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RATINGS: 355   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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (1722) - 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 (4037) - 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. There’s 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 (90) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Black and strong like a good Russian stout should be. Malt, coffee, and chocolate flavors. Very good!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinator (991) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Really good. Strong toasted malt and woody aroma. Beautiful black color with a dark brown head. Smooth and sharp palate with good weight and carbonation. Very well blended with malts being strong and up front. Roasted and toasted with a slight hops bitterness. Some wood and coffee hints as well. Must try.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (731) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours motor oil black with a lacy brown head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate. Flavor is molasses, dark chocolate, grains, a touch of smoke.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thudstrum (18) - - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle. Black pour with little to no head. Slight licorice flavor. Awesome imperial stout, will buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (2808) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Pours dirty motor oil black with an aroma of roasted malt, molasses, and chocolate. Roasted malt flavor with licorice, molasses, and chocolate flavor. Viscous body. Great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1282) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Nice, but I guess I expected more, particularly for the ABV. All the right notes are there. But I'd like one or more of more chewiness, more roastiness, and more flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homer321 (1984) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle thanks to toastedpuppy. Lots of Chocolate and cocoa. Some roast. Flavor is similar. Full mouthfeel. Slightly tart. Good stuff

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrewFace (815) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. Deep dark blackish pour. Roasty chocolately sweet boozy aroma. Grainy, rich chocolate, toasty, coffe, boozy flavor. Pretty hot, alcoholic....very good.


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