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RATINGS: 349   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilligoose (3217) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 25, 2010
Bottle from footbalm. Thanks eric! Shared at DLD with some tight dudes. Pours a deep dark brown with a small tan head. Very roasty, with some coffee and chocolate notes. nice body. Creamy. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 22, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Swalden28) Pours an opaque black body with a medium brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, fennel, coffee, figs, grass, and pine. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, some burnt, earth, and grass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - APR 13, 2010
Sampled at tasting at stevo’s. Pours black with garnet edges and quick brown head. The aroma is ash, a bit of cocoa, and a bit of syrup. The flavor is sweet, cocoa, and hints of coffee and nuts. Good woody bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2010
Huge thanks to wasatch for this one, 22oz bottle poured into a tulip. First off, this is a truly gorgeous looking beer in the glass. Completely pitch black with a frothy mocha head that showing exceptional retention and sheets of lacing. The aroma is huge and roasty - tons of heavily toasted dark malts, cocoa and espresso. There is also some sweet dark fruits and molasses fighting to get out of the burnt malts. The taste is just as massive. it’s got dark chocolate, molasses, espresso and most prominently, toasted black malts which really anchor this thing. The finish is almost smoky with some charred wood in addition to licorice. Whoa, big. The mouthfeel is pretty full and thick with a strong enough carbonation to keep it from getting too syrupy. I have to say this one blew me away. This is one of the best stright-up RISs I’ve had in recent memory. Complex, full-bodied yet still oddly drinkable. Wonderful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2010
decaturstevo’s stevofest part 2. Sample from a bottle thanks to Suttree. Dark brown-black, dark tan head. Aroma is fruity, roasty. Taste is roast again, fruit and coffee bean, chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2010
Thanks to douglas88 for the trade. Black. So very, very black. Decent sized brown head. Nice mi of aromas. Coffee, but also some neat apple or pear flavors, too. Flavor has those roasty, coffee notes like one would expect, but also vanilla, apple, and other fruity notes, plus some chocolatey note. Nice mix of flavors, well put together.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2010
bottle thanks to swalden28 via footbalm. poured black with a copper head and some lace. aroma and flavor were chocolate, dark roast, fudge, and slight pine. body was heavy with low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2010
bottle shared by the super-est of daves on 1/17/2010. fairly viscous pour is opaque and nearly a black shade of dark brown. it has a beige colored hat on as well. some smoky notes take hold in the aroma... umami, rich malts, tons of roast, chocolate, dark dried fruits/figgy fo’ sho’, coffee and a slightly stingy hoppiness. the flavor is spot on the same description... nice char and hops dryness to balance out the intense richness. the body is heavy... combined with low carbonation and rich texture, this thing is a beast! yet somehow it would be terribly easy to drink a bunch of these... 8/5/8/4/16/4.1

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Bottle shared by Superdave @ Hellbilly’s...THANKS DAVE!!! Dark mahogany pour produced a thin but dense latte head. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and char in this one. Pretty flavorful. Enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Waxed bomber courtesy of douglas88. It pours deep dark void with thin mocha head. The aroma is mild with muted cherries, dark roastiness, coffee, chocolate and figs. The taste is pure yum starting with velvety chocolate, dark roasted malts, a touch of burnt malts and some dark roasted coffee goodness. Toward the finish some earthiness comes to the surface too. This comes together wonderfully and ends with chocolate covered malt balls and roasty dryness. This is very nice and hides the ABV very well.

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