belgian yeast, fairly dark chocolate malty nose with some booze. Some Belgian yeasty flavor with a touch light body for the style thatís dark chocolate malty. A bit more carbonated than usual for the style. Dark roasty malts and booze on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2011
Typical of the Belgian Imperial style in that everything is soft and subtle,you have to have a fresh clean palate to appreciate this. Aroma soft chocolate cake with molassas frosting, some vanilla in there,a little zing of some dark fruit,someone else said cinnimon, flavor is much the same ,smooth as can be,some roastedness ,nicely done ,but you have to work to hard to get all the enjoyment

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonkeyBra (3557) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
25 oz bottle from Discount Liquor in Milwaukee. Dark black pour with thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, coffee. Some organic sugar. Flavor is mildy sweet, roasty, chocolate, coffee coating my mouth. Some dark fruits, some dry fruits. Medium bitterness from the roast, some hop presence. Really, really delicious. Viscous mouthfeel. Thick, coating on the palate. Finishes with a lot of roast and chocolate. Really impressed by this. I wasnít really in the mood for an Impy Stout and this still impressed me. Wow. Great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonusWagner (1632) - Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2011
A pretty solid imperial stout that has good roasted grain, dark chocolate, slightly bitter hop finish. Not really interesting but still tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2228) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Tasted on 3/20/11 from a 25oz bottle purchased at Discount Liquor. Pours oil black with a thick brown head that slowly recedes to thin lace, leaving residue along the inside of the glass. The nose is darkly roasted coffee with dark chocolate, molasses, and some nuttiness. The flavor is lightly sweet with molasses, prune, vanilla, moving to the more bitter and roasted notes of dark chocolate, and dried berries. The body is full with average carbonation and a long roasted and bitter chocolate finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2011
3rd March 2011
Bottle shared at ACBS courtesy of Steptin. Cheers James! Opaque black beer, good thick tan head. Malty coffee nose. Light palate - soft and semi dry. Dark malt, splash of minerals. Lots of rich coffee - somewhat bitter. Mild alcohol heat in the finish which also reveals a trace of red fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (8179) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Lost my notes, but it is a nice, roasty one but with a nice sweetness. It pours a pitch black with a foamy tan head.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4267) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle from Douglass88 as Secret Santa 2010. Chocolate, creamy, cocoa stout. Alcohol pretty well hidden. Not overly intense and overpowering, but a nice smooth feel (like Darkness). Very tasty.


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