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RATINGS: 379   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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3807) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle at another tasting. Dark black pour with thin lacy tan foam. Aroma is smoky, lots of roasty notes, chocolate. Taste is lightly sweet, quite chocolaty, light boozy notes, rather dry finish. Palate is med full bodied with med carbonation. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (6077) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle shared at Another Tasting thanks to Vaiz. Pours near black with a brown head. Aroma of licorice, sweet malt, caramel, soy. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vaiz (3711) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle at Another Tasting, hosted by MrHangover. Black pour, creamy tan head. Aroma is quite roasted, creamy, coffee, caramel, chocolate, cigars and cookies. Flavor is quite smooth, creamy, roasted and chocolatey. Very well balanced and smooth. Nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (787) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
Draft at Public House Las Vegas. Pours black with a thin, mocha film head that coats the glass. Aroma had smooth notes of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, cola/caramel, dark fruits, and a warm alcohol. Awesome. Taste is bitter but balanced as well as expected. Big roasted malts, dark chocolate, and a bit of espresso on the finish mixed with an alcohol warmth. Medium-full body with a low-medium carbonation and dry finish. Creamy texture with a soft carbonation. Overall excellent awesome flavour and mouth feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (839) - SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2014
On tap. Black with tanned head. Smell is heavy roasted malt with coffee and chocolate. Taste is heavy warm roasted malt with coffee chocolate and warming alcohol. Medium bitterness and low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
HIGHB4LL (777) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bomber from Cash Wise in Williston. Appearance: finger dark coco brown head, great lacing, head lasts as a film, black color. Aroma: raisin, chocolate, light alcohol, molasses, light hidden floral. Palate: full body, creamy smooth carbonation, light alcohol warming, mild bitter lasting finish, oily texture. Taste: sweet raisin and fruit, into a sweet chocolate and cereal, into a light floral bitter finish. Transition is really smooth, the alcohol is actually pretty contained, love the chocolate, the feel is super good as well. Aroma is really good as well, but taste is lacking slightly. I would love to age a bottle of this. Or two.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 9, 2014
"Black pour, dark brown head. Rich molasses and alcohol aroma. Dark fruit and coffee hidden. Smooth body for 10.5. The alcohol is there but never prohibitive. A little anise and licorice atop the rest of what was in the nose. Pretty "Russian". Moderate bitterness. Good brew."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bruds (37) - - AUG 9, 2014
Pours black, very little heard. Oak aging gives almost a slight bourbon aged boozy smell. Sweet with hints of licorice and caramel. Finishes in the palate with some hoppiness. Overall, good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnymusky (432) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bomber brought by brian the regular.....awesome stuff....molasses chocolate berries....yummy stuff....fantastic beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5188) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
From the July 2014 3R6P gathering. +++ Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a medium sized foamy beige head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was toasty malts, black licorice, wood, chocolate and coconut. The flavor was bitter dark chocolate, toasty malts, red wine, wood and coconut. Long finish of chocolate, red wine and coconut. Thick and smooth though undercarbonated. Excellent.

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