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RATINGS: 363   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 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shag (2623) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2010
This poured dark black color with a tan head. Perfect score! The aroma contains some chocolate, coffee, cocoa powder, and espresso. The flavor is rich but balanced all the same with more milk chocolate, malted milk balls, and a hint of coffee. Hot damn, this reminds me of Expedition a little bit. This is from Utah? I’ll be a monkey’s cousin in law! Awesome!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Squatters outer darkness. 750ml bottle from Doug... Pours a solid dark close to black pour with a thin soapy tan head... Light smoke, roasted malt, and chalky cocoa chocaltiness... Sweet roasted malt and chocolate, touch of smoke. Smooth, chewy body with somewhat of a chalky mouthfeel. excellent. 8/4/8/4/16

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (3346) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Taste thanks to Jeremy
Dark brown, thin tan head. Heavily sweet nose of chocolate, bubblegum, light ethanol, and licorice. Astringently bitter roast flavor, more chocolate with a lightly sweet burnt sugar finish. Unoriginal, a bit thin, and overly hot despite the lack of complexity. Meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2010
22 oz bottle shared by Kan. Thanks! Utah rate! Pours a pitchblack pour, opaque, thicker bodied, a decent brownish head dies to a decent film, lacing edge, light. Aromas are molasses and caramel, toffee, roasted malts, dark cocoa, coffee, nice and roasty with a sweet balance, a faint dark fruit. Initial is heavier sided, sweeter molasses, vanilla, a touch of smoked meatiness, roasty malts, coffee, a lot of elements come into play, smokiness really gives me something to hold onto. Creamy sweetness, roast and smoke. Very nice balance with a lingering smokey roast finish with a touch of creamy sweetness. A tasty one and very appreciated. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JAXSON (529) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2010
I really can’t give this one as detailed of a rating as I’d like to. Enjoyed in the middle of a tasting involving various other legendary imperial stouts and barleywines. Deep thick blac, creamy brown head. Lightly bitter focusing on coffee and bitter chocolate. Not a terribly complex or rich flavor expression, but nice enough. Enjoyable. Thanks footbalm!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3163) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Sampled at tasting at stevo’s. Black, opaque pour that throws up a dark tna head. Roast malt, some alcohol in the aroma. Sweet roasty flavor profile. A bit too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Bottle, big thanks to Ibrew2or3 for sharing. Body is pitch black and supports a dense brown head. Nose is dark roasted malt, molasses, fig, and light coffee. Full body with a creamy texture. Taste is very nicely roasted dark malt and rich chocolate a tad ashy with secondary notes of coffee and dark fruit, fig or raisin. Finishes fudgey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5003) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2010
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Big black dark malted nectar of the gods. Dark chocolate, coffee tones with lots of alcohol this was a great IMPY. Good dry chalk like finish. This would be perfect for a desert beer. Lots of flavors and aromas Squatters you did this right.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wavers1 (909) - Notown, California, USA - MAY 5, 2010
bottle courtesy of the one and only footbalm, thanks! this is a refreshingly different impy stout. oak aged, but the bottle conditioning gives it a much more lively body and more carbonation. nicely balanced and drinkable, abv is well hidden, really a solid brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2694) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 4, 2010
22oz bottle shared by wavers. Clear deep brown with a 1 finger beige head, fair retention. Roasty malts with some cola nuts following, then some grape soda, anise and chocolate. Flavor adds new oak, and is less grapey. Bitterness peaked at a 3 in the dry finish.Moderate carbonation with a medium full body. Pretty good.

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