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RATINGS: 397   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Pours oily thick black with nice lacing tan head. Aroma is notes of chocolate, soy, roast, and some coffee. Taste is notes of chocolate, coffee, some booze, touch of roast and a bitter finish. Nice brew, a bit hot right now but could do well with some age. Great for the price!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (9104) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2010
moderately soft cake-like fudge and ink with light malted milk and a soy sauce / black patent finish. noticeable bitterness but soft malt texture compensates.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (12675) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2010
Black with a lasting tan head. Aroma of fruit and licorice, with smoke and bourbon notes. Big and sweet dark flavour of licorice, chocolate and dried fruit, with a roasted finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Thanks Bill. The beer pours to a pitch black body with a creamy dark brown head. The aroma is chocolate and coffee with some bitter spruce and pine. The flavor is deeply roasted malts. Coffee and chocolate with some milk sugar and smooth pine hops. Moderate palate was decently bodied and textured. Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Black pour w/ a dark brown head and some good lacing. Hoppy grassy aroma, some bitter cocoa, (some vagina), maybe a little cheese oddly enough, or something else I can’t quite place. Full well coated palate. A typical RIS plus a little extra dry hop finish, cocoa, some light lactose. Pretty good, but something is still missing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (7876) - Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2010
12/10/10. 750mL bottle courtesy dcschiller. Solid black pour with a small brown head. Big coffee aroma with hints of caramel, cream, cinnamon, spices, and dark fruits. Big chocolate and coffee flavor with a hint of spice and dark fruit. Lingering dry finish with hints of booze. Pretty nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2010
750mL bottle. Poured deep brown with a tight, fizzy cap of dark tan head. The aroma picked up some acrid roast and burnt coffee with green hoppy goodness, alcohol, and spruce filling up the nostrils.. smelled a bit young, but I enjoyed the components. The flavor found burnt black patent and some dark chocolate maltage at the core.. sharper roast, prickly alcohol, and the same green bitterness from the nose surrounded.. more chocolate on the aftertaste, but more alcohol too. Heavier-bodied with a thick feel on the palate.. a little too much raw alcohol present.. overall a solid brew that may need more time in the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2010
(25oz bottle). Pours black with thick chocolate milk color head. Great lacing. Beautiful! Aroma of chocolate,booze, caramel, some citrusy hops. Sweet with some roasty bitterness. Full bodied with creamy texture. Finish is smooth. Alcohol is well hidden. All in all, an excellent imp and one that should be getting more attention.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexanderj (3527) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Bottle; black color, dark, big, chocolate, frothy aroma. Aroma of fruit, earth, alcohol, cocoa, and must. Flavor was very complex and tasty. Cocoa up front, then a meekly of fruit, earth, alcohol and roasted malt. Lingering flavor. Close to a 4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (841) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Nov 2010. Its black! This is a good one. Roasty nose. Smokey, tobacco with a good balance of hops. Not too sweet, ( i like that ). Some alcohol with a dry finish. A big beer.

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