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RATINGS: 380   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
eruizgarcia (249) - - DEC 25, 2012
Black pour with beautiful thick head. Starts smooth and sweet with strong caramel, coffee and chocolate aromas, and a bitter finish and aftertaste. More carbonated than I expected. Thick body. Excellent beer!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (500) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Smell is dark malt and dark chocolate. Taste is heavy roast with dark chocolate and malt. Medium carbonation, full body, and mild foam.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
commonmac (611) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Large bottle with commonshawn and rosskyle. Poured into snifter glass. Blackish. Head was shy initially but picked up a little bit...still smaller than anticipated. Aroma has chocolate and roasted malt qualities plus a lot of peat action. Taste is mostly bitter with the sweetness of chocolate disappearing. Bourbon and peat characteristics are prevalent. Definite alcohol presence. Not a heavy finish or mouthfeel but it’s clearly a stout. Typically not an imperial stout fan but this one is pretty decent. I would appreciate more sweetness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
commonshawn (607) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Big bottle from Haskells with commonmac and rosskyle. Nearly black with fairly smooth tan head. Strong sweet roasted malt nose. Roasted and dry. Dry dark chocolate bitter and roasted malt. Coffee, chocolate, a bit creamy but not as sweet as it smelled. Coffee and bitter chocolate aftertaste lasts. A good beer but not really my style . They do that one note very well though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosskyle (127) - - MAR 21, 2015
Very dark appearance. Medium head and laceing. Coffee and smoke aroma. Cocoa coffee flavor. Smooth texture. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1685) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2015
Tap at public house. Pours black limited head of lacing. Nose is very roasted and sweet. Flavours are dark chocolate, eslresso, dark fruit. Taste big sweet and big bitter. Full creamy body with lively carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (5876) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is toffee, chocolate, roasted, taste is similar, rich, fruity.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TimGustavo (8) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2015 does not count
Caramel, licorice, molasses, and an almost smokey smell. Thick black color with a beige head. Caramel, licorice, and molasses notes in the taste. A tiny bit of toasty oak as well. It’s smooth, but I couldn’t drink more than one on a sitting. Great beer overall!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jerseyjohn71 (259) - corsicana, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2015
good stuff,, a bit hot on the avb ,, taste,, but good,, caramel, coffee, nuts, chocolate, roasty, toast, resin, herbs, leather, earthy, alcohol, alcohol, cough drop, soy sauce, black, clear, rocky head, brown foam, light sweetness, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (4265) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle from 2012, thanks to Bacterial. Pours inky black, large creamy brown head, slowly dissipates leaving nice clingy lacing behind. Aroma is quite roasty, chocolate truffles, molasses, tobacco and a touch of anise. Flavor is light plus sweet, medium bitter, rich and flavorful, lots of chocolate and molasses, anise is fortunately muted, some tobacco as well, dark almost burned roasty malts. Not a lot of acidity, which is nice. Lingering molasses and anise in the mouth. Not getting a lot of wood aging influence, but a really nice beer nonetheless. Fullish body, creamy mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (5327) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2015
Appearance: Black color with a fine beige head. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, fruity, coffee and hoppy.
Palate: Full body. A bit sweet, and an ok bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Chocolate, berry fruity, coffee and port.
Overall impression: Smooth and easy drinkable although its 11% abv. Fine dessert beer. Portwineish.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with RobertDale.


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