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RATINGS: 354   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
piscator34 (1974) - 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
HIGHB4LL (597) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bomber from Cash Wise in Williston. Appearance: finger dark coco brown head, great lacing, head lasts as a film, black color. Aroma: raisin, chocolate, light alcohol, molasses, light hidden floral. Palate: full body, creamy smooth carbonation, light alcohol warming, mild bitter lasting finish, oily texture. Taste: sweet raisin and fruit, into a sweet chocolate and cereal, into a light floral bitter finish. Transition is really smooth, the alcohol is actually pretty contained, love the chocolate, the feel is super good as well. Aroma is really good as well, but taste is lacking slightly. I would love to age a bottle of this. Or two.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 9, 2014
"Black pour, dark brown head. Rich molasses and alcohol aroma. Dark fruit and coffee hidden. Smooth body for 10.5. The alcohol is there but never prohibitive. A little anise and licorice atop the rest of what was in the nose. Pretty "Russian". Moderate bitterness. Good brew."

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bruds (29) - - AUG 9, 2014
Pours black, very little heard. Oak aging gives almost a slight bourbon aged boozy smell. Sweet with hints of licorice and caramel. Finishes in the palate with some hoppiness. Overall, good beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnymusky (258) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bomber brought by brian the regular.....awesome stuff....molasses chocolate berries....yummy stuff....fantastic beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4971) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
From the July 2014 3R6P gathering. +++ Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a medium sized foamy beige head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was toasty malts, black licorice, wood, chocolate and coconut. The flavor was bitter dark chocolate, toasty malts, red wine, wood and coconut. Long finish of chocolate, red wine and coconut. Thick and smooth though undercarbonated. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
islay (1172) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2014
2 oz. or smaller pour, from a bottle at St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. Consumed on 6-7-14. Pours dark brown with tan head. Smoky aroma features coffee, plum, and raspberry scents. Flavors of molasses and plum. Barley wine-like taste. Coffee finish. A solid beer overall for sure.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfinney23 (1731) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Fairly typical imperial stout until the licorice finish kicks in, balancing very nicely with the chocolate and molasses.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
RickTStiles (774) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Rich aroma, molasses, fig, maple. Taste is chocolate and licorice. Finish is long and boozy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2240) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2014
Sampled at Boise’s Imperial Stout get together, over 120 bottles to choose from. Going with the flow on this rating. This one was one of my contributions.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bomber. Brown and tan head. malt and chocolate aroma and flavor. Some molasses.

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