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RATINGS: 390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
piscator34 (2198) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, - DEC 15, 2012
Bottled sample. Black in colour with moderate carbonation. Black in colour with moderate carbonation. Aromas are of chocolate, vanilla, clean roasted malt, and sweet oak. Flavors are of intense yet smooth milk chocolate, pale malt, vanilla, caramel, mint, and a bit of coffee. Heavy bodied and well balanced. Very good.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beaver (1545) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2016
750 ml bottle. Pours dark brown black with a big creamy tan head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet grainy roast chocolate malt with some dark fruit and black licorice.

The flavor is sweet lactic chocolate malt with heavy roast and some dark fruit and black licorice and then a bitter heavy roast finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a decent imperial stout. A little too sweet and roasty for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Funkatrocious (112) - - FEB 1, 2016
Pour from bottle. Deep dark brown. Rich chocolate notes with a satisfyingly bitter finish. Good dark beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
wrlangin (67) - Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2016
I really enjoyed this beer at Todd English PUB in Las Vegas. Paired well with pretzels and brisket. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CObiased (183) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Bomber (bought in 2013) - pours like motor oil - black, viscous, thick and silky. Thick brown frothy head that thins out but still coats my glass. Good layered aroma of roasting coffee beans, melting chocolate, burnt toast, warm alcohol and dark ripe fruit. A mouthful reveals bitter roasted grain, dark chocolate, molasses, espresso, warm booze and peaty earth. Well made

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (1368) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 4, 2015
750ml bottle pours oily dark black with a finger of foamy tan head. Nose is roasty bitter cocoa, tar, ash, charred nutty dark chocolate and molasses. Palate is thick, big roasty molasses and dark fruit, ashy roast, some vanilla. Finishes with pretty well balanced bitterness, lingering vanilla and baker’s chocolate. Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Concealer (1035) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2015
Bomber. Clear dark brown with a thick, brown head that lasts and laces. Aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, light caramel, raisin, plum, and wood. Flavor is roasted malt, dark chocolate, caramel, light raisin, plum, wood and vanilla. Medium bodied, smooth with a slightly dry, roasty end.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (5514) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Bottle. Black pour with brown head. Dark malts, chocolate, roasted, light licorice and spice aromas. Dark bitter malts, chocolate, roasted, licorice, and spice Flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (7025) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing. Body is black (utterly opaque, flashlight tested). Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (roasted grain, chocolate), with light notes of vanilla, tobacco. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Wow, two completely opaque stouts in a row, what are the odds? This one’s a bit better than the River North, certainly in the mouth, where the flavor balance is quite drinkable. Not particularly imperial or exciting, but decent enough.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TizzleJizzle (751) - Garland, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2015
On draft at Craft and Growler. Poured black with a khaki head and tons of lacing. Taste of dark roasted malts, boozy, oak, vanilla esters, and molasses. Average carbonation, full bodied with thick texture. Fantastic brew!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (3268) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle shared last night at the meeting. Solid black color, roasty chocolate and earth, nice stout!


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