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RATINGS: 345   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 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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10605) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2010
pitch dark, large smooth brown lacing head. roasted malty aroma, also some alc, and some dark fruits. wood. quite mild overall. flavor is sweet roasted grainish, licorice, faint wood. very faint sort of dark fruits. sweet malty. ends mild and licorice sweet.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2010
22 fl oz bottle. Pours dark black with a chocolate brown head. Aroma is dark roasted malty and breadish. Lingering chocolate malty and roasted. Sweet and light breadish. Lingering roasted and smooth malty into the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of footbalm/douglas88. Pours a pitch black with a dense and lacing brown head. Hard roast malt and vanilla in the nose. Solid body, hard roasted malt, raisins and vanilla. Quite some alcohol in the finish. A very solid impy. 120910

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2010
22 oz bomber topped with black wax, courtesy Beerlando. This one pours a virtually pitch black color without letting any kind of light in at all and crowned by a thick, spongey head of dark khaki colored foam. This beer looks mean. The aroma is very hoppy with huge notes of pine resin and citrus hops on top of the sweet dark chocolate and roasted barley base. Further notes of coffee, anise, and dark fruits push forward as well. The flavor follows with the big dark chocolate, coffee, and barley roast battling with the pine resin and bitter citrus hops. Some dark fruits and anise also makes themselves known. The flavors seem to clash a bit instead of bancing each other out. Full bodied with plenty of carbonation and heat from the alcohol. The roast and warmth from the alcohol linger on the finish for awhile. This is a really nice imperial stout, but one that falls short of the elite status.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (7103) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle thanks to dmac at Jimmackís í10 invitational. Pours black with tan head. Nose of medicine, bourbon and coffee. Taste of chocolate, dark roasted malts, coffee, vanilla, bourbon and smoked oak.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10073) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle shared at RBSG 2010. Poured a dark brown color with a large frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate, coffee and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy bittersweet roasted black coffee and malt flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a very good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5194) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2010
[BBD 10] Opaque black color with a tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, smoked wood, dark fruits, chocolate, and alcohol. Taste of bitter dark chocolate, roast, smoked wood, with pine resin, and light alcohol in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cpetrone84 (1201) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2010
A-pours a jet black thick and viscous liquid with a mahogany brown head that is tight and creamy. S-light notes of roasted to burnt malt, hints of chocolate, lots of sweetness and dark fruits. T-very sweet, tons of roasted or burnt malts, notes of chooclate, light vanilla, very bitter and astringent burnt coffee, dark fruits in the back add some sweetness. M-somewhat smooth, a little grainy on the palate, thinner, high carbonation. D-nothing out of the norm here and little hot for the starndar flavors it provides. pretty average imperial stout and very burnt and bitter flavors fighting against lots of malty sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2010
Black wax dipped bomber. Pouring virtually pitch black and impenetrable by light, the body supports a gorgeous, smooth and spongy head of dark brown foam. Sticky, tattered sheeting coats the glass almost entirely. Itís really a beautiful looking beer. The nose is very hoppy, showing strong citrus and pine tendencies that fight through the huge chocolate and barley roast. Anise makes an appearance, as do stewed raisins and various other dark fruits. A hint of coffee also comes across. Altogether, thereís something that just seems a little off to me....maybe the intense hoppiness clashing with the anise? Flavors too are nice, but not entirely cohesive. Big chocolate and coffee roast compete with resinous pine and bitter citrus rind for top billing. Ultimately, they end up detracting from one another, as a third contingent, one of dark fruits and sharp anise spice, also vies for attention. The palate is full, but it drags a bit as the carbonation is probably a bit too active and the alcoholic heat is a little aggressive. Warming roast really lingers well after the finish. I feel like Iím bashing this beer a bit too much, as it is indeed a really nice brew, but itís just not what I wanted it to be.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (4664) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Dark brown pour with creamy tan head and lace. Roasted malt with a hint of bitter coffee and a woody aroma. Sweet malt flavor and chocolate. Medium/full bodied good beer.


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