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RATINGS: 352   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (1722) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
On tap. Pours black with moderate tan head. Lactic aromas with chocolate and heavily roast malts/ barley Flavors of licorice, oats, black coffee and roasted malts. A little acidic but excellent nonetheless.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdoyledesign (173) - Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2014
On draft at Public House Las Vegas. Dark brown pour with almost no head. Aroma is very strong malt. Almost smells barell aged. Tastes the same. Tons of roasted malts and what tastes like bourbon. But itís not. This beer is intense! Palate dances from malts to sugar toa slight coffee/hop finish that lingers.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9586) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, booze, prunes and figs, licorice and earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant, light hops and medium bitterness, dark fruits, alcohol and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Taster at RBWG 2014 grand tasting - thanks to the person who shared this! Dark brown color, slightly red. Thin khaki head. Dots of lace. Dark fruit, some light roast, good dark chocolate. Moderate sweet taste, bigger bitterness. Light alcohol heat. Smooth soft, lighter carbonation. Solid, kind of a more robust imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (1040) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle pour opaque black. Nose dark fruit, roast, chocolate. Sweet malt. Taste lots of roast, smokey, chocolate. Mid palate light bitter. Roast finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (2838) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Delicious imperial stout courtesy my Secret Santa. Thanks! Aroma was big and thick. Dark chocolate, roasted malt, licorice and a slight woodiness. Pour was a nice deep dark brown with a thin tan film for a head. Taste was nice. A little chalky, but very full. The licorice plays a big part in this beer (which I love). Strong dark chocolate and roasted malt hit the mouth with a big bitterness. Turns sweet mid sip with milk chocolate and notes of oak coming out. Finish was a little weak and didnít leave much lingering flavor other than a slight coffee bitterness. All in all very solid beer. Medium carbonation

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1393) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Pour is black with a thin tan head. Aroma is very sweet and malty with notes of molasses, smoke, and licorice. Flavor is a bit more subtle with the licorice and roasted malts coming through stronger. Some oak and dark fruits in the background. A bit ashy/smokey as well.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (1581) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Had at the BGoA Winter tasting. Pours dark brown with no head. Roasty and slightly dour. Off a bit. Hoppy. No roast or chocolate. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3847) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Location: 750 ml bottle from Central Market, 1/15/14

Aroma: The nose is full of roasted malts, with a little smoke, black coffee, and licorice
Appearance: Pours a dark brown color with a creamy light brown head and plenty of lace
Flavor: The taste is dry and roasty, lots of unsweet, dark malt flavors, black coffee, and licorice
Palate: The body is medium-full, thick and creamy on the mouth, with a long, heavy dry finish
Overall Impression: This is a pretty interesting one. Thereís some nice depth of malt to the aroma which leads to a very roasty, very dry flavor. I found this interesting, though I feel like it could have used just a touch of sweetness to balance it out. Still, quite nice overall.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewMstr (84) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Black and strong like a good Russian stout should be. Malt, coffee, and chocolate flavors. Very good!


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